Canada has a festival to match every music taste. From the small and specific to massive and genre-spanning, from homegrown acts to international artists, from quiet countrysides to downtown cores – our nation boasts a wide and varied number of musical gatherings.
To help track the multitude of folk, jazz, aboriginal, world, electronic and blues festivals, CBC Music has created this guide to the best fests of 2012.
For an overview, check out CBC Music's festival map below (or view it full screen here), which will be continuously updated with our picks for must-see acts at festivals across the country:
CBC Music wants to help you explore some of the great festivals across the country.
This space will continue to update with our latest contests:
• Win a trip and tickets to the Montreal International Jazz Festival
Send us your pictures and reviews from your favourite Canadian music festivals this summer. Or, tell us about the best experiences you've had at past Canadian music festivals over the years:
Festival coverage by genre:
Jazz and World
Grant Lawrence's top 10 Canadian music festivals
GlobalFEST goes to Bonnaroo: World music infiltrates the mainstream
Victoriaville: Michel Levasseur's festival thumbnail
Indian River Festival: opera, oysters and perfect acoustics
Agassiz Chamber Music Festival celebrates Debussy's 150th birthday
on Jun 08, 2012