2017 Summer Events and Festivals

Our festivals and events are the perfect way to complete your Wells Gray adventure!
Here's a taste of our featured summer events.

For the full events listings visit our Events Page.

CANADA DAY CELEBRATION - July 1, 2017

Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday this July 1, 2017 at Dutch Lake Beach in Clearwater, BC. This popular local celebration features a BBQ , live musics and games on the beach. Great fun for all including families. This event is generously coordinated by the District of Clearwater-"Love Where you Live!"



CLEARWATER KAYAK FESTIVAL - July 21-23, 2017
The Clearwater River has the best whitewater paddling in BC and has a legendary festival to match its mighty waters. Paddle and party all weekend. Races, live music, parties, prizes and camping make this the kayaking festival you should not miss. Get your weekend pass here!         
   


Stargazing Festival - August 4, 2017
The Dark Skies of Wells Gray Park are the ideal setting for viewing the summer Perseid Meteor showers and the Milky Way. All are welcome to enjoy an astronomers presentation before scouting for meteors in the night sky.
 



CLEARWATER CHILDREN'S ART FESTIVAL -  August 9, 2017

Calling all kids! This fantastic festival is perfectly catered to delight any child. From music, to fun crafts and zany activities. Bring your family to enjoy this well-loved event right in the heart of Clearwater at the Dutch Lake Community Centre field.

 


CLEARWATER CANOE REGATTA - September 9, 2017
Join us for a day of wildly Canadian fun and adventure.
In the morning, challenge yourself to a mini-triathlon Clearwater style by running, biking, and paddling. Or show your community spirit by running or walking 5k.  Then, join us for the main event! Canoe, kayak, paddle board and dinghy races on Dutch Lake. Games and entertainment keep spectators busy on the beach.  Locals and visitors are welcome to enjoy this signature Clearwater event.



SERENITY HARVEST MUSIC FESTIVAL - September 8-10, 2017
A true gem of a music festival, the Harvest Music Festival is intimate enough that you can enjoy top-notch music performers while also revelling in the folksy atmosphere at this outdoor music festival. Dance in bare feet to acclaimed musicians. Enjoy local food trucks and activities. Bring your camper or tent and stay the weekend as camping is free with your weekend pass!
Check out the line-up and get your weekend passes here.