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Canada Day

 Thanks for a great Canada Day!  See you next year!


Canada Day in Lethbridge is celebrated annually with festivities at Henderson Lake Park, Galt Gardens, and throughout town at a variety of venues.  It is the biggest annual celebration in Lethbridge with something for everyone!

Please click on the links below for information and schedules:

Henderson Lake Park Festivities Galt Gardens Canada Day Dance Party
Other activities around town FAQs




  • Galt Gardens - Parking is available anywhere downtown and is free on Canada Day
  • NEW IN 2014 - take the free shuttle from Galt Gardens to Henderson Lake and back!  A temporary bus stop will be located on 3rd Ave S, kitty corner from Galt Gardens.  It will be run hourly from 1 pm - 7 pm, on the hour.
  • Henderson Lake - parking is at Exhibition Park with a shuttle running between Exhibition Park and Henderson Lake from 11 am - 7 pm, and 9 pm - midnight.
  • Handicapped Parking at Henderson Lake - with a placard, vehicles can drop off at the Lake and then park at Exhibition Park.
  • Transit will be operating on a Sunday service schedule. Route 21 goes to Henderson Lake.
  • Canada Day Fireworks Transit Service
  • Routes 12, 20, 21, 22, 32 , 33, 35 & 36: 9 p.m. & 10 p.m. to Henderson Lake, returning after the fireworks

Please note that Parkside Drive will be closed from Mayor Magrath Drive to Exhibition Park.


The fireworks show is scheduled for 11 pm but this is weather dependent.  Any weather that puts the public at risk or creates an undesirable situation for firing fireworks may delay or cancel the show.


Alcohol is not permitted at any of the Canada Day events.  There is no beer garden available at either event and as such, normal rules around alcohol consumption apply - meaning that it is not allowed in public spaces such as the parks where these activities will be taking place.  Anyone witnessing this, or any other concerning activity, should report to the security or police on site.  

Family Activities

All events are considered family friendly and appropriate.  The younger children's events mainly take place at Henderson Lake Park but children and families are welcome to attend and participate in Galt Gardens events as well.


There will be an ATM on site at Henderson Lake.  There is no ATM available at Galt Gardens however there are numerous bank machines available across from the park and within a few blocks.


We couldn't do this without our many many volunteers!  If you'd like to help out for a few hours, or the whole event, we are always in need of people for the committee (meets year-round but infrequently) and for the day of to be roving ambassadors, help with passing out flags, ensuring parking rules are being followed, providing help in the kids' area, and more!  Please contact Sarah Burton at or 403.320.3011. 

Sponsors and Supporters

Thank you to our many sponsors and supporters!  In 2013, these include: