Next Monday, we will celebrate Canada Day. But why wait till then? We’ve put together a list of activities to help you celebrate all week long and into the weekend. For a full list of events across the province, be sure to visit our website, Travel Manitoba.
Do it all for the music at St. Boniface’s Fort Gibraltar
Fort Gibraltar, Winnipeg
Make your way to one of St. Boniface Célèbre’s signature events: Tout pour la Musique where up and coming French-Canadian bands will be performing at Fort Gibraltar surrounded by a charming night market and food trucks. You won’t want to miss this exquisite night of music and local talent! And be sure to tap into the bike valet services on site.
Make a splash in Portage la Prairie
Portage la Prairie
With summertime here and the predictable itch of the kids to get out and enjoy the warmer weather, make it a family affair with a visit to Splash Island Waterpark in Portage la Prairie. This premier outdoor oasis has several water features, including slides to keep the entire family cool this summer.
Canada Day celebrations across Manitoba
Canada Day at The Forks, Winnipeg – Winnipeg’s oldest meeting place is known for its celebrations. Head to The Forks for a full day of activities and performances, culminating in a spectacular fireworks show at 11 p.m. For a detailed list of events, check out The Forks schedule here.
Canada Day Beach Blast, Morden – Lake Minnewasta is having its annual Beach Day Blast in Morden where there will be activities on the beach from 1 to 4 p.m., and entertainment throughout the day.
Canada Day at the Mint, Winnipeg – The Royal Canadian Mint is getting in on the Canada’s birthday celebrations with a fun-filled day of activities, entertainment for the kids, and food trucks.
Canada Day Celebration at Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall – The Marsh will be serving birthday cake, hosting horse-drawn wagon rides and a guided canoe adventure. Storyteller Allan Webb will also regale attendees with his narratives.
South Junction Canada Day, Manitoba – Head out for an evening of family-friendly fun, local entertainment, free refreshments, and fireworks! It’s the perfect way to wrap up your Canada Day.
June 28 to 30
Lac du Bonnet Canada Day Celebrations – Celebrate Canada’s birthday in this picturesque town where there will be events for the entire family to enjoy.
Gull Harbour Marina, Hecla Island – Gull Harbour Marina’s 1st annual Canada Day Weekend event will feature great food and beverages, spectacular fireworks and high-energy music.
Have a ‘blast and fair day’ in Killarney
June 22 and 23
Killarney Agricultural Grounds, Killarney
The Summer Blast & Fair Days is a great chance for some family fun with the chuck wagon and chariot races, a variety of floats, and the ever-popular pig scramble and mutton busting. There will also be a live band and beer garden.
Get a little French culture in your life
Whittier Park, St. Boniface
Centre culturel franco-manitobain, St. Boniface
Whittier Park will be bustling with activities that are perfect for the entire family for La Saint-Jean Baptiste, Canada’s annual French celebration. For those with a musical inclination, celebrate Franco-Manitoban music and culture at Le 100 NONS, where you can discover new artists on Stella’s patio.
Spend your summer in Assiniboine Park
June 24 to 27
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg
Assiniboine Park is the perfect stop on any day, and this week, and throughout the summer, there are certainly enough activities to keep you coming back. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is celebrating 80 years with its season opener of Ballet in the Park at Lyric Theatre and is the perfect introduction to ballet. The Summer Music Series at the Lyric Theatre is also back for another season.
Make memories at Countryfest
June 27 to June 30
Outdoor Amphitheatre, Dauphin
Dauphin is celebrating 30 years of Countryfest. Make the scenic trek into the Parkland and make your own memories with first-class entertainment at Canada’s longest-running country music festival.
Connect with nature and celebrate womanhood
June 28 to 30
Camp Whitney, Bakers Narrows
Soul Sisters Summer Camp is a retreat for women of all ages. Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with nature, learn about nature’s medicines in workshops that promote healing, meditation, movement and empowerment.