While it’s been a couple of hot weeks in the “Crown of the Continent” region, the team at Castle Mountain Resort has remained hard at work pulling together all of the details for southwestern Alberta’s coolest summer festival; the 22nd iteration of Castle Mountain Resort’s Huckleberry Festival! This year, the festival takes place from August 25 – 27.
Over the years Huckleberry Festival has seen many changes, with this year being no exception. Perhaps the biggest change for this year’s festival is that it will encompass the entire weekend, with events starting on Friday evening running through to the afternoon on Sunday.
The Huckleberry Chairlift will operate on both Saturday and Sunday for those looking for a lift to prime berry picking areas or those just looking to enjoy a relaxing summer chairlift ride. The running of the chairlift both days will also be helpful to hikers looking for quick access to mid-mountain and alpine hiking trails. This past June, Castle Mountain Resort and the Castle Mountain Community Association signed and marked a number of hiking trails at the resort which have been popular with locals for years; welcome news for those not so familiar with the area.
Live music is teed up all weekend long, in the base area and at the T-Bar Pub & Grub. Performances by Elk, Run & Riot, Tin & The Toad, and The Tumbleweeds are expected and can be enjoyed completely free of charge. Other free events include face painting and a bouncy Castle for kids, a vendor marketplace featuring local businesses and artisans, and a beer tasting on Friday evening (must be legal drinking age). A guided hike is also scheduled to take place on Sunday morning.
Also new this year is the Huckleberry all-access pass, for those looking to take in all the aspects of Huckleberry Festival, at our best value. Priced at $69 / adults (13+) and $49 / children (6-12), the pass doesn’t simply act as a take-home souvenir but provides a guest with unlimited scenic lift rides and a weekend of scrumptious meals. Available online, in-advance only (check back soon!) as a stand-alone product or as a package with on-mountain accommodation at the Castle Mountain Lodge and Hostel. Single meal and single lift ride tickets will be available on-site during the event.
For a full schedule of events, click here!!