Canada Day Festival is Strathcona County's largest annual event. Celebrate with thousands of families in Broadmoor Lake Park by taking part in fun activities and enjoying entertainment by local performers throughout the day! 

Highlights include:

  • Spectacular daytime entertainment by local performers 
  • Interactive stage performances with Beppie
  • Lap and rec swims at Kinsmen Leisure Centre
  • Back-to-basics fun with Just Play activities 
Pancake Breakfast

Re/Max Elite Pancake Breakfast supported by Canadian Progress Club, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Headliners

The Prairie States on the Main Stage at 9:45 p.m.

Fireworks

Alberta Broadband Networks and Primus Fireworks at 11 p.m. 
 

Pancake Breakfast

Re/Max Elite Pancake Breakfast supported by Canadian Progress Club, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Headliners

The Prairie States on the Main Stage at 9:45 p.m.

Fireworks

Alberta Broadband Networks and Primus Fireworks at 11 p.m. 
 

Want to see what to expect? Watch last year's highlights video.

Getting to the Festival

Travel to the Canada Day Festival your way! Travel options include free Park 'N' Ride, Accessible Transit (Mobility) Bus and multi-use trails with secure bike parking on-site. On-site parking is extremely limited and restricted in some areas.

Road closure map (575.0 KB)

Accessible amenities

Strathcona County strives to ensure our festivals and events are safe and welcoming for all guests, volunteers and staff.

Learn about accessible amenities in place for this year's Canada Day festival, and view the new accessible amenities map (648.8 KB) to help navigate the event.

Activity and entertainment schedule


Make the most of your day with our handy Activity map and entertainment schedule (1.5 MB) as you explore the festival grounds.


Activities subject to change

Please note that activities listed are subject to change in advance of the Canada Day event on July 1.

Last modified: June 7, 2024, 9:25 a.m.

Volunteer today

Canada Day Volunteer helping a child build a giant Jenga tower

Have fun, meet new people and give back to your community. Volunteer shifts are flexible with 3 to 6 hour options. 

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Festival details

  • Most activities are FREE but some require a ticket or an unlimited activity wristband.

    Individual activity tickets will be available for purchase for $1 on July 1 at:

    • Festival Place (100 Festival Way)
    • Kinsmen Leisure Centre (2001 Oak Street | Vic Bidzinski Way)
    • Plaza Information Booth
    • Broadmoor Lake Park Field Information Booth
    • Pancake Breakfast Info Booth (Community Centre)

    Please remember that activities on the Broadmoor Lake Park fields close at 4 p.m.

    The $5 unlimited activity wristbands are available BEFORE Canada Day at the following locations:

    • Recreation Administration Office (Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., closed from 12 noon -1 p.m.  - 2025 Oak Street | Vic Bidzinski Way)
    • Millennium Place (2000 Premier Way)
    • Kinsmen Leisure Centre (2001 Oak Street | Vic Bidzinski Way)
    • Emerald Hills Leisure Centre (3555 Emerald Drive)
    • Festival Place (100 Festival Way)
    • Glen Allan Recreation Complex (199 Georgian Way)
    • Ardrossan Recreation Complex (80-1 Ave, Ardrossan) 
    • Sherwood Park Mall - guest services desk

    The wristbands give you unlimited access to ticketed activities. There are a limited number available, get yours before they sell out!

    Can you buy tickets on July 1?
    Wristbands are not available for purchase on July 1 however, you will still be able to purchase individual activity tickets at the information/ticket booths. Tickets and wristbands are non-refundable. Unused tickets can be donated at the information/ticket booths.

    What do I need to participate in a Canoe Ride?
    Canoe Rides sponsored by Cameron Corporation require two tickets: an activity ticket purchased or $1 (or a pre-purchased activity wristband) and a timed ticket which you can get at the information/ticket booth on the Broadmoor Lake Plaza. When you trade in your activity ticket or show your wristband at the Broadmoor Lake Plaza information/ticket booth, you will be given a timed ticket for the canoe ride. Everyone must fit a life jacket. Meet at the canoe ride location at your gathering time.

    Will there be line ups at the activities?
    Yes, there will be line ups at certain activities, but it will be worth the wait. We recruit many volunteers to help manage the line ups. However, there are many other activities that will not have line ups so take your family on a new experience and participate in those ones as well.

    Why isn't the whole festival free?
    Although majority of the activities and performances are free, there are a few exceptions. In order to maintain the high number of activities and performances, the cost of specific activities goes back to the festival to pay for itself. We also have many dedicated sponsors who help cover the cost of the activities and services.

  • We recommend that all dogs stay at home, since it will be extremely busy and crowds are stressful for most dogs.

    All service dogs are welcome. A service animal rest area will be available near the Kinsmen Leisure Centre north parking lot with shade, seating, a water station and an animal waste bag dispenser. 

  • ATMs are available at the following locations:

    • Sherwood Park Arena (inside the building)
    • Kinsmen Leisure Centre (south parking lot)
    • Festival Place (inside and outside the building)
    • Community Centre (inside the centre)
    • Food vendors will be located in the Kinsmen Leisure Centre south parking lot, open from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. There are a variety of options to satisfy everyone's cravings.
    • Concessions will also be available inside the Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre, at the Farmers Market and on the Broadmoor Lake Park fields.
    • A Picnic Area is located beside the spray park in both the South and North Kinsmen Leisure Centre parking lots. There are picnic tables for everyone to sit down and enjoy their meal or relax.
  • Lost Child Tent

    • The ensure you and your family have a safe and fun experience, remember to visit the Lost Child Tent near Kinsmen Leisure Centre or any Information Booth to receive your lost child wristband.
    • Should you be separated from your child during the festival, your child will be escorted directly to the tent which is located in front of the Spray Park. At the Lost Child Tent, a trained member will take over the situation.
    • The Lost Child Tent runs from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. and is operated by Citizens on Patrol.

    General Lost and Found

    • If you have lost an item in Festival Place, Kinsmen Leisure Centre or the Sherwood Park Arena, check the Lost and Found at each of those facilities
    • If you have lost an item in Broadmoor Lake Park, please check with the nearest Information Booth
    • If you find an item at a facility, please turn it in to facility staff
    • If you find an item in Broadmoor Lake Park, please turn it in to an Information Booth
    • After the event, please call 780-467-2211 to inquire about lost items
    • The main First Aid Station is located at Kinsmen Leisure Centre and there are two roving First Aid golf carts patrolling the Festival
    • The Kinsmen Leisure Centre lifeguards are on duty to provide first aid from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
    • Should you or someone in your group require first aid please go to the nearest Information Booth, the Kinsmen Leisure Centre or contact any volunteer. 

    Please remember to bring your sunscreen, hat and drink plenty of water on a hot day!

  • Washrooms are located at: 

    • Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre
    • Kinsmen Leisure Centre (inside the building and outside port-a-potties in the parking lot)
    • Festival Place
    • Broadmoor Lake Park Fields (port-a-potties) 
  • The Alberta Broadband Networks and Primus Fireworks start at 11 p.m. and the best place to watch them is at Broadmoor Lake Park.

    Tune in to 106.7 FM for music.

     

  • The RCMP Command post along with uniformed RCMP officers will be on site all day during the Festival.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Festival partners

coca cola Canada

Feature attraction sponsors

  Maxwell Remax

Activity sponsors

Brownlee CPC logo Leading Edge
Mammoet Interpipeline Logo Learn to Camp
MH Care Pasta Pantry Panago
Sin Bin Sports logo The Keg logo Ukrainian Vilage
  WestCan logo  

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Last updated: Friday, June 07, 2024
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