These days, anyone and everyone can snap a breathtaking photo at any given moment in their day. Whether it’s a spectacular sunset, moments with friends and family or the all too popular food/meal pic!
As we transition into autumn, there are an abundance of events for coast to coast you can attend to get that perfect shot and there is no better place than Alberta. You’re never pressed for fun things to do, be it something as simple as a nature walk or adventurous as a foliage train ride. So, grab your coats, scarfs, boots and get your camera ready because we’ve got some of the best festivals for you to get the perfect photo.
Here are some of Alberta’s best fall festivals to the ‘gram!
When: September 13, 2019
Back for its 6th year, this event features a diverse collection of local and international musicians and dancers, scheduled on multiple different stages for hours of non-stop, jam-packed fun and revelry in one compact location.
When: September 13, 2019 to September 14, 2019
Celebrate the craftmanship of some of the finest distilleries in the world in mountain paradise where your senses are heightened and hones. There will be over 12 classes over two days and 1 Grand Tasting event hosting 60 distilleries that will be pouring hundreds of different whiskies from around the world.
When: September 25 to September 29, 2019
Featuring balloons from around the world, this is a Hot Air Balloon Competition featuring the event, ‘Night Glow’, which is a staple of the town of High River. It is a spectacular show that can never be forgotten.
When: September 27 to September 29, 2019
Dress in your Dirndl and leap into Lederhosen for Calgary’s authentic three-day extravaganza. Rally your friends and experience a real Bavarian event complete with award winning German-style beers from three Calgary breweries, competitions, swag bags, a real log fire and even cuckoo clocks!
When: September 28 to September 29, 2019
All aboard for a weekend of train facts and fun at Heritage Park Historical Village. The Park’s trains take centre stage for two days with demonstrations, hands-on activities and exciting exhibits. Watch a turn table demonstration, take a ride in a caboose, tour the cab of an antique steam engine and enjoy special activities all weekend.
When: October 18, 2019
At 11,000 square kilometers, Jasper National Park is the world’s largest accessible Dark Sky Preserver. Every October, Astronomers of any level can enjoy this natural wonder and take part in guided stargazing, planetarium experiences and photography workshops. Come along and get lost in the stars!
When: October 18 to October 19, 2019
This festival will spoil your senses! Attendees will have the opportunity to explore new wines, premium spirits, craft beers, blended scotches along with irresistible gourmet nibbles from local restaurants and hotels.
When: October 19, 2019
One of the prime events in Downtown Okotoks. This event features live music, food trucks along Clark Avenue and a microbrewery tasting at the Landmark Site.
When: November 8 to November 9, 2019
Happiness never tasted so good! Explore new wines, premium spirits, craft beers, blended scotches and much more. Enjoy samples from local restaurants and hotels as well.
When: November 16, 2019
As fall retreats and winter emerges, so does the wonder and joy of Christmas in the Canadian Rockies. At dusk, the streets come alive with the magic glow of the Santa Claus Parade of Lights as a procession of floats and performers traverse Banff Avenue.
When: November 20 to 24, 2019
Calgary Stampede Park will be home to the first-ever Grey Cup Rodeo when the city hosts the CFL championship festival. So, come on down and ‘Experience the Energy’!