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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    Shuck and slurp away the weekend at Tofino's annual event celebrating the delicious and prolific bivalve.

    Community
    Tofino
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Whistler brings out a Cornucopia of the finest in British Columbia cuisine and wine. Local and regional restaurants, breweries, distilleries, wineries, chefs and producers are featured in the premier gourmand gathering of the west coast. With a countless number of wine and food events, the 17th annual celebration has something for every palate.

    Community
    Whistler
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Come fall, love is in the air around Radium. That's when the resident male bighorn sheep start getting really frisky and engage in some boisterous headbutting. The town embraces the amorous season with the Headbanger Festival in November. 

    Community
    Radium Hot Springs
    Region
    Kootenay Rockies
    Province
    British Columbia
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    A nine day tectonic shift where the world's best mountain films, books, and speakers come together to share their mountain inspirations

    Community
    Banff
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    The name says “crawl” but you better put on some comfy walking shoes for the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl. This event presented by the Coast Cultural Alliance, links the artists, studios and art stores along the156 kilometres from Gibsons to Lund. 

    Community
    Gibsons
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia
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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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    Celebrating Jasper's distinction as the largest accessible Dark Sky Preserve in the world, the Jasper Dark Sky Festival has themed events and activities in and around Jasper.

    Community
    Jasper
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Head to gorgeous Gabriola Island near Nanaimo this Thanksgiving and indulge in the arts. Every year, more artists move to the Isle of the Arts, continuing to make Gabriola Island one of the artists hot spots in the Gulf Islands. 

    Community
    Gabriola Island
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Lethbridge brings a brimming stein of German culture to Western Canada during its Munich-styled Oktoberfest. Yes, there will be beer and schnitzel and sausages, but also the rousing European sounds of the lederhosen-clad band, Alpen Shatz.

    Community
    Lethbridge
    Region
    Southern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    An all-women event as surfers hit the waves and show their best in the annual surf competition. A lead-up event, awards banquet, and movie premier happen around the competition days.

    Community
    Tofino
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    This festival is proud to have been called one of Canada's best small festivals. The Spring Wine Festival has wine, food & entertainment for all during grape budbreak in the Okanagan. Stay for a day, two days, or a whole week and get a taste for the Okanagan wine.

    Community
    Kelowna
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    The Government of Alberta designated Vermilion a host for celebrating Alberta Culture Days.  Plans are in full force for an awesome three days, including an incredible day of Art in the Park.

    Community
    Vermilion
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta