2017 marks a milestone for Canada as Canadians celebrate our 150 Anniversary or the 150 Anniversary of Confederation. Our diverse Canadian culture allows for a variety of Canadian celebrations all across the country. We’ve assembled 10 Canada Day 150 celebrations in Calgary or slightly beyond you will want to check out.
Browse through all the fun activities available to enjoy all over Calgary including a traditional powwow with drumming at Prince’s Island Park, live Flag photo at Fort Calgary, The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Calgary Opera will play at Olympic Plaza, turban education and instruction at the Peace Bridge, free breakfasts and more.
Get out of Calgary and enjoy a day at the race track as their century long tradition continues with the 112th running of the Millarville Races. The kids can join in on the three-legged and sack races, browse the market, enjoy the giant Jenga game or sit back and enjoy the variety of races at the track.
Take a short drive to Airdrie and celebrate their agricultural heritage and awesome community spirit during the annual Canada Day parade! This family fun event will delight kids of all ages. Grab some chairs or a blanket and come early to stake out your spot.
Step back in time and Canada Day at Heritage Park, also known in the park as Dominion Day, the way it was celebrated in 1910. Get here before 10:30 am and the first 2017 guests will receive a hot complimentary pancake breakfast with paid admission. Then enjoy a day packed full of Canadian history that includes a parade, magic shows, trick roping, crafts, mini chucks and more.
Enjoy a day full of adventure at Calaway Park on Canada Day. Be one of the first 1000 guests and receive a free Canadian birthday cupcake. Stick around for the day and opportunity to win prizes. Take a spin with Dizzy Dragons, their newest ride and plan to chow down at any of their 24 food locations in the park.
Studio Bell, Calgary’s National Music Centre comes alive on Canada Day with free entry, live music all day, a building wide jam session, organ performances and more. With five floors to explore you may need to skip on over to for some suds and sounds throughout the day.
Shimmy your way on over to the East Village for their annual Street Fair and Show n’ Shine. Browse the market wares of over 80 artisans and non-profit organizations, take in performances from local musician and performing artists or take your littles to the children’s area.
This annual celebration represents Calgary’s diverse communities and is an initiative of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamā’at(AMJ) Calgary. Explore the Baitun Nur, one of the largest mosques in Canada with one of the guided tours, browse the displays and educational activities and partake in the complimentary BBQ.
Gather the family for a day of inspiration and learning about Canada’s sports heroes. Get crafty, take in three inspiring short films and be sure to wander through their 12 gallery exhibits with interactive experiences.
An all day birthday party at Eau Claire Market will have you dancing in the streets or through the market to the live entertainment available. Games, crafts, magicians, reptiles and more will fill the day as you celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Party on Garth.