In Tibetan and Indian Buddhist traditions, Shambhala is a kingdom hidden somewhere in Inner Asia. In this regard, the Shambhala music festival is its own kingdom hidden inside the West Kootenay Mountains near Nelson, British Columbia. The eclectic mix of music and art lasts four days and three nights starting August 8th.

The festival provides six uniquely themed stages with a wide range of artists, pretty much ensuring at any point during the day you will find the exact music you want to hear.

Shambhala is one of the most unique festivals in Canada. Not only has it grown to become the largest and one of the longest running electronic music festivals in Canada, but from the beginning they have refused any kind of corporate sponsorship. It runs solely on volunteers and spreading the Shambhalove through word of mouth. Interested in being a part of history? Learn more about volunteering here!