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Vendors › Canadian Rockies › Entertainment & Nightlife › Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events

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Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival

St Julien Rd, Banff

Late Oct-Early Nov Film Festival International films on mountain sports, culture and ecology; art/craft sale. Book Festival Mountain adventure and culture

Canada Day

Various locations, Banff

July 1 Free Park entry, pancake breakfasts, parades, concerts, family events, fireworks. Banff: 403-762-8421. Canmore: 403-678-1295.

Canada Day


July 1 Free events celebrate Canada’s birthday. Pancake breakfast 9 am, flag raising, birthday cake, parade. BBQ, beer gardens, music and

Canmore Folk Festival

Centennial Park, Canmore

Aug long weekend; three stages of music with daytime workshop and evening main stage shows. Craft and food vendors. Family

Canmore Highland Games

Centennial Park, Canmore

Held annually on the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend, this event has become one of the signature summer festivals

Canmore Miners Day

902B 7 Ave, Canmore

Mid July Celebrates Canmore’s mining past with heritage events and parade (12:30 pm).

Canmore Winter Carnival


Early Feb Log sawing, ice carving, Kid n’ Mutt races, Mayor’s sled dog challenge and other fun family events.

Christmas in November

1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper

Early Nov (3-6, 6-9, 9-12): Cooking demos, decorating advice, mixology and wellness classes. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Culture Days


Late Sept Art demos and exhibits, workshops, street music, guided cultural venue tours. Free.

Festival of Eagles


Mid Oct. Talks, walks and performances celebrate the annual golden eagle migration.

Ice Magic amp& Snow Days

Banff National Park

January 18-28, 2018 Ice Magic Watch glittering sculptures created at International Ice Carving Competition at Chateau Lake Louise. Ice sculptures

Jasper Dark Sky Festival


Late Oct. Jasper is the world’s second largest Dark Sky Preserve; events for amateur star gazers to astronomers. Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Jasper Heritage Pro Rodeo

303 Bonhomme St, Jasper

Mid Aug. Since 1926: bareback, saddle bronc, calf roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, barrel racing: Jasper Heritage Rodeo Grounds, 6

Jasper In January

500 Connaught Dr, Jasper

Jan 11-28 Three themed weeks: Adventure, Appetite and Arts. Ski lift and hotel discounts. Live Music by Zoo Lion, Johnny McCuaig,

Lake Louise Fall Festival

Lake Louise

Sept-Oct. Golden larches, guided hikes, bikes, canoes and horses. Festival menus at restaurants. Photo workshop. Free shuttles Sat-Sun. Info: Visitor


303 Bonhomme St, Jasper

May 27. Rotary Club fundraiser; dinner, dance and auction, $65.

New Year’s Eve


Dec 31 Torchlight Parade at Mt Norquay (can be seen from Banff townsite), 7 pm. Fairmont Banff Springs New Year

Winterstart Festival

Banff National Park

Early Nov-Early Dec. Lake Louise World Cup ski races, Santa Claus Parade of Lights and food events.
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