Celebrate the arrival of 2018 at the Alberta Legislature Grounds as we wrap up the year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
This fun-filled, alcohol-free, family-friendly event will have something for everyone!
Date: Sunday December 31, 2017
Time: Family-friendly activities: 6–9pm Fireworks: 9–9:10pm
Location: Federal Building (9820–107 Street), Visitor Centre, and Federal Plaza
Family-Friendly Entertainment & Fireworks
6 to 9pm: Join the fun inside the Federal Building for activities the whole family can enjoy, including music, comedians, jugglers, games, glitter tattoos, and much more! The celebration continues outdoors on the Plaza with live performances, hayrides, ice carving, fire pits, and bannock-making.
Food trucks will be located on 99 Avenue, between 107 Street and 109 Street, for those wishing to purchase snacks.
9 to 9:10pm: Join Mayor Don Iveson and Premier Rachel Notley for the countdown and fireworks show!
Fireworks Viewing Areas
The best fireworks viewing locations are from the Federal Plaza and in front of the Alberta Legislature.
Please note: High winds or severe weather may result in the cancellation of some outdoor activities. Call 311 for the most up-to-date event information.
The following road closures will be in effect from December 31, 2017 until the end of the event:
- Full closure of 99 Avenue, from 107 Street to 109 Street
- Full closure of 108 Street, north of the 99 Avenue intersection
- Full closure of 106 Street, from 96 Avenue to 97 Avenue
- Full closure of 96 Avenue, from 105 Street to 107 Street. (Access to the alley will be available to local residents.)
- Full closure of Fortway Drive, north of the Royal Glenora Club
- Northbound single lane closure on 109 Street, south of 99 Avenue
- Full closure of 107 Street, from 96 Avenue to 99 Avenue
- Full closure of the Terrace Building access of of River Valley Road
For more road closure information, visit edmonton.ca/SpecialEventRoadClosures.
A number of parking restrictions will be in effect on New Year’s Eve. Please obey all signage, as tag and tow will be in effect.
On Sunday December 31, the Alberta Legislature (south grounds) surface lots in the fireworks fallout zone will be closed. This includes the Terrace Building rear parking lots, rear lots sounding the Alberta Legislature, along 107 Street, and parking lot at 106 Street and 96 Avenue.
From Saturday December 30 through to Monday January 1, the 106 Street surface parking lots will be closed.
The south parkade at the Alberta Legislature will be available for permit holders.
Paid parking is available at the following locations:
- Impark Lot #237, located at 9901–108 Street
- Impark Lot #477, located at 9707–110 Street
- Impark Lot #389, located at 9907–106 Street
- Impark Lot #383, located at 10001–107 Street
- Diamond Parking, located at 9928–105 Street
To ensure public safety, the fireworks safety perimeter will be closed at 7pm with no access between 8pm and 10pm. Various multi-use trail and sidewalk closures will be in effect.
Skating Rink Closure
For safety reasons, the south skating rink on the Alberta Legislature Grounds will be closed to the public starting at 4pm, as it is within the fireworks fallout area.
Free New Year's Eve Bus & LRT Service
Take transit to and from your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Free ETS service starts at 5pm on December 31 until 3:30am on January 1. DATS is free from 5pm on December 31 until 2am on January 1.
Enjoy celebrations longer by tracking your bus anywhere, anytime using real-time tools.
For Edmonton route and schedule information visit the ETS Trip Planner at TakeETS.com.
Money collected in ETS fare boxes on New Year’s Eve will be given to the DONATE A RIDE campaign.
Note: Route 560 to Spruce Grove, Route 580 to Fort Saskatchewan, Route 599 to Edmonton Garrison, and Route 747 to the Edmonton International Airport are not part of the New Year’s Eve free service.
Free ETS Shuttle Service
Starting at 5pm on December 31, ETS will be running a free shuttle service from 102 Avenue and 100 Street southbound, to the Government Transit Centre, stopping at all bus stops along Jasper Avenue. There will be ETS buses at the Government Transit Centre, and at 109 Street and 99 Avenue in both directions, to assist you in getting home safely after the fireworks.