Canada is really the perfect neighbor. Quiet. Polite. And never does much other than say “Maybe you might not wanna do that, eh?” every time America gets drunk and starts yelling about burning the whole world down. Then once in a while, Canada throws a pretty good party too, and is always sure to invite us over.
Most of those parties go down in the summer, the perfect time to visit since the weather is actually above freezing. Whether it’s the world’s richest rodeo, North America’s most prestigious film festival, or one of the biggest jazz fests outside New Orleans, Canada’s summer festivals rank among the best in the world. Here are 16 worth planning a summer vacation around.