Category: Canada Festivals


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One of the most popular festival held every spring is Vancouver’s  Cherry Blossom festival or “Sakura Festival”. Basically the term Sakura originates from Japan meaning “a flowering cherry tree”.  It was believed that many of  the cherry blossoms in Vancouver originates Japan. This is a celebration of spring awakening with more than 37,000 Cherry Trees of Vancouver.  It has served as a symbol of spring and friendship of both in Canada and Japan.

This year as Vancouver’s celebrates it’s 125th anniversary, The Cherry Blossom Festival  will once again paint the city in pink from March 26-April 22, 2011. With it’s budding and flowering trees, it’s no wonder that it has become an international symbol for Spring.

Highlights of this Year’s festival:

  • The Cherry Jam Downtown – the festival’s kick off party will be held at Burrard Skytain station or March 31.
  • The Haiku Invitational 2011 – get your creative juices up to create your very own haiku.  see official site for details
  • Bike the blossoms – enjoy a ride and in a scenic route by a blossoming cherry trees
  • Cherry Blossom Viewing – Check out the viewing map and learn where’s the best place to capture this unique trees
  • Sakura Days Japan Fair –  Experience Japan with numerous oriental events and ceremony this April 2 &3 at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

RV-ers you may leave your motorhome vehicles in one of the many RV Parks and venture out to see the festival sights. RV-ers, here are some of Vancouver’s RV Parks and some campgrounds near the area.

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar and get ready to witness the Cherry Blossom festivals with RV rentals. Visit us at RV rentals Canada and choose from our wide array of quality motorhomes in the market.

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This year Canada welcomes spring with it’s largest flower and garden festival of North America, The 14th Annual Canada Blooms festival. Happening from March 16 -20, 2011,  the event showcase outstanding floral and landscape displays and aims to promote horticulture with this year’s theme: “Rhythms”. This year’s festival will be held at Direct Energy Centre in Toronto with about six acres of enchanting gardens in full blooms.

By visiting the events you get to marvel at the fantastic floral displays of different gardens, watch floral competitions, attend over 200 hours of free lectures and shop at Blooms Marketplace!

Spring is also the best time of the year to go RVing to Canada.  So,  don’t forget to drive to Ottawa and be apart of this biggest spring party! Celebrate this colorful season with RV rentals.

*Here’s a video from YouTube relieving the memories of Canada Blooms 2009.


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Canada is a rich country with numerous festivals happening every year. From seasonal festivals to annual and historical events, name it, we have everything here in Canada. These festivities has become an instant attraction from travelers all over the world paving their way to ” the land of maples ” to witness the said events.

With the  RV rentals industry booming in the country, this has become a major means of transportation to travel from once place to another. Thus providing convenience to spectators who wants to have their fill of Canadian festivals.

The picture above showcase festivals of Canada happening this coming spring. From the famous Maple festivals to Tulips and Cherry Blossoms Festivals to name a few.  Get ready to mark your calendar once again, it’s time to say hello to spring!

Enjoy and Have Fun!

Don’t forget to book early with RV rentals and get your dose of the much awaited Canadian Spring Festivals!

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Hello Ottawa!

Once again it’s the time of the year to bring out the skating shoes. This February 4 to 21 of 2011,  Winterlude Festival will take the city of Ottawa in storm!  Get ready to enjoy the world’s largest skating rink, The Rideau Canal Skateway. Marvel over impressive ice sculptures, gigantic snow playgrounds and numerous outdoor activities. It’s a Celebration of winter,  music, culture and great food. This year the event takes place in venues all over the city which includes Confederation Park, The Museum of Civilization, Jacques-Cartier Park, Ottawa City Hall and The Rideau Canal Skateway, a UNESCO world heritage.

Rvers, get ready to drive your RV to the eastern part of Ontario. Don’t forget to miss this year’s exciting celebration in Ottawa! Don’t have RV? no worries! Discover Ottawa with RV rentals Canada.

You may visit: http://www.ottawa-information-guide.com for the various scheduled of events.

 

 

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This January visit Ontario as Niagara celebrates the 16th Annual Ice  Wine festival.  Forget about the warmth of the hot coffee, get ready to sip one of Canada’s famous produce ice wine. Serve chilled from frozen grapes, it is picked when temperature stayed below 17 degrees Fahrenheit by Canadian Law.  Canada is one of the largest producer of ice wine in the world and Ontario is the largest producer of ice wine in North America. The making of this expensive wine requires complex process  and procedures, thus there are only few ice wineries in the world.  Wine lovers from all over the world come visit “The Land of Wineries”  to taste their exquisite wines.

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The 2011 Ice wine festival  event features ice wine cocktail competition, ice wine village, gala evening toasts, chestnut roasts, wine and dessert party.Visitors will get their fill of the famous Ontario wines, as local wine makers will host various ice wine activities, winery tours and ice wine tasting by an impressive ice bars.  For those who would like to visit local wineries featured in the festival, you will need to purchase a discovery pass for $30 to allow to sample wines and sumptuous food at different wineries.

Don’t miss this year’s Ice Wine Festival, celebrate with Canada by  RV rentals. Feel free to visit us at http://www.mydriveholiday.ca

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Starting January 28  to February 13,  Quebec Winter Festival will once again brings the city in a winter wonderland holiday! The world’s largest festival is one of the most sought after event in Canada. The carnival feature various winter activities and extravagant merry making. It also caters outdoor activities like  snow sculptures,  skating, snowmobiling,    snow slides,  canoe racing, dog sledding and zip lines. Visit Arctic Spa Village,  Kraft Village, attend the night parades, watch the spectacular fireworks display and go winter camping.  There’s numerous kid friendly activities and carnival parks that your kids will surely love. Don’t miss out the fun Be sure to mark your calendar. Get your RV ready and join Quebec for this  much awaited winter celebration!

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Don’t have RV? No worries,  RV rentals Canada will help you discover Quebec and it’s fascinating winter festival. Check out http://www.mydriveholiday.ca for our wide array quality of motorhomes that suit your budget.

Every January, Jasper National Park  comes to life. Starting from January 14 to the 30th,   Jasper will celebrate their much awaited winter festival. This festival features live music, day to night activities, great food and street parties. Some of the highlights of the festivals includes the famous Mountain Park Lodges Chili Cook-off, Wine and Beer  tasting, Bear’s Paw Polar Dip and live concerts. For those after an extreme adventure Jasper festival offers various winter outdoor activities. Take your pick from skiing, snowboarding, canyon crawling, sleigh rides, skating and snow shoeing.

This is the best time to visit Jasper because of the numerous room deals discounts and reduced ticket prices. So you can enjoy Alberta’s most celebrated winter festival festivals without worrying about empty savings. There is definitely something for everyone! Don’t miss this fun and exciting winter festival!

For RV travelers, there are numerous  year round RV camps in Jasper Alberta that can provide you a perfect accommodation while experiencing one of the best winter festival in Canada.
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Canadian loves winter! They welcome the freezing weather as the start of a significant festivals during winter. The fluffy white snows instantly sets the mood of the party scenes, bringing locals and tourists all together. Canadian’s celebrate their festivals with pride. So if you’re in Canada during holidays, forget about the hot chocolate and the warm mattress. Take out the snow boots and comfy mittens, get ready to celebrate winter in Canadian style!

Here’ are the top 10 most celebrated winter festivals in Canada:


Winterlude festival

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Canada’s capital city Ottawa celebrates this festivals every February. This three week long event features snow sculptures, Snowflakes kingdom, live music and the most famous skating on the Rideau Canal – the world’s largest skating rink.

 

Quebec Winter festivals

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Winter brings the city of Quebec to a magical transformation for the start of the world’s largest winter carnival. This celebration begins by January until mid-February. Day time activities includes sleigh rides, skiing,dog sledding, and canoe racing across St. Lawrence River. When the nights sets in, get ready to join the night parades, concerts and be amazed of the spectacular snow sculptures.

 

Niagara Winter Festival of Lights

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One of the most celebrated highlight of the event is the fireworks display and the magnificent illumination of the Niagara Falls. Starting from November to January, the marvelous multi-colored lights converts the place into a kaleidoscopic atmosphere that delights every spectators.

Festival du Voyageur

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Celebrated every February at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, This winter festivals showcase Canada’s fur trading and French-Canadian culture with various historical activities, shows, exhibits and parades.

 

Montreal Winter festival

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This unique winter festival focus on Celebration of Light, culture, arts and great food. Considered as the largest culinary celebration in Canada, festival goers come here for the numerous activities, fireworks displays and the superb dining experience.

Toronto Cavalcade of Lights

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This event takes place every November to December. It is famous for it’s fantastic fireworks display, the neighborhood lightning, the giant Christmas tree with more than 100,000 animated lights and the illumination of Nathan Phillips Square.


Whether your staying in a luxury hotel or going on a RV vacation, don’t forget to visit these wonderful places for a magical and unforgettable winter holidays!