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In alphabetical order of the 10 Canadian provinces and 3 Canadian territories, Top Events Canada highlights the 10 - 20 top events and festivals in each area.

From Alberta to the Yukon, follow the hints and links below leading to more detailed information about major events and festivals across Canada








Top Events Canada ALBERTA

Top 15 Events and Festivals in Calgary, Alberta (AB)

15 of the most popular events and festivals in Calgary highlighted here at Top Events Canada include the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede that is recognized as one of the world’s Top 10 rodeos by the Toronto Sun, and the Calgary Highland Games in early September that is applauded as one of the premier Highland Games in Western Canada.

Top 15 events in Calgary, Alberta (AB)



Top 10 Events and Festivals in Edmonton, Alberta (AB)

Highlights of the top 10 events in Edmonton include the Edmonton International Jazz Festival, regarded as one of the flagship jazz festivals in Canada, and the Big Valley Jamboree voted by the Canadian Country Music Association as the country event of the year.

Top 10 events in Edmonton, Alberta (AB)


Top 20 Events and Festivals in the rest of Alberta, apart from Calgary and Edmonton

The wide range of popular events and festivals all over the province include the Innisfail Professional Rodeo in mid June, one of Canada’s highest paid rodeos, and Woody's Half Marathon in late May in Red Deer, voted Alberta’s top road race.

Top 20 events in Alberta beyond Calgary and Edmonton








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BRITISH COLUMBIA



Top 17 Events and Festivals in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)

Famous for more than 17 popular annual events and festivals, Vancouver, British Columbia offers everything from one of North America's Top 10 Saint Patrick's Day Parades to a top-10 destination marathon.

Top 17 events in central Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)


Top 5 Events and Festivals around Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)

Towns and areas around Vancouver are known for 5 major events including the BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival and the Boundary Bay AirShow.

Top 5 events around Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)


Best 15 Events and Festivals on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC)

Victoria and Vancouver Island in British Columbia are famous for a wide selection of popular annual events and festivals such as one of the oldest fringe festivals in Canada, and the Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival that has been a popular Highland Games event for 150 years.

Top 15 events on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC)


Best 20 Events and Festivals beyond Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia (BC)

Taking place in BC, beyond Vancouver and Vancouver Island are many major events like the Rossland Winter Carnival, Canada's longest-running winter carnival, and Williams Lake Stampede, one of the country’s biggest rodeos..

Top 20 events in BC beyond Vancouver and Vancouver Island








Top Events Canada MANITOBA

Top 15 Events and Festivals in Manitoba (MB)

Just 2 of the major events and festivals taking place in Manitoba are Dauphin’s Countryfest, Canada’s longest running country music festival, and the Folklorama Festival in Winnipeg, the largest and longest-running multi-cultural festival in the world.

Top 15 events in Manitoba (MB)








Top Events Canada NEW BRUNSWICK

Best 10 Events and Festivals in New Brunswick (NB)

Two of the major events taking place in New Brunswick are the Maritime CountryFest in early June in Frederickton and the The Dieppe Kite International in mid August, an event that is recognized as one of the largest and most renowned festivals of its kind in North America

Top 10 events in New Brunswic (NB)









Top Events Canada NEWFOUNDLAND LABRADOR

Top 10 Events in Newfoundland Labrador (NL)

This province that includes the island of Newfoundland, thousands of small islands, and Labrador on the mainland showcases more than 10 major events and festivals every year, the most popular of which is Cain’s Quest Snowmobile Endurance Race, an event regarded as a world class sporting event.

Top 10 events in Newfoundland and Labrador








Top Events Canada NOVA SCOTIA

Top 20 Events and Festivals in Nova Scotia (NS)

Popular events and festivals in Nova Scotia include Dartmouth's Canada Day Celebration regarded to be the 3rd largest Canada Day celebration in the country, and the increasingly attended Halifax Jazz Festival.

Top 20 events in Nova Scotia (NS)










Top Events Canada ONTARIO

Best 20 Events and Festivals in Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Just 2 of the top 20 events in Toronto are the WinterCity Festival, Toronto's biggest winter culinary celebration, and Canada Blooms, Canada’s largest flower and garden festival.

Top events in Toronto, Ontario (ON)


Best 10 Events and Festivals in Ottawa, Ontario (ON)

The top 10 events in Ottawa include the Ottawa Marathon, Canada’s biggest running event, and Winterlude attracting over 1.5 million visitors every year.

Top events in Ottawa, Ontario (ON)


Top 10 Events and Festivals in Niagara, Ontario (ON)

The top 10 events in Niagara include the Niagara Falls International Marathon, voted one of the most scenic marathons in Canada and the world famous Shaw Festival in the summer

Top events in Niagara, Ontario (ON)


Best 15 Events and Festivals in Southwest Ontario (ON)

2 of the most popular events in Southwest Ontario are the Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon which is noted as the #1 Boston Marathon qualifier in Canada, and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival which is ranked as one of the most important arts festivals in Canada

Top events in Southwest Ontario (ON)



Top 20 Events and Festivals in all other regions of Ontario (ON
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Just just 2 of the top 20 events and festivals in the east, west, south and north Ontario are the ever popular Great Lakes International Airshow and the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival that has been a popular event for over 2 decades attracting over 35,000 fans each year.

Top events in other regions of Ontario (ON)









Top Events Canada PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Top 15 Events and Festivals on Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Top events on Prince Edward Island include the the award winning Festival of Small Halls, the critically acclaimed traditional music, dance and storytelling festival in mid-June, and the Festival of Wines Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown

Top 15 events on Prince Edward Island (PEI)








Top Events Canada QUÉBEC

Best 10 Events and Festivals in Québec City (QC)

Just 2 of the top 10 events in Québec City are the Québec Winter Carnival - one of the world's largest winter carnivals and the Québec City St-Patrick Parade, Canada's first-known celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

Top 10 events in Québec City, Québec (QC)



Top 15 Events and Festivals in Montréal (QC)

A couple of the top 15 events in Montréal, Québec are the Montréal High Lights Festival one of the largest winter festivals in the world, and Mondial recognized as North America’s most important festival of international beers.

Top 15 events in Montréal, Québec (QC)



Top 7 Events and Festivals elsewhere in Québec (QC)

Two of these events are the Canadian Ski Marathon which is recognized as North America's longest and oldest Nordic ski tour, and the Festival Western de Saint-Tite that is now Canada’s second largest rodeo.

Top 7 Events, elsewhere in Québec (QC)






Top Events Canada SASKATCHEWAN


Top 10 Events and Festivals in Regina, Saskatchewan (SK)

2 of the top 10 events and festivals in Regina, Saskatchewan are the Craven Country Jamboree, recognized as one of the World's Greatest Country Music Festivals, and the Regina Folk Festival, western Canada’s longest running music festival.

Top 10 events in Regina, Saskatchewan (SK)



Best 10 Events and Festivals in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (SK)

There are certain events that Saskatoon residents and visitors are lucky to experience year after year - like the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, and the Saskatoon FolkFest.

Top 10 events in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (SK)



Top 5 Events and Festivals elsewhere in Saskatchewan (SK)

Included is the Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race recognized as Canada’s premier mushing event for more than 13 years, and the Craven Country Jamboree that is now billed as the World's Greatest Country Music Festival.

Top 5 events elsewhere in Saskatchewan (SK)










Top Events Canada TOP CANADA TERRITORIES EVENTS


Top 8 Events and Festivals in the Northwest Territories, Canada (NWT)

One of Canada’s top summertime music and cultural festivals, the Folk on the Rocks event is just one of the highlights of the top 5 events and festivals in the Northwest Territories, Canada.

Top 8 Events and Festivals in the Northwest Territories (NWT)



Top 6 Events and Festivals in Nunavut, Canada (NWT)

The largest of three territories in Canada, Nunavut is known for its aboriginal heritage, Arctic landscape and several parks and events

Top 3 Events and Festivals in Nunavut, Canada (NU)



Top 10 Events and Festivals in the Yukon, Canada (YT)

Yukon is the smallest of the three territories and is famous for the must-travel highways, gold rush heritage and gold rush themed tourist attractions and the stunning parks like Kluane National Park and Reserve.

Top 5 Events and Festivals in the Yukon, Canada (YT)




This selection of between 5 and 20 of the top Canada events in some of the cities, Provinces and Territories is regularly updated following suggestions by readers like you.

If you have any comments about the selections, or would like to nominate a new feature, please email the Chief Editors, Ursula and Eldrid Retief at editors.ursula.eldrid@topeventscanada.com









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