Canada Day

Join us at the Lyric Theatre on Monday, July 1 for a day of family-friendly fun in celebration of Canada Day!

Festivities at the Lyric Theatre | 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

11:00 a.m. | Welcome to Treaty 1 & Citizenship Ceremony
12:00 p.m. | Canada Day Anthem and Greetings
12:30 p.m. | Jet Stream – Royal Canadian Air Force Band
1:30 p.m. | Robin Chestnut – Juggler
2:30 p.m. | Folklorama – Rockalypso Caribbean Band
3:30 p.m. | Johnny Cajun
4:30 p.m. | Dust Rhinos

Family Fun at the Lyric Field | 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Enjoy activities for kids of all ages!
  • Bouncy castles
  • Motion zone obstacle course
  • Giant inflatable water slide
  • Human foosball
  • Face painting
Information and activity stations include a Parks Canada selfie station and a birds of prey exhibit hosted by the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. A variety of food trucks will also be on site!
Beer Gardens at The Pavilion | 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

On Canada Day, the iconic outdoor patio at The Pavilion will be transformed into a beer garden. Enjoy beautiful views of the Park while enjoying a cold beverage and a bite to eat.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Leaf | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stop by the atrium at The Pavilion and learn about The Leaf and Diversity Gardens currently under construction in the south-east corner of the Park.

The Park Café
The Park Café is located in the Qualico Family Centre next to the duck pond. On Canada Day, the restaurant and licensed patio will be open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The take-out window will be open until 8:00 pm serving ice cream, French fries, lemonade and other tasty treats.

Assiniboine Park Zoo | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spend Canada Day at the Zoo! Admission for youth, adults and seniors is $14 and children under the age of five are FREE!

Park n' Ride | 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

On Canada Day, parking inside the Park can be hard to find! Please consider using alternate transportation options or take advantage of our FREE Park n' Ride service from the Canadian Mennonite University (500 Shaftesbury Blvd.).
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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 we will not be incorporating them in our event this year.
Visit these organizations at the Park on Canada Day!

Recycle Everywhere | Winnipeg Police Service | WFPS Fire House | Fit Kids Healthy Kids | Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre | Parks Canada | Winnipeg Crime Stoppers | MB Association for Resource Recovery Corp. | Folklorama | Subway | STARS | Riplees Ranch | Henna Tattoos | African Vibe Imports | Lemonade & Mini Donuts | GG Gelati | Fired Up | Mighty Mini Donuts | Winnipeg Ice Hockey Club | Shaw Cable