Canada Day is coming very soon and it's important for all Canadians to find the right type of way to celebrate. Many events will be going on, Monday, July 1st in celebration of this great day. Here are some of the popular things going on around Edmonton on Canada Day.
Legislature Open House
If you've ever wanted to walk the Chamber floor, you get the opportunity on Canada Day. Tour the building and enjoy the many food vendors on site. The opening ceremony will start at Noon on the front steps with The Royal Canadian Artillery Band and Nuela Charles. Closing ceremonies will start at 4:45pm on the front steps with the Clan MacNaughton Pipe Band.
Various Performances throughout the City
Many different stages will feature performances from a number of different performers including 100 Mile House, The Jay-Tones, Raygun Cowboys, The Dead Stringers, Nuela Charles, Bardic Form, amy van Keeken, Mugsy the Juggler and more. There's a dedicated family stage and plenty to enjoy throughout the entire day.
Elk Island National Park
Another venue with plenty going on for Canada Day is the Elk Island National Park. You can get into any of the national parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites free of charge on Canada Day and enjoy everything they have to offer.
Fireworks in Edmonton
Enjoy the festive atmosphere and the sparkling shows at several locations across the city. The Victoria Park Golf Course is hosting a display and viewing from the 14th hole. Mill Woods Park, located at 23 Ave and 66 Street, is also hosting a firework show beginning at 11:00 p.m. There will also be a magnificent display over the river valley parks and the North Saskatchewan River. Recommended viewing locations are at the Capital Plaza, Government House Park, Ezio Faraone Park, RE/MAX Field, and the Edmonton Ballpark. Those who have tickets to the Edmonton Prospects game are invited to stay in their seats at the ballpark to enjoy the fireworks.
Edmonton Valley Zoo
From 11am to 4pm on July 1st, the zoo will celebrate both Canada Day and the zoo's 54th birthday. Plenty of entertainment will be on hand including programs specifically for younger children, hands on science experiments, airbrushed tattoos, a scavenger hunt, adventure bus, musical performances and so much more. This is the perfect choice for the entire family.
Many other events will be going on throughout the city and just about every venue will feature something special for Canada Day.