Celebrate Canada Day 2017 in Edmonton
Canada Day 2017 is coming up and what better way to spend its 150th year than in Alberta’s capital city! Whether you are coming to Edmonton for a visit or are a local resident, we’ve got a list of all the fun happening on July 1st, 2017!
Where to spend Canada Day 150:
Head to the Alberta Legislature to celebrate Canada Day with family and friends. The Alberta Legislature offers a wide variety of activities throughout the day. Activities include; a family fun zone which runs from 11am to 5pm, tours of the Legislature building, music and dance performances, and more.
Visit Rogers Place to see Sarah McLachlan celebrate Canada 150. Starting at noon, Rogers Place is hosting a street festival which includes family activities and local performers. This is followed by an honouring ceremony and finishes with a performance by Canadian music artist Sarah McLachlan.
Enjoy cupcakes at the Edmonton Valley Zoo while you celebrate not one but two parties! With Lucy the elephant’s upcoming birthday, the zoo will be celebrating Canada’s 150th and Lucy’s together.
Get a first glimpse of the special 150th anniversary pyramid at the Muttart Conservatory.
Celebrate Dominion Day with Fort Edmonton Park. Fun activities planned for the whole weekend in celebration of Canada’s 150th. Enjoy activities such as a parade, 21 gun salute, pancake breakfast, and more.
Watch a performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor or The Merchant of Venice at the Freewill Shakespeare Festival located at the Heritage Amphitheater in Hawrelak Park.
Get a little sandy at the Sand on Whyte Sand Carving Exhibit. View the work of Canadian sand carving artists as they build, create, and shape their pieces.
Enjoy a day in the wilderness with your family at Elk Island National Park. From canoeing to a picnic, Elk Island offers numerous types activities for the whole family.
Out in Sherwood Park? Make sure to visit the Strathcona County Canada Day Festival. Located at Broadmoor Lake Park, this festival includes a photobooth, bubble soccer, farmers markets, and more. Plus, finish off the evening with a fireworks display!
No matter where you go for Canada Day, be sure to have a fun and be safe!