If you’re visiting Canada soon you may want to attend some of the festivals. There are a variety of festivals throughout the year and they can add a touch of magic to your vacation. However, do you know which festivals are the best Canada has to offer? Read on to find ten of the best Canadian festivals.
The Toronto International Film Festival
Anyone who enjoys movies will enjoy the ever amazing Toronto International film festival. Held annually in September, the Film Festival is the one you do not want to miss. It’s a leading festival in the movie industry and you have the chance to view some of the best upcoming films too. Film buffs are certainly going to enjoy and, even if you aren’t a big fan of films, this film festival will still be very interesting.
The Calgary Stampede
Despite its name, the Calgary Stampede festival is a safe and fun event for all the family. For ten days, every July, the festival is held with a hundred and one different things to do. This cowboy themed festival is fun for everyone; but if you want a varied experience you could opt for visiting local hotspots and tourist attractions. You will enjoy how appealing this Canadian festival really is.
The Winterlude Festival
For those heading to Ottawa in early February, the Winterlude festival is the one to check out. This is a lovely winter festival and you can do everything from ice skating to enjoying the beautiful snowy scenery. You have concerts to visit and lots of the local sights and attractions to view also. There is something for everyone.
The Montreal Jazz Festival
Love jazz? You’ll adore the Montreal Jazz festival. There are hundreds of concerts throughout this ten day event and the best thing of all many of them are free which is great if you don’t have much money to spend. Also, it gets you to learn about a new age of music and enjoy something you wouldn’t normally listen to. Music lovers of all kinds the Montreal Jazz festival and it’ll be one you enjoy too.
The Celtic Colours International Festival
For nine days every October, the city of Cape Breton (which is in Nova Scotia), holds Celtic Colours – a wonderful festival. The festival is all about Celtic culture and how its music has impacted Canada and indeed the entire continent of North America. If you want to experience something new, then this is definitely the festival for you.
The Comedy (Montreal Just For Laughs) Festival
The Comedy Festival has been held annually in Montreal ever since the early ‘80s and it’s very popular indeed. For comedy lovers and those who want to experience something new, the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival is an amazing festival to be a part of and it’s very popular for comedians to attend worldwide. Comedians from around the world come to the festival and take part and that is why it’s so vastly popular.
The Vancouver Celebration of Light
The Celebration of Light is really a massive firework competition and its one festival you do not want to miss. Located in Vancouver, the festival is on for several days (or rather nights) and brings together a host of culture with fireworks! You can take part in the adventure race Seawall Challenge. Alternatively, if you don’t want to take part in the race, you can visit the food stalls and concerts instead.
The Quebec Winter Carnival
From January to February, the Quebec Winter carnival remains one of the world’s most popular festivals. In Canada, it’s a widely loved and appreciated festival, and one which sees visitors flock to from around the world. There is plenty to do here and visitors will adore what is on offer.
The Edmonton Folk Festival
If you are a cultured individual then you have surely heard of the Edmonton Folk Festival. This has been around since the 1980s and each year it has gotten stronger with a loyal following. The festival starts in August and the guests are always at the top of their game. Ticket prices aren’t too expensive either which means you can enjoy the festival without parting with too much cash.
The National Canadian Day Celebrations
On July 1st, the country comes together and remembers when it was first formed. Now, there are festivals throughout each city but in Ottawa, there is a lovely festival to check out. You can view firework shows and enjoy all Ottawa has to offer. There is never a dull moment and it’ll be a special time for everyone who attends.
Festival Fun around Every Corner
Canada is such a wonderful country and there is so much to see and do. If you happen to plan your vacation when a festival comes to town, why not join in? Festivals can be immensely entertaining and can offer everyone so much. You can learn something new and just enjoy the surroundings.