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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark – but at the same time something very good is happening at Nanaimo's harbour. Stop by the Pioneer Waterfront Plaza from Sept. 15 - 17 for two performances of Shakespeare’s best plays, during Nanaimo’s annual Shakespeare by the Sea.

    Community: Nanaimo
    Region: Vancouver Island
    Province: British Columbia