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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Community: Banff
Region: Alberta Rockies
Province: Alberta

A nine day tectonic shift where the world's best mountain films, books, and speakers come together to share their mountain inspirations

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Community: Banff
Region: Alberta Rockies
Province: Alberta

Carve some early season turns, catch the Lake Louise World Cup, enjoy the magic of Christmas, decorate cookies, take an old-fashioned wagon ride or watch the Santa Claus Parade of Lights down Banff's...

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Region: Interior BC
Province: British Columbia

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

Vernon BC Winter Carnival 2022
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Community: Vernon
Province: British Columbia

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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Community: Sun Peaks Resort
Region: Interior BC
Province: British Columbia

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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Community: Tofino
Province: British Columbia

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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Community: Fernie
Province: British Columbia

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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Community: Kelowna
Region: Interior BC
Province: British Columbia

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...

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Region: Alberta Rockies
Province: Alberta

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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Community: Radium Hot Springs
Province: British Columbia

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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Community: Cranbrook
Region: Interior BC
Province: British Columbia

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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Community: Tofino
Province: British Columbia

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...