At Northlands, delivering exceptional experiences and creating memorable moments is what we do. We aspire to be known as the industry leader in providing world-class entertainment, community service, business development and agricultural programming in Northern Alberta.
Northlands will be synonymous with “best in class" for delivering entertainment experiences and business opportunities as a producer, corporate partner, facilitator and host – all while enriching the quality of life for our citizens and building prosperity for our city and region.
Northlands’ predescessor — the Edmonton Exhibition Association — took managerial control of the track’s racing activities in 1957. With the completion of a new grandstand and racing surface in 1951, and construction of a new racetrack in Winnipeg, the jewel of Western Canada racing, The Canadian Derby, was relocated to Edmonton. The track surface was extended 17 years later to 5/8 of a mile — and The Derby’s home was permanantly solidified.
The 2012 renewal of The Canadian Derby was the 83rd running — and was won by Toccetive — owned by Lyle and Phylis Farkash, trained by Joan Petrowski and ridden to victory by Jorge Carreno.