No dusty, crowded fields here; just yellow-sand beaches and shaded forest groves as far as the eye can see.
FozzyFest's location on the shores of Lake Kootenay has one more unique benefit: the ability to rent a houseboat instead of camping under the stars. Dozens of guests choose to dock on the shores and go for an early-morning swim to start the day off. Bring a bathing suit if you must, but they're certainly not required.
The Crystal Cave and Chill Tent
Loud electronic music may be at the heart of what FozzyFest is about, but sometimes you just need a break or a change of pace. A more laid-back atmosphere can be found at The Crystal Cave, where workshops and other events are frequently held. The Chill Tent is another great place to take a nap or strike up a conversation with a stranger.
Local Food and Merch
FozzyFest's dedication to eco-consciousness and good living results in a massive array of healthy, local food and beverage options available throughout the festival grounds. Fans can also pick up exclusive festival merch, but the lack of ATMs means that cash is king, so plan ahead and make sure you have enough for everything you want to buy.
East Kootenay is located 358 kilometers southwest of Calgary, just west of Grasmere in British Columbia. Given FozzyFest's remote location, it's best to plan ahead and print out directions before heading out, as cellular service is generally poor in the areas around East Kootenay. The drive from Calgary takes about four hours.