Happy Birthday Canada!
I am not sure if any party can compare to 2017’s year long bash! Last year’s Canada Day celebrations were bigger than usual because it was Canada’s 150th anniversary. But I don’t think you will be disappointed this year, unless you usually watch fireworks at Assiniboine Park. The Park announced they will be holding family events in the afternoon and there will not be any fireworks Canada Day evening. We usually watch a movie in our backyard and walk down the street to watch the display from the Park, so I am not sure what changes we need to make this year!
But no need to worry! There are still many places you can enjoy Canada Day and watch fireworks! This list keeps getting bigger every year, this year I have included activites that take place on the long weekend at the bottom of this list.
Another cancellation this year is the Canada Day Living Flag event. The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ has decided not to host the annual event.
Come back and check often, and always confirm events with the official link. Also check the calendar page for other events leading up to Canada Day.
Events Without Fireworks
Canada Day in the Park – CONFIRMED
Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly fun in celebration of Canada Day!
Assiniboine Park will host the Canada Day celebrations at the Park on Sunday, July 1. Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly fun that includes entertainment at the Lyric Theatre, a citizenship ceremony, bouncy castles, food trucks, face painting and more!
Festivities will take place from 12:00 pm to 5:00 PM at the Lyric Theatre.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Opening Ceremony
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Al Simmons
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Folklorama Programming
- Clyde Heerah and the Paradize Band
- Drum café – African drumming & dancing (Jay Stoller)
- Latin Fusion Band
- They are still finalizing our Canada Day plans. Please check back for updates!
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no fireworks at Assiniboine Park on Canada Day.
In the past, fireworks have been launched from the south east corner of the Park, which was the best location from a visitor safety and animal welfare perspective. This location is now an active construction site and the future home of Canada’s Diversity Gardens. Unfortunately there is no other safe location within the Park to launch fireworks from, so they will not be incorporated into the event this year.
Visit AssiniboinePark.ca for updates.
Canada Day at the Manitoba Museum – CONFIRMED
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
There’s a lot of great Canada Day family fun at the Manitoba Museum. Kids who wear RED & WHITE receive FREE admission!
Lower Fort Garry Canada Day Celebrations – CONFIRMED
Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site! Get ready for a fun-filled day of games, activities and tasty treats. Activities from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
*No tours are available on Canada Day, July 1
All information can be found at Parks Canada.
Osborne Village Canada Day Street Celebration – CONFIRMED
June 30 to July 1
As we head into the entertainment packed days of summer, the Osborne Village Biz is preparing to launch its annual Canada Day Celebration – Winnipeg’s largest and longest running street festival. Originally established to commemorate the nation’s birthday, the event has evolved into a celebration of the people, shops, and restaurants of one of the most unique communities in the city.T he Street Festival is just over one-kilometer-long located right on Winnipeg’s own Osborne Street in Osborne Village.
On Canada Day, you will find a Family Zone open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
There will also be movies showing June 30 & July 1 at 8:15 pm.
Celebrate Canada Day at the Marsh! – CONFIRMED
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Bring the whole family for an exciting day of all things Canada. Special Birthday Cake will be served at 2 p.m. for our guests as we sing our national anthem.
Horse-drawn wagon rides through the marsh with storyteller Allan Webb from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. available for $3 for members and $6 for non-members.
Participate in a guided canoe adventure ($3 for members and $6 for non-members) or rent your own canoe ($15 for 1 hour).
Have the Canadian flag or your favourite marsh critter painted on your cheek during face painting.
FortWhyte Alive – CONFIRMED
Celebrate Canada’s history with a guided bison hike, sod house pioneers, giant lawn games, and dipnetting or sweepnetting adventures! Explore our 7 km of trails and lakes by foot, bike or canoe (rentals available).
The Royal Canadian Mint – CONFIRMED
The Royal Canadian Mint invites you to celebrate Canada Day on Sunday, July 1. Guests are invited to a fun-filled day of activities. Activities include: free Canada Day-themed hammer strike, children’s entertainment, free self-guided tours and food trucks. A limit of one free hammer strike per guest (while supplies last). It’s a celebration you don’t want to miss!
Celebrate with the whole family!
Come and celebrate Canada Day 2018 with music and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Admission to the Museum galleries is only $5 per person and includes admission to the new temporary exhibition Mandela: Struggle for Freedom.
Check back soon for more details!
Fees: Free on Level 1, Gallery admission: $5
This program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Canada Day Celebration in Central Park – CONFIRMED
Come and celebrate Canada’s birthday alongside other West End residents in beautiful Central Park! Featuring live music and performances, face painting, balloon animals, reading tent and games. There will be plenty to do for the whole family!
11:30am to 2pm in Central Park
Visit westendbiz.ca/events/canada-day-in-central-park for updates and more information.
Chinatown Canada Day Celebration – CONFIRMED
1 pm – 4 pm, Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre, 2nd floor, 180 King Street
- Celebration Performance
- Free Canada birthday cake, sneak and Tea
- Free Canadian Flag, Badge and Tattoo sticker
- Free movie
- Dr. Tina Chen – History Department Head from University of Manitoba, will represent the speech” Canada and Chinese History”
Events WITH Fireworks
Canada Day at The Forks – CONFIRMED
Expect a full day of family-friendly activities, performances and celebration, ending with a spectacular fireworks show at 11PM! (weather permitting)
Complete event details at www.theforks.com.
Transcona Biz Canada Day Celebrations! – CONFIRMED
Transcona Centennial Square, 135 Regent Avenue West
Free event for all ages!!
- Canada Day cake cutting
- Face painting
- Caricature artists
- Festival of Banners winners announced
Fireworks at 10pm at Buhler Recreation Park
Watch the Facebook event page for updates!
St Norbert’s Canada Day – CONFIRMED
Celebrate Canada Day at the St. Norbert Farmers Market! The Market opens at 1pm , with family activities all day, ending with dusk with Archangel Fireworks. Don’t forget your swimsuit so you can play at the spray pad.
Assiniboia Downs – CONFIRMED
Live racing starts at 7:15 p.m. Followed by a spectacular fireworks display by CanFire Pyrotechnics
Free admission & free parking
4th Annual Sage Creek Canada Day Celebration! – CONFIRMED
Join the SCRA as we celebrate Canada Day in Parc Ron Duhamel Park on July 1st.
3rd Annual SCRA Canada Day Market (4-8 pm)
Live Stage sponsored by Wyatt Dowling
Child Friendly Activities
Membership Raffle to win Rock Wood Urban Grill Gift Certificate
Fireworks at 10:30 pm
WestJet Tickets Raffle
Proud to present on our Live Stage: Big City All Star Band, which you will recognize as the band that performed at the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Parties!
Don’t miss out on a fun-filled day celebrating Canada Day with your Sage Creek neighbours! For updates see their Facebook page!
Winnipeg Beach Canada Day Celebrations – CONFIRMED
Family Fun Day – 1:00 PM
Horse drawn wagon rides – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Inflatable jumpers – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Bandstand.
Free face painting – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Family relay obstacle course – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Live Band – Free Ride – 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM at Bandstand
Fireworks – 11:00 PM
Stonewall Quarry Park – CONFIRMED
Join us on July 1st as we celebrate Canada Day!
At the Quarry Park Heritage Arts Centre from 11 am – 5 pm:
- face painting
- annual trivia contest
- children’s games and crafts
At Kinsmen Lake ( regular admission fees in effect) From 2 – 4 pm:
- sand castle building contest
- big splash contest
- scavenger hunt
Join us back at the Centre from 9 – 11 pm for birthday cake and refreshments. Followed by fireworks at 11 pm.
Canada Day on the Waterfront – CONFIRMED
Join the City of Selkirk at their annual Canada Day celebrations at the Waterfront from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
We are still working on the full line-up for Canada Day… but this is what we have so far!
Event starts at 4pm
- Ukrainian Dancers
- Canadian Express (Band)
- Double Bourbon (Band)
- R&R The Band (Band)
- Fiddling – Meghan Mowatt
- Tribute to Cher (Band)
- Cultural Entertainment – TBD
- November Underground (Band)
- JukeBox Heroes (Band)
- 11:00pm- Best Fireworks Display in the Interlake (and worth the 25 minute drive from Winnipeg)
Celebrate in Steinbach – CONFIRMED
The City of Steinbach teams up each year with the Mennonite Heritage Village to create a full day of family-friendly celebration activities for Canada’s birthday. MHV offers free admission and has activities and entertainment throughout the day. Families can then head to the Steinbach Soccer Park for evening activities including a music DJ and free cupcakes and Canada Day souvenirs. The day ends with a fireworks finale starting at 10:45 p.m.
Prime viewing locations for the fireworks will be in the Soccer Park, Southland Church parking lot, L.A. Barkman Park (Abe’s Hill) and along McKenzie Avenue and Bush Farm Road.
Please note for safety reasons, the pathways between Bush Farm Road and the Soccer Park will be unavailable for public use from 8pm – midnight on July 1st.
Lac Du Bonnet Canada Day Celebrations – CONFIRMED
Event takes place June 29 to July 1. Pancake breakfast, parade, Wonder Shows Midway, fireworks and more!
There are also family activities at the Lac Du Bonnet Museum on Canada Day from 10am – 4pm, visit their Facebook Event Page for more information.
Please visit the Lac du Bonnet website for full details.
West St. Paul’s Annual Canada Day Celebrations! – CONFIRMED
Canada Day at the Sonova Centre starts with a pancake breakfast, ends with fireworks and is packed with entertainment all day long! You will find Prairie Exotics, a petting zoo, bouncers, magicians, clowns and more squeezed in between. Highlights of the new attractions include an inflatable 85-foot zip line, foam machines and mini golf.
Canada Day in Morris – CONFIRMED
Join us once again for a evening of fun for the entire family.
LOCATION: MB Stampede Grounds
12:00 PM-4:00 PM
FREE BBQ *While supplies Last
FREE CAKE*While Supplies Last
Bubblegum Blowing Contest-Finalist
Morris Baseball Diamonds
8:30 PM-10:30 PM
Family Glow Dance Party
12:00 PM-8:00PM- Free public swimming
Portage la Prairie’s Canada Day Celebrations! – CONFIRMED
Pancake breakfast kicks off a day filled with family fun!
Entertainment begins at 12:00pm
Kid’s Play Zone begins at 12:00pm
Concessions on site
Fireworks at dusk (approx. 11pm)
Vita Canada Day – CONFIRMED
Bring your entire family down to Vita for 2 days of fun, food and festivities for all! Come and celebrate Canada Day in a big way in Vita, MB! Not to be missed!
Canada Day in Gimli Harbour – CONFIRMED
Head down to the Harbour for some live music, on June 30th and join us on July 1st for more fun and fireworks.
Sinclair Park Community Centre – CONFIRMED
Fireworks at 10:45pm, activities all day. Some free or $5.
Wristbands are $5.00 per person includes unlimited access to: Bouncers (6 of them), face painting/ tattoo artist, Dart-N-Round (nerf wars) and games in fields.
Canada Day Weekend
These aren’t on Canada Day but are worth a mention for the holiday weekend! Make sure you look at the Calendar for much more!
Canada Day Weekend Fireworks
The St. James Village Biz is hosting fireworks on June 30, find out details here!
Family fun day at the farm June 30! Click the link above for more details.
Our Farms family fun day!! To help celebrate Canada’s birthday we’re putting up big bouncers for the kids plus games and other activities. We will also be serving hot dogs, snow cones, ice cream cones and cotton candy. Admission is free but bring some pocket change for snacks.
CANCELLED – Canada’s Largest Living Flag
What are you planning for Canada Day? Is there an event I missed? Let me know and I will add it!