Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Calgary: Planned Demonstration January 8th, 2018

United States Consulate Calgary, Canada
Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Planned Demonstration
January 8th, 2018

The U.S. Consulate in Calgary informs U.S. citizens of planned demonstrations at City Hall Plaza, across the street from the U.S. Consulate on January 8th, 2018, from approximately 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Local authorities are aware of the demonstration and will be on site.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  The U.S. Consulate reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow instructions of local authorities.

For further information about security in Canada:

  • See the Department of State travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Canada Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Consulate in Calgary, located at 615 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (except U.S. and Canadian holidays) at 403-266-8962. The after-hours emergency line for U.S. citizens can also be reached at that same number.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).