Hungry? It’s nearly turkey time and we can hardly wait to stuff our faces with pie and cranberry sauce. Of course, before we get into the fun of it, there are a few things of note – mainly where you can and cannot do your Monday errands this year. Not sure what’s open and what’s closed on Thanksgiving in Calgary this year? We’ve got you – because nothing kills the holiday vibe quite like a locked door.

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The Calgary Zoo


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Lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) The Calgary Zoo will also be open this Monday – just remember to bundle up! Things could get a little bit chilly this weekend.

Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary

Movie Theatres

Whether you’re hoping to catch The Exorcist: Believer or My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3, you’re in luck! Landmark CinemasCineplex and Calgary’s cheap theatre, Canyon Meadows, will all be open all weekend long – including holiday Monday.


Good news! Though we’d recommend checking their hours beforehand, Southcentre Mall, CrossIron MillsCF Chinook Centre, CF Market Mall and The CORE Shopping Centre will all be open on October 9th,

Grocery and Liquor Stores

Need milk or a bottle of wine for the table? You’re in luck. Though (again) we’d recommend checking your local stop hours, most liquor and grocery stores will be open this Monday.

The Calgary Tower


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Have family in town this weekend and want to treat them to something special? This Thanksgiving, check out the view from the Calgary Tower and enjoy!

Where: 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary


They say you should learn one thing a day – why not head to Telus Spark this Monday and have a ton of fun while filling your brain with funky facts? Heck, while there, why not check out Canada’s first robot coaster?

Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE

Calway Park

Adrenaline junkies – get ready! Whether you go with your friend or family, head to Calaway Park and enjoy some fresh air and wacky rides. Hold on tight and enjoy!

Where: 245033 Range Rd 33, Calgary


Rollercoasters just aren’t your thing? This Thanksgiving Calgarians will be able to visit several in-city museums like Studio Bell and the Military Museum. Happy learning!

Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary

Heritage Park

Go back in time this Thanksgiving at Heritage Park! Open between 10 am and 5 pm, Calgarians can check out old-timey buildings, shops and carnival rides as well as a big Thanksgiving meal at the Selkirk

Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary

Calgary Transit


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While transit will be operational on Monday, October 9th, CTrains, busses and On-Demand transport will run on their Sunday schedule, so plan accordingly, folks!


Impound Lots 

As per their website, Calgary Parking Authority impound lots will be closed on October 9th this year. In addition, no payment is required for on-street parking, though holiday rates will be in effect at select parkades and select surface lots.

City-Owned Recreations Centres

Sorry, folks – but this Monday, most city-owned pools, as well as fitness and rec centres, will be closed in lieu of the Stat holiday. Don’t worry though, it won’t be long until they reopen.

Post Office

Whether it’s an Amazon return or an invitation – it’ll have to wait! This Monday (and every stat holiday) the post office will be closed.



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While grocery and convenience stores will be open this Friday, Costco will be unshoppable this Monday. Looks like you’ll have to get your massive hot do fix before or after October 9th!

But there you have it, friends. Everything that’s open/closed this Thanksgiving in Calgary. Please be sure to double-check the hours of operation no matter where you’re headed and enjoy the day! Here’s to food, fun and family.