Hippies

Joussard, Alberta, Canada

Location of the NORTH COUNTRY FAIR. Each summer in June there is a Summer Solstice celebration held in this little northern Alberta town. Hippies and free spirits alike come from all over to enjoy this wonderful enlightening experience of live music, new age work-shops, dancing and of course the artisan market. Situated beside the Lesser Slave Lake, there are many great places to camp on and off the fair site. It’s like taking a step back in time, if only for one memorable weekend a year, to see beautiful people join together and celebrate the longest day of the year.

The Himalayas

There are hippies everywhere, man! Well, in India anyway. I was there from January to June and they seem to be most concentrated in the Himalayas. You can find people high on all sorts of drugs, including the awesome sight of the mountains covered in snow (it was my first time in the snow, by the way and my somewhat awkward attempts at walking up and down the slopes generated a few laughs from the stoned ones). I was told that being in India is like being stoned without having to smoke anything. It is true! If you’re a real… Continue reading

Edmonton, Alberta

The city is not as well known as a hippie haven as Lotusland (Vancouver, B.C.) because Edmonton is in Canada’s most conservative province. There is a hippy community in the Whyte Avenue or Old Strathcona area, however. The “Two Guys With Pipes” store is a popular destination for hemp enthusiasts. Lots of mellowing out during the Fringe Festival every summer.

Kaslo B.C, Canada

There are so many free people here. My friend and I took a trip from Creston to Kaslo. And along the way Kootenay Bay where we visited a place, religious, and the rumor was that it is a hippy hang out with a temple, but I can’t remember the name. This place was beautiful, right on the lake, we also went to a beach called POWER LINE BEACH, because of the power lines crossing the water. lots of free camping on this beach with nice sand and rocks, people playing music and singing, it was a cool place, I recommend… Continue reading

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