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Banff Christmas Market

100 Sundance Road - Warner Stables, Banff

November 24-26 & December 1-3, 2023

MARKET HOURS: Friday & Saturday 10am - 8pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm 

This market has quickly become a favorite Christmas shopping experience. The stables are definitely decked for the season:


“The Banff Christmas Market is inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New. It captures all of the tradition, heritage, and romance of these European Markets while showcasing the best artisanal products of the Bow Valley and its surrounding regions. Boasting unique products, family-friendly entertainment, and a festive menu of cocktails, pretzels, mulled wine, and sweets, The Banff Christmas Market creates a warm and inviting environment for families of all ages during the day and an adult atmosphere in the evening.”

The market takes place on 3 weekends – the 2 I am attending, plus November 17-19.


TICKETS ARE REQUIRED – visit the website:

Banff Mountain Film Fest

Festival MarketPlace

The Kinnear Centre at The Banff Centre

November 3 - 5, 2023 

A tradition of the Mountain Film Fest since it’s inception, you can shop for new skis or a new painting, an adventure book, a keepsake, a drawing or photograph of your favorite mountain… all in the robust energy of the film fest atmosphere.

Friday, November 3: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Saturday, November 4: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday, November 5: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Canmore Christmas Artisan's Market

Canmore Recreation Centre

1900 8 Ave, Canmore

10 – 4, November 18 & 18, 2023

A tradition since 1996, this market is full of amazing makers and always has something for everyone. 

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Flip the Script - Reimagining
Fort Calgary


Show runs until November.

View Fort Calgary past and present through various artistic eyes and styles.


In partnership with ART SPOT, this monumental group exhibition of artistic talent will contribute to the positive change of this historic site. From the unique lens of a local artist, the narrative of Fort Calgary will be broadened into a world of inclusivity through creativity.


For more info:

Stratford Art in Park

Every Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday

May 20 – October 1, 2023

Along the banks of the Avon River between the Festival Theatre and the Tom Patterson Theatre.

Weather permitting, I’ll be attending:

May 20, 21, 24

June 28

July – all dates

August 2, 5, 6, 9

September – from the 13th on

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Stratford Artists Takeover

Matilda Swanson Gallery

June 2 – July 23, 2023

This fabulous gallery is on Downie Street in Stratford, steps away from the Avon Theatre. Recently moved and renovated, it is an Art AND Wine Bar (they must know artists!). You can sip and shop!

Current hours:

Wednesday & Thursday 11-5

Friday & Saturday 11-6

Sunday 12-4

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Bayfield - Set Sail

Public Art display

Bayfield, Ontario – on the shores of Lake Huron

On display until fall 2023

The Bayfield Centre for the Arts created a wonderful opportunity for artists and for the public. 6 metal boats, forged by blacksmith Jim Wallace, have been placed around the town. Each boat with it’s own creative sail commemorating Bayfield history or nature. 


My boat is listed as #5, found at the end of Howard Street at the top of the wooden stairs. There is some parking and beach access at this location.


Download artist info, Bayfield history, and the map of all the boat locations with QR codes at all locations. Though maps are also posted around town. Enjoy this public art creation until the sails come down in the fall!!

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