Heritage Day is celebrated in Alberta on the first Monday of August each year. In 2015, Heritage Day falls on Monday August 3. Perfect, another summer long weekend ; )

Although it is not a statutory holiday, and businesses can choose whether or not to recognize the day as a general holiday, many Calgarians use this day as an optional holiday to celebrate the province’s heritage.

There are plenty of fun things to do with your family and friends.

If you love the outdoors, you may want to use the long weekend to go on a camping trip, a hiking tour, an afternoon stroll on our city’s fantastic pathways, a trip to the zoo, or even just a quiet retreat.

Many families visit Heritage Park and take a trip back through time, while others take in the festivities at Prince’s Island Park. A visit to the local museums, such as Fort Calgary, won’t disappoint. It celebrates Alberta’s Heritage Day with interpretive tours, movies, crafts, face paintings, a treasure hunt and genealogy presentations. Something for everyone!

Or maybe you prefer the indoors and that’s OK too! There are tons of things from which to choose. You can play board games at home, catch a movie, walk the mall, enjoy a concert, or even have a blast learning at the Science Centre.

For those who just love to kick back you could share a chat over a special coffee, or enjoy a leisurely meal at your favourite hangout. Whatever you do, celebrate in style…

We wish everyone a safe & enjoyable Heritage Day long weekend.

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