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Canada Day at The Forks

Canada Day 2013

Information on this year's celebration will be made public once plans are confirmed.  All activities listed below are subject to change.

Entertainment enquiries: musical or band enquiries are done through an application and adjudication process in partnership with Manitoba Music and the deadline for submissions this year has been completed. This year’s line up of entertainment will be announced through the a press release closer to event date.


Under the Canopy

1:30pm Drum Café
2:30pm Kyle Cobb
2:45pm Charlotte Kosc
3:00pm Street Circus
3:30pm The F-holes
5:30 Frannie Klein 
6:30 Crooked Brothers
7:30 Mariachi Ghost

8:30  This Hisses 

9:30 The Bokononists 

Railbridge Stage

1:00 Grant Davidson 
2:00 Ali Fountaine 

3:00 Brooke Palsson
4:00 The Sturgeons 

5:00 Leonard Sumner  

Manitoba Music Live on the Scotiabank Stage 
4pm - 11pm

The main stage event at the Scotiabank Stage kicks off with traditional Franco-Manitoban music and dance courtesy of acclaimed ensemble Ça Claque! at 4 p.m. followed by sets from roots darlings Sweet Alibi, pop/rock duo Mise En Scene, acoustic pop outfit The Treble, and country rocker Bryce Pallister, as well as the turntable talents of DJ Mama Cutsworth.  The entertainment will be capped off by Imaginary Cities and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra joining forces in the lead-up to a captivating fireworks display. This year, the explosive finale will light up the sky to an all-local playlist of some of this province's most exciting voices.

4:00 Ca Claque

4:40 Formal Speeches & singing of O’Canada
5:00 Sweet Alibi
6:00 Mise en Scene
7:00 The Treble
8:00 Bryce Pallister
9:00 Imaginary Cities
10:00 Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
10:40 WSO and Imaginary Cities
11:00 Fireworks (weather permitting)

The Forks Site

Outside the Lines
2pm – 6pm | Buskers Lookout
Stop in and make your own Canada Day flag.

Founding Nations Tribal Village
Oodena Celebration Circle

12pm – 9pm
Join us for traditional drumming, dancing, singing, storytelling, artisans and more.

Come Celebrate Canada Day with Parks Canada at The Forks National Historic Site!
Hours: 10am-5pm 

Where to find us: Parks Canada green space at The Forks (near the Variety Heritage Adventure Park)
For more information call 98-FORKS (983-6757)

Children’s Museum
Looking for some family fun this Canada Day? Join us for some holiday activities and crafts. To celebrate Canada's birthday the Children’s Museum is staying open from 9:30am – 6:00pm. 

Public Market
1pm - 11pm | Festival Park and Forks Market Road
An assortment of vendors and artisans showcasing everything from handmade jewellery and gifts to toys, clothing and Canada Day essentials.

Big Games
1pm - 5pm | Buskers Lookout

Come and play all your favourite board games in larger than life size! Connect Four, Scrabble, & Jenga. Fun for the entire family.

Splash Dash Fireworks Tour
Take in the fantastic fireworks show from one of the best viewpoints – the river! Tickets are $10 per person. Boats leave the Port before 10:30pm and return shortly after the fireworks end. To purchase tickets or for more information visit the Splash Dash kiosk in The Port or call 783-6633.
Take the River Spirit Water Bus to The Forks onon Canada Day. Servicing 8 docks along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers every 15 minutes. One way ticket only $3.50.

FREE Bicycle Valet
11am – 11:45pm | Forks Plaza Parking Lot

Cycle, skate or push your stroller to The Forks, then park your "wheels" with Bicycle Valet Winnipeg. This service is safe, secure and FREE.