Festivals Calendar

Alberta and British Columbia are packed with festivals and events year round.

If you are looking for top music, art, food and cultural experiences, you’ve come to the right spot. We hope what you discover here will lead you to some unexpected adventures and new, learning experiences. Be sure and tell us where you end up #FestivalSeekers.

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    An all-women event as surfers hit the waves and show their best in the annual surf competition. A lead-up event, awards banquet, and movie premier happen around the competition days.

    Community
    Tofino
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The Government of Alberta designated Vermilion a host for celebrating Alberta Culture Days.  Plans are in full force for an awesome three days, including an incredible day of Art in the Park.

    Community
    Vermilion
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Edmonton International Film Festival... international, independent and eye-opening. This Festival is about 'discovery'. They strive to uncover cinematic gems and celebrate unique new voices in independent filmmaking. EIFF is about films and the people who make them.

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    This festival is proud to have been called one of Canada's best small festivals. The Spring Wine Festival has wine, food & entertainment for all during grape budbreak in the Okanagan. Stay for a day, two days, or a whole week and get a taste for the Okanagan wine.

    Community
    Kelowna
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    A premium tasting event that began in Vancouver years ago, the Hopscotch Festival is now rooted in Kelowna's event calendar.

    Community
    Kelowna
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Participate in one of 30 hikes, talks or workshops to learn about the wildlife in the park. Learn about the bears in Waterton on a hike, such as this one, “Poop, Paw and Pathways.” Or, learn to take stunning wildlife photos. 

    Community
    Waterton Lakes National Park
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a 12-day celebration of visual arts and cinema, screening more than 200 multi-genre films from more than 100 countries and highlighted by a series of gala events, awards ceremonies, and special presentations. 

    Community
    Calgary
    Region
    Calgary & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark – but at the same time something very good is happening at Nanaimo's harbour. Stop by the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza from Sept. 15 - 17 for two performances of Shakespeare’s best plays, during Nanaimo’s annual Shakespeare by the Sea.

    Community
    Nanaimo
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    We beer-drinking mountain folk all know the glorious feeling of drinking cold beer after a great day on the ski hill, or after hiking, nay, conquering a great mountain in the summer heat. Whistler Village is pouring pints from nearly 30 different breweries in one single day, so don't miss this chance to sample hundreds of brews, just please drink responsibly.

    Community
    Whistler
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia
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    "Be prepared for amazing views and a memorable ride" Cranbrook is a biking mecca for many reasons and for all levels. You can take the family biking on a paved trail from Cranbrook to Kimberley on the 26-kilometre North Star Rails to Trails paved trail.

    Community
    Cranbrook
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Vermilion shows its true colours during the annual Art in the Park during the Cultural Days celebration this fall. Sign up for the art competition or watch as the artists create new works.

    Community
    Vermilion
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    The festival showcases traditional and contemporary wood carvings with exhibits, delicious food, and family programs and demonstrations. There's even a chance to carve your own canoe or paddle.

    Community
    Tofino
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia