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4 Can’t-Miss Canadian Summer Festivals

Want to check out a great festival this summer? We’ve got a few favourites that might be just what you’re looking for.

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Winnipeg Folk Festival

 

Now in its 40th year, this rootsy bonanza is Canada’s most famous folk fest. 

When: July 10 to 14
Where:
Winnipeg
For fans of: 
NPR’s musical programming, the Indigo Girls.
Don’t miss:
 First Nations hip-hop crew A Tribe Called Red.


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Interstellar Rodeo

 

A showcase of alt-country and Americana for adults who want to seriously rock out.

When: July 26 to 28
Where:
Edmonton
For fans of:
 Wine with their tunes and twang with their rock.
Don’t miss:
 Rock ‘n’ soul quartet Alabama Shakes.


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Osheaga Festival


The Canadian equivalent of huge European fests like Glastonbury and Reading.

When: August 2 to 4
Where:
Montréal

For fans of: 
On-trend music and fashion, Instagram.
Don’t miss: 
Anything. Not Phoenix nor Azealia Banks


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Shambhala Festival

 

Good vibes and subwoofers populate this electronic-music party.

When: August 7 to 12
Where:
Salmo, B.C.
For fans of:
 Forest raves, booming bass, sun salutations.
Don’t miss:
 Turntablist A-Trak, Kelowna dubstep DJ Datsik.