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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    Enjoy the annual Kris Kringle Craft Market. Discover the talents of more than 100 local artisans featuring handmade crafts for every taste.

    Community: Nanaimo
    Region: Vancouver Island
    Province: British Columbia
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    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 main street.

    Community: Banff
    Region: Alberta Rockies
    Province: Alberta
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    Bald eagles migrate every fall to Fraser Valley to feast on fish carcasses. For the 18th year the community celebrates the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world and eagle enthusiasts learn a lot about the North American bald eagle.

    Community: Fraser Valley
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    Head to Cedar Yellow Point. The area offers a year-round retreat from the busyness of life. The best part is that it lets you get a jump on your Christmas shopping.

    Community: Nanaimo
    Region: Vancouver Island
    Province: British Columbia
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    It’s hard to ignore an event that kicks of the Christmas season with something called the Teddy Bear Disco.

    Community: Camrose
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    Enjoy beautiful scenery while strolling the picturesque town of Pender Harbour during the holiday season.

    Community: Pender Harbour
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden in Lethbridge is gorgeous any time of year, but in winter it takes on an extra special beauty with the addition of more than 100,000 LED lights strung everywhere around the grounds.

    Community: Lethbridge
    Region: Southern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    The MoM (formerly known as Music on the Mountain) is an annual music and arts festival featuring original and independent music and art from all over B.C., Canada and around the world.

    Community: Fort Saint James
    Region: Northern BC
    Province: British Columbia
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    Get into a coastal state of mind for the annual Otalith Festival. More than 20 acts and DJs take to the outdoor stage in the tiny, vibrant town of Ucluelet. Expect garage rock, hip hop, indie, folk and anything else you’d care to dance to — all with the stunning backdrop of the forest, coast and deep blue Pacific surrounding Vancouver Island. While you enjoy the music, your ticket helps support two local initiatives, the Ucluelet Aquarium and Pacific Wild.

    Community: Ucluelet
    Region: Vancouver Island
    Province: British Columbia