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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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  • We rolled down Highway 97 from Williams Lake and turned off toward the Chief Will Yum campsite that had been transformed into a festival ground. There were tents, camper vans, kids playing on the grass, and the aroma of concession fare tickled my nose.

  • I touched down in the Quesnel Airport, just two hours from YVR, collected my checked bag, and walked over to the Quesnel SkyFest counter.

     

  • On a bright summer morning, Williams Lake - the Mural Capital of the Cariboo - was buzzing, and the Cariboo Arts and Culture Centre was the main hive of activity.

  • So everyone thought Kevin Costner was crazy, plowing over his cornfield to build a baseball park. Sharing that “build it and they will come spirit,” runs deep in the Cariboo Chilcotin. All that is missing is you; jump into history, saddle up, prepare to soar, and spin your wheels.

     

  • It’s summer and that means you have to dust off the cowboy boots and get ready to do some two-stepping at country music festivals. Where? All over British Columbia and Alberta you are going to find some of the best acts on tour. Here’s our list of top Country Music Festivals for 2017.

     

  • So everyone thought Kevin Costner was crazy, plowing over his cornfield to build a baseball park. Sharing that “build it and they will come spirit,” runs deep in the Cariboo Chilcotin. All that is missing is you; jump into history, saddle up, prepare to soar, and spin your wheels.

  • It wasn’t a typical Sunday morning. Looking out over Lethbridge’s signature coulee, the bright blue Alberta sky promising a spectacular summer’s day, the happy-go-lucky sound of a banjo came to life, its quick-paced notes immediately making my foot tap the rusty shale path below me.

  • Festival season is here and that means road trip!

    If you're the one packing up the car, have we got a few great ideas and some cool gear that will make to a breeze and have you on your way no time.

  • Dust, horses and the faint smell of fresh manure bring me back to childhood in rural Alberta. Big cities and professional tours draw broader public attention these days but there’s something about the small town rodeos - like the Boyle Rodeo in Boyle, AB. - that gets me, even though I never really tried my hand at roping, riding or rustling.

     

  • Sam Steele Days, held the third week of June, certainly has something for everyone - and then some. So mark your calendar for next year for a festival that is a mashup celebration of history, sports, arts and culture.

     

  • Event update: Postponed 
    Due to the current forest fire and projected weather of wind and hot weather, the 5th annual Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo, scheduled for Sept. 9, 2017 will not be held. It will return on Sept. 8, 2018. 

  • Like most forms of art, chalking can be very messy. The pastel colours get on your hands, on your clothes, on your face and in your hair. Medicine Hat native and local artisan Kristine Ens doesn’t mind though. For her, the messiness of “chalking” is what she loves about the medium.