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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    With car racing, snowmobile drags, and motorcycle and quad races, this is a family event with lots to see and do throughout the whole weekend. 

    Community
    Lac La Biche
    Region
    Northern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    The WinterPLAY Festival is a three-day gathering celebrating winter fun in northern Alberta. Head to Snye Park in Fort McMurray to see beautiful ice sculptures, fireworks and take part in family-friendly activities and entertainment.

    Community
    Fort McMurray
    Region
    Northern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Canmore Winter Carnival celebrates the season and and has been a tradition locals and out-of-towners for more than 20 years. The 2016 event is shaping up to be the biggest yet. Two World Cup events will be part of the carnival along with 45 days of events, including ice carving, snow sculpting and the popular Snowy Owl Kid N Mutt races, just to name a few. 

    Community
    Canmore
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Calling all winter enthusiasts! Join your fellow corduroy rippers, powder chasers and ski scene lovers nationwide. Buy your tickets and ski at participating resorts for 50% off regular lift ticket prices, redeemable on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. #NATIONALSKIDAY

    Community
    Nakiska
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Banff National Park is the cool place to be this winter – in more ways than one! Celebrate the wonders of this exciting season with SnowDays, a fun-filled month of heart pumping, mid-week activities and weekend festivals jam-packed with adventures of all kinds.

    Community
    Banff
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    It's not difficult to find something fun and exciting to do in Jasper during this annual winter wonderland celebration. With three themed weeks, the little town of Jasper is sure to inspire as well as excite the masses.

    Community
    Jasper
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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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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    The Vermilion Wnter Fair celebrates everything white and wonderful. See the schedule below for the dates and times of the various events. You don't want to miss out on the Sno-Pitch Tournament - and no, they won't be throwing snowballs. The ball season isn't over just because there's snow on the ground.

    Community
    Vermilion
    Region
    Central Alberta
    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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    Savor Vermilion is a showcase of the local food and beverage scene bringing tasty creations to the public and mixing it up with some of the praireis best local talent and entertainment. 

    Community
    Vermilion
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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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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    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