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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Get back to Baldy with the First Chair Festival, December 1-4th, 2016

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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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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...

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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...

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Enjoy the Purple Martin Festival on the banks of gorgeous Stoney Creek Valley in Camrose. The family event will appeal to bird watchers, aspiring and seasoned Purple Martin "landlords" and nature...

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Canada’s only summer opera festival is held in Edmonton. The festival consists of four Mainstage Operas performed over the course of the festival.

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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.