Optimism, Imagination and Possibility

For nearly 40 years, the Festival has exposed countless youngsters to the arts in an entertaining and educational way. But more than that, it has introduced them to a bigger, more exciting world, and jump-started their curiosity, creativity and confidence. After all, someone will become the future of space travel, make the next medical breakthrough or create priceless pieces of art – why not them? Through world-class programming in music, dance and theatre, as well as literary, visual and circus arts, kids learn they are only bound by their imagination, and imagination is limitless!


We have a series of downloadable caricature cards created by illustrator, Andy Cookson. There are nine different cards to chose from including; Adventurer, Prince, Artist, Astronaut, Jet-pack explorerPrincess, Superhero, Train Conductor, or Fairy. Create your very own self drawn portrait.

Pick one or pick all, it's up to you. Have fun!

Show your #ButterflyPride

Show us your best butterfly. Whatever medium you use to make a butterfly, we want to see your #ButterflyPride
Download our original Butterfly colouring sheet or our textured Butterfly colouring sheet.

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CBC's show Molly of Denali

June 19, 2020

Watch award winning Molly of Denali ›

The first nationally distributed children's series to feature an Indigenous girl living in Alaska as the lead character has been awarded a prestigious Peabody Award.

Smiling Face and creature playing the drums

May 28, 2020

Let's Make Music! ›

This great website allows you to make creatures play the bongos & drums or create a song for playback using shapes.

Girl holding a craft butterfly

May 24, 2020

Make paper plate butterfly ›

We found this clever crafty idea for little ones to try. Paper plate butterfly and caterpillars. Perhaps you have these materials in your home and can create your very own custom butterfly.

Métis Dot Art flower

May 20, 2020

Try your hand at Métis Dot Art ›

We thought we'd share with you a tutorial on how to create a Dot Art Flower inspired by Métis floral bead-work. Enjoy the video tutorial courtesy of our friends at the Junior Festival