Top 10 Festivals Of Canada

The majority of the large gala and festivals are organized in summers. There are few during other seasons as well – but most prominent ones are during the sunny days. Let’s have a look at the most popular festivals celebrated in Canada:

  • Montreal Jazz Festival
  • Winterlude
  • Celebration Of Light
  • The Ex
  • Pride Toronto
  • Folklorama
  • Just For Laughs
  • K-Days
  • The Calgary Stampede
  • Canada Day Celebrations

1. Montreal Jazz Festival

One of the most vivacious Canada festivalsthis carnival is a paradise for Jazz lovers and musicians. This is the biggest Jazz festival in the world and also holds a Guinness Book record for it. It is a ten-day musical fiesta in the city of Montreal and hosts 20 or more stages for the performers and musicians from the world over. The audience attending this Jazz fete has recorded to be in millions.

2. Winterlude

Winterlude is a three-week-long winter festival which usually starts in the first week of February each year. This is a carnival of ice – ice sports, ice art, and cheerful music. Ice skating at Rideau Canal Skateway is a unique experience in itself, as it is the world’s largest skate rink. Ice sculptures, various musical events, and kids activities are the central attraction of this festival. It is a huge tourist attraction in Canada.

3. Celebration Of Light

The celebration of life is fireworks and musical extravaganza which usually takes places in the period of July – August. Usually, it is a week-long festival in which the fireworks teams from three selected countries perform and compete with each other. Fireworks during the celebration are phenomenal and breathtaking. The whole celebration is usually around a special theme and the fireworks will stir your heart with their grandiosity and colors. Top rock bands have performed in this festival year on year.

4. The Ex

The Ex is one if the artistic Canada festivals, and doesn’t celebrate any body’s ex. No, it is a short way of referring to The Canadian National Exhibition, which is an eighteen-days-long magnificent exhibition promoting technology, agriculture, and diversity of Canada. It is a family festival which takes place at Lake Ontario every year and culminates on the Labor Day.

5. Pride Toronto

This stunning carnival is the celebration of the freedom and diversity of the LGTB community in Canada and the world. It is one of the biggest festivals in Canada in 2022 and is dedicated and celebrated by LGTB community in Greater Toronto area. This festival started in 1981 as a protest over now-infamous bathhouse raids in Canada and has become an annual celebration since then.

6. Folklorama

Folklorama has become a great symbol of Canada’s multi-cultured society, secularity and the diversity of the people of Canada. Canadian people with origins and ethnicities participate to showcase their cuisines, culture, art, music and their folk dances. Not only is it an amalgam of various cultures, but it is also a symbol of Canadian solidarity.

7. Just For Laughs

The festival features great comedians and theatre groups that participate, perform and competing with each other for maximum accolades from the audience. It is one fun and entertaining extravaganza where you won’t be able to stop your the belly ache. Some of the performances from the festival are now also aired by national and international TV channels.

8. K-Days

This is an annual ten-day long extravaganza which happens Edmonton. This spine-tingling celebration is full of music, adventure, and great food. The festival was started in 1879 and its popularity growing year by year. The festival was earlier known as Klondike Days and has a rich cultural linkage with the city of Edmonton.

9. The Calgary Stampede

One of the most interesting festivals in Canada, The Calgary Stampede is all about the cowboy country vibes. Famed as the greatest outdoor event in the entire world, this festival takes place every year for a total of ten days in the month of July. Exhibiting the golden, old-fashioned times in the finest manner possible, the Calgary Stampede is responsible for showcasing the cultural diversity that exists in Canada. Do indulge in this festival of Canadian Rockies and be a part of something spectacular.

10. Canada Day Celebrations

One of the proudest festivals in Canada for the locals, Canada Day is celebrated throughout the country in a similar manner to July 4th of the United States of America. Travelers can witness the locals and the streets adorning the colors of red and white throughout the day. The festival also includes an extensive amount of delicious Canadian beer and the vibrant fireworks to celebrate this day in the most traditional way possible. Although this festival is celebrated nationwide, the best destination to attend this day is definitely in Ottawa.