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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    Celebrate spring and coastal living on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, during the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, hosted by Tofino, Ucluelet, First Nations communities and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. See the migration of the grey whales, chow down on some chowder and just enjoy life on the edge of the island. 

    Community
    Tofino
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Festival Nanaimo is one sure way to put winter behind you and welcome spring. This fun community festival happening from March 8 to March 24, 2018, features food, theatre, music, walking and cycling tours and other sporting events. But there are plenty of surprises in store, too.

    Community
    Nanaimo
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Every once and a while we get to spend time with SuperHeroes, you know those people who leave you standing taller and eyes more wide open.  Fernie, British Columbia has a superhero and his name is Griz.  Fernie, named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of North America’s top party towns, hosts a festival every year in honour of their superhero.  That festival is called Griz Days, and the event is legendary.

     

     

    Community
    Fernie
    Region
    Kootenay Rockies
    Province
    British Columbia
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    With car racing, snowmobile drags, and motorcycle and quad races, this is a family event with lots to see and do throughout the whole weekend. 

    Community
    Lac La Biche
    Region
    Northern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    The WinterPLAY Festival is a three-day gathering celebrating winter fun in northern Alberta. Head to Snye Park in Fort McMurray to see beautiful ice sculptures, fireworks and take part in family-friendly activities and entertainment.

    Community
    Fort McMurray
    Region
    Northern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Calling all winter enthusiasts! Join your fellow corduroy rippers, powder chasers and ski scene lovers nationwide. Buy your tickets and ski at participating resorts for 50% off regular lift ticket prices, redeemable on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. #NATIONALSKIDAY

    Community
    Nakiska
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    The International Ice Carving Competition kicks off the festival, as 10 teams of ice carvers create icy masterpieces. For the 10 festival days expect lots of outdoor fun. There will be ice and snow exhibits, an interactive children's play area, the famous giant ice slide and much more.

    Community
    Edmonton
    Region
    Edmonton & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Medicine Hat's Tongue on the Post Festival is Alberta's winter folk festival held at Medalta Potteries and other venues around the city. 

    Community
    Medicine Hat
    Region
    Southern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Banff National Park is the cool place to be this winter – in more ways than one! Celebrate the wonders of this exciting season with SnowDays, a fun-filled month of heart pumping, mid-week activities and weekend festivals jam-packed with adventures of all kinds.

    Community
    Banff
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    It's not difficult to find something fun and exciting to do in Jasper during this annual winter wonderland celebration. With three themed weeks, the little town of Jasper is sure to inspire as well as excite the masses.

    Community
    Jasper
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Head to WinSport Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, to welcome the world’s best freestyle mogul skiers. This group of young athletes will be competing in the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup, presented by Toyota.  

    Community
    Calgary
    Region
    Calgary & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden in Lethbridge is gorgeous any time of year, but in winter it takes on an extra special beauty with the addition of more than 100,000 LED lights strung everywhere around the grounds.

    Community
    Lethbridge
    Region
    Southern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta