Canada Day Celebrations

Come celebrate Canada Day at Riding Mountain National Park

Bring your lawn chairs, sunscreen and insect protection to Riding Mountain National Park this Friday, July 1st. Come to the main beach at Clear Lake for an afternoon of live music, activities for children (and adults) including face painting, button making, sidewalk drawing and much more!

Learn about the Anishinabe communities that call this area home. Get a copy of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action booklet to find out how YOU can contribute to meaningful nation-to-nation reconciliation.

Musical acts include:

Michelle Amiotte

Jan Ek

Matt Cory and Cy Arthurson

The Yaadies

Join Ian Bawa, Riding Mountain Artist in Residence. Learn from this fun, entertaining storyteller and filmmaker in the Visitor Centre theatre.

The health and safety of everybody is important. Parks Canada will be following the advice of public health experts and implementing measures for cleaning, hygiene, and physical distancing at all places open for visitation.

Entertainment gets started at 12:15pm.

Music in the park


Riding Mountain National Park at Main Beach

Event Blessing by Anishinabek Elder Warren Bone 12:15pm

Michelle Amiotte 12:30pm – 1:15pm

Ojibway Spirit name Blueskywoman, Michelle has been performing music with her acoustic guitar for years, sometimes accompanied by family. Enjoy the melodic sounds of familiar cover songs. Jan Ek 1:30pm – 2:15pm

A Juno-nominated singer-songwriter, Jan’s charisma and dynamic voice add a heartfelt energy to both his creative originals and interpretations of classic artists. Matt Cory and Cy Arthurson 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Influenced by classic rock, Matt is an independent artist who has been playing guitar, writing, and recording songs for over 10 years. Enjoy his creative contribution today with bandmate, Cy Arthurson.

The Yaadies 3:30pm – 4:15pm

A young family band, the Yaadies perform mainly reggae and wish to impart love, unity, and joy with their music. Come listen to their dynamic sound and enjoy the island vibes. Other Activities

Onanole Pancake Breakfast 8:00am - 11:00am - Onanole Rec Centre Hall

Join the Onanole Rec Centre Board and Onanole Senior’s Centre for a breakfast of pancakes, sausages, juice, and coffee. Admission: Adults - $8, 6 to 12 years old - $6, 5 and under - $3

Friends of Riding Mountain 11:00am - 2:00pm

Come visit the Friends Learning Centre and pick up a Canadian flag, pin, or tattoo!

Adventures of a Filmmaker 2:00pm - 2:45pm - Riding Mountain Visitor Centre.

How does going to the gym with your South Asian dad become a short comedic movie and future feature film? Join Ian Bawa, Riding Mountain Artist in Residence for a fun and interactive presentation. Get a glimpse into the life of this entertaining storyteller and filmmaker.

Fireworks at dusk in Onanole, near the Elk

And more activities including button-making and sidewalk art! Fun for the whole family!

July 1, 2022
Riding Mountain National Park