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Beyond Vancouver and Victoria and Vancouver Island, there is a wealth of 20 popular events and festivals every year.

There are here more than 20 major events and festivals such as Canada's longest-running winter carnival, the Rossland Winter Carnival, and Williams Lake Stampede, one of the country’s biggest rodeos.

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Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival
mid January
Sun Peaks Resort Village, British Columbia (BC)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaNow one of the most respected wine festivals in Canada, the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival is also one of British Columbia’s most popular events of the year. Set at the magnificent alpine setting of Sun Peaks Resort, the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival offers everything from the ever popular winemaker’s dinner, wine seminars and progressive tastings to a mass of fun other events including skiing and snowboarding.

For more information about the Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival visit:
http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/events-and-festivals/winter-festival-of-wine






Rossland Winter Carnival
late January
Rossland, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Winter Events and winter festivalsRecognized as Canada's longest-running winter carnival, the Rossland Winter Carnival has been a popular event for more than 116 years. Popular parts of this event include the World Bigolfathon Championships, the well known Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race, snow volleyball, dogsled rides, a display of the world respected Slocan Ice Sculptures, a parade, a kid’s carnival and the large Variety Show highlighting family entertainment. There are also multi-talented downhill, golf & ski races.

For more information about the Rossland Winter Carnival visit:
http://www.rosslandwintercarnival.com/







Whistler Pride and Ski Festival
end January – early February
Whistler, British Columbia (BC)


Gay Pride in CanadaGay Whistler hosts this unusual celebration of gay events with adventurous winter activities including ski and snowboard touring, snowmobile trips, zip trekking, and snowshoe adventures. dog-sledding through the Callahan Valley, and back-country ventures, as well as featuring nightlife highlights of drag shows, lap-dance clinics, costume parties and fetish celebrations as well as wine-tastings, fine dining and even comedy shows.

For more information about WinterPride in Whistler, British Columbia visit:
http://gaywhistler.com






Vernon Winter Carnival Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
early February
Vernon, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Hot Air Balloon eventsFor more than two decades, one of the most popular parts of the increasingly attended Vernon Winter Carnival in British Columbia are the giant hot air balloons presenting a wild array of activities including the friendly competitions marking the skills of balloon pilots, the chance for families to enjoy the balloons in a wide variety of events such as the Friday evening Balloon Glow in which enthusiasts can get a close up of the giant, colorful balloons glowing in the dark, and much more.

For more information about the Vernon Winter Carnival Hot Air Balloon Fiesta see:
http://www.vernonwintercarnival.com/events-214/balloonfiesta







World Ski & Snowboard Festival
mid April
Whistler, Blackcomb, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Winter Events and winter festivalsThe biggest annual gathering of winter sports, music, arts and culture in North America, the 10-day World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler, Blackcomb, British Columbia (BC), home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, features the increasingly popular World Skiing Invitational and the World Snowboarding Classic, with participants ranging from professional to amateur, as well as the Big Air event in which athletes are launched as high as possible in front of massive crowds. Other popular parts of this event include more than 50 free concerts, a fashion show, a photography showcase as well as a filmmaker showdown to complete the wide range of entertainment.

For more information about the World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, British Columbia visit:
http://www.wssf.com



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Spring Okanagan Wine Festival
early May
Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia (BC)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaTying in with other wine and food festivals Highlighting the fact that the Okanagan is all about gourmet food and great wine, the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival has been labelled as one of Canada’s best small wine and food festivals. Showcasing more then 100 events throughout the valley, from light lunches to gourmet dinners presented in the dramatic settings of the Okanagan settings.

For more information about the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival visit:
http://www.thewinefestivals.com







Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair
mid May
Cloverdale, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada RodeosRecognized as Canada’s fifth largest rodeo, the four-day British Columbia Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair is reputed to draw the cream of rodeo contestants including already established world champions. The Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair also showcases British Columbia’s largest parade and midway rides, concerts, agricultural exhibits and displays, and a Kidz Zone with a wealth of entertainment.

For more information about the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair visit:
http://www.cloverdalerodeo.com







Tofino Food and Wine Festival
early June
Tofino, British Columbia (BC)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaLooking ahead for another decade of focussing on the culinary talents of local chefs and featuring the wealth of the wines of British Columbia, the Tofino Food and Wine Festival offers an unique opportunity to meet the winemakers and the local chefs standing by with with delectable canapés in the beautiful Tofino Botanical Gardens. Also on hand are Vancouver Island cheese purveyors, and even fresh shucked oysters from Quadra Island.

For more about the Tofino Food and Wine Festival visit:
http://tofinofoodandwinefestival.com/







Williams Lake Stampede
late June / Canada Day long weekend
Williams Lake, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada RodeosEstablished in 1920, and now one of the country’s biggest rodeos, visitors come from all over to see the Williams Lake Stampede. They come to witness the thrills and spills of Bareback Riding events, the fun and laughter of the Barrel Racing and the cowboy's full repertoire of skills displayed in the Bull Riding, Tie Down Roping, Cutting Horse and Mountain Race events. Besides all this, there are Pony Chariot Races, Wild Horse Races, Pony Chuckwagon, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Top Dog events.

For more information about the Williams Lake Stampede visit: http:/www.williamslakestampede.com







Fort St John International Air Show
late July
Fort St John, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Air ShowsFeaturing the ever popular military acts such as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the CF-18 Fighter Demo and more, the Fort St John International Air Show also highlights the talents of pilots such as Jerzy Strzyz who is rated #12 in the world and #1 in the North American unlimited aerobatics competition, Dan Buchanan showcasing his pyro lit hang glider, Pete McLeod – the only Canadian, and the youngest member of the Red Bull Racing Team, Dave Mathieson and Kent Pietsch who is famous for landing his plane on top of a moving vehicle. Other features of this popular event include ground displays, food booths and more and a chance to interact with the pilots themselves!

For more information about the Fort St John International Air Show visit:
http://www.fsjairshow.com/






Boundary Bay AirShow

late July
Boundary Bay Airport, Delta, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Air ShowsOne of Delta’s most popular family events, the free Boundary Bay Airshow at Canada’s 8th busiest airport attracts over 10,000 guests with exhilarating air performances and static aircraft displays of vintage and modern aircraft, as well as children’s activities, refreshments and much more.

For more information about the Boundary Bay AirShow visit:
http://www.corp.delta.bc.ca/EN/main/municipal/upcoming-events/upcoming/boundary_bay_airshow.html






Kamloopa Powwow

late July – early August
Kamloops, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – vals Powwowr or Pow Wow EventsOne of the biggest celebrations of First Nations' culture and heritage in Western Canada, and in fact one of the largest powwows in Canada, the Kamloopa Powwow is an admirable three-day celebration of the heritage of the Secwepemc peoples and offers a wealth of attractions including storytelling, song, dance competitions in traditional regalia, workshops and much more.

For more information about the Kamloopa Powwow visit:
http://www.tourismkamloops.com/kamloopa-powwow-in-kamloops-british-columbia






Retro Concert Weekend
mid August
Sun Peaks Resort Village, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada A popular attraction for already over 4 years, the annual Retro Concert Weekend offers 3 days of serious, live rock & roll concerts appealing to all ages and for the whole family to enjoy. This continuously growing, FREE event takes place in the centre of Sun Peaks’ alpine village. The performances happen from 7pm on Friday, from noon to late in the evening on Saturday and from 11am Sunday.

For more information about the Retro Concert Weekend visit:
http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/retro-concert






Kaslo Jazz Festival
early August
Kaslo, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Jazz FestivalsEvery August long weekend in Kaslo, set against stunning British Columbia vistas, the Kaslo Jazz Festival, a very popular event for over 2 decades, takes place everywhere as well as on a floating stage just off the shore of the sandy beach on Kootenay Lake, showcasing the best of scenery as well the most amazing musicians from British Columbia, Canada and all over the world.

For more information about the Kaslo Jazz Festival visit:
http://www.kaslojazzfest.com






Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival
early August
Sun Peaks Resort Village and Tod Mountain, British Columbia (BC)

Flower Festivals CanadaCanada’s Alpine Blossom Festival at Sun Peaks Resort Village and Tod Mountain in British Columbia showcases the full blooming of the boldly colored alpine wildflowers with a variety of all sorts of ways to enjoy the beauty of the event, including a scenic ride on the Sunburst Express chairlift, hiking trails, leisurely strolls, and a wealth of entertainers, live music, various activities and more.

For more information about Canada’s Alpine Blossom Festival visit:
http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/alpine-blossom-festival






Chilliwack Flight Fest
mid August
Chilliwack Airport, Chilliwack, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Air ShowsBritish Columbia’s oldest free air show, the two-day Chilliwack Flight Fest highlights civilian and military aircraft from Canada and the United States and attracts over 7,000 flight enthusiasts. In fact, the Chilliwack Flight Fest has been a popular event for over two decades. Thousands of enthusiasts can enjoy the event by strolling among the displays of historical, training and military aircraft, boarding some of the aircraft, and meeting and chatting with all the flight performers. Special entertainment for children includes Kid's landing, a hangar full of aviation games and education for children.

For more information about the Chilliwack Flight Fest visit:
http://chilliwackairshow.ca/






Interior Provincial Exhibition & Stampede

late August
Armstrong, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada RodeosApart from the Wrangle Tour Finals Rodeo, the 5-day Interior Provincial Exhibition that has been running for more than 112 years also showcases agricultural displays, agricultural competitions, and demonstrations as well as “Kids World”, a music stage, logging show, a petting zoo, and much more.

For more information about the Interior Provincial Exhibition & Stampede visit:
http://www.armstrongipe.com






Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

mid October
Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Wine events and Wine Festivals in CanadaOne of many highly respected wine festivals in the Okanagan, the ten day Fall Okanagan Wine Festival that showcases the amazing local wines of British Columbia is ranked as one of the top 100 events by the American Bus Association. Growing every year, the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival celebrates the success of the amazing local wines of British Columbia highlighted with a harvest with gourmet meals in more than 165 events around the valley.

For more information about the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival visit:
http://www.thewinefestivals.com






Cornucopia

early - mid November
Whistler, British Columbia (BC)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaRecognized as the West Coast’s premier food and wine festival, and now expanded to 11 days because of it’s success in previous years, Cornucopia is the most important attraction on Whistler’s selection of gourmet events. Highlights include the display of the talents and skills of local and regional restaurants and their chefs, as well as the amazing produce of local breweries, distilleries and wineries, and a variety of hands-on seminars, fascinating winery dinners, gala tasting events and ever-popular after-parties.

For more information about Cornucopia in Whistler visit:
http://whistlercornucopia.com/






Whistler Film Festival

end of November - beginning December
Whistler, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Film FestivalsOnly ten years old, the annual Whistler Film Festival is already one of Canada’s leading film festivals attracting over 8,100 attendees. Dedicated to furthering the art of film, and produced by the Whistler Film Festival Society (WFFS) the Whistler Film Festival at North America's premier destination mountain resort of Whistler highlights more than 60 films from around the world and offers awards of over $45,000 in prizes and commissions.

For more about the Whistler Film Festival take a look at:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/BC-top-events-festivals-Whistler-Film-Festival.html
or visit the official web site at:
http://whistlerfilmfestival.com








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