Shambhala: Jewel of the West Coast
Set deep in the heart of BC's Kootenays, Shambhala is a huge multimedia musical experience in stark contrast to the beautiful green hills of the 500 acre Salmo River Ranch where it's held. For five days and four nights from August 11-15th approximately 10,000 people celebrated music, diversity, creativity, and individuality as DJs, artists and live musicians from around the world performed on six high tech stages and dozens of smaller venues. Nestled in the lush trees along the Salmo river, attendees chose from a fashion show, indie film festival, helicopter rides, skateboard and dance competitions as well as dozens of art exhibits and workshops. There was no shortage of fascinating things to do, watch or participate in.