There will be a lot of things to do this Thursday, July 1, when Canada celebrates it’s 143rd birthday.

Assiniboine Park
Zoo entrance will be FREE all day Canada Day. Mayor Sam Katz is declaring Canada Day “Mayor’s Family Day at the Zoo”. An average of 18,500 visitors attend the Mayor’s Family Day each year and is great fun for the whole family! The park will also have their Picnic in the Park celebration again this year with fireworks around 11pm.

Canada Day is often the busiest day for all beaches around Winnipeg. If the weather stays right (the forecast shows +30 on Canada Day!), expect every single beach we have to be jam packed! Birds Hill is usually the busiest. It usually gets so packed that you can’t even see any sand. So make sure to set your alarms early on Canada Day to ensure yourself a spot on the beach.

The Forks
This years Canada Day celebration at The Forks is sponsored by Rogers again. Activities include a wide variety of big stage music and entertainment to a spectacular fireworks display. From 1:00pm – 10:00 pm The Forks is offering family-friendly activities all day long including clowns, musicians, buskers, crafts and entertainment all over. From 4 pm – 11:00 pm the Stage fires up with local up and coming bands and artists. And finally at 11pm fireworks wrap up the evening.

Osborne Village Canada Day Street Festival
One of my favourite activities on Canada Day is the Osborne Village Street Festival. The entire block of Osborne Village is closed down for a huge street party! It’s tons of fun. I had the chance to experience this last year and I’ll never forget it! Check out my video here.

Wherever you are this Canada Day, I’m sure it will be lots of fun! Don’t forget to whip out your Vancouver 2010 merchandise to show your love for Canada!

Image Happy Canada Day! Originally uploaded by Matzuda