St Julien Rd, BanffLate Oct-Early Nov Film Festival International films on mountain sports, culture and ecology; art/craft sale. Book Festival Mountain adventure and culture
Festivals & Events
Various locations, BanffJuly 1 Free Park entry, pancake breakfasts, parades, concerts, family events, fireworks. Banff: 403-762-8421. Canmore: 403-678-1295.
JasperJuly 1 Free events celebrate Canada’s birthday. Pancake breakfast 9 am, flag raising, birthday cake, parade. BBQ, beer gardens, music and
Centennial Park, CanmoreAug long weekend; three stages of music with daytime workshop and evening main stage shows. Craft and food vendors. Family
Centennial Park, CanmoreHeld annually on the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend, this event has become one of the signature summer festivals
902B 7 Ave, CanmoreMid July Celebrates Canmore’s mining past with heritage events and parade (12:30 pm).
CanmoreEarly Feb Log sawing, ice carving, Kid n’ Mutt races, Mayor’s sled dog challenge and other fun family events.
1 Old Lodge Rd, JasperEarly Nov (3-6, 6-9, 9-12): Cooking demos, decorating advice, mixology and wellness classes. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
BanffLate Sept Art demos and exhibits, workshops, street music, guided cultural venue tours. Free.
CanmoreMid Oct. Talks, walks and performances celebrate the annual golden eagle migration.
Banff National ParkJanuary 18-28, 2018 Ice Magic Watch glittering sculptures created at International Ice Carving Competition at Chateau Lake Louise. Ice sculptures
JasperLate Oct. Jasper is the world’s second largest Dark Sky Preserve; events for amateur star gazers to astronomers. Astronaut Chris Hadfield
303 Bonhomme St, JasperMid Aug. Since 1926: bareback, saddle bronc, calf roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, barrel racing: Jasper Heritage Rodeo Grounds, 6
500 Connaught Dr, JasperJan 11-28 Three themed weeks: Adventure, Appetite and Arts. Ski lift and hotel discounts. Live Music by Zoo Lion, Johnny McCuaig,
Lake LouiseSept-Oct. Golden larches, guided hikes, bikes, canoes and horses. Festival menus at restaurants. Photo workshop. Free shuttles Sat-Sun. Info: Visitor
303 Bonhomme St, JasperMay 27. Rotary Club fundraiser; dinner, dance and auction, $65.
BanffDec 31 Torchlight Parade at Mt Norquay (can be seen from Banff townsite), 7 pm. Fairmont Banff Springs New Year
BanffMid May. Grand Tasting Hall and events. Local cuisine, wine, spirits and beer.
CanmoreAug. Classic cars noon-4 pm. Canmore Centennial Park, free. $20 car entry.
Banff National ParkEarly Nov-Early Dec. Lake Louise World Cup ski races, Santa Claus Parade of Lights and food events.