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.

Jasper in January
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Being chilly is just a state of mind. You won’t even notice the thermometer reading while you’re having a blast at Jasper in January.

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Celebrate winter in Alberta's north in a place that's known for its GRANDE scene! Live bands, a major ice carving competition, DJ-hosted night skating parties, crokicurl (crokicurl?!), horse-drawn...

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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 two weeks of heart pumping, mid-week...

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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...

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The 62nd Vernon Winter Carnival embraces and celebrates all things winter for two weeks, Feb. 4 to 13, 2022. Get ready to have a blast!

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Literally, nowhere else offers a showcase of skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and other outdoor recreation liberally blended with wineries of the Okanagan. This is apres-ski taken to...

Carving
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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. But...

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Fernie Alpine Resort is the place to be this spring as the annual Fernival event gets underway and rockin'. Catch the enthusiastic spirit of this spring music festival, which includes live music...

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Please note: Due to COVID-19, this festival has been postponed.

The Waterton Food Festival celebrates food and beverages, and showcases the talents of local chefs and vendors. Sample some wonderful...

Kootenay Krusher Mountain Bike Race
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The Annual Kootenay Krusher promises to be an action-packed mountain bike race along 50 kilometres of trails in the picturesque heart of the region's river valley. It's open to all abilities –  from...

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Sam Steele Days are Cranbrook’s largest annual festival. Look forward to a long list of events: live music, historical ativities, sports tournaments and pancake breakfasts- and a weiner dog race. 

Tofino BC Food and Wine Festival
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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...