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OPEN FOR YOU TO DISCOVER! The Alberta Legislature is an all-seasons destination. From lively summer festivals to celebrations during the holiday season the grounds are always a hub of activity. The Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre (located in the Edmonton Federal Building) also offers unique programs throughout the year.

All events are open to the public free of charge.

Visitor Centre

Thursdays to Be Discovered

Every Thursday at 6 p.m.

Join us in the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre. Open for you to discover!

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Where are the children? Healing the legacy of the residential schools

Exhibition now open.

No registration required.

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Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools is a powerful travelling exhibition by the Legacy of Hope Foundation that explores the history and consequences of the Residential School System in Canada with the goal of contributing to the healing and understanding required for reconciliation.

Through Survivor stories and archival photographs the exhibition covers over 125 years of history, transitioning through the stages of a child leaving home to arriving at school and participating in class activities.

The exhibition is open daily. For hours and more information visit Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools.

Step into summer photography tour

Registration required.

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Summer is almost here! Enjoy an evening walk through the beautiful Legislature Grounds, and capture wondrous images of one of the most picturesque spots in Edmonton. Join us for this tour, and learn professional tips and tricks for taking the perfect photos. Participants will be led by a photography instructor and our friendly and knowledgeable Heritage Interpreters.

Please register through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Indigenous short films

Edmonton International Film Festival

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We are proud to present this exciting evening of short films in association with the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF). Originally shown as part of the EIFF’s Short Stop program, the evening’s selections explore subject matter concerning indigenous experiences from across the country.

Select films include Cree Code Talker, Cedar Tree of Life and kiskisiwin | remembering.

Duration: approximately 80 minutes.

Popcorn and juice will be available, and you are welcome to bring along your favourite movie snacks!

Space is limited in the Pehonan Theatre, so reserve your spot today. Register through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Note: the films will be projected on a single flat screen and not in the round.

Movie magic: a wrinkle in time (2018)

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After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother and her friend to space in order to find him.

Films are shown in the Pehonan Theatre. Popcorn and juice will be available, and you are welcome to bring your favourite movie snacks.

Please register through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Evening Grounds Tours

Thursdays at 6 p.m. - July 4 to August 29

Registration required.

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Every Thursday evening, we will offer guided tours of the Alberta Legislature Grounds where history, art, and politics come together. From Pehonan to parliamentary democracy, the Legislature Grounds have undergone continual transformation for thousands of years. Enjoy the outdoors and find out more about the monuments that mark the Grounds today. Learn about Alberta’s history and democracy and decide where you fit in.

Tours begin at 6 p.m. Meet at the Legislature Building front steps. Please register through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Visitor Centre

Summer Grounds Tours

July 2 to August 31

Tours are available daily (including weekends) at noon and 3 p.m.

Join us for a guided tour of the Alberta Legislature Grounds where history, art, and politics come together. From Pehonan to parliamentary democracy, the Legislature Grounds have undergone continual transformation for thousands of years. Enjoy the outdoors and find out more about the monuments that mark the Grounds today. Learn about Alberta’s history and democracy and decide where you fit in.

No registration required. Meet at the Legislature Building front steps.