Tourism Calgary Canada Day Long Weekend Travel Alert

Calgary Long Weekend Travel Alert

Calgary ensures that Canada Day will be special for Calgarians and their visitors

Calgary, Alberta, June 28, 2013 Thanks to dedicated workers and volunteers who have spent countless hours getting Calgary back up and running, Canada Day 2013 will be a remarkable day for Calgarians and their visitors. Calgarians are adaptable and resilient and have turned our national celebration into an opportunity to re-unite as a community and rejoice in the remarkable progress that has been made in transitioning from crisis to recovery.

Major Canada Day festivities are taking place across the city from Shaw Millennium Park to Heritage Park Historical Village and Bar U Ranch to a Powwow at Olympic Plaza. Details on Calgary’s Canada Day festivities can be found at

Sample of Canada Day Festivities include:

City of Calgary Celebration at Shaw Millennium Park 11 a.m. - 11:15 p.m. The festivities at Prince's Island Park have been relocated this year to Shaw Millennium Park. Plans are still underway to adapt the party, but one thing is for sure: we can all take a moment to collectively marvel at the fireworks going off on the Centre Street Bridge. Consider it a pyrotechnic high-five to all those who have helped pull through this crisis.

Heritage Park “Dominion Day/Canada Day” 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Celebrate Canada Day, or as we celebrated it in 1910, “Dominion Day” at Heritage Park Historical Village. The Park will be bustling with activities, family games, entertainers, music and an emotional citizenship ceremony.

Fort Calgary Free pancake breakfast starting at 9 a.m. – first come, first served! Children’s activities including jump houses, pony rides and a petting zoo! Enjoy food from the YYC Food Trucks, visit a summer bison exhibit – and lots more!

While the recovery continues, Calgary is ready to host visitors this summer. During this period, Tourism Calgary is working to inform residents and travellers with up-to-date information on the status of tourism- related businesses through an online travel resource that can be found at

Up-to-date flood recovery information for visitors travelling throughout Alberta can be found at

How visitors can reach Tourism Calgary:

Official Calgary tourism website:

Twitter: @TourismCalgary // @Calgary

Calgary Airport Visitor Information Centre: 403-735-1234 -more-

Tourism Calgary Media Contact:

Stewart McDonough, Director Communications
Tourism Calgary
C: 403.909.3593

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