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    Celebrate Canada Day 2017 in Edmonton



    June 23, 2017

    Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in Edmonton by joining in on some of the many fun family events taking place around the city this Canada Day. End the day by watching the spectacular Canada Day fireworks finale in the river valley.

    Canada Day Fireworks Finale
    Time: 11 p.m.
    Enjoy the magnificent fireworks display over Edmonton’s river valley parks and the North
    Saskatchewan River.

    Good viewing locations
    Alberta Legislature Grounds (Capital Plaza - north plaza)
    Victoria Park (River Valley Road)
    Government House Park (Groat Road and River Valley Road)
    Ezio Faraone Park
    Remax Field – Those attending the Edmonton Prospects vs. the Weyburn Beavers game on July 1st are welcome to remain at Remax Field to watch the fireworks.
    Note: No viewing is available from Kinsmen Park.

    Viewing areas accessible on foot only (closed to vehicles)
    River Valley Road
    Walterdale Hill and Queen Elizabeth Park Road
    109 St. (between Saskatchewan Drive and the High Level Bridge)

    Pedestrian access is unavailable in Kinsmen Park, and to the High Level & Menzies Bridges after road closure are in effect. Kinsmen playground and picnic areas are closed on Canada Day.

    New this year: Fireworks Live Streaming!
    Can’t get out to see the fireworks this year? Watch the fireworks finale on your computer or mobile device. Just tune in, sit back and enjoy!

    Road Closures for Fireworks Finale
    Expect traffic delays two hours before the fireworks and 90 minutes after the show. Please be patient and courteous to help to make the trip home from the fireworks safe for everyone. For road closure details visit the Current Traffic Disruptions map.

    North-south access across the river
    Pedestrian access to the Menzies Bridge will be closed at 9:45 p.m. and will remain closed until after the fireworks. Pedestrian Access across the river will be available via the Groat Road Bridge, James Macdonald Bridge, and the Low Level Bridge.

    At 10:15 p.m., the High Level Bridge, Walterdale Bridge, and 109 Street southbound from 97 Avenue / High Level Bridge to 87 Avenue will be closed for up to 90 minutes, until fireworks debris is cleared.

    If you need to cross the river, please be aware of the potential for delay and adjust your travel plans accordingly.

    Event Parking
    Usual restrictions and increased parking bans will be in effect. The installation of no parking signs and no stopping signs will begin early on July 1 to ensure that these lanes are clear of vehicles during peak traffic times.

    There will be no stopping or parking from 7 p.m. until midnight at these locations:
    Whyte Avenue, between 101 Street and 109 Street
    Jasper Avenue, between 101 Street and 112 Street
    109 Street, between 99 Avenue and 104 Avenue
    109 Street, between 82 Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive
    107 Street, between 99 Avenue and 102 Avenue
    105 Street, between 102 Avenue and 104 Avenue

    Vehicles illegally parked will be tagged and towed. Visit edmonton.ca/parking for more information. With minimal parking in the area of many venues, Edmontonians are encouraged to take the bus or LRT.

    Canada Day Events in Edmonton

    City Hall Canada Day Celebration
    Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Location: City Hall, City Hall Plaza, Sir Winston Churchill Square
    Admission: Free!

    Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial with free Canada Day activities at City Hall. The fun kicks off with a Canada Day ceremony in the City Room, followed by live music and dancing, kids’ crafts, City Hall tours, displays, giveaways and more. Free family fun for all ages!

    Celebrate Canada 150 at the Alberta Legislature
    Time: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Location: Alberta Legislature Building & Grounds, Capital Plaza, Edmonton Federal Building
    Admission: Free!

    Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature is a celebration that honours Alberta’s history and diversity with entertainment and activities for all ages. Enjoy some of the best local Alberta talent in music and dance along with roving performers and interesting exhibits throughout the grounds, the plaza and in the Edmonton Federal Building.

    Follow the Fountain Tire Trail and discover all of your Canada Day fun!
    Downtown Edmonton is the place to be this Canada Day, and the Fountain Tire Trail will help you find your way to the celebrations downtown! Simply follow the marked trail between City Hall and the Alberta Legislature grounds and discover the free, family-friendly fun, featuring an appreciation of Canada’s diversity, culture and history.

    Célébrez la fête du Canada 2017 à Edmonton

    Célébrez le 150e anniversaire de la confédération du Canada à Edmonton en participant aux nombreuses activités amusantes pour toute la famille qui se dérouleront partout dans la ville le jour de la fête du Canada. Terminez la journée en regardant des spectaculaires feux d'artifice de la fête du Canada dans la vallée de la rivière.

    Feux d'artifice de la fête du Canada
    Heure: 23 h 00
    Admirez les magnifiques feux d'artifice au-dessus des parcs de la vallée d'Edmonton et de la
    rivière Saskatchewan Nord.

    Endroits offrant une belle vue:
    Terrain de l'Assemblée législative de l'Alberta (place Capital - place Nord)
    Parc Victoria (River Valley Road)
    Parc Government House (Groat Road et River Valley Road)
    Parc Ezio Faraone
    Remax Field – Ceux qui assistent au match entre les Edmonton Prospects et les Weyburn Beavers ayant lieu le 1er juillet sont invités à demeurer au Remax Field pour voir les feux d'artifice.
    Remarque: Il n'y a pas de vue du parc Kinsmen.

    Zones d'observation accessibles à pied seulement (fermées aux véhicules):
    River Valley Road
    Walterdale Hill et Queen Elizabeth Park Road
    109e rue (entre Saskatchewan Drive et le High Level Bridge)

    L'accès piétonnier n'est pas disponible dans le parc Kinsmen, ainsi que dans la direction des ponts High Level et Menzies Bridges, après la fermeture des routes. Le terrain des jeux et les aires de pique-nique de Kinsmen seront fermés le jour de la fête du Canada.

    Nouveauté de cette année: diffusion en direct des feux d'artifice!
    Vous ne pouvez pas sortir pour voir les feux d'artifice cette année? Regardez-les sur votre ordinateur ou votre appareil mobile. Il suffit de vous brancher, de vous asseoir et d'apprécier!

    Fermeture des routes pour les feux d'artifice
    Préparez-vous aux ralentissements de circulation deux heures avant les feux d'artifice et 90 minutes après la présentation. Soyez patients et courtois afin que le retour à la maison après les feux d'artifice soit sécuritaire pour tout le monde. Pour les détails sur la fermeture des routes, visitez la carte des perturbations de la circulation.

    Accès nord-sud à la rivière
    L'accès piétonnier au pont Menzies sera fermé à 21 h 45 et restera fermé après les feux d'artifice. L'accès piétonnier à la rivière sera possible via le pont Groat Road, le pont James Macdonald et le pont Low Level.
    À 22 h 15, le pont High Level, le pont Walterdale et la 109e rue Sud de la 97e avenue/pont High Level jusqu'à la 87e avenue seront fermés jusqu'à 90 minutes après la présentation afin de nettoyer les débris des feux d'artifice.

    Si vous avez besoin de traverser la rivière, veuillez considérer les délais de circulation potentiels et adaptez votre itinéraire en conséquence.

    Stationnement sur le site de l'évènement
    Des restrictions habituelles et des interdictions de stationnement supplémentaires seront appliquées. L'installation des signes d'interdiction de stationnement et d'arrêt débutera tôt dans la journée du 1er juillet pour dégager ces voies pendant les heures de pointe.

    Le stationnement et les arrêts seront interdits à partir de 19 h 00 jusqu'à minuit aux endroits suivants:
    Avenue Whyte, entre la 101e rue et la 109e rue
    Avenue Jasper, entre la 101e rue et la 112e rue
    109e rue, entre la 99e avenue et la 104e avenue
    109e rue, entre la 82e avenue et le Saskatchewan Drive
    107e rue, entre la 99e avenue et la 102e avenue
    105e rue, entre la 102e avenue et la 104e avenue

    Les véhicules stationnés illégalement seront marqués et remorqués. Visitez edmonton.ca/parking pour plus de renseignements. Grâce aux places de stationnement limitées, les Edmontoniens sont encouragés à prendre l'autobus ou le TLR.

    Événements de la fête du Canada à Edmonton

    Célébrations de la fête du Canada à l'hôtel de ville
    Heure: de 11 h 00 à 18 h 00
    Emplacement: Hôtel de ville, Place de l'hôtel de ville, Place Sir Winston Churchill
    Admission: gratuite!

    Célébrez le 150e anniversaire du Canada en participant aux activités de la fête du Canada à l'hôtel de ville. Les célébrations débutent par une cérémonie de la fête du Canada dans la City Room, suivie par des spectacles de musique et de danse en direct, des activités de bricolage pour enfants, des tours de l'hôtel de ville, des expositions, des cadeaux et plus encore. Du plaisir en famille pour tous les âges!

    Célébrez le Canada 150 à l'Assemblée législative de l'Alberta
    Heure: de 7 h 00 à 21 h 00
    Emplacement: Édifice et terrain de l'Assemblée législative de l’Alberta, place Capital, édifice fédéral d’Edmonton
    Admission: gratuite!

    La fête du Canada à l'Assemblée législative de l’Alberta est une célébration qui honore l'histoire et la diversité de l'Alberta avec des festivités et des activités pour tous les âges. Découvrez les meilleurs musiciens et danseurs locaux de l'Alberta, ainsi que des artistes ambulants et des expositions intéressantes sur les lieux, la place et à l'intérieur de l'édifice fédéral d’Edmonton.

    Suivez le sentier de Fountain Tire et découvrez toutes les festivités de la fête du Canada!
    Le centre ville d'Edmonton est le lieu à marquer ce jour de la fête du Canada et le sentier de Fountain Tire vous mènera vers les meilleures fêtes en ville! Suivez simplement le sentier balisé entre l'hôtel de ville et le terrain de l'Assemblée législative de l’Alberta et découvrez les activités gratuites pour toute la famille, mettant en vedette l'appréciation de la diversité, la culture et l'histoire du Canada.


    Thank you! Merci!

    We are proud to partner with Canadian Heritage to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

    Nous sommes fiers de nous associer avec le gouvernement du Canada pour commémorer le 150e anniversaire de la Confédération du Canada en 2017.



    Celebrate Canada Day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo
    Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Cost: Regular admission
    Celebrate Canada Day and Lucy the elephant’s 42nd birthday at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Visit with the Canadian animals, eat a red and white cupcake, and enjoy a wonderful mix of family activities and entertainment. Be sure to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ while Lucy is presented with a special birthday surprise!

    Canada Day at the Muttart Conservatory
    Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Cost: Regular admission
    Celebrate our nation’s 150th anniversary of Confederation with a visit to the Muttart Conservatory. Enjoy music, treats and fun activities for the whole family. Visit our special 150th anniversary Feature Pyramid – a show filled with patriotic love of our country!

    Dominion Day at Fort Edmonton Park
    Celebrate Dominion Day the traditional Edmonton way throughout the long weekend at Fort Edmonton Park! Visit the Fort Edmonton Park website for admission prices and a complete schedule of events.

    Dip Freely at an Outdoor Pool
    City of Edmonton outdoor pools are offering free admission from July 1 to the end of the 2017 season! This special offer is in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Or you can splash away the day at one of the City’s 18 recreation centres or one of the City’s many free Water Play Features (spray parks).

    Mill Woods Celebrates Canada Day
    Time: 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    Come to Mill Woods Park (66 St. & 23 Ave.) and join in on the free family activities including hayrides, a petting zoo, carnival games, live music and more! Children’s activities from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Main stage entertainment from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., with headliner The Hip Show. Fireworks display at 11 p.m. For road closure details, visit the Current Traffic Disruptions map.

    The Works Art & Design Festival at City Hall
    Time: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Join The Works Art & Design Festival at City Hall. Express your Canadian pride at the free kids' arts crafts workshop in the north breezeway of City Hall.

    Chinatown Night Market
    Time: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Celebrate Canada Day in front of Wong’s Benevolent Association (96 Street, from 102 to 103 Avenues) with cultural performances, craft and trinket sales, and food trucks. (Please note that 96 Street will be closed to vehicles between Jasper Avenue and 103A Avenue.) Visit the website for more information.

    Celebrate Canada Day at the Art Gallery of Alberta
    Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Celebrate Canada Day at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Free admission. Bring the whole family for art activities and a chance to view some exciting exhibitions. Last admission will be at 4:30 p.m.

    More Ways to Celebrate Canada 150 in Edmonton!
    People all over the country are marking Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in their own unique ways. In Edmonton, we’re throwing parties, we’re reflecting on where we’ve been and where we’re going as a city, and we’re finding ways to leave a positive legacy for our communities. And this isn’t just about Canada Day. It’s a yearlong celebration! Discover other ways to celebrate Canada 150 by visiting makesomethingedmonton.ca/canada150.

    ETS Canada Day Service
    There’s a lot going on this Canada Day, and Edmonton Transit riders are reminded to plan ahead by leaving extra travel time. On Saturday, July 1, all ETS bus routes and LRT will use regular Sunday schedules throughout the day. Regular transit fares apply. If you’re a new transit rider or not sure about schedules, use real-time tools for desktop or mobile devices to see exactly when your next bus will arrive. Use an ETS Day Pass to and from Canada Day events with your family! Up to four children (ages 12 and under), when accompanied by an adult, can use the Day Pass to ride ETS all day. Cost of the Day Pass is $9.50.

    Special Fireworks Service
    Starting at 8 p.m., extra service will be provided to and from the fireworks (Downtown and in Mill Woods) on Route 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 15. Routes that normally end between 10 p.m. and midnight on Sunday evenings will be extended past midnight. Late Night Owl Service is also available until 3 a.m. on Route 1, 4, 8, 9 and 512.
    Route 9 and 52 will detour during the closure of Walterdale Hill, Queen Elizabeth Park Road and the High Level Bridge. Plan ahead by viewing all bus route detour details.
    Extra Capital Line LRT service starts at 6 p.m., with last trains leaving Clareview and Century Park stations at 1:10 a.m. Metro Line trains run every 15 minutes from NAIT to Health Sciences Station. Some passengers may need to transfer to Capital Line trains to reach their destination.

    Potential Transit delays following the fireworks
    NOTE: Depending on wind and weather conditions, LRT service over the Menzies Bridge (between University and Grandin Stations) may be suspended starting at approximately 10:45 p.m., and could remain closed for up to 60 minutes. Should the bridge be closed, trains will continue to operate between Century Park and University Stations on the south side of the river, and between Grandin and Clareview Stations on the north side of the river.

    If you need to cross the river, please be aware of the potential for delay and adjust your travel plans accordingly.

    To help keep the LRT moving on time, please stand clear of doors and allow people to disembark before boarding.

    For route and schedule details, call BusLink at 780-496-1600 or check the online ETS Trip Planner.

    DATS Service
    The DATS Client Service Centre is closed and subscription bookings are cancelled on Canada Day. If you need assistance, please call DATS at 780-496-4567 and select option 1.

    Fireworks Safety
    If you are buying fireworks in Edmonton for the Canada Day weekend, be safe and make sure you have a permit to use them. Before you use fireworks, always check to see if there is a fire ban in effect. For more information contact the Fire Prevention Office at 780-496-3628.



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    Telephone
    In Edmonton: 311
    Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311
    TTY: 780-944-5555
    Email: [email protected]


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    There will be a family friendly event at Ford Hall from 12-4 with other ceremonies 530-7pm and Sarah McLachlan at night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Dawg View Post

    One little spark.

    And

    RIOT !

    I miss that Canada day tradition - need some Molson advertisements to egg it on I think

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    Yeah, and a free concert with barrels of promoed draft.


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    Ho-ly !

    Something big must have died in the forest.

    The community league where nothing ever changes shakes things up a bit.

    This has been held in the park outside the Oliver Community League Hall for as long as Top_Dawg can remember.

    What prompted the change ?

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    Thanks for the info Ian.
    Tired of being taken advantage of .

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    This is the best listing so far for events and activities.

    https://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_...aign=canadaday
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    Unscheduled Canada Day event;

    A series of DB's in Millwoods letting off their collection of fireworks at 4 in the morning. Seriously? Couldn't do this at a more reasonable time?
    "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

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    The City fireworks show was impressive other than the lack of a bit more wind driving some of that smoke away. The one huge red mortar was incredible as it engulfed much of the crowd from above.
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    I thought the fireworks were better last year, but it was super windy last night, so I'm guessing that had something to do with it.. Cars for miles and miles. So much for taking the LRT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.L. View Post
    Cars for miles and miles. So much for taking the LRT!
    Our LRT system is woefully inadequate. Connects a straight line from Clareview to Century Park. If you don't live along that line, you gotta drive - especially with ETS' Saturday night service. Our roads connect to everywhere - I don't blame people for driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    The City fireworks show was impressive other than the lack of a bit more wind driving some of that smoke away. The one huge red mortar was incredible as it engulfed much of the crowd from above.
    This was the only event I could make it to yesterday but it was definitely spectacular.
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    Adam Lambert and Queen tonight, cant wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by H.L. View Post
    Cars for miles and miles. So much for taking the LRT!
    Our LRT system is woefully inadequate. Connects a straight line from Clareview to Century Park. If you don't live along that line, you gotta drive - especially with ETS' Saturday night service. Our roads connect to everywhere - I don't blame people for driving.
    Many people did take the LRT, to the point there was a lineup to get into Grandin station.

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    I saw the fireworks at Ezio Farone park. Even though I got there light and was back from the edge a ways, they were great. The light show at the end from the bridge was a nice capper for the night. It was also cool to see a hot dog vendor, and the Sloppy Hawgs and the Sagar food trucks at the park that night. Sloppy Hawgs in particular had a line-up after the fireworks. It was nice to see street food with the festivities

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.L. View Post
    Adam Lambert and Queen tonight, cant wait!
    Surprized when I checked to see that many tickets sold. I don't like the Adam Lambert version at all, loved Mercury, and I don't much like the Gray hair version of this band either. This geriactric rock thing, jmo, doesn't even work for the Stones. It works worse for The Who, and Pete Townsend who famously sang. "I hope I die, before I get old" It just seems a bit silly.

    Also, no Mercury, not clear if its the same bassist or Drummer. I believe the son has been performing at some of the shows. Its not even made clear which actual band mates are on the tour. Theres Queen tribute shows, and Deacon performs often on one, that might be as convincing. 100bucks for this? nah. I'll fire up a DVD these days if I want to see Queen and I loved the band. You can't replace Mercury.
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