Touring the Purcell Mountains this August from Penticton to Kootenay National Park will not only give you the greatest chance to witness the true beauty of British Columbia, but it will provide you the perfect opportunity to experience one of Canada's largest electronic music festivals to date. Adventurous travellers can plan the ultimate road trip from Walnut Beach Resort to Kootenay National Park, and situated right in the centre is the Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo, British Columbia.
Held during the first week of August in the 500-acre Salmo River cattle ranch, the festival first started in 1998 with about 500 attendees. Now, the event has reached capacity, with a guest list reaching 10,000 people each year. Boasting six themed stages, each with its own stage director, the ranch festival provides a unique performance for audience members, making it sometimes tough for guests to choose which one to stand in front of for the show.
This year, artists including Kastle, Porter Robinson and Pretty Lights will bring explosive beats to the stage, creating the ultimate dance party for all who attend. Guests can gain rest beforehand in the great outdoors of the Kootenays and recover afterwards in the luxurious, lakeside Osoyoos hotel until they are ready to pack it up and return home.