It's September long weekend, which means you'll probably be travelling in and out of the city. If that's the case, you need to be aware that there will be major traffic this weekend and you'll probably avoid these routes in Calgary.

There are two major events happening this weekend that will cause some road closures for local drivers. In addition, the City of Calgary will be conducting roadwork on Glenmore Trail which will also slow traffic down. If you're planning to be around the city or travelling, then you'll need to know which major routes to avoid.

The Shaw Charity Classic Golf Tournament will take place on Friday until Sunday. This will cause 14th Street S.W. to be closed just south of Anderson Road, as well as Canyon Meadows Drive to be closed west of Elbow Drive. 

Access for residents will be open during the weekend but there is no public parking in the area. Public transport may be the best option for travel to the golf tournament.

The second event is the Calgary Pride Parade which will cause a lot of road closures in downtown from 5 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Riverfront Avenue S.E from Centre Street S to Confluence Way S.E will be closed. There is also Macleod Trail S.E from 4 Avenue S.E until Riverfront Avenue S.E. The Reconciliation Bridge from Memorial Drive N.E to Riverfront Avenue S.E will also be closed for the parade. 

The full list of road closures for Pride Parade in downtown Calgary:

  • Riverfront Avenue S.E. from Centre Street S to Confluence Way S.E.
  • 2 Avenue S.E. from Centre Street S to Riverfront Avenue S.E.
  • Macleod Trail S.E. from 4 Avenue S.E. to Riverfront Avenue S.E.
  • 1 Street S.E. from 3 Avenue S.E. to Riverfront Avenue S.E.
  • 3 Street S.E. from 4 Avenue S.E. to Riverfront Avenue S.E.
  • 4 Street S.E. from 7 Avenue S.E. to Riverfront Avenue S.E.
  • 6 Avenue S.E. from 5 Street S.E. to 3 Street S.E.
  • The Reconciliation Bridge from Memorial Drive N.E. to Riverfront Avenue S.E.
  • Macleod Trail S.E. from 9 Avenue S.E. to 6 Avenue S.E
  • 1 Street S.E. from 5 Avenue S.E. to 6 Avenue S.E.
  • Centre Street S from 4 Avenue S to 9 Avenue S
  • 1 Street S.W. from 5 Avenue S.W. to 9 Avenue S.W.
  • 2 Street S.W. from 5 Avenue S.W. to 9 Avenue S.W.
  • 3 Street S.W. from 5 Avenue S.W. to 8 Avenue S.W.
  • 4 Street S.W. from 6 Avenue S.W. to 8 Avenue S.W.
  • 5 Street S.W. from 5 Avenue S.W. to 8 Avenue S.W.
  • 6 Street S.W. from 8 Avenue S.W. to Eau Claire Avenue S.W.
  • 6 Avenue S.E. / S.W. from 3 Street S.E. to 6 Street S.W.
  • 5 Street S.W. from Eau Claire Avenue S.W. to 2 Avenue S.W.
  • Eau Claire Avenue S.W. from 5 Street S.W. to 6 Street S.W.
  • 2 Avenue S.W. from 5 Street S.W. to 7 Street S.W.
  • 3 Avenue S.W. from 5 Street S.W. to 7 Street S.W.
  • 4 Avenue S.W. from 5 Street S.W. to 7 Street S.W.
  • 5 Avenue S.W. from 7 Street S.W. to 5 Street S.W.

 

Another major traffic delay not related to special events but due to road works in the city will be on Glenmore Trail. The City of Calgary has confirmed that eastbound traffic on Glenmore Trail will be reduced to a single lane on Saturday from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Westbound Glenmore Trail will also be down to a single lane on Saturday from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. for the concrete work under Crowchild Trail. 

The Ramp from Glenmore Trail to Crowchild Trail will be reduced down to one lane on Sunday and Monday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Make sure to keep your distance and travel safely in and out of the city. 

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