Dominion Day

Dominion Day

Join us in commemorating the formation of Canada with special Dominion Day events like a celebratory brigade arrival and parade happening Saturday, July 1st. Then extend the celebrations into the long weekend with even more family friendly events from July 2-3rd.

Then extend the celebrations into the long weekend by getting a free pancake breakfast with online ticket admission to the park on Sunday, July 2nd, available only if you purchase tickets here

This weekend is your last chance to get the Fort Edmonton 150 Summer Pass, an exclusive pass that gives your family entry to the park all season long! Get the Fort Edmonton 150 Summer Pass here.

Dominion Day Events — Saturday July 1st

21 Gun Salute 
12:00 PM — 10 minute program
Mellon Farm Field
See the 20th Field  Regiment from the Royal Canadian Artillery do the traditional 21 Gun Salute. The best viewing for this event can be found along the boardwalk between the Johnny J. Jones Midway and Mellon Farm, and along the Johnny J. Jones Midway fence.

Dominion Day Parade
1:00 PM — 30 minute program
Throughout the Park
Enjoy the Dominion Day Parade as it travels through the Park starting at the HBC Fort Garden, and finish it off with cake in front of Ramsey’s Green House, behind the Tom Thumb Mini Golf.

1846 Fort

Brigade Arrival
11:00 AM — 30 minute program
York Boat Launch
Experience the arrival of the Edmonton House Canoe Brigade to Fort Edmonton Park.

Fur Press Demonstration
1:30 PM — 15 minute program
Fort Courtyard
Learn how the traditional fur press was used with a live demonstration.

Unity from Conflict
3:30 PM — 15 minute program
Fort Courtyard
Experience the momentous merger of two competing fur trade companies.

1885 Street

Glee Club
12:00 PM — 30 minute program
McDougall Methodist Church
Listen to the glee club sing and get a chance to sing along!

Cricket Match

3:00 PM — Drop-in 1.5 hour program
Kenneth MacDonald Yard
Have fun trying your hand at playing cricket.

1905 Street

History of the Canadian Dollar
11:30 AM & 3:30 PM — 30 minute program
Bank of Montreal
Chat with the banker and examine what money used to look like as you discover the evolution of currency in Canada.

Calisthenics for All
2:30 PM — 15 minute program
St. Anthony’s Church Yard
Get active early 20th century style!

1920 Street

Over the Top
11:00 AM — Drop-in 1 hour program
Blatchford Hangar Field
Participate in a trench raid and experience the tactics used by the Canadian Military during the Great War.

Pains and Penalties
3:00 PM — 15 minute program
Outside Bill’s Confectionery
Watch the Canadian Women’s Press Club discuss changing the legal system, and the struggles they overcame to do it.

Dominion Day Weekend Events – July 2 – 3

Pancake Breakfast with Online Admission — Sunday, July 2nd at 9:00 AM

Kick off the Sunday Dominion Day festivities with early admission to a delicious Buffet Pancake Breakfast and entertainment and crafts for the whole family!

The pancake breakfast is available only if you pre-purchase tickets online here.

The Park still opens to the general public at 10:00 AM this day.

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1846 Fort

Fur Press Demonstration
11:30 AM — 15 minute program
Fort Courtyard
Learn how the traditional fur press was used with a live demonstration.

Gentlemen’s Tea: Who Owns Rupert’s Land?
1:30 PM — 20 minute program
Rowand House
Join a discussion with the inhabitants of the Fort about who owns Rupert’s Land.

Unity from Conflict

3:30 PM — 15 minute program
Fort Courtyard
Experience the momentous merger of two competing fur trade companies.

1885 Street

Glee Club
12:00 PM — 30 minute program
McDougall Methodist Church
Listen to the glee club sing and get a chance to sing along!

Cricket Match

3:00 PM — Drop-in 1.5 hour program
Kenneth MacDonald Yard
Have fun trying your hand at playing cricket.

1905 Street

Where’s Your Pass?

11:30 AM — 30 minute program
Henderson Farm
Learn about the reserve pass system
and understand what it meant to require a reserve pass.

Talents of the Dominion

1:30 PM — 30 minute program
St. Anthony’s Church Yard
Celebrate the talents of Edmontonians
as you watch and listen to their music and other skills.

1920 Street

Over the Top

11:00 AM — Drop-in 1 hour program
Blatchford Hangar Field
Participate in a trench raid and experience the tactics used by the Canadian Military during the Great War!

Angels of the Air
1:00 PM — Drop-in 1 hour program
Blatchford Hangar
Explore women’s roles in the growing world of aviation!

Pains and Penalties

3:00 PM — 15 minute program
Outside Bill’s Confectionery
Watch the Canadian Women’s Press Club discuss changing the legal system, and the struggles they overcame to do it.

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