Things to do in Edmonton Canada Day Long Weekend with Kids

SUMMER VACATION STARTS NOW! AND SUMMER VACATION STARTS HERE! It’s the weekend – the long weekend, and it’s summer vacation. If you’re looking for Canada Day activities to do with the kids, make sure to check out our guide, here.

Things to do in Edmonton this weekend with Kids 


Sand on Whyte Festival (All Weekend)
Boardwalk Sand on Whyte is back in Old Strathcona this summer with More Than a Feeling, the theme for this year’s exhibit featuring sand sculptures created by professional sand carving artists!
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Get Half off Admission at Galaxy Land
School’s OUT and Galaxyland After Dark is BACK! From 7 – midnight on Friday, June 28, get half-price admission! Don’t forget to scan your MyWEM Rewards app and get 100 MyWEM Rewards points! This is an all-ages event. Tickets available at the door only. Discount is only applicable to All-Day Ride Pass General, and Under 43”. Does not apply to Twilight pass, Seniors, Guests with Disabilities, Aged 2 and under, Under 43” chaperone, 2 day Multi Park Pass, and Multi-Play Pass (Seven-day, Three month, and One year)
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The Carnival Comes to Mill Woods Town Centre (All Weekend)
Visit Mill Woods town Centre for the carnival! Mall Carnivals are one of the staples of summer in the city and it’s your chance to celebrate the last day of school, load up on rides, mini doughnuts, and late nights! All day wrist bands are only $40, and there is no admission fee! 
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Cineplex Family Favourites
The $2.99 family favourite movies continue every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy time with your family and friends! A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity.
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Visit the Nature Exchange at Telus World of Science 
There’s a brand new gallery opening at Telus World of Science: The Nature Exchange. The Nature Exchange is a beautiful new gallery where you can become natural history researchers, simply by exploring your own backyards! Visit the Trading Centre, where you can analyze, discuss, interpret and catalogue your natural item. Trade your item to earn points. The more information you learn about your item, the more points you can earn! Once you’ve accumulated enough points, you can use them to shop The Nature Exchange’s collection of natural items – each of them found in Alberta. Add something new and exciting to your home collection, like a small meteorite or even a amethyst stone!
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Pop Up Fireworks at Michaels Kids Club 
Every Saturday, there’s cheap fun at Michaels, and this week your kids can take part in the craft time where they’ll make pop up fireworks, or glitter slime to celebrate Canada Day. 
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Borden Natural Swimming Pool Opens
It’s here! The opening weekend of the Borden Swimming pool! It’s your chance to have a natural swimming experience in Edmonton, and we’ve shared everything that you need to go before you go, right here. 
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Kids Day out at the Melting Pot
With Canada Day festivities just around the corner, we’re throwing our own party to commemorate our country’s birthday! We will be featuring classic Canadian crafts and activities (no, not just hockey) for you or your kids will be available between 11 A.M. – 2 P.M., and you can enjoy cheese, salad and chocolate for $25 per adult, $10 per child!
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BBQ at Hazeldean Community Hall
Come out and celebrate Canada Day with your neighbours and friends. There will be a free BBQ lunch, craft table, exotic bird display, DJ, games and activities for all ages!
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See a Live Production of ‘The Secret Garden’ 
The beloved children’s book comes beautifully to life in this stunning Tony Award®-winning musical -A young orphan girl is sent to live with her reclusive uncle on his dark and depressing estate. When she discovers the key to a neglected garden, she reawakens the magic locked inside the garden walls and her family’s heart.
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Ice Cream Sandwich Weekend at Happy Acres U Pick 
Ice Cream Sandwich Weekend! Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with 12 flavors of Foothills Ice Cream to choose! Lots of sweet additions to adorn your ice cream with! $6 each.
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What are you doing this weekend with Kids to celebrate the end of the school year?