Canadian Music Roadtrip


The open breadth of the prairies meets the majesty of the Rockies in Alberta. Its vibrant festivals welcome fans of all musical genres, offering big city experiences, small town charms – and spectacular backdrops.

  1. The North Country Fair is one of the longest-running festivals in Alberta. The Lesser Slave Lake North Country Community Organization is a volunteer-powered … read more

  2. What began as a camping weekend for several local folk clubs in 1987 intended for organizers to get to know each other better morphed into an annual three-day event. … read more

  3. Held at Calgary's idyllic urban Prince’s Island Park since 1980, Calgary Folk Music Festival is one of Canada’s flagship, trailblazing music … read more

  4. The Canmore Folk Music Festival might be small but it’s mighty, and definitely punches above its weight. The longest-running folk fest in Alberta, founded … read more

  5. Beginning in 1980 with one staff and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured to become one of the leading folk festivals in the world. … read more

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“The South Country Fair is the family reunion that I want to go to every year. It is where I feel relaxed and at peace with the world. The community, the music and the energy rejuvenate me while I wait for the next year.”

SCF Volunteer

“Best festival ever....great place to hear new artists or the best of the best in folk music. The weekend vibe is amazing.”

Festival Attendee

“I can fully understand how so many people say that it’s their favourite festival!  It’s 100% refreshing and inspiring for a festival to retain the heart of a community coming together in a way that yours does.”

Festival Attendee

“It’s pretty much a given that most everything you stumble upon at the Calgary Folk Music Festival has a certain amount of can’t-miss-it-ness about it — there is quality, there is quantity.”

Mike Bell, Calgary Herald

“I've said it before; I'll say it again - North Country Fair is the best music festival, period.”

Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Sun