Happy birthday, Canada! The long weekend is upon us, and there are many great events happening in our wonderful city. So, let’s keep our fingers crossed that the sun decides to shine. But, if not, grab your umbrella and get ready to celebrate our amazing country.

Pancake Breakfast

Start the day off right with a full belly! Enjoy the Canada Day Pancake Breakfast at the Alberta Legislature Building and Grounds. The event runs from 7am-9am, and is the perfect start to your Canada Day celebrations.

Alberta Legislature

Enjoy a fun filled (and free!) day of events at the Alberta Legislature from 12pm-9pm. With family friendly events that include ceremonial events to live performances, your entire family will be sure to have a fantastic day!

Muttart Conservatory

Celebrate at the Muttart Conservatory from 11am-3pm. From furry guests to arts and crafts, this is a great way to spend Canada Day; rain or shine!

Outdoor Pools and Spray Parks

With free outdoor pool admissions, take advantage of one of the Edmonton outdoor pools. Or, if you prefer, check out one of the awesome spray parks around the city.

Art Gallery of Alberta

Another free event! Enjoy the many art activities, or take advantage of the opportunity to check out all of the fantastic exhibitions. The gallery will be open from 11am-5pm.

 Edmonton Valley Zoo

It’s a double birthday celebration! The Edmonton Valley Zoo is turning 60! Explore the zoo, and visit the animals, while listening to live music, and more. Regular admission applies and the zoo will be open from 11am-4pm.

Fireworks Finale

Wrap up your fun-filled day with the magnificent fireworks over Edmonton! Some great viewing locations include: Alberta Legislature Building and Grounds, Victoria Park, Government House Park, and Dantzer’s Hill. If you are wanting to ditch your car, and venture on foot, 109 Street (between Saskatchewan Drive and the High Level Bridge), is a great viewing spot.

Phew! So many activities to celebrate Canada! What will you be doing on July 1? Remember, whatever you do, to stay safe while enjoying the long weekend festivities.

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