Destination Canada calendar

Destination Canada Calendar

If you’re keen to head to Canada, you will want to ensure that you experience as much as you can. So, to help you plan ahead, here’s what’s happening in Canada over the coming months.

May 2016

May 13 – Gertie’s Opening Night (Yukon)

May 18-22 Manito Ahbee

May 20- 21- International Gold Show (Yukon)

Weekends, May 12-23 Canadian Tulip Festival

June 2016

June 3- 5 Weekend on the Wing (Yukon)

June 24 Solstice St-Jean Baptiste

June 15 -24 Great Northern Arts Festival

June 17 – 19 The Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

June 17-25 Waterton Wildflower Festival

June 24 – July 3 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

June 24-26  Fiddles on the Tobique

June 30–July 7 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Halifax

July 2016

CANADA DAY (July 1, 2016) – 150th Anniversary / Sesquicentennial Celebrations

July 1–3 Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canso

July 6-10 Shediac Lobster Festival

July 7 – 10 Winnipeg Folk Festival

July 8-17 Calgary Stampede

July 13 – 24 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

July 16-25 Taste of Edmonton

June 30 – July 3 Williams Lake Stampede 

June 24 – July 3 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

June 25 Aboriginal Day Live and Celebration

July 2–9 KitchenFest! | Feis a’ Chidsin!,various locations around Cape Breton

July 3–10 Antigonish Highland Games, Antigonish

July 13–17 TD Halifax Jazz Festival, Halifax

July 15 – 17 Folk on the Rocks Yellowknife

July 15 – 17 Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition

July 21-24 Calgary Folk Festival

July 22-24 New Brunswick Highland Games Festival

July 22-24 Adrenaline Bike Festival

July 23 – 24 Bella Coola Music Festival

July 28 – August 1 Wanderlust Whistler

July 28 – August 1 ArtsWells Festival Of All Things Art

July 27-31 La Foire Brayonne

July 28 – 30 Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival

July 31 Victoria Symphony Splash

July 31 – August 13 Folklorama

All July Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival 

August 2016

August 1-15 Acadian Festival & Tintamarre

August 1-8 Chocolate Fest

August 3–7 Festival de l’Escaouette, Cheticamp

August 5 – 7 Edge of the World Music Festival

August 5–6 Seaport Beerfest, Halifax

August 11 – 14 Yukon Riverside Arts Festival

August 11 – 14 The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts 

August 12 – 21 Crankworx Mountain bike festival at Whistler Mountain Bike Park

All of August Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival 

September 2016

All of September: Yellowknife international film festival

All of September: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival 

September 10 -11, 17-18, 24-25 Niagara Wine Festival

September 8 – 18 Toronto International Film Festival

September 3 Fall Colours Coffee House

September 9-11 Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta

September 11 Hills Garlic Festival 

September 13-18 Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

September 28 – October 2 BrewLoops, an annual Kamloops fest

October 2016

October 1-31 Dark Skies Festival

1 October Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

October 14-16 Indulge

October 15 Nocturne: Art at Night, Halifax & Dartmouth

November 2016

November 2–6 Devour! The Food Film Fest, Wolfville

Mid-November dates TBA The New Brunswick Spirits Festival

January 2017

All of January Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival

January 13-29 Jasper in January

February 2016

February 16-19, 2017 World Pond Hockey Championship

February 17 – 26 Festival du Voyageur


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