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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    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
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    Carve some early season turns, catch the Lake Louise World Cup, enjoy the magic of Christmas, decorate cookies, take an old-fashioned wagon ride or watch the Santa Claus Parade of Lights down Banff's main street.

    Community
    Banff
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Enjoy the annual Kris Kringle Craft Market. Discover the talents of more than 100 local artisans featuring handmade crafts for every taste.

    Community
    Nanaimo
    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