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What’s Open and Closed on Canada Day in Winnipeg

June 29, 2021 7:01 AM | News

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Canada Day will be celebrated differently this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While large-scale public gatherings have been scrapped, many have opted for lower-key patriotic celebrations, such as backyard barbeques or marking July 1st virtually.

Here’s a rundown of what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg on Thursday.

Shopping Centres

Kildonan Place — Closed
Grant Park Shopping Centre — Closed
Polo Park — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — Closed
Outlet Collection Winnipeg — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Forks will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Canada Day, while the Johnston Terminal will operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. However, tenants inside each building may set their own hours.

Grocery Stores

Some big chain grocery stores will be closed on July 1, while some independent grocers may still be operating. Check with the individual grocer to confirm their operating hours.

Liquor Marts

Most Winnipeg Liquor Mart locations are operating from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Canada Day, except for the express locations and True North Square, which will be closed. Liquor Marts have extended hours today and Wednesday in lieu of the upcoming holiday. For specific hours, visit liquormarts.ca/hours.

City of Winnipeg Civic Offices

All civic offices are closed

Recycling/Garbage Collection

Recycling, garbage, and yard waste will be collected as normally scheduled for those with Thursday as their collection day.

Brady Road Landfill (commercial customers only)
Thursday, July 1 — 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot (residential customers only)
Thursday, July 1 — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot (residential customers only)
Thursday, July 1 — Closed

Panet 4R Winnipeg Depot (residential customers only)
Thursday, July 1 — Closed

Winnipeg Transit

On Thursday, July 1, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Spray Pads & Pools

All outdoor pools and spray pads will be open. Wading pools begin opening on July 1 with the following locations: Dakota Park Wading Pool, McKittrick Park Wading Pool, Central Park Wading Pool, and Westdale Wading Pool. All other wading pools will open on Friday, July 2.


All Winnipeg Public Libraries are closed on Thursday, July 1.

Animal Services Agency

Animal Services will be closed to members of the public on Thursday, July 1.


Cemetery grounds at Brookside, St. Vital, and Transcona cemeteries will be open for visitation from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 1. Residents are reminded to practice social distancing when visiting the grounds.