Celebrate Canada’s 146th Birthday with Canada Day Events in Edmonton!
Time: 7 am – 7 pm
About: A full day of fun for all ages! Ever wonder what it would be like to walk the Chamber floor? The Canada Day open house is your opportunity to find out! Tour Alberta’s historic Legislature, our centre of democracy. Enjoy free family activities and live musical performances by a diverse selection of Alberta-based artists. Food vendors will also be on hand serving a variety of fare throughout the day.
More Info: www.assembly.ab.ca
Art Gallery of Alberta
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
About: Take in all the current exhibitions including those featuring Canadian artists like Alex Janvier, the Automatistes from Quebec and local abstract artists. Plus, there are art activities for all ages taking place throughout the day!
More Info: www.youraga.ca/canada-day-at-your-aga
Fort Edmonton Park
Time: 11 am – 3 pm
Cost: $17.25 Adult; $12.90 Child
About: Re-live Canada’s history at Edmonton’s historical village and living history museum! Visitors will be treated to a parade, cake, music, games, and historical vignettes throughout the day, as well as the opportunity to play historical games and activities. Plus, Feats Festival of Dance will have swing dancers and various cultural and folk dance troupes sharing cultural traditions and rich dance history throughout the park.
More Info: www.fortedmontonpark.ca/events/dominion-day
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Time: 3:30 pm
About: Working with the Orchesis U of A dancers, dancers from the Alberta Dance Alliance explore the different feelings and emotions involved when you are attending a party, using humour, movement, and balloons! Next, they perform a variety of folk dances from different cultures around the world, complete with vibrant costumes and great music.
More Info: jubileeauditorium.com
Time: 1 – 4 pm
About: A Canada Day ceremony commences at 1 pm in the City Room, followed by an afternoon of family activities including live music and dancing, kids’ crafts, cultural performances, temporary tatoos, City Hall tours, and more. Plus, stroll outside to Churchill Square to take in the vendors and art at The Works Art and Design Festival.
More Info: www.edmonton.ca
West Edmonton Mall
Time: 12 pm – 2 pm, Centre Stage (Level One, Phase I)
About: Bring your family and celebrate Canada Day at West Edmonton Mall with a Canada Day-themed Playtime! Join us for arts, crafts, and face painting.
More Info: 780-444-5321
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Cost: $13.25 Adult; $11 Youth (13-17/ Senior (65+); $8 Child (2-12)
About: Visit the Canadian animals at the zoo and enjoy mini enrichment talks about these incredible creatures and what makes them truly “Canadian”. Children will love activities like the scavenger hunt, the Adventure Bus, the Preschool Pitstop and the Giant National Geographic Parks Canada Map! There will also be educational talks, live music, hands-on science experiments, and airbrushed Canadian tattoos!
More Info: edmonton.ca/
Time: 11 am – 3 pm
Cost: $13 Adult; $9.75 Senior; $7 Student (with ID); $5 Youth (7-12); Children 6 and under are free
About: Enjoy Canada Day outdoors in a beautiful garden setting, with musical entertainment provided by bluegrass band Up the Creek, crafts and games for children, and cake!
More Info: www.devonian.ualberta.ca
Telus World of Science Edmonton
Time: 11 am – 3 pm
Cost: $16.95 Adult; $13.95 Senior (65+); $13.95 Youth (13-17)/Student (with ID); $10.95 Child (3-12); $63.95. Rates are for general admission only; additional cost for feature exhibit and IMAX films.
About: Special Canada Day activities include pop bottle rocket launches, roving science demonstrations, face painting, meet a robot, a catapult challenge, and more! Plus, visit the permanent galleries and exhibits, take in an IMAX movie, and see the limited engagement exhibit Body Worlds & the Cycle of Life.
More Info: www.telusworldofscienceedmonton.com
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: $9 Adult; $7 Senior (65+); $4 Youth (7-17); Children under 6 free; $20 Family.
About: Travel back in time and visit with historical interpreters portraying how Canadians in east central Alberta once celebrated Dominion Day! Plus, enjoy a display of vintage vehicles from the Edmonton Classic Sports Car Club, the Edmonton Vintage Volkswagen Association, and other vintage car associations. The day will also include family-friendly activities such as a pancake breakfast, horse-drawn wagon rides, traditional Ukrainian musical entertainment, and traditional Ukrainian food inspired by pioneer recipes.
More Info: www.history.alberta.ca/ukrainianvillage/specialevents/specialevents.aspx
Canada Day Fireworks in Edmonton: The magnificent Canada Day fireworks display over the skies of Edmonton will take place at 11 pm on July 1. The City of Edmonton has a great list of where to view the fireworks; visit www.edmonton.ca for more information.
Bonus: Counting down to the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton? The Ponoka Stampede June 25 – July 1 is one of the largest in Canada! Can’t make it to Ponoka? You can watch the live rodeo webcast — for free! — on any device at www.roadtothecfr.com at 8 pm on July 1, 2013.