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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    Come to Lac La Biche for some great entertainment during the Hylo/Venice Harvest Days. The festival centres around the horticultural show which features hundreds of plants and flowers. There will be a parade, but the great thing about small-town parades, is that anyone can join. Make a float, decorate your bike, wagon or quad.

    Community: Lac La Biche
    Region: Northern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    The name alone – Conquer the Ridge Half-Marathon – might sound slightly daunting. But grab a friend and it’ll feel more like fast walk in the prairies on a Saturday morning. Plus, you’ve got plenty of time to train.

    Community: Medicine Hat
    Region: Southern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    There really isn’t a battle, that’s just the name of the creek that originates in Cypress Hills near Medicine Hat, Alta. It's actually a friendly mountain bike race with 70 of your favourite downhill grinders casually riding their mountain bikes along the slopes of Cypress Hills.  

    Community: Elkwater
    Region: Southern Alberta
    Province: Alberta
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    The annual festival is gearing up to be one of the best Dragon Boat festivals of the year. It will attract hundreds of families and individuals from all over to participate or cheer on the teams. This year, Kelowna Dragon Boat Club has six boats to make the races even more thrilling.

    Community: Kelowna
    Region: Interior BC
    Province: British Columbia
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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