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10 Events in and Around Winnipeg for Canada Day

June 23, 2017

Canada Day Fireworks in Winnipeg

Fireworks and Canada Day go hand in hand.  Be sure to take in one of these firework celebrations in and around Winnipeg

Forks, Winnipeg @ July 1st 11:00 PM

Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg @ July 1st 10:40 PM

Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg @ July 1st 11:00 PM

Buhler Rec Park, Winnipeg @ July 1st 10:15 PM

Crescent Drive Park, Winnipeg @ July 1st 8:00 PM

Stony Mountain @ June 30th Dusk

Winnipeg Beach @ July 1st 8:00 PM

The Selkirk Waterfront, Selkirk @ July 1st 11:00 PM

Town Dock, Lac du Bonnet @ July 1st Dusk

Elm Creek @ July 1st Dusk

Gimli @ July 1st Dusk 

Canada Day at the Forks 

The Forks is always a popular spot on Canada Day.  This year you can expect tons of free, family friendly programming happening all day long.  There will be a pow wow and Indigenous storytelling that will take place at the Oodena Celebration Circle.  The headliner for the evening is Whitehorse; local up-and-comer Faouzia and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will also be performing. One of the best fireworks shows will be put on to cap off the evening.  Check out everything that is going on at the Forks here.

When: Saturday, July 1st, 2017

What: Almost 30 performers across 3 stages

Where: Forks, 1 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg

Osborne Village Canada Day & Street Festival 

This is the largest and longest running street festival; at over one kilometer long it takes place right on Osborne Street in the heart of Osborne Village.  This year you can expect national and local talent on the main stage, movie night under the stars, extended patios at some of Winnipeg’s hottest spots (reason enough to go) and much more!

When: Friday June 30th, 2017 7PM to 11 PM - Saturday July 1st, 2017 11 AM to 11 PM

Where: Osborne Village - Confusion Corner to Osborne Bridge, Winnipeg

2017 Canada Day Run

This isn’t a run as much as it is a chance to show your Canadian Pride.  Dress in your best Canada Day costume and earn the chance to win prizes.  Sport your best Canadian tuxedo, dress as a flag, ride in on a moose, piggyback a beaver, or run in your hockey skates; whatever you want to do just make sure to let your Canada show.

When: Saturday July 1st, 2017 

What: Take a hike eh and let your Canada show - 1K Kids 9:00 AM, 5 Mile 9:15 AM, 5K 9:30 AM

Where: Waterfront Drive & Pioneer Avenue 

Canad Inns Family Fun Day - Picnic in the Park 

This family oriented day of fun starts at 1 PM and will feature activities and events for children and families, musical entertainment, and will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display.  

When:  Saturday July 1st 1 PM - 12 AM


Live entertainment on the Lyric Stage 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Kidzone 8:00 PM

Opening Ceremonies 3:30 PM

Free Canada Day Birthday Cake 4:00 PM

Where:  Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg 

Winnipeg Living Flag 

Celebrate Canada’s big 150 by creating the maple leaf at Portage & Main.  Make sure you wear your spiffiest red shirt and the first 2,500 guests will receive their official Canada Day Living Maple Leaf shirt.

When: Saturday, July 1st, 2017 8 AM - 10 AM

What:  Its the largest living flag - what’s not to like?

Where:  Shaw Park, 1 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg 

Dauphins Countryfest 

Dauphins Countryfest is Canada’s longest running country music festival.  It is sure to not dissapoint this year with headliners like Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Johnny Reid, and Doc Walker.  Bring a couple pairs of flip flops - you’ll thank me later.     

When: June 29th - July 2nd, 2017 Gates open 9 AM

What: A weekend filled with Country music, sun, and debauchery 

Where: Festival site is located 10km south of Dauphin on Highway #10 

Canada Day Weekend at Lac du Bonnet

There is lots going on at Lac du Bonnet on Canada Day Weekend.  Escape the city and celebrate Canada’s 150th, Lions Club International’s 100th and the RM of Lac du Bonnet’s 100th Anniversary at the lake. 

When: June 30th - July 2nd, 2017 


Wonder Shows June 30th - July 2nd Noon to closing 

Pancake Breakfast July 1st and 2nd from 9AM - 11AM

Pickerel Fry July 1st from 4 PM - 6 PM

Car Show and Shine July 2nd on Second Street 

Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament July 1st and July 2nd 

Talent Show July 2nd 2:00 PM

Parade July 2nd 12:30 PM

Marc Labossiere is performing on July 1st after the fireworks

Ray St. Germain with special guest Clint Duitaume July 2nd 3:00 PM

Where: Lac du Bonnet

Canada Day 150 at Selkirk Waterfront 

The Selkirk Waterfront will be the hub for Canada Day activities for the whole family.  Activities will run all day long and will be capped off by a spectacular fireworks show after sunset.  The legends themselves, Harlequin, will be headlining the entertainment line-up

When: July 1st, 2017


Canada Day Walk/Run 10:00 AM

Goecaching 12:00 PM

The Two-Man Band 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Game Show with Jimmy Mac 4:45 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 9:15 PM

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Selkirk and District Ukrainian Dance School 6:30 PM

Welcome to Canada Day Stage Presentation 7:00 PM

Double Bourbon 7:05 PM

Selkirk Community Choir 8:00 PM

Aaron Starr 8:15 PM

Harlequin 9:30 PM

O Canada and Fireworks 11:00 PM

Where: Selkirk Waterfront 

Canada Day Celebration at Transcona Biz

Who wouldn’t want to celebrate Canada Day with all of Transcona 

When: Saturday, July 1st, 2017


Pancake Breakfast 9:00 AM - Transcona Legion

Official Opening: 12:00 PM - Transcona Centennial Square

Colour Party and Pipe Band 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Cake Cutting 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (must be a big cake)

Folklorama Perfomances 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Games & Entertainment 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Bluestem Country Band 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fireworks 10:15 PM - Butler Recreational Park 

Where: Transcona 

The country’s sesquicentennial anniversary is as good an excuse as any to put your party hat on with friends and family and appreciate and celebrate what a wonderful place we live in.

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