t’s everyone’s favorite time of the year. It’s the time of bathing suits, and sunburns, and more importantly barbecuing. If you’re not excited to be stuffing your face with hot dogs and hamburgers then, well… you probably don’t eat meat. And if that’s the case, then you’ll be celebrating Canada’s favorite holiday with a salad (and that’s okay!). Speaking of Canada’s favorite holiday, someone’s got a birthday… Canada Day #149 (boy we’re old!) is coming up right away. And you know what that means…
So with that, here are the top places to see the fireworks this Canada Day.
#1 – The Ledge!
The best part about the Legislature Grounds is that it is highly accessible. If you live in the downtown core, it’s just a short walk, and if you live further out, you can drive, or better yet, you can park your vehicle and ride and take the LRT right there. It’s a perfect way to spend a summer night!
#2 – A walk in the park
Victoria Park is beautiful, wedged right in between the tree lined North Saskatchewan River, and the back gates of the Valley Zoo, it’s the perfect vantage point to see the show, while you can also have a little fun beforehand tossing a Frisbee or some other fun physical activity. A great place to bring the kids.
#3 – Government House Park
Located at Groat Road & River Valley Road, this park will have one of the best views of the fireworks in the entire city. If you do make your way over here, make sure you get a good spot close to the river, which will provide the best view possible.
#4 – Take me out!
The Edmonton Ballpark is hosting a baseball game, and those that attend are welcome to remain and watch the fireworks after the Edmonton Prospects pummel the Regina Red Sox. Also, nothing makes a ballgame a ballgame like having a good ole Hot Dog to go along with it.