Alberta Rockies

I doubt there will be many times in our life that we can shout, “Happy Sesquicentennial!” so we better practice saying it without stumbling over our lips. Happy Ses - qui – cen – tennial. Easy. Now, lets head out to some festivals across our FestivalSeekers territory and celebrate like it’s 1867.

 

What makes a summer festival for you? Star-studded musical lineups that you have to line up for, or something a little more low-key and casual?

 

Red or white. Ale or lager. Savoury, spicy or sweet. Fall culinary festivals are a great way to celebrate the bounty of the season and to bring people together before the chill of winter settles in. Here is a list of fantastic fairs to taste the flavours of fall.

The weeks following the holidays can often feel a little glum with all of the festivities, merriment, and family time winding down. Fortunately, Alberta and BC offer some wonderful opportunities to keep the excitement going all winter long with an array of fun-filled events that celebrate ice and snow. From exploring mountain culture to brushing up on your ski and snowboard skills and partying at some of western Canada’s world-class ski resorts, these top picks for winter celebrations are sure to put those blues on hold indefinitely.

 

Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest is set to become a no brainer in early summer because it promises to be not only packed with rad mountain bike rides but also liquid – and local – refreshment. And it’s all for a good cause.

 

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The spectacular setting of Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 50 per cent of Alberta's wildflowers - more than any other Rocky Mountain national park. More than 50 of Canada's rare flowers grow in Waterton, 30 of which are found only in this park.



Yes, there was a devistating forest fire in the summer of 2017, but don't let that stop you from visiting. Now is the perfect opprotunity to see just what happens after a fire. Come and learn how Mother Nature heals. 

Community
Waterton Lakes National Park
Region
Alberta Rockies
Province
Alberta
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The Canmore Folk Music Festival is the longest running folk music festival in Alberta and one of its finest. Adhering to a philosophy and legacy of pure folk, world, blues, and roots music, the festival since 1978 has attracted up to 15,000 music fans annually from across southern Alberta, western Canada, the northwestern USA and indeed the world.

Community
Canmore
Region
Alberta Rockies
Province
Alberta
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Attracting more than 150 development executives and a wide-ranging cross-section of television and digital media professionals from around the world, Banff is the ideal place to make new contacts, find production partners and green-light new projects.

Community
Banff
Region
Alberta Rockies
Province
Alberta
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The Kananaskis Whitewater Festival promises a rollicking good time. The festival attracts pros, intermediates and beginners, male and female and all ages. Watch the pros navigate the rapids, sign up for a beginner whitewater clinic or standup paddle boarding lesson. 

Community
Kananaskis Country
Region
Alberta Rockies
Province
Alberta