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Glenmore Water Treatment Plant Doors Open YYC Tour

City of Calgary - Water Services

Saturday, 28 September 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (MDT)

Glenmore Water Treatment Plant Doors Open YYC Tour
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Type Remaining End Quantity
General Admission (18+ years)
Maximum of 4 tickets per purchase, maximum of 3 minors (10-17 years) per adult. There is no cost for this tour.
Sold Out 28 Sep 2019 Free  
General Admission (10-17 years)
Please note that all minors must be accompanied by their legal guardian.
Sold Out 28 Sep 2019 Free  

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Doors Open YYC 2019
River to Tap: A public tour of Calgary's Glenmore Water Treatment Plant

    • Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
    • Tour times for each day: (tours are 1.5 hours long)
      • 10:00 a.m.
      • 10:30 a.m.
      • 11:00 a.m.
      • 11:30 a.m.
      • 12:00 p.m.
      • 12:30 p.m.
      • 1:00 p.m.
      • 1:30 p.m.
    • Note: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time to check in.
    • Cost: Free
    • Participant numbers: 15 people in each tour slot, 10+ years minimum. Only 8 spots per tour are available for pre-registration, the remaining 7 spots will be kept open for day-of registration (first come, first served).
    • Directions: Glenmore Water Treatment Plant, 1668 - 56 Ave SW
      • Coming off Crowchild Trail, turn east onto 50th Avenue
      • Continue east, turn south (right) at 19th Street
      • Continue south, turn left (east) at 56 Avenue – continue straight as this road ends at the treatment plant
      • Please noteDo not use Google Maps; it is inaccurate and you will not arrive at the correct entrance.

Come learn about the pumps, pipes and people that ensure the availability of high quality drinking water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In this rare glimpse inside the historic Glenmore Water Treatment Plant, City of Calgary, Water Services staff will highlight how some of the cleanest river water in the world is treated to become safe drinking water. This experience will showcase why we should all value Calgary’s most precious resource and will explore ways you can help to protect and preserve our rivers through actions in your own home.


In addition to tours, the historic Glenmore Filter Gallery will be open to all ages from 10AM - 4PM on Saturday September 28th. There will be displays and booths from Calgary water education organizations, demonstrations of the backwash process, a Watershed+ Dynamic Environment Lab Public Art Showcase and Water Services staff available to answer all your questions about water in Calgary. Children can explore the gallery through an interactive scavenger hunt! Tours will also be offered through the Water Quality Services Lab where visitors can see the science of water monitoring in action (no pre-registration required, first come, first served).


Important Safety Information

  1. 15 people per tour. 8 pre-registered, 7 drop in. First come, first served.
  2. All adult participants will be required to fill out an Applicant Information Form, sign a Waiver of Liability and provide valid photo ID upon arrival for the tour.
  3. Legal guardians of underage participants will be required to complete an Informed Consent Form upon arrival for the tour.
  4. Minimum age is 10 years old and children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  5. Unaccompanied minors will not be permitted access.
  6. The Glenmore Water Treatment Facility is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
  7. Tours involve walking outdoors on uneven terrain and throughout an industrial facility. For safety reasons, you are required to wear comfortable flat, closed toe walking shoes such as runners or hiking boots (ballet flats or other shoes with exposed skin will not be allowed). Long pants are also required. Shorts, capris and skirts are not appropriate. Participation in the tour will be denied if these requirements are not met.
  8. All purses, backpacks and other bags are not permitted on the tour route.
  9. No cameras or pictures are permitted.
  10. This is a fully operational plant and as such the tour may need to be cancelled due to emergency or other unforeseeable circumstance.


If you register but are unable to attend this workshop, please give us at least 72 hours (3 days) notice so that we can open your spot to someone else. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration.

Have questions about Glenmore Water Treatment Plant Doors Open YYC Tour? Contact City of Calgary - Water Services

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Glenmore Water Treatment Plant
1668 - 56 Ave SW
Calgary, AB

Saturday, 28 September 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (MDT)

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