Happy Canada 150. Celebrate Canada with your family and some of these great events.
Canada Day at The Forks
One of the most popular Canada Day festivals is the one that takes place at The Forks every year. For the 150th birthday, The Forks is taking it to another level with bands on stage from 12:00 p.m. all the way til 11:00 p.m., when an incredible pyrotechnics show with fireworks will happen as the final celebration.
The Children's Museum, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and pick up ball hockey are all different activities to participate in as you wait for the light show at the end of the day.
River Spirit Water Bus
The River Spirit Water Bus is opening just in time for Canada Day. Starting tomorrow at noon, the bus offers a very unique way of seeing the city as part of your commute. Children three and under are free.
Canada Day at Assiniboine Park
Have a picnic this Saturday at Assiniboine Park as the Canad Inns Family Fun Day celebrates Canada's birthday. Live entertainment will be on site from 1:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., with a kidzone from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and even FREE birthday cake at 3:30 p.m. Stick around for the firework show at 10:40 p.m.
Winnipeg Transit for The Forks and Assiniboine Park
There is a FREE Canada Day Shuttle linking The Forks and Osborne Village from noon until 12:00 a.m., while extra Route 11 buses will operate between The Forks and Assiniboine Park from noon until 11:00 a.m. Regular transit fares apply for route 11.
Park and Ride shuttles will be operating to and from Assiniboine Park throguhout the day, while extra buses will be waiting at The Forks and Assiniboine Park post-fireworks.
Canada 150 at St. Norbert Farmers' Market
You already love the farmers' market. On Saturday, it will be even better, with bouncy castles and free face painting for kids from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sheep shearing is on the itenary, starting at 9:30 a.m.. Finally, stick around for fireworks at dusk.
Plus, you know, buy some great items at the St. Norbert Farmers' Market.
Osborne Village Street Festival
The longest running street festival is back this Canada Day. Head to Osborne Village to celebrate Canada Day this year. The perfect location, since you can just walk over to the bridge and catch the fireworks at The Forks.
Winnipeg Living Leaf
Join this year's 'living leaf'. The event starts at 8:00 a.m. and will take place at Portage and Main. Wear a red shirt, plus the first 2,500 guests will get an official Canada Day Living Maple Leaf shirt.
Canada Day @ Transcona Biz
Celebrate Canada Day in Transcona. A pancake breakfast kicks things off at 9:00 a.m., while there are games for the whole family throughout the day. 10:15 p.m. fireworks will finish off the night. Plus, while you're in Transcona, take advantage of free entry all weekend to the Transcona Aquatic Park, a brand new water park in Winnipeg with water slides.
Canada Day @ Lower Fort Grary
Head to Lower Fort Garry just north of Winnipeg for a Canada Day celebration. Admission is FREE.
Other community Canada Day celebrations
There are Canada Day celebrations in communities across Winnipeg, including:
- Sinclair Park @ Sinclair Park Community Centre
- Sage Creek @ Parc Ron Duhamel Park
- Brigwater Forest @ Bridgwater Forest Green Field
- Saint-Boniface @ all Saint-Boniface sites
- There are lots of community celebrations happening outside the perimeter
Have your own Canada Day plans, but want to watch fireworks? That shouldn't be hard, since Winnipeg will be full of fireworks come Saturday. You can watch the light show at:
- Assiniboia Downs @ 11:00 p.m.
- Buhler Rec Park @ 10:15 p.m.
- Crescent Drive Park @ 8:00 p.m.
- Parc Ron Duhamel Park @ 10:30 p.m.
If you're outside the city, these communities also have fireworks:
- Stony Mountain @ dusk
- Winnipeg Beach @ 11:00 p.m.
- Selkirk Waterfront @ 11:00 p.m.
- Lac du Bonnet @ dusk
- Elm Creek @ dusk
- Gimli @ dusk
- Stride Place, Portage la Prairie @ dusk
- Altona @ 10:45 p.m.
- Morden @ dusk
- Mennonite Heritage Village @ 10:45 p.m.