We’re celebrating online this year!
We may be celebrating a little differently this year, but we’re still celebrating! The City of Calgary has a number of different ideas for celebrating at home this year:
- Dress in red and white, you could wear your favourite Calgary team jersey or cowboy hat if you have one.
- Paint your face.
- Colour your way across Canada with CBC’s Great Canadian Colouring Book.
- Put up your Christmas or outdoor lights. Turn them on by 10 p.m. (sunset) on July 1 to join the Calgary Tower in lighting up our city.
- Decorate your house, yard or balcony in red and white. Display your Canada flag and show off your Canada-inspired family crafts.
- Listen to Canadian artists with CBC Calgary’s music playlist.
- Have a pancake breakfast with your family or outdoor picnic in your yard or balcony.
- Help support local business on July 1st, consider ordering your favourite local food for take-in.
For a full list of virtual events and activities, please see the City of Calgary page.
Canada.ca also has a fantastic Celebration Kit for interactive, creative and educational activities for the whole family. How awesome is that?!
Virtual Canada Day concert
Make sure your at-home Canada Day plans include watching the premiere of our Virtual Canada Day Celebration presented by CBC Calgary. Hosts: David Gray, Angela Knight, Doug Dirks and Rob Brown.
Musical performances by Calgary artists:
When: 10 p.m. on July 1
Smartphone and tablet users can catch a three minute augmented reality fireworks show. Point your device at the night sky and experience the same visual and sound effects as a real fireworks display! Alternatives are available for desktop and laptop users.
Virtual Canada Day with Fort Calgary
When: Throughout the day
This year, Fort Calgary will be gathering virtually, and will host some family-friendly activities and some guest speakers online for the Calgary community to access all day.