Must-See/Do Events in Western Canada This Fall

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September 10, 2023
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Explore the Rockies and the BC Interior this fall with some must-see/do events spanning from Canmore, Banff, Revelstoke, and Golden through September to November 2023. Immerse yourself in mountain culture while experiencing local farmers markets, festivals, events, and community initiatives. Be sure to mark your calendars for these exciting experiences.

Farmer’s Markets

Canmore Mountain Market: Join the Mountain market every Thursday until October 5th, from 10 AM to 6 PM at Elevation Place in Canmore. Discover a delightful selection of regionally and locally crafted items.

Banff Farmers Market: Enjoy Banff's Central Park every Wednesday until October 4th, between 10 AM and 6 PM. Explore an array of artistic treasures, including photography, paintings, artisan foods, and more.

Revelstoke Farm and Craft Market: Saturdays are made special until October 7th, from 8:30 AM to 1 PM, at Grizzly Plaza in Revelstoke. Every product at this market is proudly made, baked, or grown by our dedicated vendors.

Summer Farmers Market in Golden: Don't miss Golden's vibrant Summer Farmers Market, happening every Wednesday until September 27th, from 10 AM to 3 PM in Spirit Square. Check out the  workshops, peruse local vendors, discover crafts, homemade soaps, and so much more!

Art in Nature Trail

Dates: July 1st - September 30th

Embarking from the Banff Park Museum, follow the path along the Bow River Trail, crossing the pedestrian bridge towards Bow Falls. The exhibit encompasses a curated assortment of 65+ artistic displays from various mediums, all contributed by Bow Valley Artists. An open invitation extends to all, as the event is free and designed as a self-guided tour for the public's enjoyment.

Photo Credit: Robert Massey

Canmore Pride

Dates: September 19th - September 24th

Get ready for a week of vibrant celebrations and some serious dancing at Canmore Pride! From September 18th to 24th, immerse yourself in a lineup of colourful events that champion inclusivity, education, and love.

Photo Credit: Canmore Pride

Luna Nocturnal Art & Wonder Festival

Dates: September 22nd - 24th

Get ready to witness the enchanting world of LUNA Art Fest, an annual celebration that ignites downtown Revelstoke with creativity and community spirit. The festival unfolds over three nights:

LUNA Sound (Friday, September 22nd): Kick-start the weekend with LUNA Sound, a vibrant musical event featuring Canadian talent across genres like hip hop, jazz, rock, and more. Dance the night away with nine bands at unique LUNA venues throughout downtown.

LUNA Arts (Saturday, September 23rd): Experience a mesmerizing transformation of Revelstoke's streets during LUNA Arts. Over 35 installations, interactive performances, and art galleries create a fantastical realm exploring this year's theme of Growth.

LUNA Rail (Sunday, September 24th): Celebrate the 30th Railway Day at the Revelstoke Railway Museum with LUNA Rail. This family-friendly event blends art, music, and railway history, promising a delightful fusion of entertainment and heritage.

Photo Credit: Arts Revelstoke

Banff Pride

Dates: October 6th - October 15th

With an expansive event lineup, infuse your Banff escapades with an array of engaging experiences. From Drag Brunches to captivating Queer-lesque performances, lively concerts, exuberant parties, and a bustling pride market, the options are endless. Furthermore, indulge your taste buds in a spectrum of flavors as local restaurants join in a rainbow-inspired tasting event that extends across Banff and Lake Louise.

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

Dates: October 28th - November 5th

Come be a part of the 48th annual Festival in Banff, where adventurers, writers, and filmmakers gather to showcase their wonderful works. Experience epic films from across the globe on the grand screen. Enjoy the vibrant Festival Marketplace with a broader array of brands, and don't miss the debut of the NEW Rab Stage, offering complimentary talks with international producers, which will be announced on October 5th along with all their other free festivities. Groove to music during happy hours, engage in campfire chats with distinguished guests, explore downtown events, exhibitions, and so much more!

Important info:

Early bird tickets begin at a starting price of +$38CAD.

Aug.10 - Sept.15: Early Bird Tickets special offer.

October 4: Film finalists announced.

October 5: Online Film Pass on sale + Shows at Lux Banff and artsPlace Canmore on sale.

Banff Craft Beer Festival

Dates: November 23rd - November 25th

The Banff Craft Beer Festival is an annual local highlight that celebrates the vibrant craft beer culture in Banff, Alberta. This event brings together enthusiasts to experience a diverse range of local and international craft beers. Attendees can savor a variety of flavours and styles, including unique brews, while mingling with the brewers that make them. The festival offers more than just beer tasting, featuring live music, food vendors, and interactive activities. It's an opportunity for both seasoned enthusiasts and newcomers to immerse themselves in the craft beer scene against the stunning backdrop of the Canadian Rockies.

Photo Credit: Alberta Craft Beer Festival
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