Use Fire Pits Responsibly

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

The use of the following items must meet Calgary’s Community Standards Bylaw for your safety and enjoyment, as well as your neighbours: Backyard fire pits Outdoor fireplaces Wood burning ovens Chimeneas There had recently been a fire ban advisory issued on July 16 due to poor air quality in Calgary, which was then lifted on July 21. Always check if a Fire Ban is …

Summer Neighbourhood Nature Challenge Contest

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The City of Calgary is organizing a Summer Neighbourhood Nature Challenge contest. Join the contest to explore nature and get the chance to win a Parks prize pack! How to join this summer nature challenge? Follow the Calgary Parks Facebook page . Each week one challenge will be posted. Follow the instructions in the post for a chance to win. The contest …

Fire Ban Advisory in Place for Calgary

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A fire ban  is issued to restrict or temporarily ban types of fire use because of a high fire danger and poor air quality;  includes a list of prohibited fire uses.  A Fire ban advisory has recently been issued for the City of Calgary. Under the fire ban, the following are prohibited:  Open fires  Fire pits  Outdoor chimeneas  Recreational solid …

Receive 2 shots and Win an Outdoor Adventure: Alberta’s Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery

Lisa C. COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Alberta residents 18+ who have had their 2nd dose now have another opportunity to win by entering the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery. Prizes include: winner’s choice of a special harvest hunting license for either 2022 or 2023. lifetime hunting license (a combination package consisting of a wildlife certificate, resident general white-tailed deer licence, and a resident game bird licence for …

2021 Calgary Stampede – Q&As

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The 2021 Calgary Stampede is set to take place July 9 to 18. The on-Park experience of Stampede will be different. What experiences will NOT be offered in 2021 Calgary Stampede? Chuckwagon racing Stampede parade (virtual only on on GlobalNews.ca, on the Global News YouTube Channel, and on Amazon Prime.) What do I expect when I visit Stampede park? enhanced sanitization and …

Parking in Downtown Banff

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Are you and your family visiting Banff this summer? Plan parking ahead to save time! Starting July 5, 2021, Visitor-Pay Parking will increase the availability of short-term parking spaces in Banff’s downtown. Plan your route to have access to one of the 500 free parking stalls at the Train Station: https://banffparking.ca/ Paid parking is available 7 days/week, 8 am to …

City Summer Outdoor Programs for Kids & Adults

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The City of Calgary has two new outdoor summer programs for children and adults. These are great opportunities for newcomer families to make new friends and build network. Wetland Wonders Kid aged 5-12 will learn about all the wonders of wetlands by exploring these natural spaces and the wildlife that call them home. Discover why wetlands are important and get …

Stay Near Water, Stay Cool

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Updates

The heat wave will continue into this Canada Day Long weekend. Check out this map developed by the City of Calgary for various cooling locations across the city: Aquatic Facilities Outdoor Pools Spray Parks Wading Pools And more! When you are on the map, click on this button to see the legend! Other useful information to help you and your …