Celebrate Canada’s 153rd birthday with fun events and activities.
Though many events and celebrations have moved online, there are still some in-person events and activities that one can participate this Canada Day in Edmonton.
Respect Alberta Health Health orders: Limit on gatherings to 50 people indoors and 200 people outside for community events.
The physical distance of two metres must remain between people from different households, and attendees must follow proper hygiene practices.
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- Official Canada Day Celebrations
- In-Person Events
- Virtual Events
- Other Things to Do on Canada Day
Official Canada Day Celebrations
City of Edmonton Celebrations
(In-person celebrations & fireworks cancelled.) Official celebrations at Alberta legislature grounds cancelled.
High Level Bridge, Walterdale Bridge, Rossdale Power Plant, Muttart Conservatory and City Hall will be lit red and white.
Regional Canada Day Celebration
Celebrations this year came together through the collaborative efforts of City of Beaumont, Town of Devon, City of Fort Saskatchewan, City of Leduc, City of Spruce Grove, City of St. Albert, Town of Stony Plain and Strathcona County. Gather the household together for the one-time viewing concert series featuring George Canyon, Nuela Charles, Dan Davidson, River Poets and Kym Simon! Details
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 6:00 to 8:00 PM
2020 Canada Day Celebrations – From Ottawa
The Canada Day Daytime Show brings you a virtual tour of the festivities. Join Serena Ryder and Pierre-Yves Lord on a trip to meet talented artists from Yellowknife, Calgary, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Montréal, Québec City and Moncton. Details
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | Whole day
Celebration of Citizenship
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship, the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and MaRS have partnered to host Canada’s first cross-country virtual citizenship ceremony! The ceremony, taking place on July 1, will be a celebration of Canadian resilience and unity, and an opportunity for all Canadians to come together to celebrate and welcome our newest citizens. Details
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 12:00 PM
Canada Day Fireworks
Edmonton Garrison Fireworks
Fireworks will commence at approximately 1030pm and be visible in the skies all over CFB Edmonton. In order to facilitate social distancing audience members are encouraged to watch the display from their private property in the Residential Housing Units or from a vehicle parked in any of the larger parking lots on base. Several signal fireworks will be launched prior to the main display in order for audience members to finalize their line of sight to the display. Details
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 10:30 PM – 11:15 PM
Edmonton Garrison, Lancaster Park/Online
Virtual Fireworks From Ottawa
The evening show traditionally ends with a large fireworks display over Parliament Hill, but instead, the online version will have the greatest hits montage. Details
Wednesday, July 1 | 10:00 PM
Dine the Ave
Dine the Ave is an event that celebrates local businesses along Alberta Avenue. All participating restaurants are offering a special that costs between $15-$25 for the entire month of July, so come try some tasty eats. There are no tickets necessary, so you can experience Alberta Avenue at your own pace. Details
July 1 to 31, 2020 | Restaurant Hours
Alberta Avenue Restaurants, Edmonton
$15 to $25
Canada Day Food Truck Event
Stop by for some great Food truck eats on your Canada Day outing. Food Trucks: Poutine World, Krzy Bull, Smokehouse BBQ, Royal Treats, Lemon Heaven. Details
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 12 PM – 7 PM
Millwoods Town Centre, 2331 66 Street Northwest
Canada Day Car Cruise
Join for Canada Day Car Cruise. Deck out your vehicle in Canada flags and come join us on July 1st. Details
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 6:30 PM
Fort Edmonton Park to TWOSE, Edmonton
Twilight Picnic Experience at University of Alberta Botanic Garden
This is a picnic experience designed to make beautiful memories for you and a special someone. Thinking of proposing? Is it time to mark a special anniversary, celebrate a friendship, surprise someone you care about, or reconnect on a much-needed date night out? This picnic experience for two includes a gourmet picnic box and exclusive admission to the Garden in the beautiful evening hours. Details
Wednesdays to Sundays, through August 30 2020 | 6 PM to 10 PM
University of Alberta Botanic Garden, Alberta 60, Spruce Grove
$125 for two
Edmonton River Valley 90-Minute Segway Adventure
On this 90-minute Segway tour of Edmonton, Alberta, you will receive in-depth training from a certified Segway trainer. After the training, get ready for the experience of a lifetime as you ride through Edmonton’s world famous river valley. Details
June 22 to October 31, 2020 | Various Start times
9735 Grierson Hill Northwest, Edmonton
$72.24 (offer) to $84.99
Canada Day at Ed’s Bowling
Bring your team to Ed’s with bowling for 6 and a large pizza and pitcher of pop for $60! Details
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 4 PM – 11 PM
Ed’s Bowling, 170 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Canada Day Run
Participants are encouraged to run, walk, or roll. All participants will receive a free Maple Leaf Face Covering. Details
Wednesday, July 1 | Anytime
Where ever you are – location of your choosing
$35 per participant
Community Organised events
There are quite a few community leagues organised events. Stay in your community to limit the spread and avoid crowding.
- Canada Day Distant Dance Partyby Chappelle Gardens Residents Association
- Jordanian Canadian Friendship Society-Edmonton celebrating Canada day @ William Hawrelak Park
- Edgemont Canada Day Parade by Edmonton Edgemont Community
- Drive/Walk Thru Celebration by Millhurst Community League
- Canada Day Popsicle Pop Up by Big Lake Community League
FYI: Canada Day Celebrations by Boots on the Ground Edmonton; People Standing for People: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11 AM – 3 PM @ Alberta Legislature Grounds, 10800 97 Ave NW, Edmonton
Virtual Parties & Events
World premiere of Vivian Fung’s Prayer
The world premiere of JUNO Award-winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung’s Prayer will premiere on CBC Music on Canada Day. Details
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 7:00 AM ET
Canada Day House Party
Canadian DJ Skratch Bastid will host the first ever virtual Canada Day House Party, featuring a diverse, all-Canadian line-up with acts like Sam Roberts Band, Cadence Weapon, Dean Brody, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, Tobi and more! The virtual event will be in benefit of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Details
Wednesday July 1, 2020 | 1 PM
Canada Day Science Activities
This Canada Day long weekend marks TELUS World of Science – Edmonton’s 36th birthday, and the science centre is celebrating virtually this year! As is tradition, the science centre will celebrate the big day with a Rocket Launch (weather dependent). Tune in at 11:00 a.m. on July 1 as we broadcast the launch live! You can also take part in a Digital Scavenger Hunt, running July 1 through July 5, to commemorate the 1st anniversary of The Nature Exchange gallery. Details
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 11 AM – 12 PM
Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare by the Bow
It is love at first sight for Romeo and Juliet, two teens from rival families. As their courtship blossoms, one of the greatest love stories of all time unfolds. Watch Shakespeare’s classic story of star-crossed lovers from the comfort of your home, as Alberta’s emerging artists take on this universally accessible love story, and stay true to the heart of the play, while acknowledging the times we find ourselves in. Details
Wednesday, July 1 | 7:00 PM
Online (By Theatre Calgary)
More Things to Do on Canada Day
- Hudsons Canada’s Pub, Canadian Brewhouse and Casselwood Pub have special offers on Canada Day.
- Visit Edmonton attractions that are open.
- Royal Alberta Museum
- Edmonton Valley Zoo
- Neon Sign Museum: Outdoors
- Snow Valley Aerial Park
- Private Art Galleriesare open with appointment
- Strathcona County Gallery@501
- Reynolds-Alberta Museum
- Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
- St Albert Musée Héritage Museum
- Art Gallery of St Albert
- University of Alberta Botanic Gardens
- St. Albert Botanic Park
- Jurassic Forest
- Elk Island National Park
- See a movie – Cineplex Theatres and Landmark Theatres are open.
- Visit indoor amusement centres, climbing centres or mini-golf.
- Enjoy nature parks.
- Go Birding
- Order take-outor dine-in at your favourite restaurant.
- Rediscover Edmonton’s hiking trails.
- Go on a day trip
- Go tubing!