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Eventful Canada: Where to Go and When

20th July 2017

Amid Canada’s irresistible mountain-scapes, ski fields, and multicultural cities, there is another reason to head north. The event calendar is chock-a-block with food festivals, music and dance, and of course the infamous Calgary Stampede. Here is the lowdown on when you should head to Canada and where.


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Calgary Stampede

July 7 – 16

‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ is an apt description for this annual 10-day event. Over a million people each year boot-scoot to Calgary to experience and join in on parades, stage shows, agricultural competitions, one of the world’s largest rodeos and deep-fried eats. Fried butter on a stick, anyone?

Vancouver Fringe Festival

Septmber 7 – 17

Embrace everything weird and wacky at this cultural celebration of theatre. Where everyone is welcome, there are performances for all interests and ages, as well as pop-up events in curious locations like inside bathrooms and cars!


August 5&6, Toronto, ON

Summer heats up in Toronto with an international lineup of dance and hip-hop artists. Head to Downsview Park to enjoy beats and treats from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Future and Major Lazer.


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Edmonton Folk Fest

August 10 –13

Spend four days under the warm summer sun at this revered folk festival in Edmonton. Music lovers of all ages will enjoy a variety of musical genres, including bluegrass, gospel, blues and roots, alongside a lineup of food vendors and creative workshops


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Eat! Vancouver

November 6 – 11

Calling all cooks and creative – Canada’s most anticipated food event returns to Vancouver. Celebrated chefs from across Canada unite to deliver a delicious and decadent schedule of culinary events, from markets and special dinners to cooking classes. 

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