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Music Festival Season in Canada 🍁

Canada's Delicious Food Festivals

Did you know? People from all over the world travel to Canada for its festivals? Whether it's the lively Jazz Festival in Montreal or the colourful Caribana in Toronto, these events attract visitors with their awesome music and friendly vibes. It's not just about the performances but also the chance to meet new people and see Canada's beautiful scenery. So, when you're dancing at a Canadian festival, you're partying with people from every corner of the globe!

🇨🇦 Music Festivals Across the Country

🇨🇦 Canada is renowned for music festivals, each offering its own unique blend of genres, artists, and experiences. Let's explore some of the hottest music festivals happening in cities and provinces throughout the country:

British Columbia
Breakout Festival - Get ready for an electrifying experience as Breakout Festival showcases top hip-hop and R&B artists in the heart of Vancouver.

Shambhala Music Festival - Lose yourself in the electronic sounds of this renowned festival nestled in the picturesque Kootenay Mountains.

Calgary Stampede - While known for its rodeo events, the Stampede's Coca-Cola Stage hosts top artists in various genres, making it a must-visit destination for music lovers in Calgary.

Chasing Summer - Dance the days away to the beats of electronic music at Western Canada's largest outdoor electronic dance music festival in Calgary.

Hillside Festival - Enjoy an eclectic mix of indie rock, world music, and electronic beats in a community-focused and sustainable environment in Guelph.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival - Celebrate the rich history and diversity of jazz music with over 10 days of performances by local and international artists in Toronto.

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival - One of Canada's premier music events, featuring top-tier artists from around the globe across multiple genres at Parc Jean Drapeau.

Festival d'été de Québec (FEQ) - Experience 11 days of music diversity in Quebec City with performances ranging from rock and pop to hip-hop and electronic.

Nova Scotia
Stan Rogers Folk Festival -  Pay homage to the rich tradition of folk music in Atlantic Canada with performances by the best in folk, roots, and acoustic music in Canson.

Halifax Jazz Festival - Experience dynamic jazz, funk, and world music performances against the picturesque backdrop of Halifax's waterfront.

Pack your sunscreen, grab your dancing shoes, and get ready to embark on a musical journey across the Great White North this summer!

Things To Do Around You:

Enjoy the Ottawa Tulip Festival from May 10 - 20 at Commissioners Park in Ottawa. Immerse yourself in a sea of blooming tulips, cultural performances, and family-friendly activities, Learn more

Experience the beauty of Fleurs de Villes ARTISTE as it transforms Toronto's luxurious Bloor-Yorkville area with over 35 fresh floral pop-ups. From May 8 - 12. Learn more

Soak up Montréal's beautiful neighbourhoods or celebrate Japanese culture at Japan Week from May 6 - 12 throughout the city. Learn more

Discover lens-based art at the Capture Photography Festival, Western Canada's largest. Until April 30th, enjoy artist talks, exhibits, and film screenings across Metro Vancouver. Learn more

The Calgary Expo returns, promising celebrity guests, exciting reunions, local vendors, and more! Don't miss this incredible event from April 26-28th at Stampede Park. Get tickets

Enjoy Summer Tubing at Mont Tremblant, QC, all summer! This synthetic sliding mat in the lower Équilibre ski learning area promises 30 minutes of alpine fun. Get tickets

Canada's 'hottest' summer travel destinations

Are you eager to embark on an adventure in the Great North this summer? Google Flights has unveiled its lineup of top summer travel destinations, both in Canada and worldwide, and the results might surprise you!

From coast to coast, Canada boasts an array of captivating locales that beckon travelers year-round. However, as the temperatures rise, certain cities become particularly alluring to visitors.

While it may not yet feel like summer, many Canadians are already planning their holiday escapades. Canada offers a wealth of enticing options. Here are the five most sought-after travel destinations within the country:

  1. Vancouver, BC: Explore the stunning landscapes of Stanley Park, stroll along the iconic seawall, or indulge in culinary delights at Granville Island Public Market.

  1. Calgary, AB: Experience the exhilarating Calgary Stampede, immerse yourself in western culture at Heritage Park, or take in panoramic views from the Calgary Tower.

  1. Toronto, ON: Discover the diverse neighbourhoods of the Distillery District and Kensington Market, marvel at the CN Tower, or unwind on the Toronto Islands.

  1. Halifax, NS: Wander through the historic streets of Halifax's waterfront, visit the impressive Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, or embark on a scenic drive along the Cabot Trail.

  1. Montreal, QC: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Old Montreal, sample delectable cuisine in the city's renowned eateries, or catch a performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Curious to experience these hotspots for yourself? Consider joining the ranks of travelers flocking to these destinations this summer. Who knows? You might just discover your new favourite city amidst the excitement and allure of Canada's hottest summer travel destinations.


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Canada's Delicious Food Festivals

Canada's culinary scene is as diverse as its landscapes, with each region boasting its own unique flavours and culinary traditions. Food festivals offer a glimpse into this rich tapestry of tastes, bringing together local chefs, artisans, and food lovers to celebrate the best of Canadian cuisine. 

British Columbia
Tofino Wine & Dine (June 1-2) -  celebrating the best of West Coast cuisine and drink! This year's festival spans two days, offering two distinct experiences on June 1st and 2nd, 2024.

Brewery and the Beats (June 2) - embraces its outdoor essence, allowing chefs to unleash their creativity over open flames.

Taste of Edmonton (July 18-28) - Savour the city's diverse culinary scene with sample-sized dishes from over 60 local restaurants, food trucks, and beverage companies at this festival in Edmonton.

Brewery and the Beats (August 25) - embraces its outdoor essence, allowing chefs to unleash their creativity over open flames.

Taste of Little Italy (June 14-16) - College Street transforms into a bustling Italian piazza, guests have the chance to indulge in the tastes and sounds of Italy and beyond.

Taste of Lawrence 2024 (July 5-7) - this three day festival showcases the diverse culinary offerings from every corner of the GTA, featuring over 150 street vendors.

Yatai MTL (June 13-16) - is a popular Japanese street market where you can find street food, merchandise vendors, Japanese beverages, shows, and cultural workshops.

Poutinefest (April 25-Sept 29) - Indulge in Canada's iconic dish with variations from local vendors, along with live music and family-friendly activities at this festival across Quebec.

Coachella's Canadians

Punjabi-Canadian luminary AP Dhillion, based in Vancouver, took centre stage at Coachella over the weekend. Dhillion's performance featured a heartfelt tribute to the late rapper Sidhu Moose Wala, a revered Brampton-based artist, actor, and politician tragically lost in May 2022. Alongside Dhillion, Canadian talents like Grimes, DJ Blond:ish, and NAV captivated audiences, with Grimes' resilience in the face of technical difficulties sparking widespread online conversation.


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