SASKATOON, SASK.; JULY 1, 2016 – 0702 news Canada Day 1000’s line up for the Canada Day Cup Cake at the holiday celebration at Deifenbaker Park in Saskatoon put on by the Optimist Club July 1, 2016
Gord Waldner / Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Fire up the barbecue. Head to the cabin. Take in some fireworks. It’s the Canada Day long weekend.For those staying around Saskatoon, here’s a guide to what’s open and closed on July 1 …Civic Services:Saskatoon City Hall will be closed.Pay parking stations will not require payment but motorists must still park vehicles within posted time limits. The municipal impound lot will not release vehicles to the public.All branches of the Saskatoon Public Library will be closed.The Saskatoon Landfill will operate on regular hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and garbage, recycling and compost collection will take place as scheduled. City compost depots will also be open regular hours (9 a.m.-6 p.m. at west depot, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at east depot).Recreation and Transit:Holiday Park, Silverwood and Wildwood golf courses will be open dawn to dusk.Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan will be open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.The Cosmo Civic Centre will be closed, as will the Terry Fox Track in the SaskTel Sports Centre. The Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre’s competitive pool and weight room will be open between 12-9 p.m. Lakewood Civic Centre and Shaw Centre will be open from 12-9 p.m., but childminding and fitness classes are cancelled. Lawson Civic Centre will be open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.City buses will run on regular schedules. Access Transit will offer holiday service (8:15 a.m.-11 p.m.), with trips booked in advance through the normal procedure. The Transit customer service centre will be closed for walk-ins but phone lines will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.The Forestry Farm Park and Zoo will operate under regular hours (9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the zoo, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. at the park).Canada Day celebrations at Diefenbaker Park begin with a paid buffet breakfast from 8-11 a.m. followed by cake, entertainment, children’s activities, citizenship ceremonies and food trucks. Fireworks begin at 10:40 p.m. According to Saskatoon police, there will be no access into the park once fireworks have started.Paid parking at Prairieland Park, next to Diefenbaker Park, is $10 per vehicle. There is also a bike valet available.Saskatoon Transit will operate Route 1 and Route 19 in the vicinity of Diefenbaker Park, and starting at 10:15 p.m. will offer free rides. As well, four special routes will leave Diefenbaker Park from a temporary stop at St. Henry Avenue, with final destinations at Lawson Heights Mall, Confederation Mall, Centre Mall and the bus stop at Berini Drive and 115th Street.Firework safety:Fireworks can only be discharged on private property between the hours of dusk and 11 p.m. and only low-hazard fireworks, which have a maximum height of 50 metres, are permitted.