For the sake of this list we’ve concentrated on events where comics are advertised as being a significant element of the convention. Omitted are the many literary and science fiction/fantasy conventions that do not actively/promote comics as an element of their event.
But first, a note about Canadian regions and geography.
Most of Canada’s 34+ Million population clusters in cities close to the US/Canada border like Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax. 21 Million people live in Central Canada (Ontario and Quebec). 10 Million people live in the Western Provinces and the other 3 million in the Maritime Provinces. Under 100,000 people live in the northern territories.
If you see an event is missing from this list please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: some updates made November 27, 2013 — added two Quebec-based events – one in Gatineau, one in Montreal.
- Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival – August
- Hal-Con – October/November
Prince Edward Island
- Le Rendez-vous de la bande dessinée de Gatineau – Novembre
- Expozine – November
- Montreal Comic-Con – September
- Montreal Mini Comic-Con – December
- Festival de bande dessinée de Montréal – Mai.
- Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec – Avril
- Con-G – February
- Kazoo! Zine and Comic Expo – April
- Hammer Town Comic Con – Early October
- Zine Fair – Defunct
- Niagara Falls Comic-Con – June
- Ottawa Comic Con – May
- Ottawa Pop Culture Expo – Early December
- Canzine – Fall
- Fan Expo Canada – Late August
- Anime North – Late May
- Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) – Early May
- Toronto Comic Con presented by Wizard – On Indefinite Hiatus
- Toronto ComiCON/Toronto AnimeCON (1 day show) – Mid-December
- Toronto ComiCON presented by FanExpo Canada – Early March
- Zine Dream – Late summer
- GTA Comic Con – Mid-April
- Christmas Comic Con – Early December
- Central Canada Comic-Con – November
- Saskatchewan Blitz – June
- Regina Comic Fair – September
- Fan Expo Regina – May
- Fan Expo Vancouver – April
- Canzine West
- VanCAF – Vancouver Comic Arts Festival – May
- Vancouver Comicon – every 2 months
- Vancouver Comix & Stories
- Vancouver Island Comic Con – Unknown