Inaugural Kootenay Resilience Festival to host four separate events through June, July, August, and September in beautiful Kaslo, BC

In the face of great challenges, we need to be resilient, we need to come together, and we need to do it in a bio-regional setting. In order to make the world a better place, we need to start in our own backyard.

Over the course four weekends this summer, the Kootenay Resilience Festival aims to use creativity and connection to inspire collective learning, powerful relationships, innovative solutions, and ultimately, positive action.

The intent of the festival is to create an environment where artists, experts, business leaders, and community members can share information and ideas focused on bettering the core pillars of community well-being: housing, food, energy, transportation, and technology. 

Produced by the Kootenay Lake Innovation Centre, the Langham Cultural Centre, and Kootenay Mountain Culture Productions, the vision is to have the festival spread throughout the Kootenays, both in real time and on-line, with the ultimate intent to create a regional resiliency movement.

Each day will include a host of expert speakers, panelists, open forum discussion, and of course, music and dancing. June 15 is the Food Forum; July 20th the Energy Expo; August 24 is the Housing Highlight; and September 7 will be Mobility Motivate. Admission is free and the entire Kootenay community is invited.

“By having each festival take on a distinct focus, we’re able to direct conversation deeper into issues like housing, food security and technology. By inviting guest speakers, experts, and thought leaders from within the Kootenays and beyond, each making positive strides within their own field, festival attendees will leave with new ideas, connections, and inspirations. It’s how we turn the needle.” -Jean-Marc LaFlamme, festival co-creator

Come for the weekend or stay for a week and visit some key resilience projects in a self-guided tour. Accommodation and workspace available as a package by connecting with

For more information and to stay updated on the festival, visit the Kootenay Resilience Festival website, and stay tuned to Kootenay Mountain Culture social channels. 

Interested in participating in the festival as a Speaker, Sponsor or Volunteer? Head to our sign up form HERE and we’ll be sure to get back to you.