Visitor Centre

Location and Exhibit Hours


Borealis Gallery

Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre
Edmonton Federal Building, Main floor, 9820-107 Street


Exhibit Hours

September 1 to May 31
Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays: Noon to 5 p.m.
June 1 to August 31
Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

IN FLEW ENZA: The Spanish Flu Comes to Alberta

October 17, 2018 to January 13, 2019

Free Admission

In 1918 a mysterious illness swept the globe. It struck erratically and swiftly, seeming to target otherwise healthy young adults. Its victims could be well in the morning and dead by nightfall. The Spanish Flu, as the pandemic came to be known, was indiscriminate and it was ruthless: estimates place the worldwide mortality rate between 20 million and 100 million people. Roughly 1 in 6 Canadians perished. By the end of 1918, more than 40,000 Albertans – 10 per cent of the entire province – would be infected. More than 4,000 died within four months. What happened? And what did it mean for the young province of Alberta?

In Flew Enza: The Spanish Flu Comes to Alberta focuses on the societal impacts of the “Spanish Flu.” The exhibition combines contemporary artworks with historical documents and images to locate events, contextualize the pandemic, identify lasting legacies and link present-day Albertans with this long-distant event.


Media inquiries: Jeanette Dotimas, Communications
Legislative Assembly of Alberta | 780.415.1839 |


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