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Festivals in Canada

Find festivals throughout Canada. We have compiled a list of some of the best festivals in Canada below. If you know of a festival and would like to add it to the list, please send it to us.

Vancouver Celebration of Light, Vancouver

The largest fireworks competition in the world is held over several nights every summer in Vancouver. More than just a pyrotechnical extravaganza, the Honda Celebration of Light comprises concerts, food stalls and the Seawall Challenge, a popular urban adventure race

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The Calgary Stampede, Calgary

Each year, more than one million people visit Calgary to partake in this 10-day Calgary Stampede party held every July. The city of Calgary features good old fashioned hospitality combined with cultural diversity. Drive an hour out of town, and you’re in the heart of the Canadian Rockies

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Edmonton Folk Festival

Edmonton Folk Music Festival, staged in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in beautiful downtown Gallagher Park, happens each year in the second weekend in August. Artists for the upcoming festival will always be announced on the Wednesday before tickets go on sale.

Discover More at http://www.edmontonfolkfest.org/

International Film Festival

Starting out in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals — a “festival of festivals” — the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work. The Festival has been described as “the most important film festival in the world — the largest, the most influential, the most inclusive.”

Discover More at http://www.tiff.net

Winterlude, Ottawa

Winterlude (French: Bal de Neige) is an annual festival in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec that celebrates winter. Winterlude is run by the Department of Canadian Heritage and was started in 1979. The event is one of Ottawa’s most important tourist draws, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year

Montreal Jazz Festival

Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for over three decades. Every year, North America’s French-speaking metropolis welcomes global music fans to 10 days of jazzcentric celebration

Discover More at http://www.montrealjazzfest.com