Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature

July 1

Celebrate Canada Day at Alberta’s centre of democracy.

Canada Day at the Legislature offers free entertainment and activities for all ages to enjoy at one of the most picturesque places in our province, the Alberta Legislature Grounds.

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Event Details

Violet King Henry Plaza

12 p.m.

Join us on Violet King Henry Plaza at the Discovery Stage for the singing of O Canada, performed by Andrea House.

Queen Elizabeth II Building

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre on the main floor of the Queen Elizabeth II Building will be open to the public on Canada Day. Visitors can enjoy the film Our People Our Province in the Pehonan Theatre, visit the Democracy Discovery Centre, shop Capital Gifts and visit the Service, Ceremony and Tradition: The Diamond Jubilee Portrait in Alberta exhibit in the Borealis Gallery. The QEII Café will be open offering light snacks and refreshments for purchase.

The Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre

Open House

12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The Legislature’s Chamber floor is open to the public only on Canada Day. Ascend the grand staircase and enter the room where it happens! See where your MLA sits and marvel at the Chamber’s iconic architecture. As well, stop in at the library and look for strange objects like a 54-year-old hamburger.

The Chamber

Legislature South Grounds

12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The Alberta Family Fun Zone will feature fun and interactive entertainment throughout the day, including roving performers, a magician, balloon-twisting demonstrations and a crafts tent.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Jest Kidding
1 to 5 p.m.Storytelling with Dr Evelyn Steinhauer and Jim Cardinal
1:30 to 2:15 p.m.Alberta Parks, What the Poop?
2:15 to 3:15 p.m.Sung Lee Taekwondo
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.Ron Pearson Magic

Legislature South Bandshell

1 to 5 p.m.

The Alberta Diversity stage on the Legislature south bandshell will celebrate the richness of our province’s cultural landscape through the music and dance of some of Alberta’s best multicultural performers. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy performances all afternoon.


1 to 1:45 p.m.Cheremosh
2 to 2:45 p.m.Edmonton Métis Cultural Dancers
3 to 3:45 p.m.Pinoy Roots Rondalla Society
4 to 4:45 p.m.Kehewin Native Dance Theatre

Violet King Henry Plaza

1 to 5 p.m.

Some of the best singer/songwriter artists and bands in the country hail from Alberta, and on Canada Day you’ll find them at the Alberta Discovered stage on Violet King Henry Plaza!

1 to 2 p.m.Ayla Brook & The Sound Men
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.Celeigh Cardinal
4 to 5 p.m.The Dungarees

Legislature Grounds

1 to 4 p.m.

Sing and dance along with Edmonton’s premier brass party band roving the west Alberta Legislature Grounds!

1 to 4 p.m.The Brasstactics


A variety of food trucks and food stands will be stationed throughout the Legislature Grounds with snacks for all the hungry Canada Day party goers! 

Enjoy the Day

Come prepared to enjoy the day on the Legislature Grounds. Pack sunscreen, bug spray, and lawn chairs and be sure to dress according to the weather.

Other Events of the Legislature Grounds

Edmonton Canada Road Race

7 a.m. Legislature South Grounds

Canada Day Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Legislature South Grounds
Hosted by the Aga Khan Council of Edmonton

Getting to the Alberta Legislature

The best way to access the Alberta Legislature on Canada Day is by public transportation.

Getting Here

Bicycle racks are available in several locations around the Legislature Grounds on Canada Day.

If you choose to bring your pets to the grounds, please ensure they are leashed at all times. With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed inside the Alberta Legislature Building or the Queen Elizabeth II Building.

Grounds Map

Your guide to navigating the Legislature grounds.