Once again Canada Day is upon us! Join hundreds of other Edmontonians as we celebrate the 149th year from Canada’s birth as a country with an amazing fireworks show in the river valley. Starting at 11pm on July 1st, this amazing fireworks display is one of the don’t-miss displays in Edmonton.
But where to watch? After all, as previously mentioned there will be hundreds of other families flocking to the river valley to take in the yearly fireworks show. Thankfully city officials have recognized this and opened up several areas where residents can sit and watch the festivities – and Mayfield Toyota is here to give you the inside scoop on where to go.
The Alberta Legislature Grounds
A common viewpoint for the fireworks thanks to its proximity to the show, and expansive grounds in which to sit. If you’re considering watching the fireworks from this area, make sure to arrive early so you can find a nice spot, and consider bringing a blanket so you don’t have to sit in the grass. The best viewpoint is at the far south point of the legislative grounds, near to the Centennial Flame.
Victoria Park, located next to the Royal Glenora Club, will be open to the public so you can view the fireworks from a close proximity. Just take note that sections of River Valley Road may be closed to vehicle traffic, but parking is available downtown where many lots have lifted parking fees for the Canada Day celebrations!
Government House Park
Located on 102 avenue, on the west side of the bridge (which is still closed FYI), is the Government House. As part of the Royal Albert Museum, this Government-owned property lies next to the river valley, and offers a great view of the fireworks. While slightly further way from the action than our previous recommendations, you still get a clear view of the firework show.
Constable Ezio Faraone Park
A small, relatively unknown park situated just above the Royal Glenora Park, this park is another great area for viewing the Canada Day fireworks display. Found on 97th avenue and 109th street, this park will fill up quickly due to its small size, so get there early and bring a blanket!
Emily Murphy Park
Another small park along the North Saskatchewan river, this area can be found on the south end of the Groat Road bridge, across from the Royal Mayfair Golf Club. Despite it being fairly wooded area, there are plenty of open area in which to take in the fireworks. Just make sure to come early to snag one of the few picnic tables in the park!
Those were our choices for the best places to take in this Canada Day’s fireworks display. Will you be attending this year’s display? And if so, from where? Let us know in the comments below!