With loads of family fun and a day to celebrate all those who make Canada their home, Heritage Park Historical Village has everything you need this Canada Day! Through the ups and downs of history, Canada Day commemorates the Confederation of Canada. The day has become an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of the many people who live in this vast land and the strength we have when we work together. With different cultures, languages, and traditions, there’s no better place in Calgary to spend Canada Day than Heritage Park Historical Village! From young to old, people of every nation can gather and celebrate together.
Get your tickets soon for Canada Day at Heritage Park and celebrate with your family by stepping into history! You’ll experience the past, celebrate the present, and discover the future of this amazing country! Watch as 50 people become Canadians at a citizenship ceremony, enjoy fantastic performances from friends at GlobalFest, play fun family games, and so much more.
On Canada Day, Heritage Park is offering a jam-packed day of activities, events, entertainment from around the world, and lots of family fun! Here are some of the highlights you can plan on. How many can you fit into your day?
Rhythm of the Rockies | Gasoline Alley Museum – Mezzanine
Get yourself moving first thing in the morning, with this savvy choral group performing from 9:30 – 10 am. They will also be performing on Front Street (Rain day location: Chautauqua Tent) at 11:30 am and 1 pm.
Citizenship Ceremony | Gasoline Alley Mezzanine
People from around the world come to our country and you can witness 50 immigrants become new Canadians at 10 am! Everyone is welcome and there will be a reception following the ceremony. (Please note the attendees will be asked to remove their hats during the ceremony.)
Nifty Fifty’s Ford Club | Outside Celebration Tent
Take in the shiny chrome, sparkling paint, and sweet rims on these antique automotive beauties!
Indigenous Performers | Didsbury Bandstand
Enjoy Indigenous dancing with Clarence Woflleg Jr. from 10 – 11 am.
Chinook Country Line Dancers | Heritage Plaza (Rain day location: Celebration Tent)
Yahoo! Take in this award-winning, boot-scootin’ ladies’ dance group from 9:30 – 10:30 am. They will also be performing on Front Street (Rain day location: Chautauqua Tent) from 12 – 1 pm.
GlobalFest Performance | Didsbury Bandstand (Rain day location: Celebration Tent)
Enjoy sensational cultural performances, featuring traditional music and dance. Each set will be 30 minutes.
11 am: Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park – Hoop Dancer and Peach Plum Art Academy
12 pm: Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park – Hoop Dancer and Philippines – FilCan Society for the Arts & Culture Alberta
1 pm: Azerbaijan – Azeri Calgary Stars and Thailand – Calgary Classical Thai Dance Group
2 pm: Brazilian Community Association of Alberta and Thailand – Calgary Classical Thai Dance Group
3 pm: Pakistan – Mohana and Iran – Hymmmelodies
Calgary Police Service Pipe Band | Outside Celebration Tent (Rain day location: Celebration Tent)
Immerse yourself in the sound of pipes from 11:30 am – 12 pm.
If the kids need some hands-on fun, check out these great activities!
Canada Day Crafts | Outside Chautauqua Tent
Celebrate your love of Canada with these fun crafts! There is one free craft per child.
Indigenous Games and Hand Games | First Nations Encampment
From 12 – 3 pm, play Indigenous games and hand games with Jason Plain Eagle and Sheldon First Rider.
Classic Games | Outside Celebration Tent
How fast are you? Challenge your kids to an egg-in-spoon race, a three-legged race, and other traditional games from 11 am – 5 pm.
It’s time to get your tickets, grab your map and enjoy the past, present, and future at Heritage Park’s Canada Day celebration. Happy Canada Day to one and all!
Heritage Park Historical Village is a living history museum with something for everyone. As one of Calgary’s top attractions, they are open daily during the summer, from Victoria Day Weekend until Labour Day Weekend. It is the Park’s mission to preserve the history of the early West and to educate and entertain guests of all ages, so there’s always something to discover at Heritage Park, whether you want to pack your day or just relax.
Canada Day at Heritage Park:
When: July 1, 2023
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village
Address: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB
Looking for more Canada Day celebrations? Find our Canada Day Guide here.