Enjoy Canada provides a lot of fun events including seasonal events!
We enjoy trips to different cities close to Vancouver such as Kelowna, Victoria and Whistler.
Since we are an International student school agency, there are many opportunities to meet students of other nationalities who will help you to learn about different cultures and can broaden yours views!
Check out below some of our events and trips throughout the year.
Biking around the city
Cirque du Soleil
Traditional Food events
Your journey in Canada won’t feel complete without joining some of these amazing events!
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Where: English Bay
When: January 1st
There are several Polar Bear Clubs in the world, and The Vancouver Club is one if largest and oldest. inThe Vancouver Polar Bear Swim Club is one of the largest and oldest Polar Bear Clubs in the world. To be a member of this club, sigh in front of English Bay Bathhouse between 12:30 and 2:30 pm on New Year. The Memorial 100 yard swim race is the point of this event.
Where: the Broadway/ Commercial Skytrain Station
When: TBA (*January 12th 2014)
Fee: free or donation
“Oh, I forgot to wear pants!” “So are we, feeling a little cold!” We insist that it’s a coincidence others and I forget to wear our pants. Be nice and friendly, the event has also after party, you can feel free to join it.
When: February 22nd 2015 11am
The Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver (CBA) was found in 1895, and celebrated 100th anniversary in 2006. The parade goes along Pender Street from the Millennium Gate, Turing T Gore Street and goes back along Keefer Street.
Where: Along the West End
When: April 19th
The Vancouver Sun Run is the largest 10k road race in Canada and the second largest 10k road race in the world. Every year, The Sun Run holds around 50,000 runners. The courses start the hearts of downtown on Georgia St. Though West End, finishing in front of BC Place Stadium.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park to Coal Harbour
When: May 4th 8:30 am
Fee: $25~ $169( depending on when you register and how long you run)
Vancouver International Marathon is following the route from Queen Elizabeth Park and UBC, along the shore of Kitsilano, through the West End, and finishing off in coal Harbour. There are several choices, including a half marathon, 8 km race and a kids’ fun run. Enjoy your healthy and going beautiful Vancouver.
Where: several locations (cf. West End, Yaletown, Kitsilano…)
When: the end of June to mid of October
In summer, they are selling fresh vegetables and fruits such as Apples, Broccoli and Eggplant, and selling fresh Meat, seafood and cheese and organic bath soap. Walking through the market, you might be able to hear a relaxing music a guitarist plays. Good to have a refreshing summer morning events!
Where: Right beside Bridgeport Station、
When： May 18 th to October 8th 2014
Time: Friday, Saturday 7pm to 12am Sunday and weekend 6pm to 11pm
You can enjoy summer night market in Richmond! You get a coupon book for various vendors so you can use it to get discount food or
for some goods at the market. You can get many kinds of food such as dumplings, dim sums, takoyaki, bubble tea and BBQ meats etc.
You need to bring cash because all food vendors accept just cash Here is pet-friendly.
Where: various venues
When: late June
Tel & website: 604 872 5200/ http://www.coastaljazz.ca
You can enjoy impressive Jazz music in Vancouver.
More than 40 venues around the city. Past famous line-ups feature diverse acts Sonny Rollins, Kid koala and Babel Gilberto etc. There are free outdoor events in Yaletown featuring with various restaurants as well.
Where: everywhere in Canada
When: July 1st
Website: http://vancouver.about.com/od/vancouverevents/tp/Canada-Day-in-Vancouver.htm (would be changed in 2015)
Canada Day is the most biggest cerebration in Canada. Everyone is celebrating this day at Downtown, Granville Island, North Vancouver and Surrey etc.. You can see the parade around 7 pm, and the fireworks starts at 10:30
Where: English Bay
When: the end of July to the beginning of August
Every year, three countries compete over three evenings as the world’s largest fireworks competition. There will expect to have up to400,000 spectators in English Bay. To have a good seat, we recommend you to go there at least 2 hour before.
Where: downtown area
When: the first Sunday of August
Canada is the country where admit people get married with the same sexual. Getting attentions from a massive 650,000 spectators, Vancouver Pride is a world-renowned celebration of the lesbian, gay and bisexual community. The parade finishes off with a festival at Sunset Beach featuring live music and a local market.
Where: Vancity Theatre
When: late September- mid October
There are many talented students and people are attending this events. You can see international art cinema, political documentaries and unique films.
Their first round of films will be announced in early August.
When: October 10th to November 1st (6:00-11:50)
Fright Night opens only for 2 weeks before Halloween. There are haunted houses, roll coasters and the freaky sideshow, in total you can enjoy thirteen kinds of attractions
Where: around East Vancouver in Commercial Drive area
The Parade of Lost Souls Walks has traveled around Eat Vancouver in Commercial Drive area. This event occurs the Saturday closest to Halloween. Although there is no admission fee required, it is recommended to pay for donation. The event keeps in mystery. The location of the Parade will not be announced until 12 on the morning of the Saturday closest to Halloween. The walk is run by volunteers. If you are interested in, you are able to get involved in.
Where: Cambie St. × W Geogia St.
When: November 22th to December 24th
This authentic German Christmas Market has the excellent atmosphere for celebrating with friends mad family. Between the market season, there will be a mix of food and amusement booths such as German traditional cookies, cakes and baked apples. As well as here is well-known place for Kids’ Market to make Christmas gifts and ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel.
Voted one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals ten years in a row, MWF has set new standards for excellence, earning accolades from industry peers, business partners, media and attendees.
In its 30+ year history, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals. Ten days of performances, featuring a mix of free and ticketed shows around Toronto, offering a range of styles of music and venues from funky bars to elegant halls.
The Fringe Festival features more than 150 indie shows in every genre of theatre in venues across the city. There are new plays and old favourites, experimental works and fresh hits. Dance lovers can check out dance productions and families can look forward to “KidsFest!” shows for even the littlest Fringer.
Unfolding each summer in the heart of the lakeside neighbourhood, the celebration of music features a dynamic roster, multiple stages, a popular street fest and an enticing line-up of gourmet food trucks. And all the performances are FREE.
The Toronto Festival of Beer, also known as Beerfest, is an annual event that takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto. The festival celebrates Canada’s rich brewing history by featuring more than 120 brands from around the world as well as many Ontario craft brewers. The event has become Canada’s largest beer festival with 30,000 people attending every year. Established in 1994, the Toronto Festival of Beer has been sampling beer for those aged 19+ for 17 years.
Toronto Summer Music Festival (TSM) is one of the city’s most eagerly-awaited classical music events with concerts performed by Canadian and international artists, plus guest lectures and masterclasses.
rom thrilling rides to international cuisine and the latest and greatest in Canadian technology, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), otherwise known as “The Ex,” is an end-of-summer ritual. Here to help you navigate through its labyrinths of music, swirling candy-coloured lights and the squeals of satisfied thrill-seekers are our top 5 picks.
The biggest and brightest public film festival on the planet takes over Toronto each September with world premieres, cutting-edge film, galas and industry schmoozes. Whether you’re a cinephile or just love to see the celebs, Toronto during TIFF is the place to be.
JFL42 features 10 days of shows from some of the world’s greatest, cutting-edge comedians. Choose your headliner(s) and then spend the rest of this premier comedy festival checking out the 42 other hilarious acts! Past headliners include Ali Wong, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Seth Meyers, Lena Dunham and more.
Dig out your lederhosen and dirndls! Inspired by traditions started in Munich, Germany over 200 years ago, Toronto Oktoberfest brings a taste of Munich to the city as it captures the essence of Bavarian festivities through authentic food, drink and merriment. Visitors can look forward to ERDINGER’s Oktoberfest Brew, flown in from Germany exclusively for Toronto Oktoberfest. Plus, experience a genuine Festhalle filled with traditional Bavarian dancers, polka bands, delicious Bavarian fare, singing, dancing and so much more!
The Santa Claus Parade has been a highlight on the calendars of tiny Toronto revellers since 1913! Fantastic floats leave the corner of Christie and Bloor Street in the company of marching bands, dancers, prancers and costumed characters all cheered on by hundreds of excited Santa fans along the 5-kilometre route.
This festive event, a Toronto tradition for over 50 years, features the illumination of Toronto’s official 30-foot (18-metre) Christmas tree, performances by some of Canada’s top musical talent, a brilliant fireworks show and a DJ skating party – all in the heart of the city at Nathan Phillips Square.
Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the new, this month-long event celebrates the sounds, sights and scents of Christmas. Set in the Victorian-era, cobblestone-lined Distillery Historic District, the Christmas Market brings together local craftspeople, musicians and artisanal food-makers for a truly festive experience. Sip on mulled wine and European-style Christmas cocktails as you browse through the selection of hand-made ornaments, wood carvings and crafts. Then cozy up by the fire or take in carollers, brass bands and authentic European dancers. Don’t forget to stop by the giant Christmas tree for your Instagram moment.
Lighting up the long winter nights with distinctive works from local and international light artists, the Toronto Light Festival illuminates the Distillery Historic District from January to March. Visitors are taken on a visual journey as the festival transforms the picturesque historic neighbourhood into a large open-air gallery.
Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival takes place each fall in Banff, Alberta. Don’t miss nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.
Fire-breathing monsters, roaming engineered contraptions, glowing fashion, surprising entertainment, inventions of mammoth proportion, food, drink and more madness!
The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (AKA: Calgary Expo) is a four-day pop-culture convention held in annually each spring Calgary, Alberta at Stampede Park. Attendees can shop hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, check out panels and workshops, meet their favourite stars and creators, and celebrate what makes them geeky with thousands of other fans in cosplay. There is something for every fan at Calgary Expo.
Fringes are uncensored, non-juried theatre festivals, bringing together emerging and established artists alike to tell their stories on stage.
The first Fringe started in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947 and has grown into one of the biggest performing arts festivals in the world. The second-largest festival in North America is in Edmonton, Alberta , and draws nearly 800,000 attendees a year!
Calgary International Film Festival is now the largest film festival in Alberta and is the sixth largest in Canada. It is also an Oscar-qualifying festival for short films, a Canadian Screen Award Qualifying festival, and was named one of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” in 2009, 2016, 2017 & 2019 by MovieMaker Magazine.
For three wild weeks in January, One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is where the action is. It’s a chance to watch touring performances from across Canada, acclaimed international shows, and new and experimental work from artists here in Calgary. There’s theatre, dance, music, film, free lunchtime concerts, late-night cabarets, and so much more.
The Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society was formed in 1990 by artistic director Tunde Dawodu. The society shares the rich creative works of African cultures – from the continent and throughout the Diaspora – with Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life.
We create and stage events and activities that bring these artistic traditions to vibrant, joyous life for audiences who might otherwise not get to experience them. For instance, every summer in Calgary, the Afrikadey! Music Festival celebrates African culture in all its richness and vibrancy.
Much more than a ten-day long celebration with midway rides and bucking broncos, the Calgary Stampede is a gathering place that hosts, educates, and entertains visitors from around the world. Our purpose is to preserve and celebrate western heritage, culture, and community spirit.
Carifest grew year after year to become the city’s largest festival! Attendees such as the Prime Minister, dignitaries from other countries and international artists have all travelled to take part of the festivities.
Carifest effectively raised the inquisitiveness of the community with more than 20,000 attending the Sunshine Market during Saturday’s event.
The 4th Street Lilac Festival promotes independent and emerging talent from across Western Canada. We consider all musical genres and experience levels. The average attendance is approximately 100,000. We program six live music stages throughout the twelve block festival. This is a great way to get some much-deserved exposure and bring your music to the city!
Come Celebrate a World of Difference! The OneWorld Festival brings together over 60 cultures.
Marda Gras is a FREE family-friendly event attracts over 35,000 visitors from all over Calgary. On the second Sunday in August the streets of Marda Loop come alive with the annual festival.
Come and enjoy live music, dance and cultural performances, a fun kids area, unique shopping and lots of great food! There is something for each member of the family and best of all it’s FREE to attend!
Experience the magic of Christmas past at Heritage Park in Calgary. Enjoy a festive wagon ride, sing carols or visit with jolly old Saint Nick himself. Immerse yourself in an old-fashioned Christmas as some of the historical family homes and buildings open their doors to share their Yuletide traditions.
Held at Calgary’s idyllic Prince’s Island Park since 1980, Calgary Folk Music Festival is one of Canada’s flagship, trailblazing music festivals with a national and international profile and a broad, cutting-edge programming vision.
Western Canada’s largest outdoor electronic music festival
This family event has become the premier summer Reggae Festival in all of Canada
While new to Calgary, this premier country music festival has been booking the biggest names in country music for over 20 years.