Calgary businesses are opening their doors to the general public for the sixth year in a row as Doors Open YYC returns for 2017.
The event allows Calgarians to play tourist in their own city for free as local businesses let the public take a look at what goes on in their operations on Saturday, September 23.
Doors Open YYC started in 2012 as part of the Province of Alberta’s Culture Days. A total of 40 sites around the city will be taking part in the 2017 event.
“Doors Open is not only about exploring unique spaces in our city for free — it’s also about bringing people together,” said Alyssa Berry, president of the Doors Open Calgary Association, in a release.
“We often see community groups and multiple families traveling around the city in very excited groups — their enthusiasm is contagious.”
A full list of sites can be found at doorsopenyyc.org, and here are a few pictures from last year’s event to get the excitement going.
Blair Cherniawsky, the facilities manager at the High Density Library at the @myucalgary checks the stacks for a book title during the #yycdoorsopen on Saturday. The HDL is an environmentally controlled storage facility held off campus that holds over 2 million books, journals, archive files and museum objects in 30 foot vertical stacks. #yyc #alberta #universityofcalgary #doorsopenyyc #onassignment #libraries
When: Saturday, September 23
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: A full list can be found here