Looking to get out, explore our country and experience all Canada has to offer? Here’s our list of festivals happening around the country.
June 9-18 2017
BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival
Comox Valley, BC. Seafood lovers rejoice! Come and taste the best seafood and wine pairings from celebrity chefs. A great way to be a part of BC Seafood Month.
Montebello, Quebec. Not in to country music? Rockfest is for you. Performers for the 12th year of this festival include Iggy Pop, Alexisonfire and Queens of the Stone Age. Unpowered RV sites are available.
June 23 – 25
2017 Musical Ride Tour
Ottawa, Ontario. In celebration of Canada’s 150th, the musical ride will be touring the country. It is a full performance of 32 riders and their horses, performing intricate drills coordinated to music.
More dates all across the country all summer.
June 29-July 2
18th Annual Fox Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Aylesford, Nova Scotia. Featuring Grasstic Measures, the Dorion Brothers and The Bluegrass Unit. Hookup sites are $12/night. Also has bingo, crib tournament and the annual yard sale.
June 30-July 6
The Adaka Cultural Festival
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. “Adaka” means “Coming in to the light” symbolizes the creative spirit of Yukon First Nations people. Featuring musical performances and workshops teaching traditional aboriginal practices such as knife making, and fur mitt making.
Country Thunder Music Festival
Craven, Saskatchewan. Featuring Blake Shelton, Toby Keith and Keith Urban. Campsites are RV Friendly, but no hookups available.
Folk on the Rocks Festival
Yellowknife, NWT. Voted one of Canada’s top 10 music festivals. Featuring City and Colour and many more. Children under 12 are free.
World Eskimo Indian Olympics
Fairbanks, AK. First held in Fairbanks in 1961 it combines the old traditions of Native peoples from the circumpolar areas. A truly once in a lifetime experience, where else can you watch athletes compete in the seal hop?
A Taste of Edmonton.
Edmonton, Alberta. Go on a culinary adventure of local Edmonton cuisine. In its 33rd year the Taste of Edmonton has Food trucks and vendors a plenty with options for even the pickiest of eaters. Taste of Edmonton will also feature a variety of performers every night of the festival.
June 30 – July 2
Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Canso, Nova Scotia. International festival of songwriters, showcasing Canadian and worldwide grassroots musicians in all genres. The festival has won a number of East Coast Music Awards and attracts over 10,000 music fans each year. Ample Camping.
July 6 – 9
Winnipeg Folk Fest
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, Manitobia. Family friendly and quiet campground. Additional Birds Hill Provincial Park camping.
Calgary, Alberta. 104 years later and the Calgary stampede is still going strong. “The Greatest Outdoor show on earth” is sure to impress. Come watch Cowboys and Cowgirls in action!
July 7 – 8
Have Rock Revival
Havelock, ON. A month before the Havelock Country Jamboree comes a classic rock revival featuring Loverboy, Canned Heat, Trooper and more. The 500 acre camping facility has paved roads and hydro is available.
July 14 – 16
Wild Mountain Music Festival
Entrance Ranch, Hilton, Alberta. Two performance stages, beer gardens, food and art vendors, and kids activities. Featuring 54-40, Matt Andersen, Randy Bachman, Big Sugar and more
WayHome Music Festival
Oro-Medonte, Ontario. Heading in to it’s third year, WayHome boasta a robust lineup with a wide variety of music. From Rock to Hip-Hop to R&B and electronic, Wayhome has it all. RV Camping available, unpowered 30&50amp sites. Sites can accommodate RVs up to 50’
August 3 – 6
Merritt Rockin’ River Fest
Merritt Rock, BC. RV campers are at the heart of the big festival. Additional five campsites, with quiet camping, social campsites for those who like to socialize and cabins. Single-day camping available.
August 3 – 6
14th Annual Fox Mountain Country Music Festival
Aylesford, NS. Three days of country music in beautiful Aylesford, Nova Scotia. Fox Mountain Campground provides shuttle services to and from the festival. Hot showers and flush toilets are available on site. Free admission for children 14 and under if accompanied by a parent.
August 10 – 12
Grand Forks, BC. Classic rock with plenty of food vendors. Showers available, no electricity. Day and weekend pass for purchase. Jeep Cherokee giveaway.
August 10 – 12
Little Current, Ontario. Ample camping but no hook-up services available. All ages, kids tickets available.
Boots & Hearts Music Festival
Oro-Medonte, Ontario. The annual country music fest is back, featuring Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. Powered and unpowered RV sites are available for purchase.
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Come and tap your toes the best that folk music has to offer! Hosted in Lunenberg, a UNESCO world heritage site, the Folk Habour Festival features Ashley MacIssac and Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar. www.folkharbour.com
Wapiti Music Festival
Fernie, BC. Festival focused on finding the best in Candian Indie. Come out and find your new favourite band! Featuring Tokyo Police Club and Belle Game amongst others.
August 17 – 20
Havelock Country Jamboree
Havelock Ontario. Canada’s largest outdoor country music and camping festival. Watch 25 performers, a mix of veteran and young up-and-coming artists from North America. Camping with or without hydro.
August 17 – 20
Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival
Shuswap, BC. Weekend passes available. Non-profit charitable organization heading into its 25th year. From Blues to Bluegrass, Celtic to Cuban and Americana to Afro-beat.
Discovery Days in Dawson
Dawson City, Yukon Territory. A celebration of Dawson City and their unique history. Dawson was the host of one of the world’s greatest gold rush stampedes, almost 100,000 people stormed in to the town in 1896.
September 19 – 23
100th International Plowing Match & Rural Expo
Walton, Huron County, ON. Join them for a week of “A Fresh Taste of Farming”.