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“Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature is a wonderful opportunity to learn about our parliamentary system and experience the remarkable diversity, culture, talents and traditions we enjoy here in Canada.”


Canada Day Kickoff (Noon to 12:30 p.m.)

Join Alberta singer/songwriter Andrea House at noon on the Alberta Discovered Stage, south of the Queen Elizabeth II Building, to sing O Canada and kick off the day’s festivities with official remarks on behalf of the Legislative Assembly Office and Her Honour the Honourable Salma Lakhani, AOE, BSc, LLD (Hon), Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

Legislature Chamber Open House (12:30 to 4:30 p.m.)
The Legislature Chamber floor is open to the public only on Canada Day. Visitors are invited to ascend the grand staircase to see where their MLA sits and marvel at the Chamber’s iconic architecture.

Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre, located 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, shop at Capital Gifts and visit the Service, Ceremony and Tradition: The Diamond Jubilee Portrait in Alberta exhibit in the Borealis Gallery.

Alberta Family Fun Zone (12:30 to 4:30 p.m.)
The Alberta Family Fun Zone, located on the south grounds, will feature fun and interactive entertainment throughout the day, including Cree storytelling, roving characters, a magician, balloon-twisting and tae kwon do demonstrations.


Alberta Diversity Stage (1 to 5 p.m.)
Located on the Legislature south bandshell, the Alberta Diversity Stage will celebrate the richness of our province’s cultural landscape through the music and dance of some of Alberta’s best multicultural performers, including Ukrainian dancers, Filipino musicians, Métis fiddlers and more.

Alberta Discovered Stage (1 to 5 p.m.)
The Alberta Discovered Stage, located on Violet King Henry Plaza, will present some of Alberta’s best contemporary music, including performances by The Dungarees, Celeigh Cardinal and Ayla Brook and the Sound Men.

Roving Music (1 to 4 p.m.)
Visitors can sing and dance along with Edmonton’s premier brass party band, the Brasstactics, who will rove on the west side the Alberta Legislature Building during the afternoon.


Public transportation is recommended as road closures will be in effect and parking will not be available near the Legislature Grounds. Riding a bicycle is a great option as well.


Visitors are encouraged to come prepared to enjoy the day; pack sunscreen, bug spray and lawn chairs and dress according to the weather. A variety of food trucks and food stands will be stationed around the Legislature Grounds. Washroom facilities are available.

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