Canada 150: There’s no shortage of events to celebrate Canada 150 in Edmonton. We’ll be in the backyard hosting a party and road hockey tournament (watch my IG Story for more) but here’s a few things you can check out around the city.
- Celebration at City Hall from 11-6. All the details.
- Event at the Alberta Legislature from 7 am-9 pm. All the details.
- Heritage Chinatown Nighttime Market (96 Street between 102 and 103 Ave) from 4-9. More details.
- Muttart Conservatory celebration with music, entertainment, and a feature pyramid. Goes from 10-3. More details.
Fireworks Viewing Locations: Edmonton does an amazing job of the fireworks show on Canada Day and I’m sure this year will be even better. Here’s the best spots to watch:
- Remax Field
- Alberta Legislature Grounds
- Victoria Park
- Government House Park (Groat & River Valley Road)
- Ezio Faraone Park
- 109th Street at Saskatchewan Drive (on foot only)
- River Valley Road (on foot only)
- Walterdale Hill and Queen Elizabeth Park Road (on foot only)
150 Swag: Picking up last minute stuff for your Canada 150 party? Here’s where to shop:
Sweetness YEG will be at the St. Albert Farmer’s Market tomorrow (July 1) from 10-3 at stall 337 selling the most amazing custom Canada 150 cookies!
The Maker’s Keep has awesome Canada Day mugs and shirts. They are only open today so get in there!
Custom Canada Bags: Duval Canada is offering custom red lined bags to celebrate Canada 150. Also, don’t forget this Edmonton-based handbag line gives 10% back to charity. Order online from now until July 3. Duval will also be set up at the Mac Market on July 3 (more details below).
Summer Shop: A few of my favourite local boutiques are having amazing summer and Canada 150 sales:
Bamboo Ballroom – 15% off your purchase online and in store from now until July 3 (excluding local goods).
JillysBoutique – 15%off all Canadian brands today and tomorrow (July 1).
Floc Boutique – buy more and save on tees, tanks, shorts and shoes. Buy One – 10% off, buy two – 20% off, buy three – 30% off. Now until July 3.
Who Cares Wear – BOGO sale on select shoes and clothes. 30% off dresses and accessories, 50% off select jewelery.
Pura Botanicals – 10 – 30 % off select items.
Plum Home + Design – 25% off the online shop from now until Monday.
So Pretty Cara Cotter – 30% off site-wide. Now until July 2.
Mac Market: The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald is hosting it’s first ever market featuring unique local vendors including Duval Canada, Made Social and local artist Reece Schulte. It goes Monday, July 3 from 11-5. It’s free to get in. More here.
Summer Drinks: If you’re hosting your own party for Canada Day, or anytime this summer, check out these delicious and relatively healthy summer drink features I designed. Of course, you can’t go wrong with the Best Caesar in the World either. For your camping getaway, check out these Super-Cool S’Mores Kits made with S’Mores Chocolates!
Do you have any tips or hidden gems I should know about, or events you want featured? I would love to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.