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The Alberta Legislature is an all-seasons destination. From lively summer festivals to celebrations during the holiday season the grounds are a hub of activity throughout the year.

All free, nonticketed events

Current Events

Thursdays to Be Discovered

FREE events every Thursday at 6 p.m.

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

Visitor Centre

Legion Halls Exhibition

Check out the newest exhibition in the Borealis Gallery which captures a glimpse of the role that Legion halls play in Canadian communities today.

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This exhibition consists of 25 images by Toronto photographer Tobi Asmoucha that capture everyday moments and events in Legion branches across Canada. Printed in black and white, they aim to capture the sense of timelessness and the connections between past and present experienced by Asmoucha in her Legion visits.

The Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre is open late on Thursday evenings. Legion Halls runs until January 2, 2018, in Borealis Gallery.

This travelling exhibition has been made possible in part by a generous donation from the Friends of the Canadian War Museum.

Passchendaele and Poppy-making

Join us for a special screening of Passchendaele in the Pehonan Theatre, and make your own poppy for Remembrance Day.

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November 10 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele, which took place on the Western Front from July to November 1917.

This important First World War battle, one in which Canadian and Albertan soldiers featured prominently, was depicted in the 2008 film Passchendaele, written, directed, produced and starring Canadian Paul Gross.

To commemorate this anniversary, Passchendaele will be screened in its entirety at the Pehonan Theatre, located in the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre.

In honour of Remembrance Day on November 11 visitors are also invited to create their own poppies. All supplies will be provided.

Journey of a Lifetime Exhibition

Visit this travelling exhibition that highlights the westward train journey of Canada’s early settlers.

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Journey of a Lifetime brings the story of Canada's historic colonist cars to the Alberta Legislature.

The interactive and immersive exhibit tells the story of thousands of settlers who travelled across Canada by colonist car. Come experience the journey for yourself through the eyes of the immigrants who first settled Canada's west.

Journey of a Lifetime is brought to you by Heritage Park Historical Village with the Province of Alberta, City of Calgary and Bank of Montreal.

Picture Perfect Photography Tour

Sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Alberta Legislature grounds with a professional guide and photography instructor.

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Tour one of the most the picturesque spots in Edmonton, the Alberta Legislature Grounds. Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour with a professional guide and photography instructor to learn professional tips and tricks for capturing the perfect photo.

Spaces are limited, so you’ll want to call 780.427.7362 to reserve your spot on the tour.

In the case of inclement weather the tour will move inside the Legislature Building.

Pop-up Sale and Artist Demonstration

Celebrate the talent and creativity of Alberta artists by shopping Alberta Branded’s pop-up sale and watching a special artist demonstration.

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Alberta's unique geography and cultural diversity inspire Alberta artists to share their creative expressions through art and fine craft.

Shop the Alberta Branded pop-up event from noon to 7 p.m. for an extensive variety of fine art and craft hand-made by Alberta artists. Featured artists include:

  • Karen Bishop
  • Holly Boone
  • Marcia Fossey
  • Nataliia Iashnikova
  • Soma Mo
  • Tarra Wedman
  • Linda Willard

Learn how a simple idea becomes an object of fine craft. Drop by from 5 to 7 p.m. and watch Darlene Storgeoff unravel the mystery of lamp-work bead-making with a live demonstration.

Upcoming Events

Celebrate the Season

December 7 to 23, 2017