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Western Canada has no shortage of stories on all kinds of entertainment.

Within these pages, search out your favourite destination, or search for things to do based on your interest, such as music. @FestivalSeekers, we’ve produced many stories guaranteed to ignite your passion to explore music, food, arts and cultural experiences.

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  • Summer is here! And that means the bustling festival season kicks into high gear. Alberta’s capital city is no stranger to the festival scene, having earned its moniker ‘Canada’s Festival City’ for hosting over 50 festivals annually. The summer season provides the widest range of opportunities to partake in festival fun showcasing Edmonton’s love of arts and culture, food, and entertainment.

  • Alex Cuba's mirrored aviators glint neon green as he tilts his face toward the sun.

    The Afro-Cuban jazz groove master has just launched into his hit Beautiful Mistake and the crowd at the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBlues Festival is going wild.

  • Nothing brings people and communities together like gathering for food. The smell wafting through the air, the sound of the sizzle of a grill, the clink of glasses in celebration and the purr of the people enjoying the bounty is the perfect recipe for foody fun.

  • carving on the edge

    Carving on the Edge delivers a spirited experience that is so special it’s a bit hard to explain, but ideally this story will help give you a taste for it. But first, I want to paint a picture that transports you there.

  • You’ve been there before – standing at the gates or waiting in line among several or hundreds of others. Then someone pulls open their backpack and takes out their wireless mobile charging stand. Of course! That’s what you forgot to bring!

  • Music Festival season is just around the corner and if you don’t start planning now, you’ll blink and miss the whole season. We picked a few festivals you might want to pack the car for that start on the island and meander through B.C. and Alberta. Of course, there are many more to consider, so check out our calendar and keep filling in those dates.

  • Ahh, spring and love are in the air. Where? All over British Columbia and Alberta. Here’s our list of top spring festivals to impress your date this season.

  • It's that time again. Beers on the patio, Frisbee at the park and best of all - OUTDOOR FESTIVAL TIME! Spread out the calendar and grab the felt pen and start circling dates for an epic summer.  

  • Carol Pilon

    What would possibly make a beautiful young lady decide she needs to step out of a plane and stand on the wing while the plane dips and dives above a crowded airport?

  • Getting on to midnight, we’re close to the sweet spot for glimpsing the dancing bands of colours that can range from vivid shades of green to dazzling pinks. It’s completely up to Mother Nature though whether they’ll come out to wow us, so we continue to gaze skyward in the hope she’ll grant us our wish.

  • JASPER, AB - Ever since Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, it can be argued we’ve lost touch with darkness; we usually experience it when sleeping, with our eyes closed. Now in its second year, a new Jasper festival wants to change that by shining light on the natural beauty of the night sky.

  • Spring is the time to get out and explore and feed our awakening senses from the slumber of winter. There’s no better way to welcome the beauty and arrival of spring than to head to Nanaimo in March for Festival Nanaimo.

    The fourth annual Festival Nanaimo happens from March 1 to 31 throughout the city.