The Forks will be bustling today, as annual Canada Day celebrations commence this morning for a day-long party to mark Canada’s 144th birthday.
Programming begins at 11 a.m. in the Parks Canada tent, followed by singer Dane Bjornson under the canopy at 12:30 p.m. Drum Café will perform at 1:30 p.m.
The newly-remodelled Children’s Museum will be a popular attraction, as kids check out the new displays inside. The museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Several more performances are slated throughout the day (see full schedule), before the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) takes the stage at 10 p.m.
The Scotiabank Stage will feature Winnipeggers J.P. Hoe, as well as The Liptonians with their own songs and new orchestrations.
Fireworks will conclude the evening at 11 p.m.
And just like every year, admission to all the festivities is free.