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Canada Day

​​​​​​2018 Canada Day

Canada's 2018 birthday celebration is almost here. Join us for FREE family fun on Sunday, July 1, 2018!

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!


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Please click on the links below for information and schedules:

Henderson Lake ​Park FestivitiesGalt Gardens Activities
Other activities around town

Printable schedule and maps of Canada Day shuttles and fireworks transit services available now: 
Canada Day 2018 Transit Maps 

Any questions/concerns regarding Canada Day events can be emailed to 

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 Quintet Community Band - Small Brass Quintet
Show and Shine @ Galt Gardens and Shine @ Galt Gardens
Serving up Fruit @ Galt Gardens Pancake Breakfast up Fruit @ Galt Gardens Pancake Breakfast
Canadian Spirit Spirit
Lethbridge Medieval Club / Windy Castle Medieval Fair Medieval Club / Windy Castle Medieval Fair
Family Fun Fun
Face Painting Painting
Community Colouring Colouring
A Canadian Family Affair Canadian Family Affair
Monster Truck Rides Truck Rides
Munya Mataruse Drummer on the Henderson Mainstage Mataruse Drummer on the Henderson Mainstage
Feel the Beat the Beat
Bubbles and Babies and Babies
Checkers Anyone? Anyone?
Hydration Station Station
Puppy Love Love
Proud Canadian Canadian
Water Sports Sports
Universal Fallout @ Henderson Youth Stage Fallout @ Henderson Youth Stage
Sizzling Summer Crowds Summer Crowds
Gymfinity Gymnastics and Aerial Gymnastics and Aerial
“Alice in Wonderland” Gymfinity Gymnastics and Aerial @ Henderson Mainstage“Alice in Wonderland” Gymfinity Gymnastics and Aerial @ Henderson Mainstage
Gymfinity Gymnastics and Aerial Gymnastics and Aerial
Sunset Groove Groove
Five Alarm Funk Rocks! Alarm Funk Rocks!
Canada 150 Selfie 150 Selfie
Lethbridge Fire Spinners Fire Spinners
Dan Davidson – Henderson Mainstage Davidson – Henderson Mainstage
Henderson Fireworks Fireworks
Lakeshore at Night at Night
Henderson Fireworks Fireworks.jpgHenderson Fireworks

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  • 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.



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 Jennie Sudo at 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
  • 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