Canada Day Celebrations in Edmonton

Light the Bridge

Time: 11 p.m.
Watch history being made as 55,000 LED lights are turned on the High Level Bridge for the first time. Head to your favourite spot to watch the fireworks and see what a community can do to make life a little brighter. Tune in to CKUA on your radio or smartphone, then listen, watch and enjoy as the bridge lights are synchronized to an Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performance of O Canada!

Canada Day Fireworks Finale

Time: 11 p.m.
Enjoy the magnificent fireworks display over Edmonton’s river valley parks and the North Saskatchewan River.

Good viewing locations:

Alberta Legislature Grounds
Victoria Park (River Valley Road)
Ezio Faraone Park (west entrance to High Level Bridge on 109 St. north)
Dantzer’s Hill (below Queen Elizabeth Park)
Government House Park (Groat Road & River Valley Road)
TELUS Field is offering a reduced admission price of $4 per person after the 8th inning of the Edmonton Prospects vs. the Regina Red Sox game for those who wish to view the fireworks. Food concessions will be open until 10:30 p.m. 
Note: No viewing is available from Kinsmen Park.

Viewing areas accessible on foot only (closed to vehicles):

River Valley Road
Queen Elizabeth Park Road
109 St. (between Saskatchewan Drive & the High Level Bridge)
Access is restricted in Kinsmen Park, High Level & Menzies Bridges after road closure are in effect. Kinsmen playground and picnic area are closed on Canada Day.

Note: Access to low-lying river valley trails may be closed and open trails should be approached with caution. Before entering the trail system, visit the website for current trail cautions and closures.

Road Closures for Fireworks Finale

Expect traffic delays two hours before the fireworks and 90 minutes after the show. Please be patient and courteous to help to make the trip home from the fireworks safe for everyone. For road closure details visit Road and Traffic updates.

Event Parking

Usual restrictions and increased parking bans will be in effect. With minimal parking in the area of many venues, Edmontonians are encouraged to take the bus or LRT. Vehicles illegally parked will be tagged and towed.

Celebrate Canada Day in Edmonton

City Hall

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Canada’s birthday with free Canada Day activities at City Hall. The fun kicks off with a Canada Day ceremony at 1 p.m. in the City Room, followed by live music and dancing, kids’ crafts, City Hall tours, displays, give-aways and more. Free family fun for all ages!

Canada Day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Time: 11a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Cost: Regular admission
Celebrate Canada Day and the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s 55th birthday! Visit the Canadian animals, make a craft, eat a red and white cupcake, and enjoy a wonderful mix of family activities and entertainment.

Canada Day at the Muttart Conservatory

Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Cost: Regular admission
Celebrate our nation’s 147th birthday with a visit to the Muttart Conservatory. Enjoy live music, Canada Day crafts and face painting. Treats and fun activities will be available throughout the day – a fun event for the whole family!

Dominion Day at Fort Edmonton Park

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Celebrate the 147th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. Witness new Canadians take the oath of citizenship, visit the War of 1812 Parks Canada Travelling Exhibit and bask in the excellence of being Canadian – eh! Avoid the line ups; visit Fort Edmonton Park to buy your tickets online.

Cool Off on Canada Day

Spend time soaking up the summer at a City of Edmonton outdoor pool or visit one of the City’s Recreation Centres. Regular admission rates apply. Holiday hours will be in effect. Splash away the day at one of the City’s free Water Play Features (spray parks).

Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature

Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebrate our nation’s birthday at the Alberta Legislature with live entertainment and a variety of free family activities.

Celebrate Canada Day at the Art Gallery of Alberta

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrate Canada Day at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Free admission. Bring the whole family for art activities, a BBQ and a chance to view some exciting exhibitions. Last admission will be at 4:30 pm.