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Crowd watching fireworks.

Join us on Sunday July 1, 2018 for a celebration like no other!

Many fun family events filled with music, dance and art exhibitions 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 Brooks Bombers 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

Canada Day Pancake Breakfast

Time: 7am-9pm

Location: Alberta Legislature Building and Grounds, Edmonton Federal Building
Admission: Free!
The 28th Annual Canada Day Breakfast hosted by the Edmonton's Ismaili Community features free pancakes, watermelon, music, and fun and games.

Canada Day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Time: 11am-4pm

Location: 13315 Buena Vista Road and 87 Avenue
Cost: Regular Admission
Oh Canada! "Get Closer" as we celebrate Canada's 151st birthday and the Edmonton Valley Zoo's birthday as well! At the big birthday bash, take part in our scavenger hunt, enjoy live music and learn about all of our Canadian animal friends! Don't forget to sing Happy Birthday and enjoy a mini cupcake!

Canada Day at the Muttart Conservatory

Time: 11am-3pm

Location: 9626 96A Street
Cost: Regular Admission
Come down to the Muttart Conservatory to celebrate Canada’s birthday in style! There will be music by Peter and Mary, miniature patriotically decorated cupcakes, wood carving demonstrations and wonders to behold when you enter our doors. You'll also be some of our first visitors to check out our new Feature Pyramid, "Lost in Space". Plenty of patriotic family fun awaits those who attend.

Outdoor Pools and Spray Parks

City of Edmonton outdoor pools are offering free admission for the entire 2018 season! Splash away the day at one of the City's outdoor pools or water play sites.

Mill Woods Canada Day Celebration

Time: 1-11pm

Location: 66 Street and 23 Avenue
Admission: Free!
Come join in on the free family activities including hayrides, a petting zoo, carnival games, live music and more! Children’s activities from 1-6pm. Main stage entertainment from 3-11pm, with headliner Major Love. Fireworks display at 11pm. For road closure details, visit the Current Traffic Disruptions map.

The Works Art & Design Festival

Time: 11am-9:30pm

Location: 9820 107 Street
Admission: Free!

Check out the free family fun at The Works Art & Design Festival in their new, temporary location on the Capital Plaza at the Alberta Legislature Grounds. Take part in a Canada Day art-making project that will have a special focus on Canadian animals.

Chinatown Night Market

Time: 1-8pm

Location: 96 Street, from 102 avenue - 103 avenue
Admission: Free!

Celebrate Canada Day in front of Wong's Benevolent Association with cultural performances, craft and trinket sales and a barbecue. (Please note that 96 Street will be closed to vehicles between Jasper Avenue and 103A Avenue.)

Canada Day at the Art Gallery of Alberta

Time: 10am-5pm

Location: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Admission: Free!
Celebrate Canada Day at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Bring the whole family for art activities and a chance to view some exciting exhibitions. Last admission will be at 4:30pm.

Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature

Time: noon-9pm

Location: Alberta Legislature Building and Grounds, Edmonton Federal Building
Admission: Free!

Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature is the province's biggest Canada Day party. Visitors will enjoy free family-friendly entertainment and activities, including ceremonial events, live performances and more. The Canada Day event will highlight and honour Alberta’s diversity with many fun festivities throughout the historic Legislature Grounds.

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.


Canada Day Road Closures

Expect traffic delays two 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. If you need to cross the river, please be aware of the potential for delay and adjust your travel plans accordingly. For road closure details visit the Current Traffic Disruptions map.

River Valley Fireworks – Road Closures

8pm
  • Kinsmen Park
9:30pm
  • River Valley Road & Fortway Drive
9:45pm
  • Walterdale Hill & Queen Elizabeth Hill
  • 104 Street south of 96 Avenue
  • 107 Street  from 98 Avenue to Jasper Avenue
  • Sidewalk closed High Level Bridge
  • 109 Street  northbound from 87 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive
10:15pm
  • High Level Bridge
  • Walterdale Bridge
  • Menzies LRT Bridge
  • 109 Street southbound from 97 Avenue / High Level Bridge to 87 Avenue
11pm
  • 97 Avenue from 105 Street to 109 Street
  • 109 Street from 97 Avenue to 100 Avenue

Mill Woods – Road Closures

Expect traffic delays two hours before the fireworks and 90 minutes after the show.

7:30pm
  • 66 Street from 23 Avenue to 28 Avenue
10:45pm
  • 23 Avenue from 66 Street to Mill Woods Road
  • 28 Avenue from 66 Street to Mill Woods Road
  • Mill Woods Road from 23 Avenue to 28 Avenue  
  • 23 Avenue at 50 Street (closed to westbound traffic)
  • 28 Avenue at 50 Street (closed to westbound traffic)

Alberta Legislature – Road Closures

5am on July 1 - 2am on July 2
  • Fortway Drive
  • 96 Avenue from 106 Street to Fortway Drive
  • 106 Street from 97 Avenue to 96 Avenue
  • 107 Street from 99 Avenue to Fortway Drive

The Works Art & Design Festival – Road Closures

June 18-July 6 at 6:30am
  • 99 Avenue from 107 Street to the Federal Building parkade entry
  • 108 Street from 99 Avenue up to and including the Impark Parking Lot (9901 108 Street)

Canada Day Road Criterium – Road Closures

7:30am-4:30pm
  • 113 Street from 55 Avenue to 56 Avenue
  • 113A Street from 56 Avenue to 57 Avenue
  • 114 Street from 54 Avenue to 57 Avenue
  • 54 Avenue from 113A Street to 114 Street
  • 55 Avenue from 113 Street to 113A Street
  • 56 Avenue from 113A to 113 Street
  • 113A Avenue from 54 to 55 Avenue

Canada Day Road Race – Road Closures

6:30-10am
  • River Valley Road westbound from 105 Street to Groat Road
  • Emily Murphy Park Road from Groat Road to 116 Street
  • Saskatchewan Drive from 110 Street to 116 Street
  • Groat Road southbound from River Valley Road to Emily Murphy Park Road

Blues on Whyte Block Party – Road Closures

6am on July 1 - 1am on July 2
  • 104 Street service lane from 82 Avenue to 84 Avenue

Parking Restrictions

Increased parking bans will be in effect. The installation of no parking signs and no stopping signs will begin early on July 1. With minimal parking in the area of many venues, Edmontonians are encouraged to take the bus or LRT.

There is no stopping or parking from 7pm-midnight at:

  • 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. Visit edmonton.ca/parking for more information.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

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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