Canada Day at The Forks Presented by Great-West Life

Canada Day at The Forks Presented by Great-West Life

Join us in celebrating the true north strong and free with a full day of family-friendly activities, performances and celebration, ending with a spectacular fireworks show at 11pm!

With so many people flocking to The Forks for the festivities, plan your transportation in advance! Bike Valet will be on-site offering free, secure bike and helmet storage all day, plan to take the bus or park off-site and walk over OR join one of our guided bike rides!


Festival Stage:

  • 7pm Quinton Blair
  • 8pm Jérémie and the Delicious Hounds
  • 9pm Mise en Scene
  • 10pm Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra with Mise en Scene
  • 11pm Fireworks

The Forks Market Outdoor Stage:

  • 1:30pm Papa Mambo
  • 2:30pm Raine Hamilton
  • 3:30pm Ila Barker
  • 4:30pm The 1221
  • 5:30pm Don Amero
  • 6:30pm Malcolm-Jay
  • 7:30pm Lanikai
  • 8:30pm Micah Erenberg
  • 9:30pm Silence Kit
  • 10:30pm Sc Mira

Pop-up shows:

  • Casati
  • Dave Quanbury

LuckyGirl Pop-up Shop | Noon - 11pm
Forks Market Plaza Parking Lot
Shop a beautifully curated assortment of local makers, artists, crafters and vendors. Treat yourself to something made in Canada on Canada Day!

Dancing under the Canopy | 1 – 9pm
You’ll be grooving before you know it at these dance lessons and demos Under the Canopy.

  • 1 – 2pm: Hip Hop
  • 3 – 6pm: Swing
  • 6 – 9pm: Salsa

ArtCity Souvenir Shop | 1 – 6pm
Canopy Plaza
Pop in and see what you can create with a little kooky creativity inspired by ArtCity.

Canadian Caribou with the Winnipeg Art Gallery | 1 – 6pm
Canopy Plaza
What is your favorite Canadian animal? Join the WAG in celebrating Canada and make colourful Canadian animal cut outs inspired by the caribou carvings of Chesley Flowers. (Currently on display at the WAG in the exhibition SakKijâjuk)

Founding Nations Tribal Village | 1 – 9pm
Oodena Celebration Circle
Experience a pow wow with traditional dancing, stinging and drumming, as well as storytelling through a concept called Human Library where visitors hear first-hand stories and experience from Indigenous people in traditional regalia.

MTYP Canada Day Open Studio presented by Great-West Life | 1 – 4pm
Manitoba Theatre of Young People
Come in and get dramatic! Drama activities in Richardson Hall, snacks, and a costume and selfie area and a make-your-own puppet craft station.

SportMB Motion Zone presented by Great-West Life | 3 – 6pm
Festival Field
Enter the Motion Zone – an active activity zone for kids!

Canadiana Kids Fringe Presented by Great-West Life | 1 – 4pm
Canopy Plaza
Colouring station for kids!

Skateboard Park | 3 – 6pm
Focusing on the youth, this interactive space will feature skateboard demos, DJs, collaborations and workshops with local skate shop, Sk8 Skates pro riders.

Additional Amenities & Site Happenings:

FREE Bike Valet | Noon - Midnight

Canadian Museum for Human Rights – $5 entry | 10am – 7pm

Manitoba Children’s Museum | 9:30am – 6pm

Lacrosse Bash at Parks Canada | 1 - 5pm

Splash Dash Boat Tours | 9am – 10pm | Fireworks tour (book in advance)