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Canada Day at Fort Calgary
July 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
The City of Calgary is hosting their Canada Day celebrations at Fort Calgary on July 2, 2022. As part of the day, Fort Calgary invites you to join us for free museum admission, special art installations, film screenings and Canada Day-themed walking tours!
10 am – 5 pm
Admission to Fort Calgary is free on Canada Day from 10 am – 5 pm. Explore the museum and art exhibitions and take part in special Canada Day programming.
Parking will be limited, so consider using transit, bikes or scooters to get to Fort Calgary on Canada Day.
CANADA DAY WALKING TOURS
11 am and 1 pm – Free
Join Fort Calgary for free Canada Day Walking Tours. Explore 40 acres of beautiful parkland while learning stories rooted in the site and reflecting on how these lands relate to the larger history of the creation of Canada.
ISTOTSI — THE LAND WE LIVE ON
11 am, 2 pm and 3:30 pm – Free
Eight artists collaborated on this collage of short films by Making Treaty 7, which speaks from the heart to the land we live on. Admission is free on Canada Day. Drop in for a screening in Fort Calgary’s Burnswest Theatre.
THE GREAT SLAUGHTER (ART INSTALLATION)
10 am – 5 pm – Free
“The Great Slaughter” is a thought-provoking piece by Autumn Whiteway (Night Singing Woman) that deals with the difficult histories of colonialism in this area and sheds light on the extermination of the bison to starve Indigenous peoples into submission during the expansion of the Canadian Pacific Railway. We invite you to engage with this art bravely, thoughtfully, and respectfully.
The piece will be on display outside (in the Fort Calgary tipi) 10 am-5 pm on July 1, and relocated to view inside the museum after the Canada Day event.
OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES, OUR WAYS
10 am – 5 pm – Free
This new exhibition, presented in partnership with the Lodgepole Center at Alberta University of the Arts, showcases the work of multiple artists, who share their experiences of the world and honour the knowledge and brilliance given to them by the land and by their ancestors.
PROUD PARTNERS OF CELEBRATE CANADA
Fort Calgary is proud to offer all Canada Day events free to the community in partnership with Celebrate Canada.
Fort Calgary est fier d’offrir, en partenariat avec Celebrate Canada, tous ses événements pour la fête du Canada gratuitement.