Canada 150: Where to celebrate Canada Day in Winnipeg

Reporter Timm Bruch gets a sneak peek at the Canada 150 celebrations happening at the Forks.

WINNIPEG — Canada is turning 150-years-old on Saturday and festivities across the country will celebrate the milestone birthday.

READ MORE: Where to watch fireworks in southern Manitoba on Canada Day

There will be many options across Winnipeg to enjoy the big birthday and to help you plan your day, we’ve compiled a list for you below.

The Forks

The Forks is one of the most popular places to catch annual Canada Day entertainment and they’ve added more entertainment for Canada’s 150th.

There will be five stages, dozens of musical acts, activities and learning opportunities ending with a fireworks display at 11 p.m.

The live entertainment starts at 12 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m.

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More info on Canada 150 at The Forks

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will be lighting its Tower of Hope red throughout the week leading up to Canada Day. Red floodlights will also illuminate the exterior walls in honour of the country’s big birthday. The museum is encouraging people to take a selfie in front of the glowing red tower and share it with #Canada 150.

The CMHR will be hosting events and activities throughout Canada day starting at 10 a.m. and running until 4 p.m. with discounted admission.

More info on Canada 150 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Osborne Village Street Festival 

The festivities in Osborne Village kick off Friday night. The street will be closed at 6 p.m. to make room for the kilometre long Street Festival. It will stretch from River Avenue to McMillan Avenue and get underway at 7 p.m.

On Canada Day the opening ceremonies start at 11 a.m. and the entertainment will include a ‘movie night’, extended patios, music from local and national artists and Aboriginal drumming.

More info on Canada 150 at the Osborne Street Festival

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Assiniboine Park

The 17th annual Canad Inns Family Fun Day will be taking over Assiniboine Park to celebrate Canada 150.

Music, events and family friendly activities kick off at 1 p.m. and conclude with a fireworks display accompanied by music.

Anyone who stops by is encouraged to wear red and white to honour Canada.

More info on Canada 150 at the Canad Inns Family Fun Day

The Assiniboine Park Zoo is hosting events through the weekend including appearances by Winston the polar bear and daily zoo keeper talkers.

St. Norbert Farmers’ Market

The St. Norbert Farmers’ Market will be adding extra entertainment and extending its hours to celebrate Canada Day 150.

The farmers’ market will kick off at 8 a.m. and run for more than 12 hours with music and activities ending with a fireworks display.

More info on Canada 150 at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market

St. Boniface 

The St. Boniface Museum and Fort Gibraltar will have free admission and a number of demonstrations and activities to celebrate Canada.

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There will be entertainment and events on the Esplanade Riel, the St. Boniface Cathedral and Promenade Cafe and Wine.

More info on Canada 150 in St. Boniface

Living Flag at Portage and Main

The Downtown Winnipeg Biz hosted the annual living flag celebration at 8 a.m.

Thousands of people gathered together to create an enormous ‘living flag’ to honour Canada on its 150th birthday.

This year the flag was created right at Portage and Main.

The living flag created Saturday morning at Winnipeg’s Portage and Main. Global News

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