Featured events across Canada


People-to-people ties are at the heart of the Canada-China Year of Tourism (CCYT). We can't think of a better way to celebrate a long-standing friendship than to bring people together. With events across the country, there are fun things happening from coast to coast to coast. Find a CCYT event near you.

Featured events across Canada
Date Location Event Details
Year Round
Starting January 2018
Canada Free admission to Parks Canada places Parks Canada is offering domestic youth as well as international youth visitors (under the age of 18) free admission to Canadian national parks in 2018.
January 13, 14, 2018 Toronto CWHL Game The Kunlun Red Star (from China) joined the Canadian Women's Hockey League. They will be playing games in Canada and China.
January 26-February 11, 2018 Quebec City Winter Carnival Experience one of the world's largest winter carnivals in beautiful Québec City including snow bath, ice canoe race, night parades, snow slides, snow sculptures, shows and skating. A unique Canadian winter experience for all ages!
February 10-11, 2018 Ottawa, Canada Ice Dragon Boat Festival Canada's Winterlude takes the traditional Chinese dragon boat and puts it on ice for a truly Canadian spin to become the World's Largest Ice Dragon Boat Event!
May 2018 Canada Asian Heritage Month Asian Heritage Month honours Asian-Canadian artists and writers who have enriched Canadian arts and culture and have been recognized on an international scale.
May 11-21, 2018 Ottawa Tulip Festival The Canadian Tulip Festival is Canada's most colourful festival with over a million tulips in bloom across the Capital as well as an artistic interpretation of the tulips by all levels of the artistic community. Inspired by the Dutch gift of tulips to Canadians in 1945, this Festival is a celebration of friendship and International Friendship.
July 1, 2018 Canada Canada Day Celebrate Canada's birthday across the nation, one of the most exciting and celebrated days across Canada. Celebratory activities include spectacular fireworks, performing artists and Canadian-themed events.
July 6-15, 2018 Calgary Calgary Exhibition and Stampede The Calgary Stampede is a ten-day long celebration with midway rides and bucking broncos that hosts, educates and entertains visitors from around the world.
July 28, August 1 and August 4, 2018 Vancouver Celebration of light The Celebration of Light, Vancouver's two-week midsummer fireworks bonanza, attracts more than 1.6 million spectators when the sparkles hit the skies.
August 1-6, 2018 Halifax Halifax Busker Festival From fire breathers and acrobatics, to comedians and magicians, the Halifax Busker Festival brings the best street performers in the world to the Halifax waterfront.
August 5-18, 2018 Winnipeg Folklorama Festival The largest and longest-running multi-cultural festival in the world, the Folklorama Festival presents over 44 cultural pavilions where guests can sample ethnic food, meet traditionally costumed volunteers, enjoy lively cultural entertainment, interactive fun and learn about cultures and countries from around the world.
August 9-12, 2018 Edmonton Edmonton Folk Music Festival The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is one of the world's biggest and best attended outdoor folk festivals which offers traditional and contemporary folk music including Celtic, country, blues, gospel, soul and world music.
September 6-16, 2018 Toronto Toronto International Film Festival TIFF is known as the most influential fall film festival due to its ability and reputation to generate Oscar buzz.
October 2018 Cape Breton Celtic Colours International Festival The Celtic Colours International Festival is a unique celebration of Cape Breton Island's living traditional culture with hundreds of events and activities taking place in communities across the Island.
November 19-24, 2018 Regina Canadian Western Agribition The Canadian Western Agribition is the best beef show on the continent and the largest livestock show in Canada. The show is a blend of agriculture, Indigenous culture, and festive entertainment, featuring live music, shopping, and food.
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