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Canada Day at the Leg

Canada Day celebrations at the Alberta Legislature grounds are back this year, live and in-person. Make a day of it!
Always a popular spot to celebrate Canada's birthday, take in entertainment at the Legislature grounds this year. Photo: Metro Creative Connection

Following a two-year hiatus, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta welcomes back visitors to celebrate Canada Day.

On Friday, July 1, from noon to 5 p.m. visitors can enjoy free entertainment and activities for all ages at the Alberta Legislature Grounds.

“On Canada’s 154th birthday I invite Albertans to the Legislature," said the Honourable Nathan Cooper, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

Canada Day Programming

Welcome Ceremony (Noon to 12:30 p.m.)

Join Alberta singer/songwriter Andrea House at noon on the front steps of the Legislature Building to sing O Canada and kick off the day’s festivities with official remarks on behalf of the Legislative Assembly Office and provincial leaders.

Legislature Chamber Open House (12:45 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 the Chamber’s iconic architecture.

Alberta Family Fun Zone (12:30 to 4:30 p.m.)

The Alberta Family Fun Zone, located on the south grounds, will feature interactive entertainment throughout the day, including Cree storytelling, roving characters, a magician, balloon-twisting and Taekwondo demonstrations.

Alberta Diversity Stage (1 to 5 p.m.)

Located on the Legislature South Bandshell, the Alberta Diversity Stage will feature multicultural performers, including Ukrainian dancers, Japanese drummers, Métis fiddlers and more.

Alberta Discovered Stage (1 to 5 p.m.)

The Alberta Discovered Stage, located on Violet King Henry Plaza, will present performances by The Hearts, Nicely Put Together Band and Raygun Cowboys.

Getting to the Alberta Legislature Grounds

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 another great option as bike racks are located all around the Alberta Legislature Grounds for the convenience of our visitors.

Enjoying the Day

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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