Trees Winnipeg’s Arbor Day

Arbor Day is Tree Winnipeg’s annual one-day event that takes Winnipeg’s reputation for its beloved urban canopy to new heights in the city’s largest public event dedicated to trees. In 2019, we celebrated our 16th annual Arbor Day. In 2020, we had to take it online, but we look forward to hosting it again soon!

Trees Winnipeg is thankful for support every year of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Prairie Chapter. Every year, you can follow our Arbor Day activities at #arbordaywpg

Activities for Everyone at Arbor Day

People of all ages can take tree rides, such as climbing, ziplining through the canopy, and rising above the tree canopy in a bucket. Many of the region’s best tree experts, including ISA-Certified Arborists, are on-hand to give free tree advice and offer career information. On-the-ground activities include children’s crafts, wood-carving demonstrations, tree planting, and honouring the winner of the Arbor Day poster contest. In 2019, that person was Grade 3 James Nesbitt Community School student Jaezelle!

In the spirit of Arbor Days celebrated around the world every spring, Trees Winnipeg encourages all Winnipeggers to plant a tree over our Arbor Day weekend. We recommend all newly planted trees be resilient species, such as maple, linden, mountain ash, and crab apple, which we sell as part of our popular ReLeaf Program.

Climb a Tree

Climb a tree with a pro! ISA-Certified Arborists will help you safely climb one of the large trees at the city park where Arbor Day is hosted.


Zip through the park on our Arbor Day zipline! No faster way to experience the urban tree canopy is famous for than zipping along the treetops during Arbor Day!

Bucket truck

Get a bird’s eye view of the city from waaaaay up on a bucket truck!  Be an Arborist for the day!


Wish you had a keepsake to remind you of your Arbor Day experience? You can make a tree cookie necklace in our craft tent and take home a white spruce sapling to plant in your yard.


We have plenty of activities that have your 2 feet planted firmly in the ground, too. Follow the buzzing of chainsaws to watch expert woodcarvers create new pieces of art.

Information Booths

Check out one of the many non-profit booths we’ll have set up to learn about the different organizations and initiatives taking places in Winnipeg. We all have one thing in common: we heart trees!

collage of Arbour Day activites: man carving a tree stump; woman holding a spruce saplings in her hand; kids tree climbing