7 Things to do for Canada Day in Edmonton for Free or Almost Free

7 Things to do for Canada Day in Edmonton for Free or Almost Free

City Hall

What’s a better place to stop by after you get your morning coffee and fresh bake goods at the Downtown Farmer’s Market other than the City Hall. Join the crowd at City hall together to celebrate Canada Day with barbecue, photo booth, and live music all day! They are also unveiling a new Canada 150 Mosaic Mural! You can find out more details here

Date: Saturday July 1, 2017
Time: 11am to 6pm
Location: City Hall, City Hall Plaza, Sir Winston Churchill Square
Admission: Free!

Alberta Legislature Grounds

Have you seen the inside of the historical Legislature Building? Ever wonder where you MLA sits, works, and possibly argue? The Alberta Legislature Building is offering free open house tour for the public from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Come on down to one of the most picturesque sites in our province and celebrate with crafts, fun activities and educational and musical performances for parents and children.  Don’t forget to snap some pictures in your best red and white outfits.

If you go earlier enough (7:00am to 10:00 am), go get pancake breakfast hosted by Aga Khan Council for Edmonton on Legislature south grounds.

You can find out more info here

Date: Saturday July 1, 2017
Time: 7am to 11pm
Location: Alberta Legislature Ground
Admission: Free!

Sand on Whyte

Celebrate the history Canada and Edmonton as Canadian sand carving artists take you on a journey through the past 150 years. Click here for more info.

Date: Saturday June 30 to July 9, 2017
Time: 10am to 10pm
Location: N
ortheast Corner of Whyte Avenue and Gateway Blvd
Admission: by Donation

Shakespeare in the Park


Take in an afternoon or an evening play with the Freewill Shakespeare Performers down at Hawrelak Park. The Merry Wives of Windsor will be performed at 2pm and The Merchant of Venice at 8pm. Both performances include a pre-puppet show for the kids that teaches them the main characters and plot points to get them ready for the show ahead. You can find more info here.

Date: Saturday July 1, 2017
Time: 2pm to 10pm
Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park
Admission: Pay What You Can

The Works Art Festival

Check out the sights and sounds of The Works at Churchill Square. Listen to the sounds of the street stage bands featuring all Alberta Female bands and beer gardens. Take in the sites of visual arts made by Alberta Artists. With lots of Canada themed craft workshops for the whole family. For more info, please click here

Date: June 22 to July 4, 2017
Time: 11am to 9:30pm
Churchill Square
Admission: Donation

Chinatown Street Market

Celebrate Canada’s diversity with singing, Chinese drum and lion dance performance and more at the Chinatown Street Market! Enjoy delicious food from our local food trucks while you browse through the craft and trinket sales booths.  Click here for more information  

Date: Saturday July 1, 2017
Time: 2am to 8pm
Location: 96 St, 102A- 103A Ave
Admission: Free!

Canada Day Fireworks Finale

You DON’T want to miss the spectacular fireworks show choreographed with High Level Bridge light show in the River Valley on Canada Day.  We encourage you to take the bus or LRT, as parking is gonna be insane! Here’s our suggestion on some of the best 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
  • RE/MAX Field (Formerly known as Telus Field)- Those attending the Edmonton Prospects vs the Weyburn Beavers game on July 1 are welcome to remain in their seats at the RE/MAX Field to watch the fireworks
  • River Valley Road (closed to vehicles)
  • Walterdale Hill Road and Queen Elizabeth Park Road (closed to vehicles)
  • 109 Street (between Saskatchewan Drive and the High Level Bridge) (closed to vehicles)
  • Date: Saturday July 1, 2017

Date: Saturday July 1, 2017
Time: 11pm
Location: River Valley
Admission: Free!

Happy Canada Day Everyone!