Where to Find a Real Christmas Tree in Calgary & the Surrounding Areas
Nothing beats the scent of pine and sense of nostalgia that comes along with having a real tree lit up and decorated in your living room. If all you want for Christmas this year is a fresh-cut tree, we’ve rounded up a list of places to find a real Christmas tree in Calgary, as well as tips for cutting down your own for those of you with a saw and a sense of adventure!
Please keep in mind that there seems to be a shortage of Christmas trees available in YYC in 2021, and as a result, they’re selling out fast. To avoid disappointment, we’d recommend snagging yours sooner rather than later.
Where to Find a Real Christmas Tree in Calgary
Calgary Christmas Trees | calgarychristmastree.com
Lot 1: 755 Lake Bonavista Drive SE (Beside Safeway)
Monday – Friday: 4 – 8 pm | Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
Lot 2: 70 Shawville Blvd. SE (Beside Safeway Gas Bar)
Monday – Friday: 12 – 7 pm | Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday: 11 am – 6pm
Lot 3: New Horizon Mall (West Facing Parking Lot, Facing Deerfoot Trail)
260300 Writing Creek Crescent, Rocky View County
Monday – Friday: 12 – 7 pm | Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
Calgary Christmas Trees has three locations in the city where you can pick out a fresh cut Nova Scotia Balsam Fir, cut just 10 days prior to the selling season, which means they’ll look and smell great all month long! The trees range in size from 5 to 15 feet tall, and each lot has approximately 50 trees of varying sizes to choose from. You can find your tree at the lot nearest you (check out this link for hours of operation).
Cyprian Scouts Group | 31st.ca
Holy Cross Anglican Church
2828 19 St NW
Monday – Friday: 12 – 9pm | Saturday: 9am – 9pm | Sunday: 12 – 6pm
Calgary’s 31st Scouts Group has Douglas Fir ($25-40), Balsam Fir ($80) and Fraser Fir trees ($95) available for purchase daily until the trees sell out!
Greengate Garden Centre | greengate.ca
14111 Macleod Trail South
Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 6 pm | Sunday and Holidays: 11 am – 5 pm
Greengate Garden Centre has a selection of Frazer Fir, Blue Cook Fir, and B.C. Fir Trees ready to wrap up and bring home for Christmas.
Landscape Plus | landscape-plus.net
Strathmore: 612 Westridge Road, Strathmore, Alberta
Sunday – Thursday: 11am-7pm | Friday – Saturday: 10am-9pm
Langdon: 355 Center Street, Langdon, Alberta
Monday – Friday: 3pm-8pm | Saturday: 10am-8pm | Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Calgary: Trans Canada Christmas Tree Lot 1440,
52 Street Northeast
Monday – Friday: 3 – 8pm | Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm
Whether you want to visit one of Landscape Plus’ 3 locations, or prefer to order your tree online, there are plenty of opportunities to get your hands on a beautiful Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, or Fraser Fir for Christmas 2022. Trees range from 2 to 16 feet tall, and prices start at $15 (the average price is between $60-100). If you don’t have a vehicle equipped for tree transportation, no problem! Christmas Tree delivery is available for a flat rate of $38 within 20 kilometers of the Strathmore lot and within Calgary city limits. Delivery days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Cutting Down Your Own Real Christmas Tree in Calgary
If bundling up to chop down the perfect tree is more up your alley, first, you’ll need to visit the link above to secure a permit. This year, permits are free (but you’ll still need to register for one prior to cutting down your tree). Permit holders are allowed to cut down up to 3 trees in an approved forest area, as long as it’s less than 8 feet tall. Be sure to read through the Terms and Conditions of Use for all rules and regulations when cutting down your own Christmas tree (they’re pretty straightforward and easy to follow, but it’s always good to read the fine print!) Check out this map for an overview of the Crown Land areas where you can use your permit to hunt down the perfect real Christmas tree in Calgary!
In addition to Crown Land locations, the Alberta Junior Forest Wardens also have a “cut your own” Christmas tree lot near Sibbald Creek, where you can chop down your own Lodgepole Pine. Upon your arrival, you can obtain a tree cutting permit from the permit shack (these are different than the permits offered through the Government of Alberta, as they are assigned to a different area and species of tree). These permits are also free, but donations to the Alberta Junior Forest Wardens are graciously accepted. The lot is open on Saturdays and Sundays until December 18th from 9 am to 4 pm, weather and road conditions permitting. Visit the link for driving directions to the lot!
Do you have plans to put up a real Christmas tree this year? Where will you be getting yours from? Did we miss some lots around the city? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!