June 26, 2017 2:00 pm
Updated: June 29, 2017 5:19 pm

Where to watch Canada Day fireworks in Edmonton

Global News Files

The City of Edmonton has promised a spectacular fireworks finale to Canada’s 150th celebration.

The fireworks start at 11 p.m., and can be viewed from various locations in the river valley.

Everything you need to know to watch the fireworks finale is listed by the city below:

Canada Day Fireworks 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 1 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 Street (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.

READ MORE: How to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in and around Edmonton

New this year:  Fireworks Live Streaming!

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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.


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