Vancouver Island MusicFest

Courtenay, British Columbia, July 10-12

Camp on the leafy banks of the Tsolum River at this intimate festival of folk and world music, which draws about 9,000 people and is nearly zero-waste—even the plates and cutlery are compostable.
Don't Miss Folk icon Arlo Guthrie, Celtic-pop fiddlers Enter the Haggis, and Edgar Meyer, one of the funkiest upright bass players working today. Three days, $119; islandmusicfest.com.
Intermission Gravity fans will want to try the world-class downhill mountain biking at Mount Washington Alpine Resort (lift tickets, $30; rentals, $89 per day; mountwashington.ca/summer).

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