Edmonton Federal Building

This historic landmark offers visitors year-round recreational opportunities and hosts government and Legislature staff and MLAs.

 

The Edmonton Federal Building with fountains and crowds in front of it.

West Entrance of the Edmonton Federal Building, facing Capital Plaza

Overview

The Edmonton Federal Building is located on the northeast corner of the Alberta Legislature grounds. It was originally built by the Government of Canada to host its main federal offices for Western Canada. Based on a 1939 design and constructed in the late 1950s, this 11-storey Manitoba Tyndal Stone structure is considered one of the city’s most significant modern buildings and one of the best surviving examples of art deco design in Canada.

Visitor highlights

The Edmonton Federal Building is open year-round to the public. Visitors can view the building’s historic architectural details, its outdoor plaza with fountains and gardens, and the main floor visitor centre.

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Private functions

Some meeting rooms located in the Edmonton Federal Building are used for government and non-for-profit organization functions. They’re not available for private events such as weddings.

Wedding photos

Wedding photos may be taken in the plaza and gardens outside the Federal Building. Bookings aren’t required. As such, groups taking photos can use the grounds on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact us

780-427-7362 Visitor Centre

Location and visiting hours