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Free Admission Day is back for 2018!

Free fun for everyone at participating City of Edmonton recreation centres, attractions and cultural facilities on Sunday September 30, 2018 from 10am-6pm*.

*Some exceptions apply. Please check list of participating facilities and hours of operation.

'Free Admission Day' does not apply to other City of Edmonton services.

Participating Recreation Centres, Attractions and Cultural Facilities:

Food Bank Drop-Off Locations

Monetary donations will also be accepted at most locations.


Please note: due to high traffic, parking will be limited at all facilities. The City encourages Edmontonians to make use of the Edmonton Transit Service to get to their destination.

On September 30, ETS route 594 will provide direct transit from West Edmonton Mall to the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Regular fares apply for all ETS service.

For fare, route and schedule information, or to plan your trip, visit or call 311 (780-442-4311 outside of Edmonton).

Free Admission Day Tips

  • Before you go, re-check this website to see updates to all the opportunities available
  • Map out your day so you can maximize your experience
  • Consider starting (or ending) your day with a swim or skate at one of the Recreation Centres
  • Follow twitter #yegFAD to check out lineups and parking
  • Travel by ETS or LRT instead of your vehicle

Volunteer for Free Admission Day

Come out and help as a special event volunteer on free admission day.

The John Janzen Nature Centre, Edmonton Valley Zoo and the Muttart Conservatory will have limited spots for Volunteers. Volunteers will help out with welcoming visitors, with crafts and other value-added services.

For more information on each of the volunteer shifts please go to and view one of the three attractions accepting volunteers. Once you have clicked on one of the areas, scroll down to the Free Admission Day header to see full shift descriptions and times. To apply click on "Fill in an application" at the top of each of the pages.

For more information on volunteering for Free Admission Day email or call 780-496-4935.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

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

TTY 780-944-5555

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