Edmonton Canada Day Guide - July 1, 2010

 

Pay homage to our home and native land in Edmonton.


Run Baby, Run
 What: Lace up your runners and get ready to sweat. Three distances are available – a 15km, 5km, and 2.5km – leaving absolutely no excuses not to participate.
 Why: Start your day with a runner’s high and enjoy the post-run pancake breakfast.
 Where: Race starts and finishes at the Alberta Legislature Group. First race starts at 7am. Sign-up at The Running Room - hurry, it fills up every year!
 Party like it’s 1905
What: Pretend it’s the early 1900’s and you’ve been invited to a party with music, dance, and a Street Car Parade. 
Why: Before there was Canada Day, it was Dominion Day! In fact, Dominion Day was renamed Canada Day on October 27, 1982.
Where: Fort Edmonton Park from 10am – 6pm
Ice Cold
What: For two glorious days (June 30 + July 1), Canadian Tire money is taken at par until 7pm. Collect those five cent bills and buy yourself a cold one!
Why: After spending your Canadian Tire bucks, why not party at a pub that prides itself on being Canadian all year. 
Where: Five locations in Edmonton - one in each corner of the city. 

On a Boat, eh!
What: Celebrate Canada's birthday onboard the Edmonton Queen. Canada Day cruises start at 2pm.
Why: Cruise down the North Saskatchewan River watching the fireworks display.
Where: Catch the boat at Rafter's Landing - 9734 - 98 Avenue. Call ahead for reservations at (780) 424-2628. 


Have a Ball
What: Take in the game and stay for the best seats in the city for the Canada Day fireworks!
Why: It's 4 for $4$ Thursday night! This steal of a package includes four Grandstand tickets and four coupons for a free hot do and soft drink each.
Where: Telus Field, 10233 -96th Avenue. Game starts at 7pm.

 

 

Bright Lights
WhatA fireworks display that lights the entire river valley.
Why: This fireworks display is the perfect way to cap a night.
WhereLaunched from Kinsmen Park at 11pm.