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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    The University of Lethbridge is celebrating 50 years of academia during the Shine On Summer Festival. Come for the three-day event to visit with old friends and faculty, wander the halls, see what’s new and enjoy the concert and festival.

     

    Community
    Lethbridge
    Region
    Southern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Here’s a triathlon with a twist. The Triple ‘R’ Triathlon held at Kikino Silver Birch Resort near Lac La Biche includes running, riding and rowing — and that’s riding a horse and rowing a canoe! Competitors of all ages can enter in the solo competition or as a team of four. 

    Community
    Lac La Biche
    Region
    Northern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Considered one of the toughest amateur rodeos in Canada, the cowboys always step up for the Cochrane Lions Day Rodeo.

    Community
    Cochrane
    Region
    Calgary & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    Head to Powell River for two days of terrific music, coastal views, food and special events.

    Community
    Powell River
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The Kalamalka Classic is back, on beautiful Kalamalka Lake, just minutes from Vernon, B.C., - and that's something to celebrate! Featuring events for all ages, recreational and competitive, it's the kind of event that combines both competitive sport with the Aloha of the Okanagan region. Choose from a vareity of events throughout the weekend.

    Community
    Vernon
    Region
    Thompson Okanagan
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Fall is unbelievably spectacular. Don’t miss the opportunity to hike through the golden larch trees, a stunning contrast to the dramatic Canadian Rockies, evergreen valleys and turquoise-blue lakes. Sign up for a guided hike or bike adventure to learn about the history, flora and fauna of Lake Louise, or take a wilderness horseback trip like early explorers who opened up the rugged west.

    Community
    Lake Louise
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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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.

    Community
    Tofino
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Nelson, B.C. also known as the Heritage City for good reason, is the place to be on the second weekend of September. That's when the 10th annual Queen City Cruise, showcasing classic cars takes place. The weekend includes the 'Cardi-Gras,' a city-wide event, a parade, soap derby and more

    Community
    Nelson
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    here’s a reason the great Canadian Beer Festival is so great. Over two days, more than 8,000 people sip and sample delicious brews from across Canada. The festival features more than 64 craft breweries and one cidery, making it Canada’s longest-running craft-only beer festival. More than 20,000 litres of beer are poured throughout the festival, offering up attendees the perfect opportunity to discover new beers and support the craft beer industry. 

    Community
    Victoria
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Enjoy a fun filled day for the whole family at the Vermilion Heritage Park (5320- 50 Avenue). Have a free lunch, cinnamon buns baked in a community oven, painting class, art talents, displays, face painting, and artisan exhibitors. Centered in the heart of Vermilion, there are many activities that can be enjoyed during this action packed weekend.

    Community
    Vermilion
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    "Be prepared for amazing views and a memorable ride" Cranbrook is a biking mecca for many reasons and for all levels. You can take the family biking on a paved trail from Cranbrook to Kimberley on the 26-kilometre North Star Rails to Trails paved trail.

    Community
    Cranbrook
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    We beer-drinking mountain folk all know the glorious feeling of drinking cold beer after a great day on the ski hill, or after hiking, nay, conquering a great mountain in the summer heat. Whistler Village is pouring pints from nearly 30 different breweries in one single day, so don't miss this chance to sample hundreds of brews, just please drink responsibly.

    Community
    Whistler
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia