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Entries in Canada Day (5)

Tuesday
Jun232015

20 Canada Day Events Around Edmonton | July 1, 2015

Canada Day 2015 Events In Edmonton 

 

Canada Day Events in Edmonton  

Celebrate Canada Day at the Legislature 
What: Visit the Alberta Family Fun Zone get a temporary tattoo and take a legislative tour. There will also be 3 stages with over 25 live performances. Bring cash and grab lunch at one of the over 30 food trucks and vendors on site.  
Where: Alberta Legislature Grounds
When:  Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 10am – 7pm

 

Canada Day at City Hall
What: Canada Day celebrations are mixed with the Jazz Festival and The Works Festival both inside and outside. Go for the live music, entertainment and kids crafts. 
Where: City Hall, Plaza and Churchill Square
When:  Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 1pm – 4pm

 

Chinatown Night Market Time

What: A street market, cultural performances and food trucks.
Where:
Outside the Chinatown Multicultural Centre, 9540-102 Ave.
When:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 4pm – 9pm

 

FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Semi Final
What: One of the most exciting soccer games will be played on Canada Day. Hopefully the Canadian team will be playing if they win the quarter-finals. Either way, it’s going to be a fantastic
Where:
Commonwealth Stadium
When:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

 

Happy Canada Day at Boyle Street Community League
What: 
Stop in for a free hot dog, live music, & face painting.
Where: Boyle Street Plaza, 9538-103A Avenue
When: Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 12pm – 4pm

 

Celebrate Canada Day in Millwoods 
What: 
This event is a very popular event for families. Multicultural performances, petting zoo, bouncy castles, hay rides, pony rides, face painting, live performances and fireworks at 11pm 
Where: Mill Woods Park (23rd Ave & 66th St) 
When: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 1pm – 11pm

 

Lighting of the High Level Bridge
What: 
Enjoy the bridge light art created by Edmonton lighting designer Scott Peters and musician Jason Kodie. This dynamic programming will be accompanied by a soundscape of Edmonton music, which will be simulcast on CKUA Radio. The light show will end with a special Asani performance of O Canada!
When:  Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 11pm

 

Followed by Fireworks!
Where: 
Canada Day Fireworks Finale is set off from Kinsmen Park. (not open to the public) 
Good viewing locations: 
Alberta Legislature Grounds, Victoria Park (River Valley Road), Ezio Faraone Park (west entrance to High Level Bridge on 109 Street North), Dantzer's Hill (below Queen Elizabeth Park), and Government House Park (Groat Road and River Valley Road). TELUS Field is offering a reduced admission price of $4 per person after the 8th inning of the Edmonton Prospects
When: July 1, 2014 11:05 pm. 

 

Canada Day at Edmonton Attractions  

 

Dominion Day Celebration
What: 
 A grand celebration of the Dominion of Canada then and now. Celebrate the traditional Edmonton way: watch an authentic parade, toast to the Queen, sing Happy Birthday, and take part in other royal activities.
Where: Fort Edmonton Park. 
When: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014. 10am – 5pm.

 

Canada Day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo 
What: The Zoo is also celebrating their 56th birthday this Tuesday so there are extra activities and surprises planned. Canadian animal enrichments, scavenger hunts, Adventure Bus, games, air brushed tattoos, red and white cupcakes and more.
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
When:  Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 11am – 4pm 

 

Canada Day at the Muttart Conservatory 
What: 
The pyramids come alive with music, Canada Day crafts, tours and face painting. 
Where: Muttart Conservatory, 9626 - 96A Street 
When: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 10 – 2pm

 

Celebrate Canada Day at the Art Gallery of Alberta
What: 
The AGA is offering free admission to its three floor of exhibitions and art activities for kids. 
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta
When: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 

 

Canada Day Celebrations at TWOS
What: 
 Celebrate Canada with rocket launches & dino games.
Where: 
Telus World of Science, 11211 142 Street NW
When: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10am – 5pm

 

Devonian Garden Canada Day
What:
Celebrate Canada Day in one of the prettiest settings around. Kids will enjoy the face painting, ponding, Canada Day crafts in the garden, cake and live music.
Where:
Devonian Botanic Garden
When: Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 11am - 3pm

Celebrations in Edmonton's Surrounding Communities

Canada Day Celebration – Spruce Grove
What: 
This much-anticipated party starts off with a $3 pancake breakfast and gets sweeter from there. Roving entertainment, face painting ($), Kid Zone (kids under under 46" tall), Adventure Zone (kids 46" and taller) street performers, cake, displays and more. Evening ends with fireworks at 11pm.
Where: Jubilee Park, Spruce Grove
When:  Monday, July 1, 2015. 9am – 10pm 

 

Canada Day in St. Albert
What: 
A multitude of events across the city. Pancake breakfast is happening at Heritage Lakes. Lions Park is the primary celebration during the day. Activities include bouncy castle, obstacle courses, large slide, games, canoe rides, crafts,  and displays. Followed by an evening of live entertainment at City Hall. Fireworks at 11pm. 
Where:  Multiple locations around St. Albert.
When: Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 9am – 11pm

 

Canada Day Festival 2015 – Sherwood Park/ Strathcona County
What: 
An enormous family festival. They even have their guidebook in an app. Here are only a handful of activities: pancake breakfast, parade, live music, petting zoo, telescopes, inflatables, kite making, activity kids academy, games, crafts and fireworks at 11pm.
Where:  Various locations around Broadmoore, Sherwood Park. (pdf map
When: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 10am – 11pm

 

Leduc Canada Day Celebrations 2015 
What: Start the day with a pancake breakfast at the Leduc Legion then watch the parade. In the afternoon there will be a tractor show and shine, wagon rides, muscial performances and fireworks at 11. 
Where: Various locations in Leduc.
When: Tuesday, July 1, 2014. 7:30am – 11pm.

 

Canada Day at Elk Island National Park
What: On Canada Day, enjoy free entry to all of Canada's National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas – including Elk Island. Go for a flag raising ceremony, cake, bouncy castles, performances from The Command Sisters and Bollywood Beats, a picnic and a nature walk.
Where: Elk Island National Park, Highway 16 East (approx. 1 hour east of Edmonton)
When: Tuesday, July 1, 2014. 12pm – 4pm

 

Canada Day Celebrations in Fort Saskatchewan
What: 
Start the day with a pancake breakfast, then watch the parade which ends in Legacy Park with the opening ceremonies. Visit the Kids’ Korner with a petting zoo, inflatable slides, and face painting. Also, check out the firefighter challenge, car show, birthday cake, fireworks and a performance by Captain Tractor.
Where: Various locations in Fort Saskatchewan (map)
When: Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 8am – 10:45pm.

 

Canada Day in Beaumont
What: Celebrate Canada’s birthday with free birthday cake, glitter tattoos, balloon animals, inflatables, craft station, family dance and fireworks.
Where: Beaumont Four Seasons Park
When:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015. 6pm – 11pm.

Tuesday
Jun252013

Canada Day in Edmonton 2013

 

The Biggest Birthday Party! Canada Day celebrations seem to be getting bigger and more extravagant each year. There are over 15 events on Monday in the Capital region to choose between. (If I've missed any please add them in the comments below!) Enjoy a spending the day with your family at these wonderful events!

 

Canada Day in Downtown Edmonton 

Celebrate Canada Day at the Legislature
What: All day fun! Starting with a free pancake breakfast, citizenship ceremony, then on to live entertainment on 4 stages (pdf schedule). Kids will also like crafts, bouncy castles, Inuit art puzzles, food trucks, and legislative tours. If it’s a hot day go splash in the pools on the north side of the grounds. 

Where: Alberta Legislature Grounds

When:  Monday, July 1, 2012. 7am – 7pm

Canada Day at City Hall
What: Celebrations are mixed with the Jazz Festival and The Works Festival. Go for the live music, entertainment, kids crafts, prizes, face painting, balloon fairies, magicians and stilt walkers.

Where: City Hall, Plaza and Churchill Square

When:  Monday, July 1, 2013. 1pm – 4pm

Fireworks!
Where:
Canada Day Fireworks Finale is set off from Kinsmen Park. (not open to the public)
Good viewing locations:
Alberta Legislature Grounds, Victoria Park (River Valley Road), Ezio Faraone Park (west entrance to High Level Bridge on 109 Street North), Dantzer's Hill (below Queen Elizabeth Park), and Government House Park (Groat Road and River Valley Road).

When: July 1, 2013. 11 pm. 

 

Canada Day at Edmonton Attractions 

Dominion Day Celebration
What:
 A grand celebration of the Dominion of Canada then and now. Enjoy music, games, parade, cake and other historical activities.
Where:
Fort Edmonton Park.
When:
Monday, July 1, 2013. 10am – 5pm.

Canada Day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo
What: The Zoo is also celebrating their 54th birthday this Monday so there are extra activities and surprises planned. 
Cake,, Adventure Bus, the Preschool Pitstop, scavenger hunt, crafts, painting, science experiments, animal encounters and more.
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo

When:  Monday, July 1, 2013. 11am – 4pm 

Canada Day at the Muttart Conservatory
What:
The pyramids come alive with music, crafts, tours, face painting, and scavenger hunt. Bricks 4 Kids will also be onsite for some Lego fun.
Where:
Muttart Conservatory, 9626 - 96A Street
When:
Monday, July 1, 2013. 12 – 4pm

Celebrate Canada Day at the Art Gallery of Alberta
What:
The AGA is offering free admission to its three floor of exhibitions and art activities for kids.
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta
When:
Monday, July 1, 2013. 

Canada Day Celebrations at TWOS
What:
 Celebrate Canada and TWOS’ 29th birthday with science adventures. Rocket launches, sidewalk chalk art, catapult challenge, roaming science demonstrations and mentos & coke display.
Where:
Telus World of Science, 11211 142 Street NW
When:
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11am – 3pm

Canada Day NFB Shorts
What:
Take the family to see great National Film Board shorts. Free admission and popcorn!
Where: Metro Cinema, Garneau Theatre
When:
Monday, July 1 at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

 

Canada Day: Edmonton Neighbourhood Events

Celebrate Canada Day in Millwoods
What:
This event is a very popular event for families. Multicultural performances, petting zoo, bouncy castles, hay rides, pony rides, face painting, and fireworks at 11pm        .
Where:
Mill Woods Park (23rd Ave & 66th St)
When:
Monday, July 1, 2013. 1pm – 11pm

Canada Day at Borden Park
What:
Join Councillor Tony Caterina and MLA Peter Sandhu for a fun-filled afternoon with free hotdogs, pop, cake, live entertainment and a variety of activities for the whole family.
Where: 7507 Borden Park Road (across from The Northlands Spectrum)
When: Monday, July 1, 2013. 12 – 4pm.

 

Celebrations in Surrounding Communities

Canada Day Celebration – Spruce Grove
What:
This much-anticipated party starts off with a pancake breakfast and gets sweeter from there. Roving entertainment, face painting, Kid Zone, street performers, displays and more. Evening ends with fireworks at 11pm.
Where: Jubilee Park, Spruce Grove
When:  Monday, July 1, 2013. 8am – 11pm 

Canada Day in St. Albert
What:
A multitude of events across the city. Pancake breakfast is happening at Heritage Lakes. Lions Park is the primary celebration during the day. Activities include Pedalheads, face painting, wagon rides, petting zoo, kids stage and more. St. Albert Place’s Front Plaza has live entertainment stage and giant games. Followed by a big family street dance. Fireworks at 11pm.
Where:  Multiple locations around St. Albert.
When: Monday, July 1, 2013. 9am – 11pm

Canada Day Festival 2013 – Sherwood Park/ Strathcona County
What:
An enormous family festival. They even have their guidebook in an app. Here are only a handful of activities: pancake breakfast, live music, PlayDay zone (with fort building, drumming, painting, science experiments, bubbles gardening), remote control monster trucks, petting zoo, lantern making, mural painting, multicultural performances, puppet shows, parade and fireworks at 11pm.
Where:  Various locations around Broadmoore, Sherwood Park. (map)
When:
Monday, July 1, 2013. 10am – 11pm

Canada Day Weekend On the Farm
What:
Head to the farm and enjoy wagon rides, straw bale mazes, petting farm, old thyme photo parlor and their award-winning Strawberry Shortcake.
Where:
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, near Bon Accord. (directions)
When: July 1, 2013. 10am – 6pm. 

Double Birthday – Leduc
What:
 Leduc is celebrating their 30th Birthday this year as well. They’re celebrating with a pancake breakfast, parade, children’s activities at the grain elevator, plus performances by Glass Tiger and 54-40. Fireworks at 11.
Where: Various locations in Leduc.
When: Monday, July 1, 2013. 7:30am – 11pm.

Monday
Jun252012

Canada Day Events for Kids In Edmonton | July 1, 2012

(c) Image by Jenifer Schaefer

 

Canada Day in Downtown Edmonton

Celebrate Canada Day at the Legislature
What: All day fun starting with a free pancake breakfast, citizenship ceremony, then on to live entertainment, crafts, bouncy tents, tours and the opportunity to walk on the Chamber floor.
Why: New this year – 3 stages of entertainment including one specific for children.  If it’s a hot day go splash in the pools on the north side of the grounds.
Where: Alberta Legislature Grounds
When:  Sunday, July 1, 2012. 7am – 7pm

Canada Day at City Hall
What: Celebrations are mixed with the Jazz Festival and The Works Festival.
Why:  Go for the live music, entertainment, kids crafts, prizes, face painting, balloon fairies, magicians and stilt walkers.
Where: City Hall and Churchill Square
When:  Sunday, July 1, 2012. 11:00am – 4:30pm

Canada Day at Edmonton Attractions

Dominion Day Celebration
What:
 A grand celebration of the Dominion of Canada then and now.
Why:
 Travel back in time and mark Canada Day with music, games, candle making, and free cake and lemonade at the Blatchford Field Air Hangar.
Where:
Fort Edmonton Park.
When:
July 1, 2012. 

Canada Day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo
What:
The Zoo is also celebrating their 53rd birthday this Sunday so there are extra activities and surprises planned.
Why: Cake, inflatables, the Adventure Bus the Preschool Pitshop, crafts and tattoos, animal encounters and more.
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
When:  Sunday, July 1, 2012. 11am – 4pm

Canada Day at the Muttart Conservatory
What:
Amongst the pyramids, enjoy live music, crafts, face painting, tours and a cupcake.
Why:
Go on a scavenger hunt then build a lego structure together with the Bricks 4 Kids in the classroom.
Where:
Muttart Conservatory, 9626 - 96A Street
When:
 Sunday, July 1, 2012. 12pm – 4pm

 

Canada Day: Neighbourhood Events

Silly Summer Parade and Picnic in the Park
Why:
Old Strathcona’s annual “sillier-the-better” parade will delight kids of all ages. After the parade, head to Queen Alexandra School for a BBQ, Canadian Citizenship reaffirmation ceremony, carnival games, entertainment and a slice of Canada Day cake. 

Where: Whyte Avenue (82 Avenue) and Queen Alexandra School (7730 106 St.)
When: Sunday, July 1, 2012. Parade starts at 12pm.

Celebrate Canada Day in Millwoods
What:
This event is a very popular event for families.
Why:
Full event details weren’t available at time of writing, but you can expect live performances, petting zoo, face painting, crafts and fireworks. Captain Tractor’s website has them as playing at this event at 10pm.
Where:
Mill Woods Park (23rd Ave & 66th St)
When:
Sunday, July 1, 2012. 1pm – 11pm


Grande Finale

Fireworks!
Where:
Canada Day Fireworks Finale is set off from Kinsmen Park. (not open to the public)
Good viewing locations:
Alberta Legislature Grounds, Victoria Park (River Valley Road), Ezio Faraone Park (west entrance to High Level Bridge on 109 Street North), Dantzer's Hill (below Queen Elizabeth Park), and Government House Park (Groat Road and River Valley Road).
When: July 1, 2012. 11 pm.

For more events happening around and outside Edmonton, check out http://www.edmontonceleberatecanada.ca/activities.html

 

I will be celebrating Kendall and Ross' nuptuals and enjoying a much needed vacation. So don’t worry if the blog is a little quiet. I’ll be back very soon. Refreshed, renewed and full of ideas for getting out and about Edmonton with your family.


Monday
Jun272011

Canada Day 2011: Show Your Colours

Get your children into the Canada Day spirit by dressing them in these red and white apparel. They’ll look festive, cool and ready to be out and about at all the events. Make sure to bring your camera!

Canada Day clothing is from:

Baby Boy
With Glowing Hearts Onsie, Please Mum (Sale $10.19)
All Canadian Hunk One Piece, Old Navy ($14.94)

Baby Girl
Ruffled Floral-Print Tankini, Old Navy (Sale $10)
Ruffled French Terry Skort, Old Navy (Sale $8)
3pk Canada Day Socks, PleaseMum (Sale $5.99) 

Toddler Boy
2011 Canada Flag Tees, Old Navy (Sale $7)
Canada Maple-Leaf Swim Trunks, Old Navy ($14.94) 

Toddler Girl
Love Glow in Dark T-shirt, Please Mum (Sale $10.19)
Ruffled Peace-Sign Swimsuit, Old Navy (Sale $10)

Boy
Nike Team Canada Adjustable Black Cap Youth, SportCheck ($14.99)
Canada Day Tee, Joe Fresh (Sale $6) 

Girl
Canada Day Tee, Joe Fresh (Sale $6)
Maple Leaf-Print Flip-Flops, Old Navy (Sale $3)

Monday
Jun272011

Canada Day 2011: Family Fun

Happy 144th Birthday Canada!  Here are the top 12 family-friendly events happening in and around Edmonton on Canada Day.

Canada Day in Downtown Edmonton

Alberta Legislature
Why: Start your day early with a free pancake breakfast then let your Canadian pride serge during the Citizenship Ceremonies. In the afternoon: enjoy kids activities; watch dance and musical performances; look for a Flypast CF-86a t 3pm; and, pretend to be an MLA on a tour the legislature. {schedule}
Where: Alberta Legislature building and grounds. (107 Street and 97 Avenue)
When: Friday, July 1. 7am 7pm

Edmonton City Hall
Why:
City Hall’s Canada Day ceremony and indoor stage featuring dancers, singers and magician will be a nice place to hang out if the weather is poor. Outside there will be so many activities you won’t know what to do first. Look for crafts, balloon fairies, face painters, stilt walkers, petting zoo, live music and, of course, The Works is also happening.
Where:
City Hall (#1 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
When:
Friday, July 1. 11:30am – 4pm

Canada Day at Edmonton Attractions

Muttart Conservatory
Why:
 Learn about plants native to Canada, make a craft, capture the day with a silly caricature, don a face painted maple leaf and groove to “Six Feet Up” jazz ensemble.
Where:  Muttart Conservatory (9626 96A Street)
When: Friday, July 1. 12pm – 5pm

Edmonton Valley Zoo
Why:
Celebrate Canada Day and the Zoo's 52nd Birthday! Learn about the Canadian animals, bounce a bit on the inflatables, play on the Adventure bus and make a Canada- themed craft. Don’t forget to have a slice of birthday cake.
Where:
Edmonton Valley Zoo (13315 Buena Vista Road)
When:
Friday, July 1. 11am – 4pm

Fort Edmonton Park
Why: Celebrate Dominion Day with a parade, variety show, live music and free cake.
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
When: Friday, July 1. Park opens at 10am. Festivities start at 11am – 6pm

Canada Day: Neighbourhood Events

Silly Summer Parade and Picnic in the Park
Why:
Old Strathcona’s annual “sillier-the-better” parade will delight kids of all ages. After the parade, head to Queen Alexandra School for a BBQ, Canadian Citizenship reaffirmation ceremony, inflatable obstacle course and a slice of Canada Day cake.
Where: Whyte Avenue (82 Avenue) and Queen Alexandra School (7730 106 St.)
When: Friday, July 1. Parade starts at 12pm.

Celebrate Canada Day in Millwoods
Why:
Millwoods’ celebration is popular because of their wide array of activities and entertainment for families. This year enjoy dance group performances, children’s musical groups, multicultural performances, petting zoo, hayrides, face painting and fireworks. {schedule}
Where:
Mill Woods Park (23rd Ave & 66th St)
When:
Friday, July 1. 1pm – 11pm

Edmonton Fireworks

City of Edmonton Fireworks
Why:
A feast for the eyes! Not many young families will be awake for the fireworks but it will delight the little ones… if they don’t mind the noise.
Where:
The best viewing locations are Alberta Legislature Grounds, Victoria Park, Ezio Faraone, Dantzer's Hill, and Government House Park (courtesy of Downtown Business Association) No viewing from Kinsmen Park.
When: Friday, July 1 at 11pm

Canada Day in Surrounding Communities

Sherwood Park - Canada Day Festival
Why: This family oriented Canada Day party is the best secret in the Capital region. You name it. They have it. Free pancake breakfast, parade, full musical stage line-up, CN Rail train rides, kids activities (climbing wall, travelling zoo, pony rides, go carts, remote control car and monster truck racing, puppets), roving performers, farmers market, free swimming, campfire cooking, Honeymoon Suite and topped with fireworks. {pdf activity map}
Where: Broadmoor Lake Park (2025 Oak Street). {map} Some activities are $1. Buy a $5 wristband at Sherwood Park’s Kinsmen Leisure Centre in advance for all activities.
When: Friday, July 1.  9am – 11pm

St. Albert Celebrates Canada Day
Why:
St. Albert parties in the park. Of special note is the flight simulator, road hockey, free watermelon and cake, bouncy tent, wagon rides and live music. Then dance your sillies out at the Family Street Dance & Fun Night on Anne Street.
Where and When:
Lions Park 11am – 3pm, Anne Street from 5pm, Fireworks at 11pm.

Spruce Grove - Canada Day and Street Performers Festival
Why: This year is especially celebratory because the Grove celebrates their 25th anniversary of incorporation. Go for $3 pancake breakfast, watch the people parade, have cake, sing O’Canada then watch street performers all afternoon. Additionally there is a KidZone, face painters, balloon artists, a live stage and fireworks. {schedule}
Where: Spruce Grove Composite High School Sports Field {map}. Shuttle recommended.
When: Friday, July 1. 8am – 11pm

Fort Saskatchewan Canada Day Celebrations
Why:
Another great party in the Fort. Pancake breakfast, parade, cupcake and ice cream, Annual Show & Shine, petting zoo, concert, fireworks at 10:45pm.
Where: Royal Canadian Legion, Legacy Park and other venues. {activity map}
When: Friday, July 1. 8am – 11pm

For more Canada Day events, visit Edmonton Events Calendar or KidzKalendar.

Image from National Capital Commission.