Canada Day

Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly fun in celebration of Canada Day!

This year, for the first time, 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 at the Lyric Theatre | 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | National Historic Event Designation Ceremony
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Citizenship 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
Pop-Up Patio at the Pavilion | 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

On Canada Day, the iconic outdoor terrace at The Pavilion will be transformed into a Pop-Up Patio. Enjoy beautiful views of the Park, quench your thirst with a cool beverage, and satisfy your hunger with a selection from our patio menu. The Pop-Up Patio will also be open every Thursday evening in July and August.

Assiniboine Park Zoo | 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

There is so much to see and do at the Zoo! On Canada Day, the Assiniboine Park Zoo will stay open until 8:00 pm.

Park and Ride | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

On Canada Day, parking  inside the Park can be hard to find! Please consider using alternate transportation or take advantage of our FREE Park and Ride service from the Central Mennonite University (500 Shaftesbury Blvd.).
Park visitors on Canada Day

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.