Need something to do on Canada day? There are always a ton of fun events taking place in Winnipeg and around Manitoba!
1)FREE WADING POOLS AND SPLASH PADS
Many of the cities wading pools and splash pads are open on July 1st! Most are free. It’s a great way to stay cool for the kids to be outside and active.
Check out this link for more information on dates and times etc.
2) Osbourne Village Biz Street Festival
has Canada day activities happening June 30th from 6pm to 11pm and July 1st 11am -11pm!
Live Family Zone Featuring Al Simmons
-Bouncers, Games and Magic
-Village Fashion Show
-Music Trader Street Stage
-Toad in the Hole
Featuring children’s entertainers, including the local profound Al Simmons, face painting, inflatable bouncy houses, balloon artistry, cartoonist artistry, interactive games, and more.
Street Side Shopping
Osborne Street stores, shops, and boutiques extend their store fronts out onto the street, for an outdoor shopping experience.
Handy-craft Market Place
Artisans, and craftspeople will showcase and sell their handmade, authentic crafts.
Flavors of our Culture Food Alley
Food vendors serving a variety of food from European to Latin and Caribbean including Jerk Chicken to Empanadas will be featured in the Flavors of our Culture Food Alley.
An array of juices, water, traditional favorite, lemonade and icy snow cones will cool summer thirsts.
Enjoy extended patios at the Village’s finest restaurants.”
Get more information here: http://www.osbornevillage.com/canada-day-2013/
3)Canada Day at the Forks
Great celebrations happening all over the forks. Free activities and events and just an all around great time.
Under the Canopy
Manitoba Music Live on the Scotiabank Stage
4pm – 11pm
The main stage event at the Scotiabank Stage kicks off with traditional Franco-Manitoban music and dance courtesy of acclaimed ensemble Ça Claque! at 4 p.m. followed by sets from roots darlings Sweet Alibi, pop/rock duo Mise En Scene, acoustic pop outfit The Treble, and country rocker Bryce Pallister, as well as the turntable talents of DJ Mama Cutsworth. The entertainment will be capped off by Imaginary Cities and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra joining forces in the lead-up to a captivating fireworks display. This year, the explosive finale will light up the sky to an all-local playlist of some of this province’s most exciting voices.
4:00 Ca Claque
4:40 Formal Speeches & singing of O’Canada
5:00 Sweet Alibi
6:00 Mise en Scene
7:00 The Treble
8:00 Bryce Pallister
9:00 Imaginary Cities
10:00 Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
10:40 WSO and Imaginary Cities
11:00 Fireworks (weather permitting)
Outside the Lines
2pm – 6pm | Buskers Lookout
Stop in and make your own Canada Day flag.
Founding Nations Tribal Village
Oodena Celebration Circle
12pm – 9pm
Join us for traditional drumming, dancing, singing, storytelling, artisans and more.
Come Celebrate Canada Day with Parks Canada at The Forks National Historic Site!
Where to find us: Parks Canada green space at The Forks (near the Variety Heritage Adventure Park)
For more information call 98-FORKS (983-6757)
Children’s Museum (not free)
Looking for some family fun this Canada Day? Join us for some holiday activities and crafts. To celebrate Canada’s birthday the Children’s Museum is staying open from 9:30am – 6:00pm.
1pm – 11pm | Festival Park and Forks Market Road
An assortment of vendors and artisans showcasing everything from handmade jewellery and gifts to toys, clothing and Canada Day essentials.
1pm – 5pm | Buskers Lookout Come and play all your favourite board games in larger than life size! Connect Four, Scrabble, & Jenga. Fun for the entire family.
Splash Dash Fireworks Tour (not free)
Take in the fantastic fireworks show from one of the best viewpoints – the river! Tickets are $10 per person. Boats leave the Port before 10:30pm and return shortly after the fireworks end. To purchase tickets or for more information visit the Splash Dash kiosk in The Port or call 783-6633.
Take the River Spirit Water Bus to The Forks onon Canada Day. Servicing 8 docks along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers every 15 minutes. One way ticket only $3.50.
FREE Bicycle Valet
11am – 11:45pm | Forks Plaza Parking Lot
Cycle, skate or push your stroller to The Forks, then park your “wheels” with Bicycle Valet Winnipeg. This service is safe, secure and FREE.
4)Canada Day at Lower Fort Gary
Free admission to the museum, site etc, kids’ crafts, entertainment, face painting, and cake!
5)Canada Day at Assiniboine Park
The Lyric Stage:Great Entertainment from 1pm to 10:30pm
Fun with the kids 1pm-6pm – Childrens entertainment, magicians, clowns, face painting, inflatable rides and organized games.
Free The Children/Me to We
Meet Molly Burke, Free the Children ambassador
Canada Birthday Celebrations: 3:30pm
Opening Ceremonies followed by FREE Canada Day Birthday Cake
Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Visit the Nature Playground, Park Cafe in Qualico Family Centre and the Pooh Gallery at the Pavillion Gallery Museum.
Lots of Food and Beverage vendors on site
5)Canada Day at the Mint
Free self guided tours of the Mint!
6)Canada Day in St. Boniface
St. Boniface: Canada Day events include
Morning — At the Royal Canadian Mint: Free tours of the Mint, live music, and a historical village.
Afternoon — At Place Joseph Royal: Jewelry-making, flag and marionette workshops
Evening from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Street performers, belly dancing, live music.
A free horse-drawn tram will run between St. Boniface and The Forks.
7)Canada day in Riding Mountain National Park
Riding Mountain National Park: Free entry on Canada Day. Events from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. include a pancake breakfast, a scavenger hunt, face painting, and live music at the bandstand. Fireworks at 10 p.m. in Onanole.
Hope these give you some fabulous ideas of what to get up to on Canada day. If I’ve missed any great celebrations please let me know so I can add them to the list!
8)Be A Part of Our Living Flag
Wear a red or white tshirt and get into the competition of making the largest living flag to celebrate Canada’s birthday. It happens at the Manitoba Legislative building. It takes place between 9:30am at 12pm.
9)Canada Day at Assiniboine Downs
Free family fun events include pony rides, petting farm and bouncy gym. VLT’s and Live racing all day. Also check out the gigantic garage sale happening at 11am.
10)Canada Day At St. Norbert Farmers Market
JOIN US ON MONDAY, JULY 1
IT’S AN AFTERNOON OF FAMILY FUN: MARKET 4 PM TO DUSK, PONY RIDES, FREE FACE PAINTING, FREE ANIMAL BALLOONS BY FLOYD THE CLOWN, LIVE MUSIC FROM 4 PM TO DUSK FOLLOWED BY FIREWORKS!
11)Canada Day celebrations in Steinbach
The City of Steinbach is looking forward to a full day of celebration activities on Canada Day, Monday, July 1st. The City has teamed up with the Mennonite Heritage Village to promote family fun activities starting with free admission to the museum at 10am until the fireworks finale at 10:45pm at the Steinbach Soccer Park.
In addition to an official flag raising ceremony at 1pm at the museum, there will be a kid’s storytelling show, wagon rides and family entertainment throughout the afternoon. Families are then encouraged to bring a picnic to the Steinbach Soccer Park and pick their spot for the evening celebration. New this year, starting at 8pm, DJ Brenton will be entertaining the crowd with music and games. From 9-10:30p.m. free Canada Day cupcakes, glowsticks, paper flags and stick-on tattoos will be handed out. The fireworks display is set to start no earlier than 10:45pm.
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.
The City gratefully acknowledges the financial contribution from the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Celebrate Canada Program.