Dominion Day Fort Edmonton Park

Celebrate the 147th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada and bask in the excellence of being Canadian–eh!

SPECIAL DOMINION DAY PROGRAMMING

1812 On Tour Travelling Exhibit
Outside Blatchford Hangar
Experience a travelling exhibit that brings to life the stories of a war that helped define Canada as a nation. 1812 On Tour features larger than life inflatable numbers, and a variety of marquee tents that highlight 4 heroes of the War of 1812 and the most important landscapes, forts and buildings.
Come play period games, get a temporary tattoo, or be part of the Xplorers program.

Citizenship Ceremony
Blatchford Hangar: 2 pm – 3 pm
Witness new Canadians take the oath of citizenship. Watch our drama troupe perform O Canada and meet special guests from the RCMP, Knights of Columbus and more.

Dominion Day Parade
Starting location 1846 Fort: 1 pm
Take part in a sing-a-along of God Save the Queen, Maple Leaf Forever and of course O Canada! This authentic parade will include costumed interpreters from every era! Cake will be served afterwards behind Bill’s Confectionery on 1920 Street.

Alberta Dance Alliance 
Watch performances by sugar swing dancers on 1920 Street, belly dancers at the 1920s Midway and Metis and French Canadian dances at the 1846 Fort!

 

OTHER PROGRAMMING:

  • +1920 Street

    Edmonton Grads Party

    Mellon Farm: 11:00 am

    Come celebrate the success of the Edmonton Grads, the sports team with the best winning percentage of all time and winner of the first women’s world title in basketball in 1924. Participate in a “tryout” for the team.

    Bluebirds Across Canada

    Johnson’s Cafe: 12:30 pm

    Come to this historic meeting of the Nursing Sisters of Edmonton, who, in the spirit of patriotism and love of country, will vote on uniting with Sisters across Canada.

    The Group of Seven

    Mellon Farm: 3:00 pm

    Learn how The Group of Seven helps create an appreciation for Canadian landscapes and paint your own masterpiece.


  • +1905 Street

    Autocamping
    Between the Post Office and Penny Arcade: 11 am – 5 pm
    Who would have thought that living out of your car on a road trip would be so popular? Find out what autocamping is and why these citizens think it’s the best thing in the world.

    The Talents of the Dominion
    St. Anthony’s Yard: 2:30 pm
    See your fellow citizens showcase their talents and abilities! Who will have the best act? Come find out.

    Edmonton Concert Pops
    Band Shell: 2:00 pm
    Listen to “Imagine the Circus” – songs typical of 1800′s circus acts.


  • +1885 Street

    The Agent of Civilization: Printing Demos
    The Edmonton Bulletin: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Come see how a newspaper was printed in 1885 Edmonton.

    Glee Club
    Kelly’s Saloon: 12 pm and 3:30 pm
    Hear and join in on a variety of historical and patriotic songs.

    Broken Promises
    Outside Jasper House:2 pm
    Watch George Stephen, the President of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), speak about Edmonton’s potential railway. 


  • +1846 Fort

    Trade Ceremony
    Fort Courtyard: 11:10 am
    Join this Cree ceremony and experience first-hand traditional rituals and beliefs.

    Bannock Cooking
    Cree Encampment: 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm
    Help us cook a traditional Scottish bread that was adopted by the Indigenous people of Western Canada.

    Fur Press Demonstration
    Fort Courtyard: 3:10 pm
    Discover how the Orcadians, Metis, and others broke their backs under piles of fur all for the sake of fashion.

    Tipi Raising
    Cree Encampment: 4:30 pm
    Join us in in raising the tipi. Experience first-hand this traditional Aboriginal practice.