CanolaFest this Saturday – tickets still available

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The biggest party in the North Peace is all set for this Saturday at Peace Island Park in Taylor, B.C.  CanolaFest, presented by Thunder Oilfield, will take over Peace Island Park Saturday July 16.  The all day music festival will feature more music than ever with 14 performers including 2014 CCMA Rising Star Award Winner Tim Hicks with opener the Chris Buck Band.

Tickets are still available, but quantities are limited.  You can purchase your tickets all this week at any On the Rocks Liquor Store location in Fort St. John and you’ll get two drink tickets included with every ticket purchased.  Your drink tickets can be redeemed at the Lonestar Nightlife bar at CanolaFest.  The Lonestar Nightlife will be at CanolaFest before they open their new club in Fort St. John!  Lonestar Nightlife, Fort St John’s Premier Nightclub – coming soon.


You can also purchase tickets by phone at 1-877-339-TIXX, online at  Also this year you’ll be able to purchase tickets at the gate from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the mobile box office from the Encana Events Centre.  Don’t forget children under 12 are FREE!

Don’t forget there will be a free shuttle will run from Fort St. John to Peace Island Park and all around Peace Island Park.  The free shuttle from Fort St. John will leave the parking at the Totem Mall every hour starting at 2 p.m.  You can park your vehicle at the Mall in the westside parking lot near Safeway.  The shuttle will also stop in Taylor at the Taylor Community Hall approximately 20 minutes after each hour.  The last shuttle will leave Fort St. John at 8 p.m and 8:20 p.m. in Taylor.

This year the festival will feature two stages of music to showcase 12 local artists.  The McIntyre Painting Main Stage will feature local favourites the Montney Coulees, Rose Prairie Romance, Scarlet Sway from Dawson Creek, Last Horse Standing and the Social Bulls.

To help showcase even more local music, we’ve added a second stage sponsored by Peace Country Rentals.  This stage will feature acoustic performances from local performers including 10 year-old Madi Comet-Cooper.  The Peace Country Rentals Acoustic stage will also include performances from The Road Side Distraction, Tom Cole, Mike Strandberg Band, Lorissa Scriven and Joel Primeau.

This family friendly festival will be held on the island at Peace Island Park and will feature two large stages, VIP tents, food, kids activities, arts vendors and more.  Thank you to our official equipment supplier, Peace Country Rentals and TCL and Petrowest Corporation for all their help.