Churchill Square

Churchill Square

Churchill Square is a favourite gathering place for Edmontonians.
Churchill Square is a favourite gathering place! Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

Churchill Square is such a fun gathering space for Edmontonians! In every season of the year, you’ll find festivals, activities and opportunities for citizens to enjoy this beautiful spot.

The fountains at Churchill Square in Edmonton.
The City Hall Fountains are a big part of what makes summer great in Churchill Square. Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

Summer Fun in the Square

Of course, the City Hall fountains are a favourite part of a summer visit to Churchill Square. The fountain is expected to be on until September 4, 2023. We also love taking in festivals like the Street Performers Festival and A Taste of Edmonton. (City Hall is the biggest and best, but we’ve compiled a list of other Cool Fountains in Edmonton!)

We love when giant games are set up in Churchill Square!
Giant games in the Square. Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.
Building blocks are often set up in Churchill Square.
Building Bricks in the Square. Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

In the summer, visitors will often find games and other play opportunities set out in the square. We’ve played with oversized checkers, chess and snakes & ladders games, giant blue blocks and building bricks, basketball and more!

New public art in Churchill Square.
“A Mischief of Could-be(s)”. Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.
Kids can climb the art in Churchill Square.
“A Mischief of Could Be(s)”. Photo by Edmonton Playgrounds.

The square is home to a fabulous piece of public art perfect for kids to climb! “A Mischief of Could-be(s)” by artists Erin Pankratz and Christian Peres Gibaut via Red Knot Studio. It’s a cool and colourful collection of tentacle-like structures that kids can climb. Each tentacle is beautifully covered in bright mosaics made from hand-cut tile! (This piece makes me want to make a second list – but for now, you can check out our list of Art Kids Love in Edmonton!)

Movies on the Square

In Summer 2023, the City of Edmonton is also bringing back Movies on the Square! Dates, movies and approximate start times are listed below!

  • Tue, June 27 – “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” – 7pm
  • Wed, August 16 – “My Fair Lady” – 7pm
  • Fri, Sept 8 – “Matilda” – 6:30pm

Sir Winston Churchill Square

  • WHERE: Between 99 & 100 Streets and 102 & 103a Avenues in Downtown Edmonton
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When you visit Churchill Square you may also want to check out the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Royal Alberta Museum and the Stanley A Milner Library!

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