Canada Day Activities in #Winnipeg 2015

16 Jun

DSC_6460 (2)(1)  Canada Day is coming up and it’s always such a great time in Winnipeg! Perfect day to get out and celebrate our great country, here are some of the fun things happening around the city:

– Canada Day at the Forks is an all day event – there’s fun stuff happening all day, lots of great bands playing til nighttime and of course the fireworks at 11pm. It’s nice with the splash pad open if you have kids, can go cool off and they can play. There’s always a lot of vendors set up and special things for Canada Day.

Assiniboine Park has a lot happening too – starts at 1pm. Bands, family entertainment and fireworks there are at 10:40pm. They also have park and ride. At 4pm they will be taking Manitoba’s largest selfie.

Osborne Village has a street festival on the 30th and the 1st. Lots of vendors, food trucks and entertainment for the whole family.

St. Boniface Museum has stuff happening from 11am to 4pm. Lots of fun for the whole family, paint a giant flag of canada, make a beaded keychain and lots of old timey fun.

St. Norbert Farmers Market is having all kinds of Canada Day Fun starting at 11am. There’s entertainment and fun for the whole family and fireworks at dusk.

Lower Fort Garry has free admission for Canada Day. There’s crafts and entertainment, cake and more.

Another thing is to check your local community centres – a lot of them do smaller events which is great when you don’t have to drive far, find parking etc. Always nice to get to stay closer to home and meet some neighbours 🙂

We like to do a combination of things at home and walking to the Forks since we are close by, parking can be pretty iffy on Canada Day at a lot of places. Especially for the fireworks. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and figure out where you’ll want to watch them as it gets busy everywhere.

Always a fun day though – fingers crossed for good weather and no mosquitoes. I’ll update as more events are added, and if you know of any good ones post them up in the comments. And for those who’ve been to both big fireworks shows – which one is better, and why?

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