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Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre
Daqing Square

12:00pm - Opening Ceremony

Celebrating Canada Day, the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre presents cultural traditional dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, musical performances, games, art exhibits and Chinese food.

While visiting Chinese Cultural Centre, in the heart of Chinatown District, don't forget to look up to enjoy the Dr. Henry Fok Cultural Hall. This magnificent 70-foot high ceiling, modeled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing which was built in 1420.

The Temple of Heaven was used exclusively by the Emperors for communicating with their patron gods, and for praying for a bountiful harvest, is magnificently decorated.

Read more about the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre...

Schedule of Events

  • 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Opening ceremony
  • 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Cultural performance (e.g. Chinese Kung Fu show)
  • 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Food Markets (will be a mixture of different taste of the world)


Sien Lok Park

12:00pm - 5:00pm

"Best view of Canada Day Fireworks in Chinatown" - Sien Lok Park

Be a part of Sien Lok Society’s 50th anniversary by joining us for 50 Reasons to Visit Chinatown. Come and see all the amazing places and experience we have to offer. Play badminton, volley ball and much more.

Don’t forget that Sien Lok Park has a great view of the fireworks.

Sien Lok Park (see map...) provides the city's closest and best viewing site for the fireworks that evening, which will be launched from Centre Street Bridge. Sien Lok Park green space is first come first serve all day.

The Sien Lok Society welcomes everyone to enjoy all that Chinatown and Sien Lok Park has to offer, all day, Canada Day.

Read more about Sien Lok Society...


2nd Ave, 3rd Ave, Dragon City Mall

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Join the Chinatown Community and their merchants as they welcome you with Canada Day activities for everyone "young and old".

As you stroll in Chinatown, you would never know this area was severely hit hard by the Southern Alberta Flood of the century, five years ago.

Chinatown is been restored to be ‘Clean and Safe’ and welcome you to this ‘Must Visit Destination’





Schedule of events:

12:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Shop Chinatown merchants and Dine in the many restaurants
  • Come see the panda exhibits in the Chinese Culture Centre and Dragon City Mall
  • Join the Children’s play area at Sien Lok Park
  • Play ‘intergenerational’ Pickle Ball on 1st Street SE
  • Come join the ‘Street Festival’ on 2nd Avenue SE

City of Calgary ‘Canada Day Map’

See in Google Maps...

Transportation / Transit / Parking

  • On-Street Parking: 
    • Free downtown on-street parking on Canada Day - July 1st and July 2nd
    • Residential Only On-Street Parking in Crescent Heights and Rosedale Communities. No parking in alleyways - ticketing and towing in effect.
  • Surface Parking Lots
    • Holiday rates will be in effect in select Calgary Parking Authority surface lots on July 1st and July 2nd.
    • Lot 888 - Closed during Canada Day; re-opening 6 A.M. July 2nd
  • Underground Parkades:  
    • Free parking on Sunday, July 1 in all Calgary Parking Authority parkades, with the exception of the Arts Commons Parkade, where holiday rates will be in effect. 
    • Holiday rates will apply in all Calgary Parking Authority parkades on July 2nd.; starting with closest to Chinatown
      • Lot 40 James Short Parkade (112 - 5 Ave SW/115- 4 Ave SW) - Across from Chinatown
      • Lot 60 Convention Centre Parkade (727 - 1 St SE)
      • Lot 28 McDougall Parkade (720 - 5 Ave SW)
      • Lot 54 Centennial Parkade (608 - 9 Ave SW / 823- 5 St SW)
      • Lot 25 City Centre Parkade (240 - 10 Ave SW / 221 9 Ave SW)
      • Lot 36 City Hall Parkade (322 - 9 Ave SE)
  • Calgary Zoo and TELUS Spark: Regular rates will be in effect.
Road Closures:
For up-to-date road closure information, please follow The City of Calgary’s Transportation Department on Twitter @yyctransport or visit calgary.ca/trafficinfo


Daytime Closures

June 28, 6:00pm - July 1, 6:00am:

  • Riverfront Avenue from 1st Street SE to Macleod Trail

June 30, 6:00am - July 2, 3:00am:

  • Samis Road

All Day Closures

July 1 at 6:00am to July 2 at 3:00am

  • Riverfront Avenue from 1st Street SW to the Langevin (Reconciliation) Bridge.
  • 2nd Avenue SE from Centre Street SW to Riverfront Avenue.
  • 1st Street SE from 3rd Avenue SW to Riverfront Avenue.
  • Macleod Trail SE from 4th Avenue SE to Riverfront Avenue (with the exception of a community access lane)
  • 3rd Street cul-de-sac South of Riverfront Avenue (with the exception of a community access lane).
  • Centre Street Bridge - lower decks and sidewalks from 8th Avenue N to 3rd Avenue S

Evening Closures

July 1 at 6:00pm to July 2 at 3:00am
(evening road closurers in effect):

  • Memorial Drive from 10th Street NW to Edmonton Trail
  • Various streets in the Crescent Heights (and Rosedale) community will be restricted to residents only. There is no parking allowed in back alleyways. Ticketing and towing will be in effect.
  • Community Resident Access Points are:
    - Crescent Road at 3rd Street NW Crescent Road at 3rd Street NW
    - 2nd Street  at 8th Avenue NE 
    - 1st Street at 9th Avenue NW 
    - 6th Avenue at Edmonton Trail NE