Grande Prairie is preparing to go red and white for Canada’s 152nd birthday. MyGrandePrairieNow.com has your guide to all the Canada Day activities going on in and around the city over the next few days.
June 28th and 29th
Rock Downtown at the Bowes Event Centre at Revolution Place- There will be food trucks, beer gardens, live rock shows and carnival rides. Bands hit the stage at 4 p.m. on the 28th and 3 p.m. on the 29th.
Canada Day Carnival at Revolution Place- There will be rides, entertainment, food trucks and a beer garden for the parents. That runs from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the 30th and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 1st.
Canada Day Kick-off party at Muskoseepi Park- From 8 p.m to midnight there will be entertainment, children’s activities, food vendors and a fireworks show over the reservoir at midnight.
New Horizon Co-op Canada Day Carnival-
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be carnival games, face painting, a charity barbeque by donation and Canada Day cake at the 100 Avenue location.
Canada Day at Dunvegan Provincial Park- From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. there will be horse and wagon rides, a bannock bake, musical entertainment and a kid’s zone. Activities are free with admission.
Canada Day Parade- More than 100 floats will travel through the downtown core from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will start by travelling westbound on 108 Avenue at 94 Street in the Hillside neighbourhood. It will then go south on 96 Street, west on 100 Avenue, then north onto 106, ending in the Grande Prairie Regional College parking lot.
Official celebration in Muskoseepi Park- From 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. there will be entertainment, food vendors, children’s activities and a giant Canada Day Cake.
Carnival at the Grande Prairie Museum and Heritage Village- There will be food and carnival games at the Museum during the official celebration.
For those looking to head to the Grande Prairie events but leave their car at home, a free shuttle will leave from GPRC and Centre 2000 going towards Muskoseepi Park every 20 minutes.
Park’N’Ride is also available at the Eastlink Centre to and from the Towne Centre Mall and Muskoseepi Park with service every 30 minutes. Shuttle buses will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. with no service during the parade. The last bus leaves Muskoseepi Park at 6:15 p.m.