The weekend is long and so is the roster of activities and information to help Albertans enjoy the holiday.
“After a long winter, Albertans are eager to get out and enjoy the outdoors, take in a festival, or visit a historic site. Whatever people choose to do on the long weekend, I encourage them to do it safely and have fun!”Dr. Richard Starke, Minister of Tourism, Parks, and Recreation
What you may want to know before heading out
- Where can I camp?
- Do I need a fishing licence?
- Where can I use my all-terrain vehicle?
- Which hiking trails are open?
- Which museums and historic sites are open?
- Are any farmers’ markets open?
- Are there any festivals going on?
Several Alberta government ministries will post long weekend-related updates and information on their blogs and twitter feeds.
- Victoria Day (May 19) anchors the first long weekend of the spring and summer seasons. The holiday honours Queen Victoria, the longest reigning British and Canadian monarch (1837-1901).
- Alberta is named after her fourth daughter, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta. Lake Louise and the Village of Caroline are also named after the princess.