Annual Events

Check our Events Calendar for up-to-date information about all events, including changes or cancellations due to COVID-19

Visit our seasons page to find the perfect time of year to visit the region for your interests. 


For an update on Covid-19 in our region and a list of operating businesses visit our news page.


     Smith Junior Freeski Open
  Full Moon Ski
  Winter Carnival & Snowball Apres - WH2O
  Avalanche Awareness Day -WH2O
  Tour de Soup - Nelson Nordic Ski Club



  Skied Dating - Celebrate LOVE Day
  Polka-Dot Dragon Lantern Festival
  Teck Kootenay Cup - Nelson Nordic Ski Club
17 BC Family Day
  Appetite For Art
  Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival



  Clearwater Hill Climb - Nelson Nordic Ski Club
  Whitewater Ski Resort - Canadian Formal - eh!
  Kootenay Music Awards
  AFKO fait son show
  Bent On Art Festival
29 - 9 Kootenay Festival of the Arts


3 Whitewater Closing Day and Slush Cup
29 - 9 Kootenay Festival of the Arts
11 - 24 14 Days of Poutine 
15 - 17 Woodbury Dolly Derby
23 La Cabane à Sucre
  Grapes & Grains - Wine, Spirit, and Craft Beer Festival           


7 Kootenay Artisan Fair
8 Nelson Garden Starter / Mother's Day Market
  Cottonwood Community Market Saturdays, May - September
19 - 21 Kaslo May Days & Logger Sports
22 Kaslo Show 'n' Shine
  Kaslo Garden Festival
  Oxygen Art Market
  Tournament of Roses - Granite Pointe Golf Club
28 - 29 National Come and Try Rowing


  Kaslo Saturday Market - June - September
  Nelson Downtown Market Wednesdays, June - September
  Lardeau Valley Market - June - September
  Kaslo Artwalk - June - September
  Master Shucker & Ceasar Throwdown Competition
24 La FrancoFête
23 - 27 Elephant Mountain Literary Festival
24 - 25 Kootenay Burlesque Festival
24 ArtWalk Nelson
  Lemon Grind


1 Canada Day Celebrations - check our calendar for all the Canada Day events
3 iDIDaRIDE & Run
  MS Bike West Kootenay Challenge
  Nelson Fat Tire Festival
10 - 11 Nelson Sailing Regatta
  Starbelly Jam Music Festival
  Kaslo Guitar Fest
22 - 25 Shambhala Music Festival
23 - 24 Disc Break Ultimate Frisbee
28 - 31 Nelson Summer Youth Theatre - Capitol Theatre
29 ArtWalk Nelson
29 Nelson Night Market
29 - 31 Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival


6 - 7 Columbia Basin Culture Tour
  Kaslo's Birthday
12 - 14 Nelson International Mural Festival
  RedFish Festival at Kokanee Creek


  Winter Kickoff
  Kaslo Christmas Light Up & Kaslo Legion Craft Faire
  Whitewater Ski Resort Opening Day
  Santa Visits Whitewater Ski Resort

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