Sun, fun, and celebration. Another long weekend is nearly here and so are several things to see and do around Alberta. Before you kick things off, however, there are a few things to take note of, Mainly what will be open and closed on Canada Day in Edmonton.

From city-owned facilities to tourist favourites, here’s what you can and cannot visit July 1st.



Hoping to learn a little something this weekend? This long weekend you will be able to visit several Edmonton museums from the Royal Alberta Museum to The Neon Sign Museum. Enjoy!

Movie Theatres

Hoping to catch a flick on Canada Day? Landmark Cinemas and Cineplex theatres will all be open all weekend long!

Edmonton Valley Zoo

Looking to do something fun with the kiddos? The Edmonton Valley Zoo will also be open on Canada Day and will make for a great family outing, especially for those with kids!


Though we’d recommend checking their hours before heading out, West Edmonton MallKingswaySouthgate Centre and Edmonton City Centre malls will all be open this Monday!

Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road

Grocery and Liquor Stores

Need milk, beer or a last-minute ham? You’re in luck. Though (again) we’d recommend checking your local stop hours, most liquor and grocery stores will be open on holiday Monday.

Edmonton-Owned Golf Courses

Whether you were hoping to check out Victoria, Riverside, or the Rundle, all Edmonton-owned golf courses will also be open this Canada Day.

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TELUS World of Science


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Science rules! This year on Canada Day, check out some amazing family-friendly exhibitions, a movie inside the IMAX, or a light show in the Zeidler Dome at Telus World of Science!

Where: 11211 142 St NW, Edmonton

Edmonton Transit

While transit will be operational on July 1st, Trains and buses will run on their Sunday schedule. Please plan ahead, Edmonton!

U of A Botanical Garden

A little road trip? Why not? Our first option for those looking to get outta town is the U of A Botanic Garden, which offers hundreds of acres of incredible gardens and makes a great destination for those who crave a relaxed day outside.

Where: 51227 AB-60, Parkland County

City-owned Recreational Facilities and Leisure Centres

This Canada Day, the following will remain open with holiday hours:

  • ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre
  • Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre
  • Clareview Community Recreation Centre
  • Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
  • Confederation Leisure Centre
  • Dr. Anne Anderson Community Centre
  • Eastglen Leisure Centre
  • Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre
  • Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre
  • Jasper Place Leisure Centre
  • Kinsmen Sports Centre
  • Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre
  • The Meadows Community Recreation Centre
  • Mill Woods Recreation Centre
  • Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
  • O’Leary Fitness and Leisure Centre


Edmonton Public Library 

Hoping to grab a book this upcoming long weekend? Unfortunately, for all of you reading worms, it’ll have to wait. The Edmonton Public Library will be closed on Canada Day.


Good news errand do-ers! As per their website, no payment is required for on-street parking in Edmonton on Monday, July 1st, 2024, due to the stat holiday.


While grocery and convenience stores will be open this Monday, Costco will be unshoppable this Canada Day– Looks like you’ll have to get your massive hot dog fix before July 1st. 

But there you have it, friends. Everything that’s open/closed this Canada Day in Edmonton Please be sure to double-check the hours of operation no matter where you’re headed and enjoy the day!