Optimist Canada Day



July 1 Schedule

8 – 11 am Buffet - Pancakes, Sausage & Beverage


ADULT $8 CHILD (under 12) $5

10 - 11 am Official Ceremonies with Cake Cutting

11:30 - 1:30 pm Sask Intercultural Association

2:00 - 2:30 pm Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble


3:15 - 4:15 pm Michele Dubois

4:45 - 5:45 pm Chris Henderson

6:15 - 7:00 pm Transcontinental Blues Band


7:30 - 8:30 pm Tucker Lane

9:00 - 10:30 pm Stuck In The 80’s

10:40 pm Fireworks presented by NUTRIEN

Transportation & Parking

There is no charge to enter the park.

Paid Parking is available at Prairieland Park at $10.00 per vehicle. Please follow the directions from Prairieland Park attendants. Please be patient at the end of the evening. Saskatoon Police Service will be directing exit traffic on all streets in the area until the traffic has cleared.

Ride your Bike. Seiuwest is sponsoring a free Bike Valet (secure bike parking) on the grounds. Ride your bike to and from, and don’t worry about traffic!

Walk to the park….we just ask that you respect the restricted areas, which are the hot zone for fireworks, which is in place from 8 am to midnight.

Ride the Bus to the park, and after the fireworks. The Buses will operate on their Canada Day Holiday Schedule. 

Route 1 and Route 19 will be running in the vicinity of Diefenbaker Park via regular Sunday/Holiday service until 9 p.m. Normal fares apply.

Starting at 10:15 pm, you can also catch a free ride home with Saskatoon Transit.


Four special routes will leave Diefenbaker Park from a temporary bus stop on St. Henry Ave facing north between Exhibition Grounds Rd and Ruth Street.

Buses will follow a designated route, however, drivers will also stop on request at bus stops or locations where it’s safe to stop.

The four special service routes include:

Bus #1 – will travel to the Downtown Terminal, then continue on 2nd Avenue and Warman Road and will end at the Lawson Heights Mall Terminal.

Bus #2 – will travel to the Downtown Terminal, then continue on 22nd Street and will end at the Confederation Mall Terminal.

Bus #3 – will travel via Ruth Street to the Market Mall Terminal, then continue on Taylor Street and Acadia Drive and will end at the Centre Mall Terminal.

Bus #4 – will travel via 8th Street to the Centre Mall Terminal, then continue on to Central Avenue and 115th Street and will end at the bus stop at Berini Drive and 115th Street.

Diefenbaker Park
Saskatoon, Sask.


Kids Activities

Amusement Rides

Face Painting


Canadian Forces Display

Wyant Race Vehicles Display