The best Summer festivals in Canada

When it comes to summer festivals, Canada has everything you need.  Whether it’s listening to music on a summer’s day in Toronto or watching fireworks light up the night sky in Montreal, Canada has something for everyone. Here are our top 4 must-visit festivals across Canada this Summer.

1. CBC Music Festival, Toronto

On May 28th, Toronto becomes the must-be place for Canadian music fans.  With an all-Canadian line-up of award-winning singers and bands, this year’s CBC music festival promises to be the best yet. If this sounds like your dream day, then head over to the TD Echo Beach open-air concert space on the East Island.  You can wander down the real sand beach while listing to the music. Tickets cost $39.50 with kids under 12 going for free. So what are you waiting for? Grab those flip-flops and get your groove on!

2. International Des Feux Loto-Québec

Held yearly in La Ronde over Dolphin Lake, the Montreal Fireworks Festival is the largest firework festival in the world. Each year an estimated 3 million spectators gather to watch the 8 firework shows, hosted by different nations all trying to win gold, silver and bronze trophies. Approximately 6,000 fireworks are set off during each 30-minute show, making the festival an astonishing celebration. The festival takes place between the 2nd and 30th of July and can be seen all over the city with most roads being closed off from 8pm till after the show, making it the perfect addition to your evening in Montreal.

3. Calgary Stampede

Billed as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Calgary Stampede is an all-Canadian festival that’s not to be missed. The ten-day festival is renowned for its rodeo and events like bareback riding, bull riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling. Taking place every year in Calgary, Alberta, the festival attracts over one million visitors from around the world. As well as watching Canada’s best cowboys, don’t miss out on some of the crazy food items also available at the Stampede like deep-fried Coca-Cola, bacon-wrapped corn and fried pickle pizza!

4. Canada Day, Ottawa

On the 1st of July every year, Canadians grab their flags and get in the party mood for Canada Day. Ottawa’s Canada Day Festival begins days before the official holiday and takes over the city! With events on the lawns of Parliament Hill, Major’s Hill Park, Jacques Cartier Park and on the closed streets of downtown, Ottawa town is buzzing with Canada fever. The city is packed with funfair rides, a petting zoo, face painting, bandshell entertainment, car shows and firework displays all before the fun of the actual day begins! Bring your face paint and flags and join in what we guarantee is a fun-filled few days.

Kathryn Munro is Managing Director at Canadian Affair.

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  1. Izy berry says:

    A lot of people told about the Candace day so I really want to go to that some day in life. They said to me that is very important day for the people and that you can see all the traditions and eat amazing food

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