10 things to do in Calgary today: Monday, July 1

Jun 28 2019, 9:44 pm

We’re in a brand new month, so what better way to celebrate than by heading out to one of these amazing Canada Day celebrations?

Take a look below for some serious event inspo for this July 1.

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Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash

What: The Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash is a giant inflatable obstacle course big enough for adults to jump around on. The gigantic floating fortress features a 15-foot tower, a climbing wall, a launch bag, a trapeze swing, and basically anything else you could ever imagine. Located, as the name suggests, on Sylvan Lake, the aqua park can be found just west of Red Deer, meaning that it is only an hour and a half drive from Calgary for a full day of fun on the lake.

When: June 28 to September 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Bay #1, 5100 Lakeshore Drive Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Tickets: Available online, starting at $15

1/2 price Canadian wines at Earls

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What: Raise a glass to Canada this weekend with 1/2 price Canadian wines at Earls. Perfect for before or after your Canada Day party plans.

When: June 28 to July 1, 2019
Time: All Day
Where: Various Earls Restaurants

Banff Gondola

What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until October 14, 2019.
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
TicketsOnline, various prices

Esker Foundation

What: Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Admission is free. The gallery is barrier-free.

When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays
Time: Various times

Calaway Park

What: Calaway Park presents its 38th season of family fun. Enjoy rides, games, food and more.

When: Open daily until Monday, September 2. Then every Friday and Saturday from September 7 to October 13. Closing day on Monday, October 14.
Time: 10 am to 7 pm until September 2. 11 am to 6 pm from September 7 to October 14
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
Admission Info: Online

Canada Day at Fort Calgary

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What: Outside on the grounds, grab a bite from the food trucks’ caravan, take the kids to the Fort Calgary Kids Zone, meet your neighbourhood champions at the Community Tent Village, get a free temporary tattoo with the Girl Guides of Canada, and see the North West Mounted Police brass band perform live.

Enjoy a drink in our family-friendly indoor/outdoor beer garden located on the Fort Calgary patio, featuring Village Brewery beer and cider. Head inside the museum to enjoy some shade, the Indigenous Learning Space in Burnswest Theatre, Mountie uniform try-on station, and more.

When: July 1, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE
Admission: Admission to the museum is by cash donation, or bring a non-perishable food donation to the Veterans’ Food Bank

Canada Day at Heritage Park

What: Celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday at Heritage Park Historical Village. Enjoy a day packed full of Canadian history and fun, including a free pancake breakfast for the first 2,019 guests with paid admission in the park before 10:30 am. Featuring a Canada Day parade, live family entertainment, crafts, old-fashioned outdoor games, and a not-to-be-missed, mouth-watering BBQ tent.

When: Monday, July 1, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Admission: Regular admission to the park

Canada Day at Southcentre

What: Head to Southcentre for an all-day Canada Day celebration with CRAFT Beer Market and Encore 4 on 4 Street Hockey. Stop by the South parking lot and enjoy the free come-and-try-it booth with Breathe Parkour, Archery Zone by Strike Combat Archery, beanbag toss games by Cornhole YYC, food and outdoor beer gardens by CRAFT Beer Market – Southcentre (18+), and a Kid’s Zone by Trico Centre.

When: Monday, July 1, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Southcentre Mall – 100 Anderson Road SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Canada Day at Eau Claire

What: Come out to enjoy all the family friends festivities, including FREE ice cream, live entertainment, an artisan market, crafts, and a petting zoo, to name only a few. Get ready to celebrate Canada’s birthday in style!

When: Monday, July 1, 2019
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade
Admission: Free

The City of Calgary Fireworks Show

What: Wrap up your Canada Day with a spectacular fireworks show set to iconic Canadian music at Centre Street Bridge.

When: Monday, July 1, 2019
Time: 11 to 11:30  pm
Where: Centre Street Bridge, Calgary
Admission: Free

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