Celebrate Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature

Celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday at the Alberta Legislature! Visitors will enjoy free, family-friendly entertainment for all ages, including ceremonial events, hands-on activities, live performances and more. The Canada Day event will highlight and honour Alberta’s diversity with a myriad of fun and festivities throughout the historic Legislature Grounds.

“I invite all Albertans to celebrate Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature, the centre of democracy for our province,” said the Honourable Robert E. Wanner, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. “Visitors are encouraged to join in the festivities and good cheer as Canadians from across our country celebrate Canada’s birthday. Let the rest of our nation know that Albertans are proud to be Canadian.”

Canada Day programming

Canada Day at the Legislature offers free entertainment from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 1. The Welcome Ceremony will kick off the event at noon with a 21-gun salute.

There will be four main performance areas that will feature many of our province’s brightest talents. Located on the north grounds, the Alberta Diversity stage will celebrate the richness of our province’s cultural landscape through the music and dance of Alberta’s best performers.  The Alberta Discovered stage, located on the Capital Plaza, will feature some of the best singer/songwriter artists and bands on Canada Day. On the Legislature’s north grounds the Alberta House stage in the Edmonton Federal Building will feature musical performances, while the Alberta Family Fun Zone on the south grounds will feature roving performers, arts and crafts and more.

Legislature Building open house (12:30 to 5 p.m.)

The annual Legislative Assembly open house will provide visitors the chance to explore the building’s iconic architecture and walk the Chamber floor, an honour reserved for visitors only on Canada Day to check out where their MLAs sit.

Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre

The Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre features the Pehonan Theatre, the Agora Interpretive Centre, the Alberta Branded retail store and the Borealis Gallery.

Public transportation is recommended as there will be limited parking at the Legislature Grounds. A free bicycle lot, located off 107th Street, will be available courtesy of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society.

For additional details please visit assembly.ab.ca/canadaday or Twitter at @LegAssemblyofAB or Facebook at Legislative Assembly of Alberta.