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Alberta Legislature Building

Alberta Legislature Building

10800 97 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta
http://www.assembly.ab.ca/Visitor/index.html

The Alberta Legislature Building houses the province's Legislative Assembly. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style, the building was constructed between 1907 and 1913. The legislature's grand style suggests the optimism of the then-new province.

The building is located on the former site of Fort Edmonton, Mark V (1830–1915), a Hudson's Bay Company fur-trading post. The site is just up the hill from the archaeological finds at Rossdale Flats to the east, which was long-standing First Nations campsite and earlier location of the same Fort. The legistature's location was selected shortly after Edmonton was confirmed as the provincial capital by the first session of the Legislature in 1906, held in skating rink.

In 1972, Alberta was the first provincial assembly allow television cameras in to record its proceedings.

Photo Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legislative_buildings_of_Canada

Text Credit: Site description from Wikipedia, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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  • Fountastic
    guestBook Guestbook/ Stockwell/ Jul 2, 2017

    Favourite thing to do in the summer is go to the legislature and relax in the fountains and pools. There's usually a fantastic display of lights if you happen to walk through the fountains at night. The parks are also gorgeous and sometimes you can hear someone playing music in the park. I can't wait for Christmas to roll around so I can see the Christmas lights display for the first time!

  • Most beautiful place in Edmonton
    guestBook Guestbook/ babyfireball/ Jun 11, 2017 Most beautiful place in Edmonton

    This is the best place to visit in Edmonton. I have been here many times before, but I have never quite appreciated it as much before now. Canada 150 has really made me pay attention to the beauty of Canada.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ babyfireball/ Jun 11, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ dorotea/ May 18, 2017
  • Alberta Legislature Building
    guestBook Guestbook/ dorotea/ May 18, 2017

    This building is the hub of a lot of summer activities, and I have fond memories of splashing around in the pools of water outside as a child. It's also the place for many graduations and other celebrations, especially on the rowdiest day of the year, Canada day.

  • Western Civilization
    guestBook Guestbook/ yamaneko/ Apr 18, 2017

    The architecture of the building somehow reminds me of the US Capitol and it is pretty to look at. There is a free guided tour I took and it was interactive and interesting. I learnt a lot, not only about the architecture, the different rooms, but also about the history of the building and some of its greatest politicians. It's a must-see when in Edmonton.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ katenuique/ Sep 5, 2015
  • Heat Squad
    guestBook Guestbook/ feer56/ Aug 25, 2015

    A group of graduated students embarked upon the Legislative Grounds to experience first hand the excitement before their personal Banquet celebrating 12 years of success.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ feer56/ Aug 25, 2015
  • Strong and Free
    guestBook Guestbook/ Explore150/ Mar 11, 2015 Strong and Free

    The prairies. What thoughts come to mind when those words are spoken? Wide open spaces. Raw beauty. Nature. Strength. Freedom. Home. Living in rural Alberta you can’t help but have feelings of admiration when you really experience the prairies. There is something wonderful about taking a deep breath of fresh air, feeling the sun and wind on your face, and being able to see unhindered land for kilometres. There is a sense of freedom, of belonging to this magnificent land. Not only are the prairies awe inspiring but they represent the hard work that this country was built upon. It embodies the strength and courage of those before us. Previous generations, grandfathers and great-grandfathers, who worked and lived upon the land when Canada was a new country, and before that. And in those places where the land has been unchanged and preserved for centuries, there is an intangible connection to the past. A past that has helped shape the identities of each consecutive generation. It is inevitable to have one’s identity shaped by where one lives and the prairie’s contribution is unique, unlike any other. It simply becomes part of you. Without a doubt, the patchwork quilt that we call the prairies is intrinsically Canadian.

    Originally submitted by Emalee (Last name unknown)

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The construction of the Legislature building incorporates materials from various Canadian Provinces. Which province's materials were not used?

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The construction of the Legislature building incorporates materials from various Canadian Provinces. Which province's materials were not used?

Manitoba British Columbia Alberta
NEWS FEED
  • Fountastic
    guestBook Guestbook/ Stockwell/ Jul 2, 2017

    Favourite thing to do in the summer is go to the legislature and relax in the fountains and pools. There's usually a fantastic display of lights if you happen to walk through the fountains at night. The parks are also gorgeous and sometimes you can hear someone playing music in the park. I can't wait for Christmas to roll around so I can see the Christmas lights display for the first time!

  • Most beautiful place in Edmonton
    guestBook Guestbook/ babyfireball/ Jun 11, 2017 Most beautiful place in Edmonton

    This is the best place to visit in Edmonton. I have been here many times before, but I have never quite appreciated it as much before now. Canada 150 has really made me pay attention to the beauty of Canada.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ babyfireball/ Jun 11, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ dorotea/ May 18, 2017
  • Alberta Legislature Building
    guestBook Guestbook/ dorotea/ May 18, 2017

    This building is the hub of a lot of summer activities, and I have fond memories of splashing around in the pools of water outside as a child. It's also the place for many graduations and other celebrations, especially on the rowdiest day of the year, Canada day.

  • Western Civilization
    guestBook Guestbook/ yamaneko/ Apr 18, 2017

    The architecture of the building somehow reminds me of the US Capitol and it is pretty to look at. There is a free guided tour I took and it was interactive and interesting. I learnt a lot, not only about the architecture, the different rooms, but also about the history of the building and some of its greatest politicians. It's a must-see when in Edmonton.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ katenuique/ Sep 5, 2015
  • Heat Squad
    guestBook Guestbook/ feer56/ Aug 25, 2015

    A group of graduated students embarked upon the Legislative Grounds to experience first hand the excitement before their personal Banquet celebrating 12 years of success.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ feer56/ Aug 25, 2015
  • Strong and Free
    guestBook Guestbook/ Explore150/ Mar 11, 2015 Strong and Free

    The prairies. What thoughts come to mind when those words are spoken? Wide open spaces. Raw beauty. Nature. Strength. Freedom. Home. Living in rural Alberta you can’t help but have feelings of admiration when you really experience the prairies. There is something wonderful about taking a deep breath of fresh air, feeling the sun and wind on your face, and being able to see unhindered land for kilometres. There is a sense of freedom, of belonging to this magnificent land. Not only are the prairies awe inspiring but they represent the hard work that this country was built upon. It embodies the strength and courage of those before us. Previous generations, grandfathers and great-grandfathers, who worked and lived upon the land when Canada was a new country, and before that. And in those places where the land has been unchanged and preserved for centuries, there is an intangible connection to the past. A past that has helped shape the identities of each consecutive generation. It is inevitable to have one’s identity shaped by where one lives and the prairie’s contribution is unique, unlike any other. It simply becomes part of you. Without a doubt, the patchwork quilt that we call the prairies is intrinsically Canadian.

    Originally submitted by Emalee (Last name unknown)

The Alberta Legislature Building houses the province's Legislative Assembly. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style, the building was constructed between 1907 and 1913. The legislature's grand style suggests the optimism of the then-new province.

The building is located on the former site of Fort Edmonton, Mark V (1830–1915), a Hudson's Bay Company fur-trading post. The site is just up the hill from the archaeological finds at Rossdale Flats to the east, which was long-standing First Nations campsite and earlier location of the same Fort. The legistature's location was selected shortly after Edmonton was confirmed as the provincial capital by the first session of the Legislature in 1906, held in skating rink.

In 1972, Alberta was the first provincial assembly allow television cameras in to record its proceedings.

10800 97 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta
http://www.assembly.ab.ca/Visitor/index.html
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Photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legislative_buildings_of_Canada