"The thing I really loved about it was that at Shambhala, it doesn't matter how you look, what you wear and who you are. Everyone's there to have a good time and to dance the way they want to dance."
Drew Penner is one part free spirit and one part journalism nerd. Living on Vancouver Island after stints in Alberta and Toronto, the creative-minded writer and photographer has seen enough of the country to know there's so much more to explore. <br> <br> Every adventure -- from electronic music escapades to backcountry rambles -- brings new opportunities to make friends and try new things. If you don't catch him sipping Americanos at his favourite coffee shops you might bump into him traveling between unique locales, digging in the crates for records, or browsing his local magazine shop.
The West Kootenay B.C. event has come a long way since 1998, when organizers clocked about 500 people on the property. Last
07/30/2015 11:51 EDT
Summer is almost behind us and it's been anything but a boring one for electronic music fans, from torrential rain at Burning Man to drug deaths at VELD. With festival season drawing to a close we're bringing you our report from Shambhala on the Bundschuh's farm in the Kootenay Rockies. HuffPost Canada made the trek to the property near Salmo, B.C. with 13,000 or so others to take in the 17th edition of this innovative spectacle. The breathtaking setting provided the foundation for encounters with musicians such as Moby, Andy C and A Tribe Called Red, as well as the backdrop for a collection of life-changing moments -- literally.
08/29/2014 03:04 EDT
The stars don't always align, but when they do the result is magnificent. Cowboys have rodeos. Politicians have summits. Superhero fans have Comic Con. But for us, aficionados of deep electronic music, we had Bass Coast -- a three-day spectacular located in the vibrant Nicola Valley at Merritt, B.C.
08/14/2013 17:50 EDT
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