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Expect traffic delays 2 hours before the fireworks and 2 hours 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 other road closure details visit Special Event Road Closures or view the Current Traffic Disruptions map.

Road Closures

River Valley Fireworks
Time Location
6am Queen Elizabeth Park parking lot
8pm Kinsmen Sport Centre and Queen Elizabeth Pool parking lot
9:30pm River Valley Road
Fortway Drive
9:45pm Walterdale Hill
Queen Elizabeth Park Road
104 Street, south of 96 Avenue
107 Street, from 98 Avenue to Jasper Avenue
109 Street northbound, from 87 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive 
High Level Bridge sidewalks
Menzies LRT bridge – Pedestrian level (closed)
10:15pm High Level Bridge, north end of bridge to approximately 90 Avenue (closed)
Walterdale Bridge (closed to vehicles, pedestrian access maintained on east side of bridge)
11pm 97 Avenue, from 105 Street to 109 Street
109 Street, from 97 Avenue to 100 Avenue
Alberta Legislature
July 1 (5am)-July 2(2am)
  • Fortway Drive
  • 96 Avenue, from 106 Street to Fortway Drive
  • 107 Street, from 99 Avenue to Fortway Drive
The Works Art & Design Festival
June 17-July 4 at 7am
  • 99 Avenue, from 107 Street west to the Federal Building parkade entry
  • 108 Street, from 99 Avenue up to the Impark Parking Lot (9901 108 Street)
  • 114 Street, from 54 Avenue to 57 Avenue
  • 57 Avenue, from 113A to 114 Street
  • 113A Avenue, from 54 to 57 Avenue
  • 54 Avenue, from 113A Street to 114 Street
  • 54A Avenue, from 54 Avenue to 114 Street
Road Race
  • 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

Event Parking

Increased parking restrictions will be in effect. The installation of no parking signs and no stopping signs will begin early on July 1 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:

  • 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

Obey all signage. Vehicles illegally parked will be tagged and towed. 

With minimal parking available near many of the event locations, Edmontonians are encouraged to take alternate modes of transportation, including walking, bicycling, or taking the bus or LRT.

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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