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Canada Day

​​​​​​2018 Canada Day Planning Underway

The planning for Canada's 2018 birthday celebration has begun, please bookmark this page for updates on all the FREE family fun on Sunday, July 1, 2018!

2018 Canada Day Application Now Available

Interested in participating as a service vendor, or perhaps as a performer at this years festivities? Please find the appropriate fillable and printable forms below: 

2018 Performer Application

2018 Service Vendor Application

Performer and Service Vendor Applications due April 3, 2018

Completed forms can be emailed to leisure@lethbridge.ca 

Interested in volunteering or sponsoring in 2018?  Contact Jennie at 403.320.3013


2017 Canada 150 Recap - What a Party!

​July 1, 2017

The 2017 Canada Day event was extra special as we marked Canada 150 in epic style. From a long list of activities and entertainers to an amazing fireworks display, a huge thanks goes out to everyone who joined the party. It was a great community event. See you next year! ​

 

 

Lethbridge Community Band - Small Brass Quintethttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-007.jpgLethbridge Community Band - Small Brass Quintet
Show and Shine @ Galt Gardenshttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-013.jpgShow and Shine @ Galt Gardens
Serving up Fruit @ Galt Gardens Pancake Breakfasthttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-022.jpgServing up Fruit @ Galt Gardens Pancake Breakfast
Canadian Spirithttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-028.jpgCanadian Spirit
Lethbridge Medieval Club / Windy Castle Medieval Fairhttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-033.jpgLethbridge Medieval Club / Windy Castle Medieval Fair
Family Funhttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-037.jpgFamily Fun
A Canadian Family Affairhttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-045.jpgA Canadian Family Affair
Feel the Beathttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-060.jpgFeel the Beat
Bubbles and Babieshttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-061.jpgBubbles and Babies
Hydration Stationhttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-066.jpgHydration Station
Proud Canadianhttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-074.jpgProud Canadian
Hippodromehttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-090.jpgHippodrome
Gymfinity Gymnastics and Aerialhttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-122.jpgGymfinity Gymnastics and Aerial
“Alice in Wonderland” Gymfinity Gymnastics and Aerial @ Henderson Mainstagehttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-139.jpg“Alice in Wonderland” Gymfinity Gymnastics and Aerial @ Henderson Mainstage
Lethbridge Fire Spinnershttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-211.jpgLethbridge Fire Spinners
Dan Davidson – Henderson Mainstagehttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-217.jpgDan Davidson – Henderson Mainstage
Henderson Fireworkshttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-228.jpgHenderson Fireworks
Henderson Fireworkshttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/Henderson Fireworks.jpgHenderson Fireworks
Lakeshore at Nighthttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-254.jpgLakeshore at Night
Face Paintinghttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-040.jpgFace Painting
Community Colouringhttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-043.jpgCommunity Colouring
Monster Truck Rideshttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-051.jpgMonster Truck Rides
Checkers Anyone?https://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-062.jpgCheckers Anyone?
Puppy Lovehttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-069.jpgPuppy Love
Water Sportshttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-079.jpgWater Sports
Universal Fallout @ Henderson Youth Stagehttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-085.jpgUniversal Fallout @ Henderson Youth Stage
Sizzling Summer Crowdshttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-096.jpgSizzling Summer Crowds
Gymfinity Gymnastics and Aerialhttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-149.jpgGymfinity Gymnastics and Aerial
Sunset Groovehttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-176.jpgSunset Groove
Five Alarm Funk Rocks!https://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-187.jpgFive Alarm Funk Rocks!
Canada 150 Selfiehttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-197.jpgCanada 150 Selfie
Munya Mataruse Drummer on the Henderson Mainstagehttps://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Canada-Day-Events/CanadaDay2017/canada-day-058.jpgMunya Mataruse Drummer on the Henderson Mainstage

​           Brought to Lethbridge by the   

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!


 

* NEW FOR 2017 * DOWNLOAD THE CANADA DAY APP!

Download here or scan the QR code below:


 

Please click on the links below for information and schedules:

Henderson Lake ​Park Festivities Galt Gardens Pancake Breakfast & Show n' Shine
Other activities around town

Printable schedule and maps of Canada Day shuttles and fireworks transit services available now: 
Canada Day Shuttle Schedule and Maps 2017.pdf.
FAQs




Parking/Transportation

  • Galt Gardens - Parking is available anywhere downtown and is free on Canada Day
  • Take the free shuttle from Galt Gardens to Henderson Lake and back!  A temporary bus stop will be located by Bank of Montreal downtown. The full schedule and route will be available here closer to the event date.
  • Henderson Lake - parking is available at Exhibition Park with a shuttle running between the east end of Henderson Lake on Parkside Dr S, down Parkside Dr with stops at the halfway point and by Henderson Pool
  • Handicapped Parking at Henderson Lake - with a placard, vehicles can drop off at the Lake and then park at Exhibition Park.
  • Canada Day Fireworks Transit Service - Shuttles run from each side of town to Henderson Lake. Full schedule and pick up/drop off locations will be available here closer to the event.

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


 

Fireworks

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

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.


 

ATM

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.


 

Volunteers

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 Jennie Sudo at jennie.sudo@lethbridge.ca or 403.320.3013. 


 

Sponsors and Supporters

Thank you to our many sponsors and supporters!  In 2017, these include:

  • ​Jim Pattison Broadcasting Group (B93, Country 105)​
  • Joanne Feist – Re/Max Real Estate Lethbridge
  • Best Western Plus Inn & Suites
  • Prime Rentals
  • 98.1 the Bridge
  • Two Guys Pizza 
  • Avail CPA
  • Pixel Boom Media
  • Exhibition Park
  • Galko Homes
  • Lethbridge Motors RV
  • United Rentals
  • Slice Bar and Grill
  • ​Home Depot
  • Total Impact Signs
  • ​Shaw Cable
  • SLP Industries Ltd
  • PropertyGuys.com
  • Western One
  • Sutton Real Estate
  • Lethbridge Exhibition
  • Canadian Heritage
  • Recreation & Culture Department – City of Lethbridge
  • Lethbridge Regional Police Service
  • Fire Prevention - City of Lethbridge
  • McLellan Fencing
  • Save-On Foods
  • Westech
  • BassWorks