Will your summer involve sitting at home, visiting friends, and taking adventures? Why not hop in your car, turn north and keep driving! Spice things up this summer in Canada by attending some or several of its spectacular summer festivals.
Spectacular Sporting Events
Held during July in Alberta’s largest city, the Stampede is one of the most popular summer events across Canada. The festival boasts a variety of activities from a tournament-style rodeo, a rangeland derby, as well as many concerts and live shows to choose from.
The Canadian Open:
Did you know the first golf club in North America was founded in Canada? Visit Ontario to check out some of Canada and the world’s top golfers this summer from July 22nd to 28th.
The Rogers Cup:
Witness your favourite tennis stars in action! The men’s tour this year runs from August 2nd-11th in Montreal and the women’s tour runs from August 3rd-11th in Toronto.
Take a Bite out of Canada’s Culinary Festivals
Niagara New Vintage Festival:
From June 15-23 frolic around Niagara-on-the-Lake and get giddy taste testing some Canadian wine! Tour the wine route and visit the huge concentration of wineries in the Niagara Region.
Roam around the beautiful community of Victoria, British Columbia from July 25th-28th, but make sure you come hungry! From tasting cool-climate wines to suckling pig, your taste buds do not want to miss this event.
Fall Flavours Festival:
You will fall in love with Prince Edward Island, especially when it’s feeding you! Enjoy a September- long food festival in communities across this gentle island, pick world-famous potatoes, catch lobster, harvest oysters and become part of a community while you travel!
Move to the Beat of Music Festivals in Canada
Montreal International Jazz Festival:
Walk the streets of Montreal to a smooth beat from June 28th till July 7th. With 300 free concerts in addition to ticketed events there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Manitoba Electronic Music Festival:
Check out this one-of-a-kind Canadian annual event that highlights local and international electronic artists at a free public venue (The Cube) from August 15th to 18th. Don’t miss out on the after-parties!
Craven Country Jamboree:
Attend Canada’s longest-running multi-day music festival and get a little country between July 11th and 14th. Big names in country attract crowds from all over to attend and rock in Craven, Saskatchewan every year, you don’t want to miss it!
Cultural Festivals- Because you’re so Cultured
Just for laughs Montreal Comedy Festival:
Everyone needs to let loose and laugh every once in a while, but in Montreal we prefer to laugh every day! Come laugh you pants off between July 10th and 28th!
The Canadian National Exhibition:
Rides, games, food, horse shows and live entertainment will get you on your toes- Canadian style when you visit the Ex August 16th– September 2nd!
Toronto International Film Festival:
Are you a film lover? Why not check out some amazing motion pictures from around the world while exploring the upbeat city of Toronto!
Now you must be excited to travel to Canada, as each province and territory has unique events, festivals, and experiences to offer. Before you come, check your admissibility. If you have a DUI or a conviction equivalent to a Canadian federal offence on your criminal record within the last 10 years, you may not be able to enter to Canada. As criminal inadmissibility to Canada depends on several factors, your options can and should be assessed by a Canadian DUI immigration lawyer.
Avoid embarrassment at the border and let FWCanada help you out with a free assessment by contacting our website at www.canadianimmigration.net.
About the Authour
Sarah Mae Dalgleish is a content writer and marketing intern at FWCanada Immigration Law Firm in Montreal, Canada. Presently, she is studying International Business, French and Spanish at McGill University.