The quote “I didn’t even know there was a festival for that!” is displayed on the About page of FestivalSeekers, an online directory and guide to festivals across Western Canada. Indeed, the site provides information about festivals you didn’t even know existed on top of the most popular summer events, contests, photos, deals, and useful tips for while you’re visiting an area for a festival.
“It’s a one-stop-shop,” Editor-in-Chief Lisa Monforton told me over the phone from her home base in Calgary. She and a dream team of experienced adventurers, from Comox to Jasper, curate content for all levels of content so that you can find out about events in your area, across the region, and beyond. Stunning photos, interviews, and multimedia load the site with the best previews for festivals across two provinces as well as providing quick links for ticket purchases and deals for over 200 events in BC and Alberta.
Since being founded in 2009 by Jim Barr (aka Doc Pow), Seekers Media – through FestivalSeekers and SnowSeekers – has been delivering winter and festival content. In 2014 Seekers’ digital network educated and inspired well over 1,000,000 travelers through video views, story reads, contest entries and social media engagement on a winter and or event Alberta/BC travel experience.
All of the FestivalSeekers correspondents, including Lisa, not only write about festivals, they enjoy experiencing them too. “It’s not unusual for my husband and I to just get in the car and hit a music festival in the Shuswap. We’ll pack a cooler, picnic basket, put clothes in a knapsack, put on some car tunes, and hit the road.”
The variety of events covered and posted, on top of the extra information provided, makes FestivalSeekers a valuable reference for music, sports, arts, and culture related festivals.
Want to learn more about Tough Mudder in Drumheller or Whistler? How about Timber Day in Revelstoke, the Nelson Fat Tire Festival, the Shuswap Dragon Boat Festival, and Spock Days in Vulcan? You can find out about tickets and lineups but also find accommodation recommendations, places to eat, and other amenities nearby the event site through FestivalSeekers.
I’m happy to say that I’ll be joining the ranks of the FestivalSeekers contributors this summer as I profile a series of festivals happening in a less talked about corner of the “604” region. I’ll do my best to not only tell you about what’s happening over on FestivalSeekers, but to also provide photos, interviews, and the very best resources and information to help you plan your own adventure this season.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Every year FestivalSeekers gives away over $100,000 in contest prizes and this month they want to give you the ultimate summer festival experience! You can enter to win 2 general admission festival passes to the Alberta or British Columbia festival of your choice PLUS $300 spending money. Enter to win over on the FestivalSeekers website (contest closes June 22, 2015). Good luck!
To learn more, and to keep up with FestivalSeekers, sign up for the newsletter and follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for more information. You could also be considered for the “festival photo of the week” feature on their social media outlets simply by sharing your festival photos with the tag #FestivalSeekers.