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 Good Life Institute of Vermilion, Alberta is hosting anther Amazing Race Vermilion again and promises to top what was a crazy and successful race last year. 

    Community: Vermilion
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    Get ready for squeaky clean fun in one of the craziest - and most popular fun-run competions around. The 5k Foam Fest in Nanaimo offers up plenty of shenanigans for competitors who run, jump and bounce their way through mud pits and a series of obstacles. 

    Community: Nanaimo
    Region: Vancouver Island
    Province: British Columbia
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    Whether you’re a seasoned triathlete, weekend warrior or someone looking to add a challenging event to your bucket list, the Wasa Lake Triathlon on June 8 & 9th features a series of events that will test your spirit and reward you immeasurably at the finish line.

    Community: Cranbrook
    Region: Rockies
    Province: British Columbia
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    Attracting more than 150 development executives and a wide-ranging cross-section of television and digital media professionals from around the world, Banff is the ideal place to make new contacts, find production partners and green-light new projects.

    Community: Banff
    Region: Alberta Rockies
    Province: Alberta
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    Every Wednesday evening a gathering of lawn chairs and blankets crowd Salmon Arm's Marine Park for musical concerts. Everything from jazz to rock, and from folk to funk, reggae to rythm and blues will be heard from the gazebo.

     

    Community: Salmon Arm
    Region: Interior BC
    Province: British Columbia
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    Victoria Ska Fest is a diverse musical showcase featuring the best reggae, ska, dub, jazz, dancehall and punk from across the globe. This family-friendly event is the largest and longest running event of its kind in Nort America. 

    Community: Victoria
    Region: Vancouver Island
    Province: British Columbia
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    Guests can expect exciting performance opportunities and workshops with international guests. Edmonton’s premiere destination for improvised comedy. Improvaganza features affordable, high-energy improvisation and alternative theatre to its audiences, while providing an opportunity for participation. Improvaganza is Rapid Fire Theatre’s annual international Improv festival. 

    Community: Edmonton
    Region: Edmonton & Area
    Province: Alberta
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    Lethbridge's jazz scene has been alive and well for decades. Experience the vibrant arts and culture in the city during the Lethbridge Jazz Festival.

    Community: Lethbridge
    Region: Southern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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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. 

    Community: Cranbrook
    Region: Interior BC
    Province: British Columbia
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    The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 50 per cent of Alberta's wildflowers - more than any other Rocky Mountain national park. More than 50 of Canada's rare flowers grow in Waterton, 30 of which are found only in this park.



    Yes, there was a devistating forest fire in the summer of 2017, but don't let that stop you from visiting. Now is the perfect opprotunity to see just what happens after a fire. Come and learn how Mother Nature heals. 

    Community: Waterton Lakes National Park
    Region: Alberta Rockies
    Province: Alberta
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    Enjoy the Alberni Valley during the Solstice Arts Festival, an incredible weekend of art in one of Vancouver Island's most beautiful settings.

    Community: Port Alberni
    Region: Vancouver Island
    Province: British Columbia
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    The one and only Science Fiction & Fantasy festival in Edmonton, Alberta is a time every fall where the geeks of Edmonton can celebrate their passion together!

    Community: Edmonton
    Region: Edmonton & Area
    Province: Alberta