Canada’s multiculturalism shines through celebration in Alberta

Experience Chinese culture in Calgary’s Chinatown.

A vibrant cultural heritage thrives here

From dragon boat festivals to Indigenous gatherings, it’s easy to envelope yourself in events that celebrate diversity and heritage in Alberta, no matter what kind of festivities you’re after.

Always something to celebrate

With so many cultures flourishing across Alberta, there’s always something going on, from the mountains to the big cities, so you can keep the excitement going, no matter how long your stay.

Get up close and personal with Ukrainian celebrations.
Experience the magic of winter at SnowDays Festival in Banff.
Fireworks lighting up the night sky.

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Celebrate Canada Day

If you find yourself here on July 1st, Canada Day, get ready for a party like no other. Downtown districts come alive, sporting events take a Canadian turn, and the night skies light up with fireworks.

World-class sports live here

High level athletics are weaved into the fabric of Alberta. Professional and junior hockey leagues, revered rodeo events and international ski and snowboard competitions are just a part of the varied landscape here.

A view from above of a crowd of people preparing for a Biathlon tournament.
Biathlon World Cup events frequent the Canmore Nordic Centre.
Three cowboys standing at the gate to a rodeo arena surrounded by spectators.
Alberta is the home of Canadian rodeo.
Chuckwagon racer rounding a corner with stands in background during a Derby.

Did you know?

The Calgary Stampede takes place every July and has been held every year since 1912, with the exceptions of World War I and World War II.

Celebrate and experience Indigenous culture

Indigenous events are a great way to dive into First Nations, Métis and Inuit culture. From historical celebrations to powwows, these are opportunities for learning and good times. 

Discover Indigenous Experiences

People enjoying an Indigenous program at a Festival.
Experience the Indigenous program at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.
Get to know the Métis through their unique music.

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