With the virus strain that shall not be named rapidly making its way from household to household, New Year’s eve is sure to look a little different than that past – but it’s not all excitement will be lost! 2022 will still start off with a bang as the big city of Calgary fireworks display is still on the itinerary for December 31st – but where should you watch it?

From inner-city parks to hillside gems, here are the best places to catch the 2022 fireworks display over the Calgary Tower.

OLYMPIC PLAZA

 

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This New Year’s Eve hit Calgary’s Olympic Plaza, where Calgarians will be able to stay on the ice until midnight. Not only will it feel mighty magical to glide around under the lights, those who take to the rink will also have a prime viewing spot ahead of the fireworks show.

Where: 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary

EAST VILLAGE RIVERWALK

With a fantastic view of the city skyline, Calgary’s East Village Riverwalk is guaranteed to be one of the best places to watch the fireworks this NYE. In addition to this, there are also plenty of restaurants and cafes to grab a bite or a nightcap before the show.

Where:  6th Street and 6th Avenue SE, Calgary

33 AVENUE SW

Located right above mission road, this residential viewing spot is another YYC favourite. Though we do recommend keeping the volume of your “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” to a minimum, this magical hill, is one of our favourites.

Where: Directions here

RUNDLE RUINS

A straight eyeshot to the Calgary Tower, Calgary’s Rundle Ruins will give you a 10./10 view of the NYE fireworks. To get here, head to 12 Ave SE near the Saddledome and cozy up against their many sandstone formations. There’s nothing else like it in the city.

Where: 632 13 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

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SCOTSMAN’S HILL 

 

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Ah, Scotsman’s Hill – if you know, you know. From here, you can see the entire city skyline and the Saddledome – which makes for a picture-perfect way to watch the 2022 NYE fireworks show. Take it in, folks. There really is nothing like it.

Where: Scotsman’s Hill, Salisbury St. S.E., Ramsay

TOM CAMPBELL’S HILL 

With benches and a solid view of the Bow River, Tom Cambell’s Hill is another local favourite. From sunsets and northern lights to the skyline and of course, fireworks displays – this is another spot with a quiet but pretty decent view of Calgary’s NYE celebration.

Where: 25 St. George’s Dr. NE, Calgary

CALGARY STAMPEDE PLATFORM

Located in the SE quadrant of the city, this iconic Calgary viewpoint is another one perfect for watching the fireworks. Though it may be a tad busy (as it’s truly one of the best) settle in with some hot cocoa and enjoy the bright lights!

Where: 2124 6 St SE, Calgary

BELLEVUE AVENUE

Warm-up those legs, Calgary – because Bellvue Avenue is another one that requires a little muscle work. Located on the edge of Ramsay, this beautiful hill will give you an unobstructed view of the city skyline. What better way to catch the fireworks?

Where: Directions here

AT HOME!

 

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Too cold to go out? We totally get it and so do the folks at the city of Calgary. This year, for this reason, YYC will actually be streaming their fireworks show on their website, so no matter where you are, or how little you’re bundled up – you can still ring in 2022 with a magical display of colour and light.

Want more information on the City of Calgary’s New Year’s Eve festivities? Please visit this link below otherwise, remember to tune into CJSW 90.9 FM at 11:55 pm before they light up the sky for the official firework soundtrack and enjoy! You won’t want to miss it!

NEW YEAR’S EVE – CALGARY TOWER FIREWORKS 

When: December 31st
Where: 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 11:55 pm
Cost: FREE