Skip to main content
  1. Travel
  2. City Guides

Watch out for school and playground zones when driving in Calgary, and go 30 km per hour or less

Calgary has a few traffic rules out-of-towners and new Calgarians need to know about.

School zones are marked with a sign showing children (silhouettes) walking to school.  The end of a school zone has a sign without a graphic, just writing saying "End School Zone".  On school days, the speed limit in a school zone is 30 km per hour, and there is no passing.

Playground zones are marked with a sign showing a child playing with a ball, again in silhouette.  There is no passing in a playground zone.  The speed limit is 30 km per hour.  Playground zones are in effect every day, from 8:30 a.m. until "one hour after sunset". The end of the playground zone is marked with a sign.

The purpose of these zones is to protect Calgary's children.  You never know when a kid will run across the street or suddenly appear from between some parked cars.

The speed of 30 km/hour is roughly the same as 18 miles per hour.

City of Calgary Traffic Tips Booklet



Today's top buzz...

  • Apps
    An aggressive public relations campaign is essential for new apps released each week
    8 Photos
  • Paul McCartney
    Take a look inside the Paul McCartney Out There tour soundcheck in Lincoln, Nebraska
    20 Photos
  • Parmesan crusted burger
    The burger makes a statement with its overflow of melted swiss cheese over a hot beef patty
    6 Photos
  • Marvel Comics news
    Marvel Comics news: 'Avengers NOW' with Falcon as Cap, and the new film schedule
    5 Photos
  • Using metalic paint
    Metallic paint can be used to refinish furniture or to create the illusion of a larger space
    5 Photos
  • Jacob Coker
    We are counting down our top 25 college quarterbacks for 2014
    Football Preview