There's an immeasurable amount of reasons why world-famous DJs and electronic dance music fans from all walks of life flock to
Shambhala Music Festival.
Besides the festival itself, there are a multitude of special, wholly singular experiences that Shambhala offers its attendees. Ahead of the 23rd edition of the beloved Canadian fest, we have curated a checklist of some of the most unique ways to spend your time at the Salmo River Ranch.
The festival returns following a two-year hiatus from July 22-25. In no particular order, here are 10 things every person who attends
Shambhala should experience at least once. 1. SkiiTour at The Amp BananaCamPhoto
While the festival doesn't officially start until Friday, many attendees arrive early to get their camp set up. You can arrive at the Salmo River Ranch as early as Tuesday (for an
If you're early to the party on Thursday afternoon, catch a can't-miss performance by the barnstorming DJ duo SkiiTour. We recommend you come decked out in neon colors and ski goggles—as many do—and prepare to be blasted by bombastic beats and bubble machines.One year, SkiiTour even handed out snowcones.
You can check out the stage-by-stage lineup for this year's fest
here. 2. Shambassador First Timers Tour Train c/o Press
First time on the farm? Fear not.
While the sheer size and magnitude of the festival can be a little daunting at first, we promise it won't take you long to feel at home. And if you would like a little support to settle in, we encourage you to connect with the warm and welcoming Shambassadors.
These endearing individuals earn their title from having been to Shambhala for five or more years, so they know their way around and are more than happy to show you the way.
3. Floatie Party on the River Britt Rose
The weather in Canada certainly fluctuates, but it's safe to assume that the daytime will be hot and sunny. Thankfully, there is ample access to the refreshing Salmo River, directly adjacent to the festival site.
We recommend that you come prepared with floaties to enjoy the festival's signature river romps each day. We can't think of a better way to cool off and come back to life after dancing the night away.
4. See Fractal Forest at night Marc Lefy
Ah, the elusive Fractal Forest. This alluring stage does not open until Friday, but when it does, people flood in.
The Fractal is the place to be if you're looking for the best in electro-funk music. If that's not your thing, we still recommend coming to take a look around at night—it really is quite a sight.