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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After selling out just before Canada Day, organizers have received approval to release more tickets to CanolaFest, presented by Thunder Oilfield. The one day music festival, will take over Peace Island Park Saturday July 16.

Due to the overwhelming demand for tickets, headlining act Tim Hicks, has allowed CanolaFest organizers to release more tickets. A limited number of tickets are on sale now through any Tiger Box Office Plus location, by phone at 1-877-339-TIXX or online at You can also purchase tickets at any On the Rocks Liquor Store in Fort St. John. When you purchase your tickets at On the Rocks Liquor Stores, you’ll get two drink tickets to the Lonestar Nightlife bar at CanolaFest.

Organizers are also able to announce a free shuttle will run from Fort St. John to Peace Island Park and all around Peace Island Park. The free shuttle from Fort St. John will leave the parking at the Totem Mall every hour starting at 2 p.m. You can park your vehicle at the Mall in the westside parking lot near Safeway. The shuttle will also stop in Taylor at the Taylor Community Hall approximately 20 minutes after each hour. The last shuttle will leave Fort St. John at 8 p.m and 8:20 p.m. in Taylor.

This year there will also be a shuttle running in Peace Island Park, the shuttle will start again at 2 p.m. and run all day with three stops, the Peace Island Park office, CanolaFest Parking and the main gates to CanolaFest. This shuttle will run in a constant loop all day.

For more details about shuttle service at CanolaFest, visit

This year the festival will feature two stages of music to showcase 12 local artists. The McIntyre Painting Main Stage will feature local favourites the Montney Coulees, Rose Prairie Romance, Scarlet Sway from Dawson Creek, Last Horse Standing and the Social Bulls.

This family friendly festival will be held on the island at Peace Island Park and will feature two large stages, VIP tents, food, kids activites, arts vendors and more. Thank you to our official equipment supplier, Peace Country Rentals for all their help.

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