Vancouver Island, B.C.

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Jul 28 - Jul 30, 2017
Alert Bay, BC
Arts & Culture| Music

Get ready for an action-packed weekend of events in Alert Bay. The all-weekend event held along the waterfront celebrates summer with art, local music, talent contests, a fishing derby, kids zone, fitness challenge and more. 

Aug 4 - Aug 7, 2017
Comox, BC
Arts & Culture| Food

Enjoy everything Comox B.C. has to offer at the Filberg Festival. Walk through beautiful gardens, rustic buildings and gorgeous views of Comox Harbour and the Coastal Mountain Ranges.

Aug 11 - Aug 12, 2017
Nanaimo, BC
Food| Music

Love hot sunny days and a cold craft beer? How about music to go along with it? If you answered yes, you're going to love Longwoodstock in Nanaimo from Aug. 11-12, 2017

Aug 10 - Aug 19, 2017
Nanaimo, BC
Arts & Culture

There's nothing like a laugh-out-loud good time. The folks at the Nanaimo Fringe will provide a constant supply, along with a plenty of moans, chuckles and cheers at the Nanaimo Fringe Festival. 

Aug 18 - Aug 19, 2017
Ucluelet, BC
Music

Get into a coastal state of mind for the annual Otalith Festival. More than 20 acts and DJs take to the outdoor stage in the tiny, vibrant town of Ucluelet. Expect garage rock, hip hop, indie, folk and anything else you’d care to dance to — all with the stunning backdrop of the forest, coast and deep blue Pacific surrounding Vancouver Island. While you enjoy the music, your ticket helps support two local initiatives, the Ucluelet Aquarium and Pacific Wild.

Aug 24 - Aug 27, 2017
Nanaimo, BC
Music

That old song had it all wrong when it said, "There ain't no cure for the summertime blues." They hadn't heard of the Summertime Blues Festival held annually in Nanaimo.

Nov 20 - Nov 22, 2017
Tofino, BC
Food

Shuck and slurp away the weekend at Tofino's annual event celebrating the delicious and prolific bivalve.

Jul 21 - Jul 23, 2017
Nanaimo, BC
Music| Sports

The first Great International World Championship Bathtub Race took place in Nanaimo BC in 1967, this year marks the 51th year of the races. The Great International World Championship Bathtub Race runs every July in Nanaimo BC, and draws competitors from across Canada, the United States and even as far away as Australia and New Zealand, making it truly an international event.

Jul 14 - Jul 16, 2017
Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, Comox, BC
Music

The Vancouver Island MusicFest is a gathering of world-class performers entertaining audiences on six different stages in the Comox Valley.

Jul 7 - Jul 9, 2017
Nanaimo, BC
Sports

Save On Foods presents the 14th Annual Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival July 7, 8 & 9, 2017, at the spectacular Maffeo Sutton Park.

Jun 23 - Jul 2, 2017
Various locations in Victoria, B.C.
Food| Music

A 10-day festival that attracts over 300 musicians, who bring all genres of jazz, blues and worldbeat music to over 35,000 people throughout Victoria and surrounding area on Vancouver Island.  

Jun 21 - Jul 1, 2017
Nanaimo, BC
Arts & Culture| Food| Music

Get ready for 10 days of celebrating Canada's 150th birthday with a long list of fun events that showcase the seaside city's rich connection to our past. 

Jun 16 - Jun 18, 2017
Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC
Arts & Culture| Food| Music

Fascinating First Nations culture comes alove with food, art, storytelling and dance.

Jun 14 - Jun 18, 2017
Victoria, B.C.
Arts & Culture| Music

Victoria Ska Fest is a diverse musical showcase featuring the best reggae, ska, dub, jazz, dancehall and punk from across the globe. This family-friendly event is the largest and longest running event of its kind in Nort America. 

Jun 9 - Jun 18, 2017
Comox, BC
Food

June 9 to 19, 2016

Jun 16 - Jun 18, 2017
Sooke, B.C.
Music

The annual Sooke River Bluegrass Festival is a foot-stomping weekend that has kicked off the summer music festival and camping season for more than a decade. 

Jun 16 - Jun 17, 2017
Nanaimo, BC
Food

Feastival is a tasty showcase  of the local Vancouver Island food and beverage scene featuring some of the finest local foods, products and stirs it up with talent and attractions from the island.

Jun 10, 2017
Nanaimo, BC
Sports

Get ready for squeaky clean fun in one of the craziest - and most popular fun-run competions around. The 5k Foam Fest in Nanaimo offers up plenty of shenanigans for competitors who run, jump and bounce their way through mud pits and a series of obstacles. 

Jun 3, 2017
Tofino, B.C.
Food

The Tofino Botanical Gardens will host a grand celebration of the unity between food and wine. Walk through the luscious green gardens while you taste decadent food and wine and meet the local chefs and B.C. winemakers. 

Mar 1 - Apr 2, 2017
Nanaimo, BC
Arts & Culture| Food| Music

Festival Nanaimo is one sure way to put winter behind you and welcome spring. This fun community festival happening from March 1 to April 2, 2017, features food, theatre, music, walking and cycling tours and other sporting events. But there are plenty of surprises in store, too.    

Mar 11 - Mar 26, 2017
Tofino, BC
Arts & Culture

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. 

Oct 8 - Oct 10, 2016
Gabriola Island
Arts & Culture

Head to gorgeous Gabriola Island near Nanaimo this Thanksgiving and indulge in the arts. Every year, more artists move to the Isle of the Arts, continuing to make Gabriola Island one of the artists hot spots in the Gulf Islands. 

Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016
Tofino, BC
Sports

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.

Sep 12 - Sep 22, 2016
Tofino, BC
Arts & Culture

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.

Sep 9 - Sep 10, 2016
Victoria, BC
Food| Music