Calgarians enjoy warm weather at festive Canada Day celebrations
CALGARY – Huge crowds of people dressed in red and white gathered at different events around Calgary on Tuesday to celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday.
The city’s downtown core was the centre for the majority of Canada Day festivities.
Throngs of revelers assembled on Prince’s Island Park to enjoy sunny warm weather and watch a First Nation’s powwow.
In Olympic Plaza, families had fun trying circus training and playing free games.
The venue was also host to a big birthday party for those born on July 1st. Birthday boys and girls were granted access to a ‘BIP tent’ packed with free goodies, prizes and birthday cake.
Canada Day celebrations were also held at Eau Claire, where food trucks parked to feed the hungry masses – and in Chinatown, where street performers wowed the crowd.
A living flag was formed along Riverfront Avenue by hundreds of people dressed in patriotic colours.
Well known tourist hotspots like Fort Calgary and Heritage Park hosted their own celebrations – and for Heritage Park is was an extra special day, as they celebrated their 50th Anniversary.
The Canada Day celebrations will be capped off with fireworks blasting from the Centre Street Bridge at 10:45 p.m.
The show will be synchronized with live music broadcast on 101.5 Kool FM and 95.3 The Peak.