Spring Back to life with these 5 Fests


Ready to bust open the doors on spring 2022? Festivals and events are coming back in Alberta and BC, giving us lots to celebrate as warmer, sunnier days present the exciting possibility of renewal and rejuvenation. 

Get recharged with events that engage your body, mind and spirit in nature, music and activity. From live music to the music of the ocean, and from skiing to team challenges, these five festivals in Alberta and BC will get your blood flowing, your brain fizzing and your spirit ready for a new season. 

Spring Back to Life With These 5 Fests

Griz Days in Fernie, BC - March 4 - 6

Skiing is just the tip of the mountain in Fernie, a town that oozes mountain culture. Their local legend Griz is the pow-bringer, and each spring the town celebrates the abundance with a Griz Days festival that involves music, skiing and food.

Fernie Alpine Resort is a main host venue for Griz Days.

Race of Vermilion, Vermilion, AB - March 19

Need to shake it up? Vermilion’s Race of Vermilion is guaranteed to challenge you in ways you hadn’t imagined. This single day event pits teams against one another in roughly 20 challenges from skill-testing detours to puzzle solving to physical challenges. 


Pacific Rim Whale Festival - March 18 - 26

Looking for a peaceful recharge? Few places beat Vancouver Island. Spring marks the return of grey whales, as a new season begins. Learn about the whale and connections to nature, land and culture in this amazing place, at the Pacific Rim Whale Festival.

Beach time on Vancouver Island.

Winterruption 2022 in Edmonton, AB - March 27 - Apr 3

Laugh, holler and dance along at Edmonton’s second Winterruption Festival. Combining comedy and musical acts over several days of live performances, this is exactly the thing to get you out of your winter funk and into party mode. 

East Coulee Springfest - April 29 - 30

The tiny town of East Coulee, AB, has a special feel to it, making this music festival a must-do. Historic venues play host to musical acts, in a friendly fest scene.

A band performing at the 2015 East Coulee Springfest
East Coulee Springfest performers rock out.

It’s been a long winter and a long wait for the return of live events. These five spring festivals will have you feeling a spring in your step again.




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