Western Canada is a vast and beautiful place. From the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, there are many opportunities for adventure. This article will highlight some of the best yearly events to experience the culture and people in Western Canada.
Edmonton Folk Festival
The Edmonton Folk Festival is a 4-day celebration of culture and music that takes place in Edmonton, Canada. The festival has been going on for years and is one of the longest running festivals in North America.
The festival features some of the best folk, roots, and world music from around the world. With over 100 performers from Canada and abroad, this is an event you won’t want to miss!
Calgary Exhibition & Stampede
The Calgary Stampede is a 10-day rodeo and chuckwagon race, which is held every July. The event attracts over one million people to the city each year.
Along with the excitement of the event, there are many opportunities for visitors to get in on some Western culture by attending rodeos, watching cowboy acts and visiting the cowboy village.
Big Valley Jamboree
The Big Valley Jamboree is an annual music festival that takes place in Camrose, Alberta. The jamboree offers many events like Dueling Piano Kings, a Kick’N Country Parade and a marketplace tradeshow where vendors have homemade crafts and foods for sale.
This year’s lineup for the mainstage includes big names in country music like Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw, and Eric Church. If you want to get closer to the excitement for the long weekend, check out their camping options so you don’t miss all of the fun.
Symphony Splash in Victoria
More than 40,000 people gather at Victoria’s Inner Harbour to enjoy the Symphony Splash every year. With plenty of musical entertainment to enjoy, many look forward to this event every year.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event has been canceled the last two years, but the committee reports that they plan to come back bigger than ever. The plans will be announced in early spring for what the Symphony in the Summer will entail in 2022. So keep an eye out for these plans if you want to be a part of this summer’s grand event.
Celebration of Light in Vancouver
One of Vancouver’s signature events that occurs at the end of July will light up the sky this year on July 23rd, 27th, and 30th. Hundreds of festival lights illuminate the sky over English Bay for thousands of people to enjoy.
Many participants make a day out of the event as the city sets up stages for musical entertainment and food vendors galore can be found too.
Banff Mountain Film Festival
Canada has a lot of annual events to offer and one of them is the Banff Mountain Film Festival. It is the premier outdoor adventure film festival in Canada and is held every year in the summer. The event attracts many tourists to Banff, Alberta and offers many opportunities to explore this beautiful area.
The city offers breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies and its natural beauty during the winter months if you happen to miss this summer attraction. Banff homes for sale are perfect for people who love nature and want to enjoy all that Canada has to offer from its wild landscapes to its annual events like the Banff Mountain Film Festival.