Canada 150 Edmonton Trivia Contest!

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the City of Edmonton Archives is having a contest!

Test your knowledge of Edmonton and our history (or learn something new) with our 150 multiple choice questions. These questions are about both our recent and distant past and relate to who we are, where we come from, and where we’re going as a city.

Sets of 10 questions will be released over 15 weeks starting on Friday, March 17. The answers will be provided on the following Friday through Transforming Edmonton blog posts, at the same time as the next batch of questions is released.


Each week, all completed entries with a minimum of five (5) correct answers will be entered into a random prize draw for a copy of Building a Legacy by former Historian Laureate Ken Tingley.


Each week, a copy of Building a Legacy will be given away to one winner chosen at random from all entrants that week.

Participants will also be entered for a grand prize draw of a framed Archives’ photograph (EA-160-1326, see below), receiving one entry for each weekly submission that has a minimum of seven (7) correct answers. See full contest details: Archives Contest Rules.

EA-160-1326 Edmonton Skyline 1939 You could win a framed copy!


Date Questions Answers
March 17 Set 1: About Edmonton n/a
March 24 Set 2: Teamwork Set 1
March 31 Set 3: Arts & Culture Set 2
April 7 Set 4: Transportation Set 3
April 14 Set 5: Buildings Set 4
April 21 Set 6: Education Set 5
April 28 Set 7: Law & Order Set 6
May 5 Set 8: Municipal Politics Set 7
May 12 Set 9: Military Set 8
May 19 Set 10: Sport & Leisure Set 9
May 26 Set 11: Environment & Landmarks Set 10
June 2 Set 12: City Growth Set 11
June 9 Set 13: Communications Set 12
June 16 Set 14: Industry Set 13
June 23 Set 15: Events Set 14
June 30 n/a Set 15

Watch out for the first set of questions on Friday, March 17 – all About Edmonton!

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