How to safely celebrate Canada Day

Canada Day will look a little different this year, as many recent celebrations have. However, our country’s birthday will not be forgotten and there are plenty of ways to take in July 1st safely with your family.

Virtual Concert in Calgary

The City of Calgary is hosting a virtual concert in partnership with CBC Calgary. The celebration includes performances by Paul Brandt, Lynn Olagundoye, T. Buckley, Chad VanGaalen and Bebe Buckskin. The concert starts at 5 pm on July 1st and you can watch it from home on YouTube or Facebook.

Augmented Reality Fireworks 

Smartphone and tablet users can catch a three minute augmented reality fireworks show. Point your device at the night sky and watch a fireworks display starting at 10 pm.

Hotels Live 

Watch a Tragically Hip tribute band play and stay for a night at the Ramada Hotel Downtown as part of Hotels Live. The concert starts at 7 pm on July 1st.

Canada Day Together

This show will be on CBC television and features collaborations between artists from coast to coast and a montage of Canada Day fireworks from past years. The show starts at 8 pm on CBC on July 1st.

Canada Day at Heritage Park 

The Park will be open on Wednesday from 10 am to 5 pm and visitors are encouraged to dress in red and white.

Food Truck Drive-Thru 

Both Spruce Meadows and Grey Eagle Casino will be hosting food truck drive-thru events on July 1st in partnership with YYC Food Trucks. Check out the best grub on wheels from 12 to 7 pm on Canada Day.

Other ways to celebrate Canada Day:

  • Wear red and white or your best Canadian outfit
  • Paint your kids’ faces
  • Create some Canada-themed art with your family for your windows or sidewalk
  • Put up Canada flags in your windows and outside your home
  • Have an outdoor picnic

However you plan to spend Canada Day, we wish you the very best July 1st!