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.

    By Katie Willis on December 1, 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