Calgary Canada Day 2017 fireworks set to light up the skies

Jun 9 2017, 12:59 am

What better way to celebrate our glorious country’s 150th birthday than by ending the night lighting up the sky.

With the skyline and Rockies as the backdrop, the annual Calgary Canada Day fireworks are set, and they’re sure to be spectacular.

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In celebration of Canada 150th, Calgary was selected as one of 19 Canadian cities to receive monies from the Canada 150 Fund. In partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage, Calgarians will celebrate Canada’s rich history and our development as a multicultural, bilingual nation with deep Indigenous roots.

“In this momentous Canada 150 year, Canada Day celebrations will highlight what makes our country so unique, diverse and vibrant. I invite all people of Calgary to participate in the activities taking place on July 1,” said Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly in a release. “Take advantage of this unique opportunity to celebrate this important milestone with your family, friends and neighbours.”

Enjoy the festivities during the day, and get in close along the entire Bow River to watch the 30 minute world-class pyrotechnic display happening at 11 pm on the Centre Street Bridge.

Here’s a look at last year’s celebrations:

Calgary Canada Day 2017 fireworks

When: Saturday, July 1

Time: 11:10 to 11:40 pm

Where: Centre Street Bridge (but viewable from around the city)

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