With Canada Day weekend around the corner, there are plenty of amazing celebrations taking place in Edmonton. Need some help narrowing down your selection? We’ve compiled a list of seven awesome locations and events you won’t want to miss this Canada Day:
- Alberta Legislature
What’s Canada Day without a trip to the Leg’? Great music, entertainment, and activities are always a guarantee, and of course, you can’t miss the spectacular fireworks display in the river valley.
Fireworks: 11 pm
- Muttart Conservatory
Canada Day celebrations at the conservatory feature music and entertainment, as well as some delicious patriotic treats. Canada Day will also see the unveiling of the 150th Anniversary Feature Pyramid, showcasing some patriotic floral love for Canada.
Open: 10am – 3pm
- Canada Day Family Street Festival
Ice District celebrates Canada Day with a street festival at Ford Hall in Rogers Place. There will be plenty of live entertainment, food, vendors, and more to keep you busy for the day.
Open: 12pm – 4pm
- Edmonton Prospects vs. Regina Red Sox
The Edmonton Prospects will host Moose Jaw at RE/MAX Field. The game starts at 7pm, but be there early to get your tickets and some great seating. Thanks to its prime river valley location, you’ll have great seats for the game, and the fireworks too!
- Elk Island National Park
If you want to avoid tight crowds on Canada Day, Elk Island Park is the perfect place to celebrate in the great outdoors. Just half an hour from the city, the park features beautiful scenery and incredible wildlife, plus some multicultural Canada Day celebrations. And of course, admission is free all year long.
- TELUS World of Science
Canada’s 150th coincides with the 33rd anniversary of the TELUS World of Science. In celebration of these momentous events, there will be a grand opening for their newest exhibit: The Science Behind Pixar. You can also expect a scavenger hunt, rocket launch, live science demonstrations, and plenty of giveaways and goodies (including maple liquid nitrogen ice cream!)
Open: 9am – 8pm
- Fort Edmonton Park
What better time than on Canada’s 150th anniversary to learn about the history of Canada, dating back to before it was even called Canada? Fort Edmonton Park’s Dominion Day weekend will feature parades, music, games, and shows all weekend long.
Open: July 1-3, 10am – 5pm
No matter where you end up, get out and experience some great local events this weekend, and show off your Canadian pride! Just make sure to BYOMS (Bring Your Own Maple Syrup).