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Lighting the High Level Bridge

The High Level Bridge now has 60,000 LED bulbs thanks to the Light the Bridge campaign! The Bridge will now be lit every night, and this state-of-the-art programmable system is available for requests.

Light the Bridge celebrates and builds community spirit in Edmonton. The bridge lights are a beautifying element to our cityscape, a symbol of pride for locals, and part of our Edmonton story. They can also be used to help represent Edmonton and share our story with national and international audiences.

Calendar of Special Requests

The City of Edmonton proactively fills the calendar to help recognize major events and cultural celebrations. Our aim is to reflect the diversity of people who call Edmonton home and our connection to the global community.

Citizens are invited to make requests based on the criteria outlined below. We strive to fulfill all eligible requests, but any confirmed request may be modified if a major local, national or international situation occurs.

If there is not a special request for a date, the bridge will be lit in a variety of colours. This calendar is subject to change without notice.

Edmonton Oilers playoff games

The bridge be lit orange for Oilers playoff games. If pre-booked by the community, the lights will transition between orange and the community-requested colours on a 10 minute cycle throughout the evening.
 

Date Reason Colours
Apr 23 Light Up The Lunges Pink/Purple
Apr 24 National Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Week Green
Apr 25 ANZAC Day Red/Gold
Apr 26 International Guide Dog Day Blue/White
Apr 27 Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness Orange
Apr 28 Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace Orange
Apr 29 Make-A-Wish World Wish Day 2017 Blue
Apr 30 District 99 Toastmasters Spring Convention Blue/Burgundy
May 1 World NF Awareness Month Green/Blues
May 2 Vision Health Month White/Teal
May 3 CMHA Mental Health Week Green
May 5 World Pulmonary Hypertension Day Purple
May 6 Northern Lands Red/White
May 7 Alberta March for Life Blue/Pink/White

Application Request Information

Applications must be not-for-profit, community-focused and received at least three weeks prior to the requested date. Requests are processed in the order in which they are received and are considered on a case-by-case basis using the following criteria:

  • Support an event of national or international significance (such as Canada Day or Edmonton hosting FIFA matches)
  • Support of a local festival or event that positively impacts local community spirit (such as Litfest or Oilers home opener)
  • Support a local, national or international awareness issue that builds community or is related to community health (such as Rotary Club of Edmonton, Treaty 6 Day or Movember)
  • Acknowledge and welcome visiting dignitaries (such as the Royal Family or international civic officials) hosted by our city
  • Tributes or memorial requests may be granted for well-documented local or national figures or service members. The lights will complement existing City of Edmonton Protocol for these events

Multi-day requests will not be accepted. The City of Edmonton reserves the right to deny requests that are mainly personal, private, political or commercial in nature.

If you would like to make a request to change the High Level Bridge lighting colours, please submit an online application to the Civic Events Office, a minimum of three weeks prior to the requested date.

Pink/Purple

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the bridge be lit?

 Starting at 11pm Canada Day, 2014 and then every night after that, 365 days a year.

What hours will it be lit?

It will change with the seasons. The bridge will be lit when it starts to get dark, and will turn off late in the evening.  The City of Edmonton sets the hours.

Who decides the colours?

 The City of Edmonton, Civic Events Office.

Can messages be written on the bridge?

No. Since the bridge is not a solid surface, there is nowhere for words to appear. Also, we don’t want the bridge to turn into a billboard.

Can I still buy a bulb?

Thank you for your interest, but bulb purchases are no longer available.

For More Information

Civic Events Office

P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton AB  T5J 0K1

Telephone

780-944-7740

Fax 780-944-0042
Email civic.events@edmonton.ca

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