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Join us on Saturday July 1, 2017 for a celebration like no other!

Many fun family events filled with music, dance and art exhibitions that focus on the nation’s and province’s diversity, culture and history are taking place around the city.

Canada Day Fireworks Finale

Time: 11pm

Enjoy the magnificent fireworks display over Edmonton’s river valley parks and the North Saskatchewan River.

Good Viewing Locations

  • Alberta Legislature Grounds (Capital Plaza - north plaza)
  • Government House Park (Groat Road and River Valley Road)
  • Ezio Faraone Park
  • RE/MAX Field - Those attending the Edmonton Prospects vs the Moose Jaw Express game on July 1 are welcome to remain in their seats at the RE/MAX Field to watch the fireworks

Viewing areas accessible on foot only (closed to vehicles):

  • Victoria Park / River Valley Road
  • Walterdale Hill Road and Queen Elizabeth Park Road
  • 109 Street (between Saskatchewan Drive and the High Level Bridge)

Note: No viewing is available from Kinsmen Park.

Pedestrian access is unavailable in Kinsmen Park, Walterdale Hill, and the High Level and Menzies Bridges after road closure are in effect. Kinsmen playground and picnic areas are closed on Canada Day.

Watercraft 

Watercraft may be taken out on the river to view the fireworks, however for safety reasons, a portion of the river in front of the launch zone at Kinsmen (from approximately the High Level Bridge to the Walterdale Bridge) will be blocked off to all watercraft during the fireworks. 

Road Closures

Expect traffic delays 2-hours before the fireworks and 90-minutes after the show. Please be patient and courteous to help to make the trip home from the fireworks safe for everyone. For road closure details see the Current Traffic Disruptions map.

Event Parking

Usual restrictions and increased parking bans will be in effect. The installation of no parking signs and no stopping signs will begin early on July 1st to ensure that these lanes are clear of vehicles during peak traffic times.

There will be no stopping or parking from 7pm until midnight at these locations:

  • Whyte Avenue, between 101 Street and 109 Street
  • Jasper Avenue, between 101 Street and 112 Street
  • 109 Street, between 99 Avenue and 104 Avenue
  • 109 Street, between 82 Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive
  • 107 Street, between 99 Avenue and 102 Avenue
  • 105 Street, between 102 Avenue and 104 Avenue

Vehicles illegally parked will be tagged and towed. With minimal parking in the area of many venues, Edmontonians are encouraged to take the bus or LRT.

Fireworks Safety
Be safe and make sure you have a permit to use fireworks this Canada Day. Always check to see whether there is a fire ban in effect. For more information contact the Fire Prevention Office at 780-496-3628.

Canada Day Events

City Hall Canada Day Celebration

Time: 11am-6pm

Celebrate our nation's sesquicentennial with free Canada Day activities at City Hall. The fun kicks off with a Canada Day ceremony in the City Room, followed by live music and dancing, kids' crafts, City Hall tours, giveaways and more. Free family fun for all ages!

Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature

Time: 7am-9pm

Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature is a celebration that honours Alberta's history and diversity with entertainment and activities for all ages. Enjoy some of the best local Alberta talent in music and dance along with roving performers and interesting exhibits throughout the grounds, Capital Plaza and in the Edmonton Federal Building. (Please note that 107 Street south from 99 Avenue to the Royal Glenora Club will be closed to vehicles from 4am on July 1 to 2am on July 2.)

Canada Day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Time: 11am-4pm

Cost: Regular Admission
Celebrate Canada Day and the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s 58th birthday! Visit the Canadian animals, eat a red and white cupcake, and enjoy a wonderful mix of family activities and entertainment. Help us celebrate Lucy the elephant's 42nd birthday!

Canada Day at the Muttart Conservatory

Time: 10am-3pm

Cost: Regular Admission
A party 150 years in the making! Come down to the Muttart Conservatory to celebrate Canada’s birthday in style! There will be music, entertainment, treats, and wonders to behold when you enter our doors! This will be your first chance to take in our special 150th anniversary Feature Pyramid, a show filled with patriotic love for our country! 

There will be plating activities, face painting, Canada Day cupcakes, tap dancing, a visit from the Queen, Métis Jiggers, and much more.

Dominion Day at Fort Edmonton Park

Dates: July 1, 2 & 3

Commemorate the formation of Canada with special Dominion Day events at Fort Edmonton Park. Watch the arrival of the celebratory brigade and parade happening Saturday July 1. Then extend the celebrations into the long weekend with even more family friendly events from July 2-3. Visit Fort Edmonton Park for details and to buy your tickets online.

Mill Woods Celebrates Canada Day

Time: 1-11pm

Come to Mill Woods Park (66 Street and 23 Avenue) and join in on the free family activities including hay rides, a petting zoo, carnival games, live music and more! Children's activities from 1-5:45pm. Main stage entertainment begins at 3pm. Fireworks display takes place at 11pm. For road closure details, see the Current Traffic Disruptions map.

Dip Freely at an Outdoor Pool

City of Edmonton outdoor pools are offering free admission from July 1 to the end of the 2017 season! This special offer is in celebration of Canada 150. Or you can splash away at one of the City's 18 recreation centres or at one of the City’s free Water Play Features (spray parks).

The Works Art & Design Festival

Time: 11am-9:30pm

Join The Works Art & Design Festival at City Hall. Express your Canadian pride at the free kids' arts crafts workshop in the north breezeway of City Hall.

Chinatown Night Market

Time: 2-8pm

Celebrate Canada Day in front of Wong's Benevolent Association (96 Street, between 102 and 103 Avenues) with cultural performances, craft and trinket sales and food trucks. (Please note that 96 Street will be closed to vehicles between Jasper Avenue and 103A Avenue.) Visit the Chinatown Night Market website for details.

Canada Day at the Art Gallery of Alberta

Time: 10am-5pm

Celebrate Canada Day at the Art Gallery of AlbertaFree admission. Bring the whole family for art activities and a chance to view some exciting exhibitions. Last admission will be at 4:30pm.

Free Drop-In Skate at Terwillegar Arena

Time: 10am-6pm

Celebrate Canada Day on the ice! Grab your skates, bring your friends, and head over to Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre for free drop-in public skating on July 1.

Take Transit to Canada Day Events

ETS Service

As there's a lot going on this Canada Day, Edmonton Transit riders are reminded to allow plenty of time to get where you're going.

  • All ETS bus routes and LRT will operate on their regular Sunday schedules—regular transit fares apply
  • Use ETS real-time tools or call 311 to find out when the next bus or LRT is coming
  • Late Night Owl Service will be available until 3am on routes 1, 4, 8, 9 and 512
  • Use an ETS Day Pass to and from Canada Day events with your family! Up to four children (ages 12 and under), when accompanied by an adult, can use the Day Pass to ride ETS all day. Cost of the Day Pass is $9.50.

Extra Service

Starting at 8pm extra service will be provided to and from the fireworks (Downtown and in Mill Woods) on Route 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 15. Routes that normally end between 10pm and midnight on Sunday evenings will be extended past midnight. Late Night Owl Service is also available until 3am on Route 1, 4, 8, 9 and 512.

Route 9 and 52 will detour during the closure of Walterdale Hill, Queen Elizabeth Park Road and the High Level Bridge. Plan ahead by viewing all bus route detour details.

Extra LRT service will start on the Capital Line at 6pm with last trains leaving Clareview and Century Park stations at 1:10am. Metro Line trains will run every 15 minutes from NAIT to Health Sciences Station. Some passengers may need to transfer trains to reach their destination.

Potential Transit Delays Following Fireworks

NOTE: Depending on wind and weather conditions, LRT service over the Menzies Bridge (between University and Grandin Stations) may be suspended starting at approximately 10:45pm and could remain closed for up to 60 minutes. Should the bridge be closed, trains will continue to operate between Century Park and University Stations on the south side of the river, and between Grandin and Clareview Stations on the north side of the river.

If you need to cross the river, please be aware of the potential for delay and adjust your travel plans accordingly.

To help keep LRT moving on time, please stand clear of doors and allow people to disembark before boarding.

For route and schedule details, call BusLink at 780-496-1600 or check the online ETS Trip Planner.

DATS Service

The DATS Client Service Centre is closed and subscription bookings are cancelled on Canada Day. If you need assistance, please call DATS at 780-496-4567 and select option 1.

For route and schedule details, call BusLink at 780-496-1600 or check the online ETS Trip Planner.


For More Information

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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