WINNIPEG — Canada is turning 150-years-old on Saturday and festivities across the country will celebrate the milestone birthday.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The St. Boniface Museum and Fort Gibraltar will have free admission and a number of demonstrations and activities to celebrate Canada.
There will be entertainment and events on the Esplanade Riel, the St. Boniface Cathedral and Promenade Cafe and Wine.
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.