Chinese New Year Parade, Vancouver

(Cathy Lukovich photo)

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Festivals & Events

Williams Lake Stampede (Vagabond Quest photo)

Williams Lake Stampede (Vagabond Quest photo)

British Columbia festivals and events are as diverse as its geography and residents.

Love arts and culture? British Columbia has festivals focussing on theatre (ranging from Shakespeare to “fringe”), dance, film, crafts and visual arts. For music fans, there are events showcasing all genres: classical, jazz, classic, indie rock, bluegrass, and even accordions!

Sporting action happens year-round; watch top athletes at the World Ski & Snowboard Festival and the Williams Lake Stampede, or take part in the Sun Run – Canada’s largest running event.

Events are a great way to sample BC's incredible food and wine. Try Cornucopia, the Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival, or one of the three Okanagan seasonal wine festivals.

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