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Alberta Legislature

Known to Edmontonians as “the Leg”, the Alberta Legislature Building is a marvel of marble pillars and carved oak, beautiful Beaux-Arts architecture and stunning grounds.

Set atop the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, this is where Canadian premiers and political parties debate and make history.

Discover “the Leg” on a free guided tour, offered hourly. Ask about the Famous Five who fought for womens’ right to vote. Learn the fascinating stories behind the portraits and magnificent art. Glance at the bejeweled gold and silver ceremonial Mace. And don’t forget to listen for the phenomenon known as the “magic spot”.

You might even get to see the legislature live from the public gallery above.

Stop by the brand new visitor centre on the main floor of "the Leg" featuring Alberta Branded, the Borealis Gallery, the Pehhonan Theatre and the Agora Interpretive Centre. Learn about the history of the province and feel as though you experienced it yourself with the new, state-of-the-art 4-D theatre. This isn't your typical theatre, you will actually feel the snow and wind on your face as you step back in time with Princess Louise Caroline Alberta.

Regardless of season the Legislature grounds and rotunda are a great place to spend an afternoon with the family in Edmonton. During the summer months, bring your bathing suit and spend some time in the wading pool, which is the perfect size for children to splash around in and for bigger kids to relax their tired feet. Be sure to pack a picnic — with plenty of benches and landscaped, grassy areas to retreat to when you need a chance to dry off. In the winter, bring along your skates and glide on a rink surrounded by frosted trees wrapped in garlands of light.

Pick up a hand-crafted gift made by Alberta artisans at the Retail Store, Alberta Braded, located in the newly renovated federal building! Make sure to check out the temporary exhibits scattered throughout the gift shop.

Cost
Free

Hours
Retail Store & Visitor Centre
Summer (May 1 to September 30)
Monday to Sunday and Holidays: 9:00am-5:00pm
Winter (October 1 to April 30)
Monday to Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Legislature Building Tours
Summer (May 1 to September 30)
Monday to Sunday and Holidays: 9:00am-5:00pm
Winter (October 1 to April 30)
Monday to Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 12:00pm-5:00pm
*Tours occur every hour. Last tour begins at 4:00pm.