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IES Outdoor Lighting Tour

  • Mercer Tavern 10363 104 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5J 1B9 Canada (map)

Please join the IES for an outdoor tour of lighting around Edmonton.  We will gather on a charter bus in downtown Edmonton and be brought around town to look at various lighting projects around the city.  There will be planned stops to view the Terwillegar Park Footbridge (a National 2017 IES Illumination Award of Merit winner), the Legislature Annex and Walkway, the Funicular Tram located at the Hotel McDonald, and the Rogers Place LRT station.  Along the way we will see the Brewery District development, Snow Valley, the Jubilee Auditorium, and the new Walterdale Bridge.  This tour will provide the opportunity to see and discuss how lighting has been provided to both enhance the architectural presence of the structure and provide safety to the people around the space.

As this is an outdoor tour please dress for the weather with appropriate clothing and footwear.  We will board the charter and proceed to the various sites.  The charter will stop at select locations to allow everyone to disembark and go see the lighting first hand.  While on the charter we encourage discussion of what can be seen around Edmonton.  We will pass by various buildings in addition to the selected stops to see more of what is around our city.  The tour is anticipated to take approximately two (2) hours with a social gathering at the conclusion of the event.

Come join us for an evening of lighting, discovery, and conversation!  We look forward to seeing you at this unique event to celebrate some of Edmonton’s lighting diversity.



17:30 (5:30pm) – Charter will arrive for people to embark on the tour

18:00 (6:00pm) – Charter will depart to first location

~20:00 (~8:00pm) – Charter will stop at the final location near our initial start point

20:00+ (~8:00pm onward) - A social gathering with drinks and appetizers at Mercer Tavern


Who Should Attend?

Engineers and Lighting Designers, Architectural Designers, Landscape Architects


Food & Drinks

Water will be available on the charter during the tour. (The charter is equippedwith a lavatory if required.)

We will be ending the tour at Mercer’s Tavern, where various hors d’œuvres, appetizers, and snacks will be provided as part of the registration fee. A cash bar will be available for drinks at the attendee’s discretion.

Please send us a message if you have any dietary restrictions so that we may accommodate.



The tour will begin outside of Mercer Tavern located at 10363 104 Street. The tour will take us to various locations around Edmonton, ending with a stop at the Rogers Place LRT station, which is a short walk from our start location.



What considerations are there for the weather?

Unfortunately this is something that we cannot control. The tour will proceed regardless of the weather conditions. Please ensure to dress appropriately for the conditions, including hat and gloves, and to use appropriate footwear as some locations could be slippery.


Can I use my IES membership for a discount?

Yes! Click the "Enter Promotional Code" link in the top right corner of the Select Tickets page and enter your individual IES number to reveal an IES Member ticket including discount.

The IES membership discount applies only to the IES member. Additional attendees are to be registered as non-IES members.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Paid parking is available at various parkades and street lots around the event start location. City transit and the LRT are located near the charter boarding location.


What's the refund policy?

Refunds can be arranged up to 7 days prior to the event by emailing the organizer with your request.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but please check in with the person confirming registrations on the charter when you arrive.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. Please check in with the person confirming registrations on the charter when you arrive.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. Please check in with the person confirming registrations on the charter when you arrive.

Earlier Event: November 16
Measuring Lighting in the Field
Later Event: December 13
Board Meeting