Top Choice Film in Toronto

Toronto International Film Festival

Since its inception in 1976, TIFF has grown to be the crowning jewel of the Toronto festival scene and a key player in the world film circuit. Attracting over 400,000 eager cine-philes to the red-carpet celebrity fr…
Top Choice Music in Canso

Stan Rogers Folk Festival

Most people who come to Canso come for the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the biggest festival in Nova Scotia. It quadruples the town's population, with six stages showcasing folk, blues and traditional musicians from a…
Top Choice LGBT in Toronto

Pride Toronto

Toronto's most flamboyant event celebrates the diversity of sexuality and gender identity, with a whole month (it was a week) of community events, workshops and gatherings, mostly free. The exploration climaxes with…
Top Choice Cultural in Toronto

Toronto Fringe Festival

Celebrating over 25 years in the spotlight, Toronto’s largest theater and performance festival hosts dozens of plays on as many stages over two weeks in early July. Ranging from utterly offbeat to seriously emotive …
Top Choice Cultural in Iqaluit

Alianait Arts Festival

A midsummer celebration of Inuit culture encompassing art, music, film, storytelling, food and a circus. Events like seal thanksgiving and concerts around National Aboriginal Day (June 21) are sometimes tied in.
Top Choice Performing Arts in Yellowknife

Snowking Winter Festival

The Snowking, a grizzled houseboater, organizes this great winter event, hosting concerts, theatrical performances and hockey games right through March at a giant ice castle he builds on Yellowknife Bay.
Top Choice Art in Inuvik

Great Northern Arts Festival

The North's top art festival draws carvers, painters and other creators from across the circumpolar world. It's great for buying Arctic art, watching it being made and participating in cultural events.
Top Choice Performing Arts in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

North America's second-largest fringe fest; the comedy, drama, music and cabaret are often wildly creative, raw and great fun. Held over 10 days in the Exchange District.
Top Choice Cultural in Dawson City

Discovery Days

Celebrates the you-know-what of 1896 with parades and picnics. Events begin days before, including an excellent art show. It's a hoot!
Top Choice Cultural in Stratford

Stratford Festival

Sir Alec Guinness played Richard III on opening night of this much-lauded festival, which began humbly in a tent at Queen's Park. With over 60 seasons under its belt, the festival has since achieved international ac…