City Hall tours are offered to all ages by knowledgeable tour guides who cater to individual groups' needs.
City Hall offers guided public tours and private tours. We also offer school tours, including optional mock council sessions. The building is wheelchair accessible and has elevators for your convenience.
Can't make it to City Hall in person? Check out our virtual tours.
During this free guided tour, find out about all of the exciting things that happen in Edmonton any time of year! New and established residents discover so much about their city during a tour of City Hall. Tours are one hour in length and will start promptly at the start time.
If you are planning to visit Edmonton, book a tour of City Hall! Young and old alike enjoy discovering Edmonton's past and admiring City Hall's art and architecture. During this free guided tour, find out about all of the exciting things that happen in Edmonton anytime of year!
Get a group together and spend some time at City Hall! The building is wheelchair accessible and has elevators for your convenience. This free guided tour is fun, informative and set to the pace of your group.
Whether you are Cub Scout group looking for an adventure or you are planning a conference and need an activity to support your cause, City Hall is the place to go! Specialty group tours can be customized to cater to a variety of special interests. These free guided tours can be requested to support themes related to Edmonton history, governance or City Hall art and architecture.
City Hall provides free guided tours for groups of visitors new to the English language. These tours provide basic history, a look at City Hall architecture and people associated with Edmonton's municipal government.
During a tour at City Hall, students will gain a better understanding of how their local government works and offers the opportunity to experience first hand what happens at City Hall.
Students will be led through an interactive tour of this unique, award-winning building to see where some of Edmonton's important decisions are made. A highlight of the tour is a visit to Council Chambers where students may even have the opportunity to observe council at work!
Find out how many of the Grade 6 Social Studies outcomes, values, attitudes, skills and processes identified in the Alberta Education Program of Studies we can help you realize through a tour and mock council.
This program includes:
60-minute tour of City Hall
60-minute Mock Council Meeting involving class participation
Prepare for Mock Council
Mock Council is an exciting part of the program where students hold their own council meeting. Before you arrive, please ensure you have prepared your class in the following ways:
Select students to play roles for the Mock Council:
12 Councillors – one of which will act as the Deputy Mayor
1 City Clerk
2-4 interested citizens or organizations (such as members of a community league, school, City department, businesses or neighbours) who wish to speak about the issue
3-4 representatives from the media - radio, TV or newspaper - who will sit in the media area, take notes on our media clipboards and take photos with your school camera during the council meeting. (Remember to bring a camera!)