With this move, Northlands will cease operations
Explore Edmonton will now be taking over K-Days and Farmfair International as of July 5th with Northlands is ceasing its operations.
Northlands, the non-profit organization that would later host the NHL at its Coliseum and horse racing at its track started in 1879, first as a livestock and farm exhibit.
But in recent years, the organization faced many challenges which were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Back in 2020, the city of Edmonton asked Explore Edmonton and Northlands to look at the feasibility of working together to host the events, after discussions, this was the sustainable path forward for both the organization and the events.