About


photo by Kris Krug

Coldsnap is one of Canada’s premiere winter music festivals, and one of the top cultural events in British Columbia. From its beginnings in 2008 it has been featured as a Globe and Mail top pick, a Westworld destination, a CBC concerts series, and the centrepiece of “Coldsnap Week” as declared by the mayor and council of the City of Prince George.

Coldsnap is run entirely by volunteers who believe in highlighting local, national, and international artists of all genres in a way that is accessible to all members of the community.

Coldsnap has also earned a reputation as the place to see “the next big thing”, bringing in artists like Dan Mangan, Said the Whale, Aiden Knight, Brasstronaut, Hannah Georgas, Delhi 2 Dublin, Don Amero, Shred Kelly, Linda McRae and Hey Ocean! shortly before they’ve gone on to critical and international success.

Coldsnap is still seeking financial partners for the 2014 festival. If you’d like to get involvedĀ please see ourĀ sponsor page.

Artists can apply here, and if you’d like to volunteer, please get in touch.

photo by Bob Steventon

Dan Mangan and Shane Koyczan at Coldsnap

Coldsnap 2008: A Look Back (documentary series produced about the first Coldsnap festival)