Mark your calendars to celebrate Canada Day, presented by New Horizon Co-op, with the City of Grande Prairie on Saturday, July 1.
Celebrations kick-off with the Canada Day parade starting from Hillside School at 2 p.m., travelling down 96 Street and 100 Avenue to end at the Northwestern Polytechnic parking lot. Parade entries this year cost $50 for profit organizations and are free for non-profit organizations.
Join this year’s Canada Day parade by submitting an entry application, available at cityofgp.com/CanadaDay.
Muskoseepi Park is bustling with activities for residents to enjoy from 3:30 p.m. to midnight including:
- Free drop-in swimming at the Aquatera Outdoor Pool from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Live entertainment at the Amphitheatre from 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Full entertainment line-up to be announced)
- Free cake while supplies last beginning at 3:30 p.m.
- Carnival rides and games.
- Kids zone with bouncy castles, face painting and roaming entertainment.
- Fire dancers from 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Food trucks.
Festivities will wrap up with a bang during the fireworks display setting off at 11:30 p.m. from the reservoir at Muskoseepi Park. The City will monitor weather conditions and make adjustments to Canada Day plans as necessary. Any updates will be announced on social media and made available at cityofgp.com/CanadaDay.
All Canada Day activities at Muskoseepi Park listed above are free to attend and participate in. City transit is also free on July 1.
Residents are reminded that The Monster, the world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course, is taking place across June 29, 30 and July 1 at Bonnetts Energy Centre for more long weekend fun. View full details at bonnettsenergycentre.com.
Aquatera Outdoor Pool Canada Day Schedule
The outdoor pool is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Canada Day in the following two-hour time slots for public swimming:
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Aquatera Outdoor Pool is drop-in only and it is recommended to come to the pool at the beginning of a new time slot as spaces are limited.