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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    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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    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, which goes from Jan. 17 to Feb. 2.

    Community
    Jasper
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    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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    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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    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 Canmore Winter Carnival celebrates the season and and has been a tradition locals and out-of-towners for more than 20 years. The 2016 event is shaping up to be the biggest yet. Two World Cup events will be part of the carnival along with 45 days of events, including ice carving, snow sculpting and the popular Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt races, just to name a few. 

    Community
    Canmore
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    You may not remember the ‘60s – or weren’t even born yet – but you’re guaranteed to have a groovy time at the 60th Vernon Winter Carnival happening Feb. 7 – 16, 2020. 

    Community
    Vernon
    Region
    Thompson Okanagan
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The Powell River Film Festival is a celebration of visual arts and cinema, screening multi-genre films from around the world hosted at the historic Patricia Theatre in Powell River on Feb 8-17th.

    Community
    Powell River
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The City of Cold Lake, 4 Wing Cold Lake and Municipal District of Bonnyville's Kinosoo Ridge have come together to present Snow Fever on Family Day weekend.

    Community
    Cold Lake
    Region
    Northern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Take a few very talented freestyle smowmobilers, some X-Games medalists, add just enough wild snowboarders to amaze the crowds. Then add a few rock bands, some food trucks and a dump truck load of pyrotechnics to complete the event and you got yourself the CBK-X Winter Blitzville Festival. Ka-Boom! Family Day Weekend in Cranbrook just got a wake-up call!

    Community
    Cranbrook
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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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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    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