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Free Admission Day is back for 2017!

Free fun for everyone at participating City of Edmonton recreation centres, attractions and cultural facilities on Sunday September 24, 2017 from 10am-6pm*.

*Some exceptions apply. Please check list of participating facilities and hours of operation.

'Free Admission Day' does not apply to other City of Edmonton services.


See Free Admission Day Activities at these Attractions and Cultural Facilities.

  • City of Edmonton Archives at Prince of Wales Armouries
  • Edmonton Valley Zoo
  • Fort Edmonton Park
  • John Janzen Nature Centre
  • John Walter Museum (1-4pm)
  • Muttart Conservatory

Recreation Centres

See all Free Admission Day Activities at Recreation Centres.

  • Clareview Community Recreation Centre
  • Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
  • St. Francis Xavier Sports Centre
  • Kinsmen Pitch and Putt
  • Mill Woods Recreation Centre
  • Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre


Regular scheduled public skates throughout the day at various arenas.


Please note: due to high traffic, parking will be limited at all facilities. The City encourages Edmontonians to make use of the Edmonton Transit Service to get to their destination.

On Sunday, September 24 only, ETS will be operating shuttle service to the Valley Zoo and Fort Edmonton Park between 9am-6pm.

Route 594 provides shuttle service to the Valley Zoo from West Edmonton Mall and Lewis Farms transit centres approximately every 20 minutes. Free parking is available at the Park & Ride lot at Lewis Farms Transit Centre.

Route 595 provides shuttle service to Fort Edmonton Park approximately every 15 minutes from South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre.

Note: Shuttle service frequency may vary depending on traffic. Plan ahead and use real-time tools to track your bus anywhere, anytime.

Regular fares apply for all ETS service.

For fare, route and schedule information, or to plan your trip, visit or call 311 (780-442-4311 outside of Edmonton).

Free Admission Day Tips

  • Before you go, re-check this website to see updates to all the opportunities available
  • Map out your day so you can maximize your experience
  • Consider starting (or ending) your day with a swim or skate at one of the Recreation Centres
  • Follow twitter #yegFAD to check out lineups and parking
  • Travel by ETS or LRT instead of your vehicle

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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