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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  • Quesnel

    “We had the first bathtub in town,” Barb Dodge said from behind her laptop. I did a double-take and looked at my surroundings. I was in an office at the RBC Building on St. Laurent Ave. in Quesnel, B.C. Barb, the branch manager, had brought in some old archival photos mounted to cardboard along with an original scale they used back in the days when they accepted gold at the bank.

  • 100 Mile House

    The Hot July Nights (July 13-15, 2018) car and bike show is fast-approaching but as you head up or down Highway 97 this season, consider exploring 100 Mile House from a unique angle - from the water. Whether you’re out at the family cabin by the lake, or right in town.

     

  • As Canada Day approaches, you may find yourself wondering how last year’s sesquicentennial celebrations can be topped—if you’re not still worn out from them, that is. From Victoria to Charlottetown, the country was abuzz last year with countless elaborate celebrations that will not soon be forgotten, setting the bar for Canada Day festivities to come. If you’re already thinking about how to keep the party going for Canada’s 151st, check out these events happening across BC and Alberta that will help you relive the magic of Canada 150.

  • Summer is here! And that means the bustling festival season kicks into high gear. Alberta’s capital city is no stranger to the festival scene, having earned its moniker ‘Canada’s Festival City’ for hosting over 50 festivals annually. The summer season provides the widest range of opportunities to partake in festival fun showcasing Edmonton’s love of arts and culture, food, and entertainment.

  • Alex Cuba's mirrored aviators glint neon green as he tilts his face toward the sun.

    The Afro-Cuban jazz groove master has just launched into his hit Beautiful Mistake and the crowd at the Salmon Arm ROOTSandBlues Festival is going wild.

  • Nothing brings people and communities together like gathering for food. The smell wafting through the air, the sound of the sizzle of a grill, the clink of glasses in celebration and the purr of the people enjoying the bounty is the perfect recipe for foody fun.

  • carving on the edge

    Carving on the Edge delivers a spirited experience that is so special it’s a bit hard to explain, but ideally this story will help give you a taste for it. But first, I want to paint a picture that transports you there.

  • You’ve been there before – standing at the gates or waiting in line among several or hundreds of others. Then someone pulls open their backpack and takes out their wireless mobile charging stand. Of course! That’s what you forgot to bring!

  • Music Festival season is just around the corner and if you don’t start planning now, you’ll blink and miss the whole season. We picked a few festivals you might want to pack the car for that start on the island and meander through B.C. and Alberta. Of course, there are many more to consider, so check out our calendar and keep filling in those dates.

  • Ahh, spring and love are in the air. Where? All over British Columbia and Alberta. Here’s our list of top spring festivals to impress your date this season.

  • It's that time again. Beers on the patio, Frisbee at the park and best of all - OUTDOOR FESTIVAL TIME! Spread out the calendar and grab the felt pen and start circling dates for an epic summer.  

  • Carol Pilon

    What would possibly make a beautiful young lady decide she needs to step out of a plane and stand on the wing while the plane dips and dives above a crowded airport?