The city services that are open (or closed) in Calgary this long weekend

May 15 2020, 5:49 pm

Victoria Day Monday is right around the corner, and the City of Calgary is making a few adjustments for the long weekend.

Some city services will be closed during the holiday, while others will be open for shortened hours.

Many remain closed due to the COVID-19 caused state of local emergency.

“People gathered in groups of fewer than 15 people must continue to maintain a distance of two metres from one another,” said CEMA Chief Tom Sampson in a release from the city.

“The weekend forecast looks great and getting together for a backyard barbecue seems tempting, but we need to continue to use caution to ensure the safety of everyone in our communities.”

Check our list to make sure that you won’t have any unpleasant surprises as you head out for the long weekend.


From May 16 to 18, the Red Line will be closed to public from Sunnyside to Victoria Park/Stampede stations.

The Blue Line will be closed for those same days between Shaganappi Point and Bridgeland/Memorial stations. Those hoping to make that trip can instead hop on a shuttle that will be bridging the stations.

A Sunday level of service will be provided on Monday, May 18.


On-street parking will be free for Calgary drivers on Monday, May 18. Holiday rates will be charged at select parkades and surface lots in the city.


Crowchild Trail is expecting to see upgrades from 9 am on Friday, May 15 to 5 am on Tuesday, May 19, which will close a single left0hald lane along eastbound Bow Train underneath Crowchild Trail, a sing left-hand lane closure on Westbound Bow Trail underneath Crowchold Trail, a full closure of eastbound Bow Trail at 10th Avenue S, and a full closure of the 10th Avenue S to westbound Bow Trail ramp.

These full closures will see intermittent traffic stops in 15-minute intervals.

From 2 pm on Saturday May 16 to 1 pm on Tuesday, May 19, there will be single lane traffic operating along southbound Cowchild Trail over Bow Trail.

Saturday will also see a temporary traffic shift to the north lanes of Airport Trail, according to the release.

Two lanes will be maintained for both directions throughout the construction, and the traffic shift is expected to last for about a month. 50 km/hr speed reductions will be in place for that time.

What’s open

East Calgary city landfill will be open all weekend, Spyhill and Shepherd will both be open on Saturday and Monday but closed on Sunday.

Calgary extensive network of pathways and bikeways are open for those who would like to get a breath of fresh air.

Select city-owned golf courses have also been reopened, including Shaganappi Point, McCall Lake, and Maple Ridge golf courses.

What’s closed

Many of the City of Calgary’s faculties are closed due to orders set by the Alberta Emergency Management Act.

All leisure centres throughout the city will remain closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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