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 - 5:00 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 - 5:00 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. 
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.

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!

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.

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.