EDMONTON – The biggest Canada Day party in the province is at the Alberta Legislature, and
everyone is invited! On July 1 visitors will explore history, culture, powerful and thoughtprovoking exhibitions, educational and interactive spaces and discover free all-ages music and
dance entertainment from noon to 9 p.m.
“I invite all Albertans to spend Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature for history, culture and
free family entertainment,” said the Honourable Nathan Cooper, Speaker of the Legislative
Assembly of Alberta. “What better place to celebrate heritage and pride in our nation than at
our province’s centre of democracy! Here visitors will learn about the Legislative Assembly in
dynamic and interactive ways and walk the floor of the Chamber, where their provincial
CANADA DAY PROGRAMMING
Welcome Ceremony (Noon to 12:30 p.m.)
The celebrations kick off at noon on the front steps of the Legislature Building, with welcome
remarks by Speaker Cooper, the singing of O Canada by soprano Cara Lianne McLeod and
words from our province’s leaders. It will close with a performance by celebrated three-time
world champion hoop dancer and electronic dance music producer Dallas Arcand (DJ KZK).
Legislature Building Open House (12:30 to 5 p.m.)
The Alberta Legislature Building will be open for visitors to enjoy the iconic architecture,
experience the acoustic phenomenon known as the “magic spot”, visit the Legislature Library to
see the famous 50-year-old Legislature hamburger and walk the Chamber floor, an honour
reserved for visitors only on Canada Day.
Alberta Family Fun Zone (12:30 to 5 p.m.)
The Alberta Family Fun Zone on the south grounds will bustle with the activity of roving
performers, circus activities, crafts, Indigenous interpretive experiences and more.
Alberta Diversity Stage (1 to 5 p.m.)
The Alberta Diversity stage will be located at the Legislature’s south bandshell and highlight the
richness of our province’s cultural landscape through a variety of dance performances featuring
the quick steps of La Girandole, the thoughtful interpretations of Kehewin Native Dance
Theatre and more.
Alberta Discovered Stage (12:30 to 9 p.m.)
The Alberta Discovered stage, located on Capital Plaza, will present some of Alberta’s best
music, including the blues of Kat Dancer, the African rhythms of Mbira Renaissance Band and
the gritty country sounds of event headliner The Dungarees to name a few.
Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
The Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre, on Capital Plaza, features the Agora Interpretive
Centre, where kids of all ages can dress up like the Speaker or the Sergeant-at-Arms and learn
about active citizenship; the Alberta Branded store, which focuses on Alberta-made wares and
currently features works from 10 Alberta artists in the showcase Influence/Confluence; the
Pehonan Theatre, offering the 4-D Our People Our Province; and the Borealis Gallery, which is
currently showing Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools, a
travelling exhibition by the Legacy of Hope Foundation about the history and consequences of
the residential school system on indigenous communities.
GETTING TO THE ALBERTA LEGISLATURE GROUNDS
Public transportation is recommended as parking will not be available near the Legislature
Grounds. A free bicycle lock up, located off 107th Street, will be available courtesy of the Bike
For additional event details please visit assembly.ab.ca/visit/events/canada-day.
Legislative Assembly Office
Legislative Assembly Office