First annual Canadian Mountain Festival taking place in Edmonton

The Canadian Mountain Network honours United Nations' International Mountain Day for the first time in Canada.

Katie Willis - 1 December 2016

For the first time ever, Canada will recognize the United Nations' International Mountain Day on Sunday, December 11 with a week-long festival taking place at the University of Alberta.

The Canadian Mountain Network is hosting the first annual Mountain Festival-a celebration of the rich cultures and unique environments found in mountain landscapes-from Friday, December 9 to Thursday, December 16.

The festival will encompass and celebrate all aspects of mountain life, from biodiversity to indigenous experience and visual art to sport and recreation.

A detailed list of events can be found on the International Mountain Day Canada website.

Major events