Canada has some of the greatest music festivals in the world, with amazing and talented artists from around the globe coming to entertain us each year. These five festivals are unique in their own way, and choosing which one to attend comes down to personal preference. Whether you enjoy electronic music, pop, or classic country, there’s something for everyone at these top five Canadian music festivals.
Taking place in Ontario, WayHome is a three-day music festival. It began in 2015 and has been on track to be one of North America’s best festivals. This festival takes place on a ranch that is owned by members of The Tragically Hip, a Canadian rock band. Artists who have performed at WayHome include Flume, Porter Robinson, Imagine Dragons, and Cage The Elephant.
2) Shambhala Music Festival
Shambhala Music Festival is a four-day event in August held at Shambhala Mountain Centre. It takes place near Nelson and is one of the more popular music festivals in Canada. Acts such as ZHU, Zeds Dead, Boogie T, and SoDown are some of the amazing artists that perform here every year. This festival has won awards for being one of North America’s top ten events. Additionally, it recently was voted one of Western Canadian Magazine’s best summer festivals.
Osheaga has something for everyone. From live music to art installations, food trucks, and beer gardens there is no limit to what you can find at Osheaga. This four-day festival was first held in Montreal back in 2006. Since then, it has quickly grown into one of North America’s largest festivals with crowds reaching 90,000 people!
4) Boots & Hearts
Boots & Hearts is a music festival held in Ontario, Canada that brings out a great combination of pop, rock, and country. Some of the artists that performed at Boots & Hearts over its 8-year span include Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and many more. Boots & Hearts is one of the best Canadian music festivals to visit with family and friends.
5) M For Montreal
M For Montreal may not be as popular or publicized as some of its other Canadian counterparts. However, it is one of Montreal’s most popular music festivals. The festival takes place in different parts of Montreal during July and August. More than 250 musicians from around the world have performed since 2006 at M For Montreal. If you are a fan of indie rock, punk rock, electronic music, or alternative genres in general, then you will love what M For Montreal has to offer.
To sum up, there are many different music festivals in Canada. From big-name groups to underground bands, you can find music of all genres and styles. Each festival offers unique art and food for people to enjoy while listening to some great music. If you’re looking for a Canadian adventure, add one or more of these festivals to your travel plans.