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We are pleased to announce two days of festive fun with our line-up of events for Canada Day 2018.
Canada Day Kick-Off
On June 30, free entertainment and activities take place at Muskoseepi Park from 8:00 p.m. to midnight before the fireworks over the reservoir.
Activities include two stages of entertainment by local performers, inflatables by In the Zone Party Rentals and food and community vendors. The night concludes with the signature fireworks display over the reservoir to officially kick-off Canada Day.
Fireworks may be cancelled in the event of winds over 40 kilometres/ hour or a lightening storm.
Canada Day Parade
July 1 celebrations begin with the annual Canada Day parade. The parade begins at 1:00 p.m. and travels along a new route this year on 108 Avenue from 94 Street by Hillside School to 105 Street by the Leisure Centre. The parade ends at approximately 2:30 p.m.
The theme for the parade this year is ‘Proud to Be a Canadian.’
To view or download a parade map to find your ideal viewing location, visit cityofgp.com/CanadaDay.
For information on traffic and parking disruptions, visit cityofgp.com/CanadaDay.
The parade will proceed rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the event of extreme weather.
Canada Day Celebrations
Following the parade, the free celebration continues at Muskoseepi Park until 6:00 p.m.
Official opening ceremonies commence around 2:30 p.m. on the amphitheatre stage with introductions and dignitary speeches. Live entertainment on two stages follows. Food vendors, community groups, inflatable bouncing castles, QEII Hospital Bed Races, face painting and other children’s activities and a giant cake will also be part of the festivities.
The Grande Prairie Museum is also hosting a free community carnival during this time.
Parking and Park N’ Ride
Please note, absolutely no parking will be available at Muskoseepi Park for the events. The gates will be closed from 7:00 a.m. on June 30 to 7:00 p.m. on July 1. Public parking is available in the downtown core.
Free Park N’ Ride shuttle services are available on July 1, sponsored by New Horizon Co-op.
Here are a few quick reminders to make Canada Day celebrations as enjoyable as possible for you and all other attendees:
For more information, visit cityofgp.com/CanadaDay.
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