Edmonton 2023

Date May 14-19, 2023
Location Edmonton, Alberta
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Parents & Supporters


A message – to Parents & Supporters

We are thrilled to be hosting the 61st Annual Canada-Wide Science Fair in Edmonton, Alberta.

As parents/guardians and supporters, we thought you might be interested in reading about some of the goals we have as an organizing team.

  • To provide a safe and secure environment for all finalists:
    • Each finalist will be required to wear a namebadge throughout the Fair, the back of the namebadges include emergency contact information as well as any relevant medical information (eg., allergies).
    • The host site for the Fair is the Edmonton Convention Centre. All finalists and delegates will be staying in three host hotels.  Each of these hotels will have dedicated volunteers and staff members in them to ensure a safe and CWSF community-like environment.  Breakfast will be served daily at the hotels and the rest of the meals will be served primarily at the Edmonton Convention Centre, where participants are free to choose items that are safe for them.  Please be sure to tell us about special dietary needs on the registration form and encourage your student to identify these needs to their Delegate(s) as well as food service staff at events if they have any questions.
    • Please ensure that your child understands that the adults appointed by his/her regional science fair (known as the delegates) are acting on your behalf, and that your child must have any activity approved by that adult before proceeding. It is vital to your child’s safety and wellbeing that we have delegates fulfill this parental role at CWSF 2023. It is equally important that your child recognize the delegates’ authority as well as that of any authorized CWSF officials or appointed delegates, who are ensuring a safe environment for everyone’s sake.
  • To provide the finalists with exciting new experiences and opportunities to create memories and friendships to last a lifetime:
    • From our opening event to evening activities, a fully immersive day at the University of Alberta, the awards ceremony and closing event, we have planned lots of incredible experiences for your child. Please encourage them to be open to these experiences and make the most of this week!

Further CWSF 2023 details will be posted on this website in the months ahead, so simply review the content as May 2023 approaches. If you have any questions or require more information between now and then, please refer to the contact details. During the week of the fair, there will be a CWSF App featuring daily information to help you keep up with the activities.

We look forward to welcoming your young scientist to Edmonton and plan to make this event an amazing experience for everyone!

– Julia McDevitt, Fair Director & all of Team UV

Key Information

Parents and the general public are invited to visit the exhibits during public viewing. See Plan your visit for details.

Tickets for the Awards Ceremony will be available for parents and the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. These tickets will be released on the YSC store on May 1st.

If you’re not able to attend in-person, the Awards Ceremony (and other events) will be livestreamed on the Youth Science Canada YouTube channel.


If you are travelling to Edmonton to visit the event, we have secured a preferred rate at the Courtyard Edmonton Downtown and the Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites in downtown Edmonton. Use the below links to access the discounted rate.

Courtyard Edmonton Downtown

Address: 5 Thornton Ct NW, Edmonton

Group rate: $159/night

Book Direct: Book your group rate for Canada-Wide Science Fair


Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites

Address: 10222 102 St, Edmonton

Group Rate: $168/night

Book Direct: Book Your Group/Corporate Rate | Marriott International

Rate is valid until April 23, 2023.

Contact Information

Online Registration, Awards Program, Sponsors and General Inquiries

  • Toll-free: 866-341-0040 ext. 0 (Lori Murray)
  • Toll-free fax: 866-341-0040
  • E-mail: [email protected]


CWSF Event/Logistics


CWSF STEM Expo/ School Visits

  • Toll-free: 866-341-0040 ext. 3 (Liette Philippe, STEM Expo Manager)
  • Toll-free fax: 866-341-0040
  • E-mail: [email protected]