Celebrate Canada Day 2017 in Edmonton
Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in Edmonton by joining in on some of the many fun family events taking place around the city this Canada Day. End the day by watching the spectacular Canada Day fireworks finale in the river valley.
Canada Day Fireworks Finale
Time: 11 p.m.
Enjoy the magnificent fireworks display over Edmonton’s river valley parks and the North
Good viewing locations
Alberta Legislature Grounds (Capital Plaza – north plaza)
Victoria Park (River Valley Road)
Government House Park (Groat Road and River Valley Road)
Ezio Faraone Park
Remax Field – Those attending the Edmonton Prospects vs. the Weyburn Beavers game on July 1st are welcome to remain at Remax Field to watch the fireworks.
Note: No viewing is available from Kinsmen Park.
Viewing areas accessible on foot only (closed to vehicles)
River Valley Road
Walterdale Hill and Queen Elizabeth Park Road
109 St. (between Saskatchewan Drive and the High Level Bridge)
Pedestrian access is unavailable in Kinsmen Park, and to the High Level & Menzies Bridges after road closure are in effect. Kinsmen playground and picnic areas are closed on Canada Day.
New this year: Fireworks Live Streaming!
Can’t get out to see the fireworks this year? Watch the fireworks finale on your computer or mobile device. Just tune in, sit back and enjoy!
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 the Current Traffic Disruptions map.
North-south access across the river
Pedestrian access to the Menzies Bridge will be closed at 9:45 p.m. and will remain closed until after the fireworks. Pedestrian Access across the river will be available via the Groat Road Bridge, James Macdonald Bridge, and the Low Level Bridge.
At 10:15 p.m., the High Level Bridge, Walterdale Bridge, and 109 Street southbound from 97 Avenue / High Level Bridge to 87 Avenue will be closed for up to 90 minutes, until fireworks debris is cleared.
If you need to cross the river, please be aware of the potential for delay and adjust your travel plans accordingly.
Usual restrictions and increased parking bans will be in effect. The installation of no parking signs and no stopping signs will begin early on July 1 to ensure that these lanes are clear of vehicles during peak traffic times.
There will be no stopping or parking from 7 p.m. until midnight at these locations:
Whyte Avenue, between 101 Street and 109 Street
Jasper Avenue, between 101 Street and 112 Street
109 Street, between 99 Avenue and 104 Avenue
109 Street, between 82 Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive
107 Street, between 99 Avenue and 102 Avenue
105 Street, between 102 Avenue and 104 Avenue
Vehicles illegally parked will be tagged and towed. Visit edmonton.ca/parking for more information. With minimal parking in the area of many venues, Edmontonians are encouraged to take the bus or LRT.
Canada Day Events in Edmonton
City Hall Canada Day Celebration
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: City Hall, City Hall Plaza, Sir Winston Churchill Square
Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial with free Canada Day activities at City Hall. The fun kicks off with a Canada Day ceremony in the City Room, followed by live music and dancing, kids’ crafts, City Hall tours, displays, giveaways and more. Free family fun for all ages!
Celebrate Canada 150 at the Alberta Legislature
Time: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Alberta Legislature Building & Grounds, Capital Plaza, Edmonton Federal Building
Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature is a celebration that honours Alberta’s history and diversity with entertainment and activities for all ages. Enjoy some of the best local Alberta talent in music and dance along with roving performers and interesting exhibits throughout the grounds, the plaza and in the Edmonton Federal Building.
Follow the Fountain Tire Trail and discover all of your Canada Day fun!
Downtown Edmonton is the place to be this Canada Day, and the Fountain Tire Trail will help you find your way to the celebrations downtown! Simply follow the marked trail between City Hall and the Alberta Legislature grounds and discover the free, family-friendly fun, featuring an appreciation of Canada’s diversity, culture and history.