Celebrating 150 Years: Canada Day Events in Edmonton


This Saturday, July 1 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary, and Edmontonians are throwing birthday bashes across the city. Check out festivals, art shows, and other events—including some free admissions—and celebrate Canada Day like never before!

Photo by Pedro Escobar


Spots to view High Level Bridge fireworks:
Alberta Legislature Grounds | 107 St. & 97 Ave.
Victoria Park | River Valley Rd.
Ezio Faroane Park | West Entrance to High Level Bridge
Government House Park | Groat Rd. & River Valley Rd.
RE/MAX Field | 10233-96 Ave.

City Events

Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature 7am – 9pm
Kick off Canada Day with a free pancake breakfast at the Alberta Legislature grounds! Witness a Citizenship Ceremony, which welcomes new citizens to Canada and highlights the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizens. And then get ready to enjoy a full day of live music, street performers, exhibits, and food trucks!
Alberta Legislature Grounds | 197 St. & 97 Ave.

Canada Day at City Hall 11am – 6pm
Celebrate Canada Day with the unveiling of the Canada 150 Mosaic Mural, a Pow Wow with Treaty No.6 dancers, Canada 150-themed photo booths, live entertainment, and more.
Edmonton City Hall | 1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.

Festivals & Entertainment

Canada Day Family Street Festival & Canada 150in150 12pm – 10:30pm
Celebrate Canada 150 with free admission to the family-friendly festival in Ford Hall in Rogers Place. Enjoy live cultural performances, free giveaways, and a food market. The celebration finale (tickets required) features musical performances, including headliner Sarah McLaughlin!
Rogers Place | 10214-104 Ave.

Mill Woods Canada Day Celebration 1pm – 11pm
Enjoy live music, hay rides, a petting zoo, and carnival games! There will also be a fireworks display at 11pm.
Mill Woods Park | 66 St. & 23 Ave.

Electro Nation Canada Day Music Festival 7:30pm – 11:45pm
This annual 18+ music festival celebrates Canada’s birthday with local and international DJs. This year’s line-up includes Danu5ik, DJ Jade Tang, Miss Tara, and more!
Edmonton EXPO Centre | 7515-118 Ave.

Family-Friendly Attractions

TWOSE Canada Day 9am – 8pm
There’s something for everyone at the Telus World of Science’s Canada Day bash! Enjoy live, Canada-themed science demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, Canada 150 rocket launch, and more. It’s also the first day of their new exhibit: The Science Behind Pixar!
TELUS World of Science—Edmonton | 11211-142 St.

Canada Day at the Muttart Conservatory 10am – 3pm
Check out the live music, arts and crafts, face painting, and more at the Conservatory!
Muttart Conservatory | 9626-96A St.

Dominion Day at Fort Edmonton Park 10am – 5pm
Step back in time and celebrate Canada Day the old-fashioned way! The annual celebration includes an authentic parade, a toast to the Queen, a round of ‘Happy Birthday,’ and other royal activities!
Fort Edmonton Park | Fox Dr. & Whitemud Dr., 7000-143 St.

Edmonton Valley Zoo 11am – 4pm
It’s Lucy the Elephant and the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s birthday, and they are hosting celebrations along with Canada Day! Come enjoy live entertainment, family activities, and birthday cupcakes!
Edmonton Valley Zoo | 13315 Bueno Vista Rd.

Canada Day Celebrations at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden 11am – 3pm
Celebrate Canada 150 with half-price admission to the Botanic Garden, which features live music, children’s activities, and birthday cake. 150 guests will also be chosen at random to receive a gift from the Garden!
University of Alberta Botanic Garden | Located on Hwy 60, 5 km North of Devon

Celebrations in Surrounding Areas

St. Albert Canada Day 11am – 11pm
Enjoy live concerts, games, arts & crafts, inflatable bouncy castles, and food vendors! Don’t forget to stop by the St. Albert Botanic Park for strawberry tea and to let the kids plant a red petunia to honour Canada’s birthday. The fireworks display begins at 11pm at Mission Hill.
Rotary Park and Riel Recreation Park | 71 Riel Dr. 

Spruce Grove Canada Day Celebration 9am – 11pm
Celebrate Canada 150 and the grand opening of the new Jubilee Park spray park! Take part in the pancake breakfast, kids games, climbing wall, and live entertainment! Fireworks begin at 11pm.
Jubilee Park | 510 Grove Dr.

Stony Plain Canada Day 10am – 2pm
Stony Plain celebrates Canada Day with an Art Walk, games, face painting, bouncy houses, and food trucks!
Heritage Park | 5100-41 Ave.

Art Exhibits

Canada Day at the AGA 10am – 5pm
Enjoy free admission all day at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Check out the art activities and exhibitions!
Art Gallery of Alberta | 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., 99 St. & 102A Ave.

Sand on Whyte Avenue 10am – 10pm
Check out artists Peter Vogelaar and Guy Olivier-Deveau as they tell the story of Canada’s history using sand-carving masterpieces!
Old Strathcona | 82 Ave. & Gateway Blvd.

Free Admission to Edmonton Outdoor Pools
These four outdoor city pools will be free for the summer, starting July 1!

Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool & Kinsmen Spray Park 9170 Walterdale Hill
Fred Broadstock Outdoor Pool 15720-105 Ave.
Mill Creek Outdoor Pool 9555-84 Ave.
Oliver Outdoor Pool 10315-119 St.


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