Edmonton·JULY 1

Canada Day 2015: Where to celebrate in Edmonton

No matter where you live in the city, there are dozens of different events planned to help you celebrate Canada Day.
Where will you spend your Canada Day? (CBC)

Still figuring out what to do this Canada Day? Here's our handy cheat sheet (arranged by city quadrant) to help you plan your holiday.

Transit Note: 

All ETS routes will be operating on a Sunday schedule throughout the day; the LRT will run at 10-minute intervals from 10 a.m. to end of service

City Centre:

Canada Day at the Legislature

Canada Day at City Hall

  • Loads of child-friendly activities, arts and crafts have been planned from noon to 4 p.m.
  • The Works Art & Design Festival will wrap up with a full day of music and activity in Churchill Square

Art Gallery of Alberta

  • Admission to the gallery, family-friendly art activities and the exhibits is free from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Muttart Conservatory

  • Live music, crafts and facepainting are planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Telus Field

  • The Weyburn Beavers will take on the Edmonton Prospects in a special tailgate party-themed game at 7:05 p.m.

Old Timers' Cabin

  • Family dance and celebrations will run from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Lighting of the High Level Bridge

  • A dynamic bridge lights and fireworks display will be accompanied by a soundscape of Edmonton music simulcast on CKUA radio at 11 p.m.

Northwest Edmonton:

Telus World of Science

  • Staff will launch 31 rockets from the centre's front yard at 1:45 p.m.
  • Dino games will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The Alberta Railway Museum

  • Ride the rails and learn Canada's history hands-on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Northeast Edmonton:

Commonwealth Stadium

  • England will take on Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Semi Final at 5 p.m. 

Boyle McCauley

Edmonton Paintball Centre

  • Entrance and equipment rentals will be half price all day for the centre's drop-in day

Borden Park

  • The Cosmo Summer Band will perform an outdoor concert from 4 to 5 p.m. in the bandshell

Southwest Edmonton:

Edmonton Valley Zoo

  • Celebrate the zoo's 56th birthday and Lucy's 40th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fort Edmonton Park

  • Celebrate Dominion Day with a parade, toast to the Queen and other activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hawrelak Park

  • The Freewill Shakespeare players will perform As You Like It at 5 p.m.

Southeast Edmonton

Mill Woods

  • Child-friendly activities are planned from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in Mill Woods Park
  • Musicians and dancers will perform on the mainstage from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Fireworks are at 11 p.m.

Outside Edmonton


  • An evening of music, crafts, cake and dancing has been planned for the Four Seasons Park from 6 to 11 p.m.


Elk Island Park

  • Admission is free to all of Canada's National Parks on Wednesday
  • A special flag raising and cake service will happen at noon

Fort Saskatchewan

  • Events run from 8 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. in and around Legacy Park


  • The day's events will include a pancake breakfast, outdoor concert, wagon rides, a family carnival and fireworks at the Leduc Recreation Centre.
  • Activities run from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sherwood Park

  • The Canada Parade will start at 10 a.m., with events planned at Broadmoor Lake Park from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Spruce Grove

  • Activities are scheduled at Jubilee Park from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

St. Albert

  • St. Albert is dedicating its Canada Day festivities to the RCMP, and has moved its location to Rotary and Riel Recreation Parks
  • The day will start with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. and end with fireworks at 11 p.m. in Mission Hill
  • St. Albert's historic sites will also open their doors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

​Stony Plain

  • Head to Heritage Park for a citizenship ceremony, art walk, Kid Zone and live entertainment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Strathcona County

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