Tickets for Live Events in Canada
Canada is famously the second-largest country in the world, with its population almost entirely concentrated along its southern border, leaving the vast, unspoiled forests and tundra to the north barely inhabited. Stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and the U.S. border to the Arctic, are Canada's 10 provinces and three territories. Live entertainment and cultural offerings are mostly concentrated in major cities, particularly Ottawa (the capital), Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria, but not to be overlooked are the cultural treasures of smaller towns and cities.
Ice hockey is Canada's official national sport, with tickets for NHL games in particular being incredibly popular. Seven NHL franchises are based in Canadian cities, including the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Canadian football and lacrosse are popular spectator sports too.
Among the biggest festivals and annual events in Canada are the L'International des Feux Loto-QuÃ©bec (Montreal Fireworks Festival), which attracts around 3 million spectators every summer; Winterlude, taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, and Gatineau, Quebec, in celebration of winter; and Vancouver's Celebration of Light. Also notable are the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, the Quebec Winter Carnival and the Calgary Stampede, a major rodeo and carnival.
Canada's performing arts scene is represented by top-notch theater, ballet, opera and orchestral companies in all of its major cities. Among the most prestigious are the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto-based Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.
Visitors and locals throughout Canada are fortunate to have plenty of great venues with packed calendars of events year round. Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton is notable as the largest stadium in Canada, while the biggest indoor arena title belongs to Montreal's Bell Centre.