Canada’s north is a boundless expanse of forests, mountains and Arctic tundra. The festivals of northern British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut are true destination celebrations. The drum is calling.

  1. Known as the world’s circumpolar stage, the Alianait Arts Festival takes place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada in late June each year. These arctic days have … read more

  2. The Dawson City Music Festival Association (DCMF) is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1979, after a summer barbecue full of music and dancing … read more

  3. Folk On The Rocks (FOTR) Annual Music Festival has come a long way since founder Rod Russell and his band of folkie go-getters re-booted a small outdoor gig on the … read more

  4. Prince George Folkfest Society has been bringing musicians from all over the world to Northern BC since our inception in 2003. Since 2007, our society has focused on … read more

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“I’ve been to many music festivals and this is one of the prettiest – all of the stages have a view of the lake and the sun never sets. I really enjoyed that many of the performers were Indigenous and I was exposed to new kinds of music, some of which were very moving.”

Anastasia Kiva (fan), Folk on the Rocks festival (Yellowknife, YT)

“It doesn’t matter what the genre, the feeling is the same, summing up the spirit of the festival very well. In this remote corner of Canada, it’s all about the music and the community.”

Tim Johnson, Toronto Star

“I looked forward to the time of year Alianait’s top tent would arise. I knew that it meant I would soon be surrounded by an amazing assemble of artists, youth, and people of Iqaluit.”

Tooma Laisa

“It was a great time we all had in Prince George. When we arrived back to Vancouver the band members mentioned to me that they had a great time and that they we well taken care of.”

Artist, Raphael Geronimo, Rumba Calzada