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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    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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    FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival, founded and produced by Stu Hughes, was conceived as a way to spread the gift of laughter by showcasing a world of hilarious comedy performers. Funnyfest is an original comedy celebration with every show and theme pushing the envelope. 

    Community: Calgary
    Region: Calgary & Area
    Province: Alberta
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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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    Enjoy Whistler Blackcomb's World Ski and Snowboard Festival. North America's largest annual celebration of snow sports, music, arts and mountain culture. Head to the slopes and get your final turns in for the season followed by 10 days of awesome parties and events. 

    Community: Whistler
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    Fernie Alpine Resort is the place to be this spring as the annual Fernival event gets underway and rockin'. Catch the enthusiastic spirit of this spring music festival, which includes live music, popular DJs, a retro-themed weekend and some fun but intense competitions to wrap up the ski season. 

    Community: Fernie
    Region: Kootenay Rockies
    Province: British Columbia
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    The Annual Kootenay Krusher promises to be an action-packed mountain bike race along 50 kilometres of trails in the picturesque heart of the region's river valley. It's open to all abilities –  from recreational to elite bikers. There's even an event for two-wheeled toddlers. 

    Community: Radium Hot Springs
    Region: Kootenay Rockies
    Province: British Columbia
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    This is a world-reknowned festival which has been inspiring, educating, and engaging young children through performing arts since 1978. With featured performances by some of the world's most talented and engaging artists, there is something for any child, whether he/she is just learning to walk and talk, or can't stop running around.

    Community: Vancouver
    Region: Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province: British Columbia
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    The Jaywalker's Jamboree is Alberta's oldest outdoor fair. During the two-day event, Camrose main street closes to traffic and is transformed into an outdoor festival and carnival featuring local food vendors, rides and an enormous sidewalk sale put on by local businesses.

    Community: Camrose
    Region: Central Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    The Tofino Botanical Gardens will host a grand celebration of the unity between food and wine. Walk through the luscious green gardens while you taste decadent food and wine and meet the local chefs and B.C. winemakers. 

    Community: Tofino
    Region: Vancouver Island
    Province: British Columbia