Travel Guide: Shambhala festival

Shambhala festival

Shambhala Music Festival is a celebration of music, art and life, steeped in one of the most beautiful festival venues in the world. The festival will take place in the beautiful interior of Salmo River Ranch, British Columbia in Canada on 11th August to 14th August 2017. It is easily accessible through various ways described below



Queen City Shuttle

The local transportation company, Queen City Shuttle & Charters, offers a special shuttle service to Shambhala from Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, and Spokane WA. Please note: Queen City Shuttles & Charters is an independent company and is not affiliated with Shambhala Music Festival.  Please direct all shuttle inquiries to or visit their website.


If you are considering taking Greyhound, please keep in mind that the nearest stop is the gas station in Salmo, 6km away from the entrance to the festival site.



Shambhala is accessible by a dirt road off Highway 3, 6 km east of Salmo, BC. Make sure your vehicle is in good working condition. RCMP road blocks on the way into Salmo are common during the festival, and your car may be taken off the road if it does not meet safety standards. We recommend you fill your gas tank before you enter the festival grounds and clean your air filter before heading home. These country roads are dusty!




There are no airports within the municipality of Salmo so you will need to arrange for vehicle transport from another of our local airports. The closest airports are: