Run, paddle or stilt walk to these northwest Alberta festivals


Make like the birds and head north for the summer, Northwest Alberta that is! Northwest Alberta is home to the infamous Canadian Death Race in the Rocky Mountains, Paddle the Peace in Peace River, the Grande Prairie Street Performers Festival, just to name a few. 

Plan a trip to northwest Alberta to get your fill of music, mountain adventures, and peaceful water experience all in one beautiful region.

Check out these unique events and festivals coming to Northwest Alberta to inspire you to #ExploreNWAB this summer.

Grande Prairie International Street Performers Festival 

Grande Prairie, July 22 - 24

Celebrate busking, jugglers, unicyclers, fire-breathers, and all the amazingly talented street performers that are coming to Grande Prairie for two days of awe-inspiring, blood pumping excitement.

Grande Prairie is also home to a wide range of outdoor activities to help fill your days from horseback trail riding to 18 holes of golfing bliss. Find more to do in Grande Prairie when you visit for this festival.

Ring of fire at Grande Prairie International Street Performers Festival. / Wayne Ayling photo

The Canadian Death Race 

Grande Cache - July 30 - 31

Watch as Canada’s elite racers take to the rocky mountains for a 125 km race that even some of the toughest dare not attempt. Think you have what it takes? We’ll see you out there then!

Not up for competing in this ultra-marathon, but still want to enjoy the beauty of Grande Cache? Head over to our sister site, ZenSeekers, and find some awesome ways to explore Grande Cache while the marathon runners catch up to you at the finish line.

Runner on course at the Canadian Death Race. / Sinister Sports photo

Paddle the Peace 

Peace River - August 20

Enjoy a beautiful, scenic day on the water in Peace River with fellow water sport enthusiasts and enjoy complimentary lunch, live music, and a chance to win door prizes. 

Paddling the waters isn’t the only way to explore Peace River this summer. Why not check out some of the thrilling bike trails and make a weekend out of it. 

Discover the Paddle the Peace event. / Paddle the Peace photo

When you go

With all these great events happening across Northwest Alberta, you will be able to cross a load off your summer bucket list items off the list.

Here are a few suggestions of places to stay:

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