Family Day at the Legislature

Every year on the third Monday in February, thousands visit the Legislature grounds to take in free family fun. Indoor entertainment, educational programming and activities for all ages are available at both the Legislature Building and the Queen Elizabeth II Building.

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Event Details

Alberta Legislature Building

various floors

The Alberta Legislature Building is open to visitors for Family Day! Take this opportunity to explore and take in:

Alberta Legislature Building

cafeteria dining room – first floor

Visit the Legislature cafeteria dining room and enjoy stories and tall tales by Métis storyteller Naomi McIlwraith, the Legislature’s mascot Rocky the Ram and engaging local storyteller Tripti Singh. New stories begin at the start of every hour.

The cafeteria will not be open for the sale of food or drink.

Alberta Legislature Building

lower rotunda – first floor

After exploring the Legislature Building, let your creativity flow with fun crafts, led by Zuma Crafts. This activity is open to all ages.

Queen Elizabeth II Building

main floor – north side

The Family Fun Stage will feature fun and interactive entertainment throughout the day, including magic shows, juggling, circus acts and musical performances for all ages.

Come see this year’s astounding performer lineup!

11:15 a.m.See the amazing magic stylings of Ron Pearson.
12:15 p.m.Hear the award-winning fine folk fiddling of Daniel Gervais.
1:15 p.m.Jay Flair brings her unique mix of juggling and magic to the stage.
2:15 p.m.Watch as Jojo’s Magic Circus brings all of the world's magical moments to life.
3:15 p.m.The Great Balanzo will make you laugh while astounding you with his circus antics.

Queen Elizabeth II Building

main floor – south side

Bring your family to the LEGO® Zone and immerse yourselves in creativity and imagination.

Queen Elizabeth II Building

main floor – east side

The Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre on the main floor of the Queen Elizabeth II Building will be open to the public on Family Day.

Visitors can enjoy:

  • The film Our People Our Province in the Pehonan Theatre, an immersive 4-D journey through Alberta’s history.
  • The Milestones exhibit in the Borealis Gallery to learn the stories of the Legislature and the role of parliamentary democracy in our province.
  • Capital Gifts, the place to find a large selection of local and Alberta-themed merchandise. During the Family Day long weekend receive 10 per cent off all your purchases!

All scheduled performers and activities are subject to change.

Getting to the Alberta Legislature

By Vehicle

Limited free parking is available behind the Terrace Building, located in the southwest corner of the Legislative Grounds. Access the parking lot at the corner of 96 Avenue and 106 Street.

There is also limited roadside parking available near the Legislature Grounds, and paid parking is available on 99 Avenue in front of Violet King Henry Plaza.

By Transit

The Government Centre transit stop is on the east side of the Queen Elizabeth II Building, on 107 Street. The Metro and Capital LRT lines stop at Government Centre station, which is connected to the Legislature pedway

Schedule your route using the Edmonton Transit System’s Trip Planner.

By Bicycle

Bike racks are available around the Queen Elizabeth II Building and on the east side of the Alberta Legislature Building.

Grounds Map

Your guide to navigating the Legislature grounds.