Stories

Western Canada has no shortage of stories on all kinds of entertainment.

Within these pages, search out your favourite destination, or search for things to do based on your interest, such as music. @FestivalSeekers, we’ve produced many stories guaranteed to ignite your passion to explore music, food, arts and cultural experiences.

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  • 5 acre shaker

    We all know when something is done right. You have that sense of contentment, and, in some cases, a feeling that you were a part of something pretty magical. Such is the case with the now five-year running Five Acre Shaker, a music festival with the best intentions as described by writer and photographer Chris Istace, the Mindful Explorer. His life’s work is curating and connecting with communities to tell their stories and help elevate your festival and travel experiences.

  • FestivalSeekers

    Ah yes, summer is here and it's finally festival season. But along with those super fun festivals comes pollution from cars, large amounts of trash, and tons of plastic water bottles. The good news is that we've created this list so that you can be a little more friendly to the environment this summer festival season.

  • Sunset
  • raptors

    The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Championship in franchise history, defeating the Warriors 114-110 to bring the title north of the border for the first time ever. Fans have been celebrating the victory all over Canada. Check out all the excitement here.

  • Squamish Beer Fest

    There are a million ways to celebrate Dad this Father's Day, but if your dad is an avid foodie, his favourite way to enjoy it would be spending the day with you at a food and drink festival.

  • It’s already shaping up to be a summer of festival fun. Picture yourself whooping it up at a stampede, trying out your first triathlon (or cheering on your sporty friends from the sidelines), or listening to some amazing young musicians playing classical music surrounded by the ocean on B.C.’s beautiful Sunshine Coast.

  • Like any season from ski season, golf season, baseball, football…any of them, any aficionado gets itchy feet as the season comes closer. So, it’s no surprize that festival lovers are anticipating the season. Who will be on the line-up at your favourite festival? Only the organizers and the singer’s agents know for sure.

  • Wine and cheese and food and wait…more wine! It’s the 3rd annual “WineSpring” event at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino near Cranbrook, and it looks like the best way to start the season with style. For this event, the resort has partnered with wineries, distillers and chefs to create a full weekend event to get you in the mode to celebrate the change of the season.

  • March 16 is a big day in this northern Alberta city with two major events taking place – the Race of Vermilion and the Beckie Scott Loppet. Both events are competitive and both are fun. 

  • Powell River Film Festival

    Is a slightly off-the-beaten-path destination the best place to hold a film festival? “Absolutely,” says Gary Shilling, executive director and programming member for the Powell River Film Festival Society.

  • Cranbrook, B.C. is ramping up the wow factor on Family Day Weekend with the new CBK-X Winter Blitzville. Not only is it a great basecamp for the long weekend to cram in your favourite winter sports like skiing and boarding, but now the city offering an evening of spectacular demonstrations of athleticism, horsepower and fireworks. And when we say fireworks – we mean Ka-BOOM!

  • “This area is about boats, entirely about boats,” said Mark Brezer of SloCat Tours after he picked my mother and I up from John Henry’s Resort & Marina. Mom and I had just spent the night in the adorably quaint Prawn Palace, a well-appointed cottage literally right on top of the water in Hospital Bay. We sat back in the bench seats, armed with the binoculars and harbour map provided by Mark and slipped past our waterfront cottage and its sister cabin next door, the Oyster Shack.