The Canada Day long weekend in Edmonton is a highlight of the year, brimming with festivities, activities for all ages, and a strong community vibe. It’s a time to cherish Edmonton’s unique qualities and contemplate making it your permanent residence if you’ve been contemplating a move.

Below are some of the events and attractions you can look forward to this upcoming Canada Day weekend!


A fireworks display will illuminate the sky over the river valley and North Saskatchewan River on Canada Day at 11 p.m.

Some of the best viewing spots to catch the fireworks show are Queen Elizabeth Park and Hill, River Valley Road Trail, Victoria Park and Ezio Faraone Park at the west entrance.


The Edmonton Valley Zoo will host an all-ages event featuring music, a magic show and activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Muttart Conservatory is featuring a summer pyramid called Where Pyramids Collide and experience how botanicals were used in Ancient Egyptian society. The event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Canada Day and it will feature henna, airbrush tattoos, craft-making and a scavenger hunt.

If bugs are your thing then plan a trip to the John Janzen Nature Centre for Canada Day. Kicking off the month of ‘Super Fly July,’ kids can learn about what kinds of insects live in the vicinity with a bug hunt and pond dipping for aquatic creatures from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature will feature food, live performances by Captain Tractor and other artists, magicians, balloon artists, a storytelling tent and circus acts. The free event will run from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Mill Woods Canada Day is putting on a free and inclusive event with multicultural performances, dances, bouncy slides and carnival games from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a fireworks display at the end of the night to close out the event.

The second annual Ice District Canada Day Celebration will host a free event which will offer drop-in basketball, pickleball and street hockey. Also featured at the event are games, inflatables, photo booths, face painting, food trucks and performances by Canadian country star Tim Hicks, Nice Horse and Taylor-Rae. Festivities run from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Re-max Field is offering a baseball game ahead of the fireworks display. Edmonton Riverhawks will host the Port Angeles Lefties and ticket holders can stay for front row seats to view the Canada Day fireworks show. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. and the post-game party will have a musical performance by Brasstactics and Canadian classic rock band Giv’r.

The Work Art and Design Festival will begin Thursday and run until Canada Day. The free event promises art installations, musical performances and interactive displays at Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Spray parksoutdoor pools, recreation centres and city golf courses are also available for Edmontontians to enjoy.


St. Albert’s Canada Day celebrations will offer outdoor movie screenings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m, family-friendly activities running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and a fireworks display at 11 p.m. at Servus Place. There will also be another free event located at the grain elevators for Canada Day activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Strathcona County’s Canada Day will feature indoor and outdoor activities for all ages and live entertainment throughout the day at Broadmoor Lake Park in Sherwood Park.

Leduc’s Canada Day festivities will offer a pancake breakfast, a car show, a hockey circus, concerts with headliner The Trews, games, activities and fireworks at night from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Beaumont’s Canada Day Festivities

Four Seasons Park will be the place to be for an action-packed day beginning at 2 p.m. and wrapping up at 11 p.m. with the fan-favorite fireworks.

Activities taking place throughout the day include a beer gardens, balloon animals, crafts, train rides, yard games, an inflatable water slide, performance power saw carving and even a ninja warrior course. Also on hand to give demonstrations will be the Beaumont Youth Basketball Association and Prime Taekwondo.

When attendees need a break from the action, they can fuel up with celebratory cake or visit one of the 10 food trucks on site.

Taking to the stage will be talent from near and far, including Hoop Dancer Dallas Arcand (2:15 p.m.), Prime Taekwondo (3:15), Trincan Steel Orchestra (3:35), Firefly Theatre and Circus (4:05, 5:45 and 8:25), Murda Dance School (4:25), Beaumont Highland Dance (6:05), Booming Tree Japanese Drumming (7:30 and 9) and Cab’Ral (10:10).

To cap off the night, find a spot on the grass and aim your eyes at the sky for the 11 p.m. fireworks show.

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Spruce Grove’s Canada Day festivities will offer a pancake breakfast from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, water dog competition show, a full-send stunt show, crafts, code-ninjas’s, inflatable bouncy play structures, spray park and more.  The day will end with a fireworks display.   

St Albert:  St. Albert’s Canada Day celebration includes a jam packed day of fun!  Enjoy live music, entertainment and family-friendly activities at Servus Place, two outdoor movie showings of Kung Fu Panda 4 in the park, and an evening fireworks display!