Travel Canada: Must Witness Festivals in Canada

by admin on September 20, 2013


Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Michael Buble and Shania Twain – What do they have in common? Well aside from the fact that they are all in the music industry, these personalities are Canadians. They all bring great pride to their country.

But Canada is not only known because of these famous personalities. Canadian festivals are likewise very popular around the world. In fact, hundreds of tourists visit the country to attend festival. Locals are very active with regards to celebrating any event or festival. That is why there are so many festivals celebrated in almost every month across the breadth of Canada. If you are planning to visit Canada, you might as well have it during a festival celebration to make your trip more fun and enjoyable.

Winter Carnival – Quebec

winter carnival


One of the most popular festivals in Canada is the Winter Carnival. Held annually every February in the city of Quebec, it is deemed as the biggest winter festival around the globe. Different activities are conducted across the city making it more entertaining to visitors, spectators and locals. Events usually include daytime and nighttime parades featuring mascot Bonhomme Carnaval, masquerades and free outdoor banquets.

Another attraction during this festival is the winter amusement park where people can see ice sculptures like ice castles. Visitors can take pictures with these beautifully crafted pieces. What makes the celebration more enjoyable are the outdoor sports events, such as snowboarding, hockey, dog sledding, ice canoe, etc. Winter Carnival is a festival that should never be missed.

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival – British Columbia

Celebrated every 3rd month of the year (March), Vancouver International Wine Festival is a 7-day event held in Vancouver. In this celebration, different types of wine from all over the world are being showcased. Thus, it often attracts some of the biggest names in the industry from across the world.

The festival is usually held at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre. There are different activities during this celebration. People can participate in wine education class and seminars where they can learn valuable information about wine. Otherwise, visitors can take part in wine tasting and food pairing activities. If you love the scent of wine, this festival is perfect for you. Be sure not to get drunk when tasting all the wines.

Festival du Voyageur – Winnipeg

Festival du Voyageur

Every February, locals in Winnipeg celebrate its annual Festival du Voyageur or “Festival of the Traveller.” This festival is meant to commemorate the history of the first fur trading as well as the French voyageurs who introduced French culture to locals. It is a 10-day celebration where people can take part in different activities held at St. Boniface – Winnipeg’s French Quarter.

Some of the activities during the festival include dog sled races, exhibits, displays and concerts. Both locals and foreigners can truly enjoy this winter festival in Western Canada.

When it comes to festivals, Canada is never behind. There are so many must witness festivals in Canada. Hence, this country has enticed a huge number of travelers from different nations. No wonder why its tourism has continuously soared high. In an effort to offer the best experience to their visitors, many hotels have improved their amenities to level with world class hotels just like Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Traveling to Canada is sure a memorable getaway you will cherished forever.

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This article was written by Ashley O’connor. Follow her on Twitter @AshleyOconnor82 or on Google+.

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