Shake the Lake Rock Festival - Gostlin Keefer Lake Lodge
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Shake the Lake 2024 Dates to be announced

2024 Dates to be announced

Dates to be announced!

Shake the Lake is back for an encore performance! On the heels of last Summer's party we have gone full tribute rock band theme for 2023! We love rockin out and singing along to these bands so we sought out the best tribute acts in Canada.

We've got Crued who does an unreal tribute to Motley Crue, trust us, we have traveled across the country to see them. Then we have the BC favorite AC/DC cover band BC/DC back rocking the shores of Keefer Lake. Master of Justice does Metallica justice and then there is The Hip Replacements singing Canada's favorite soundtrack by The Tragically Hip.

JUST ADDED - Acting like Black Sabbath will also be taking the stage! And you thought things couldn't get better.

This is going to be an incredible weekend filled with great music, good times, awesome food, cold bevies and memories that will keep your ears ringing through the Winter!

So grab your tickets below and we will see you at the end of August.

The countdown is on to Shake the Lake!



Check out this line up of rock awesomeness:


  • TENT WEEKEND SITE (Max 4 people):


  • RV / TRAILER WEEKEND SITE (Max 6 People):




(all price are + tax)

Event Schedule


  • 1:30 PM - Gates Open
  • 1:30 PM - Food & Bar Open
  • 1:30 PM Games Start
  • 7:30 PM - Master of Justice (Set 1)
  • 9:00 PM - Master of Justice (Set 2)
  • 10:45 PM - BCDC (Set 1)
  • 12:00 AM - BCDC (Set 2)
  • 12:45 AM - BCDC Possible Encore
  • 1:30 AM - Food & Bar Closed
  • 2:00 - That's a Wrap


  • 9:00 AM - Food & Bar Open
  • 9:00 AM - Games Start
  • 12:00 PM - Shake the Lake Float
  • 1:30 PM - Jack & Jill Saw-Off
  • 3:30 PM - Zorb Ball Races
  • 5:00 PM - Human Foosball Tournament
  • 7:00 PM - Acting Like Black Sabbath Set
  • 8:30 PM - The Hip Replacements (Set 1)
  • 10:00 PM - The Hip Replacements (Set 2)
  • 11:30 PM - Crued Set
  • 1:30 AM - Food & Bar Closed
  • 2:00 AM - That's a Wrap


  • 9:00 AM - Food & Bar Open
  • 12:00 PM - Food & Bar Closed
  • 12:00 PM - Gates Close
  • 12:00 PM - That's a Wrap


Tent Sites

4 People Per Site

RV Sites





The Best Festival Food You'll Ever Experience! Our culinary team will be cooking up some of the finest grab and go food at good prices.

Our culinary team will be slinging juicy burger, bowls, and combos to keep your tastebuds happy. Did we mention we have a smoker and pizza over on the patio?

Vegan? Special dietary needs? No problem, let our team know and we have something for you too!


Need a beverage to quench your thirst? We will have drink tickets for purhcase once you are at the event. A beer for every pallete, wine, spirits and everything in between!

Tickets are reasonbly priced and can be bought in packages. Details to be released soon.

Enjoy local beers and spirits from purveyors such as Vice and Virtue, Mt. Begbie, Southside and more!

The Party Goes All Day at Keefer's Adult Summer Camp

Human Foosball!

Frisbee Golf!

Hammock City!

Enjoy the Lake

Hang out at the Boathouse

Fun & Games!

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Calling all awesome humans who have something they would like to share at our event!

We are now accepting applications for Vendors for our Shake The Lake. We will have a market style of a diverse array of local goods to keep our weekend engaging and exciting! Do you have something Rad you would like to share with the Shake the lake world? Let us know- we would love to connect with you!


How do I get there?

Please be aware that we are a backcountry lodge located 14km up a Forest Service Road. It is well maintained, but like any non-paved road, it is bumpy and dusty. Please drive with care and awareness that other vehicles will be ahead/behind you. Please recognize there may be logging trucks on the road as well.

Please download (print, copy or take a photo) of the directions below as you will lose cell phone service around Cherryville:

Take Highway 6 East from Vernon and continue through Lumby and Cherryville.  Once you reach the Canco gas station (Frank's Store) in Cherryville, continue down Highway 6 another 37 km. Keefer Lake Road is on the left-hand side and there is a large white Keefer Lake billboard.  You will see a huge blue Rest Area sign on the right side of the highway, just before our turn.  Once you are on Keefer Lake Road, you will go over a bridge about 1.5 km in, stay right after this bridge.  We have Keefer Lake signs counting down the km along the road.

Google Pin for the turnoff: Highway 6 and Keefer Lake Road

What time can I arrive?

Gates will open at 1:30pm Friday August 18th. please do not arrive earlier than this, you’ll have more than enough time to rock out over the weekend!

Will my 2WD make it up the logging road?

Yes, it can but please keep in mind this is a forest service road, a 4x4 or AWD vehicle is ideal for this journey but 2WD vehicles do frequent the road with no problems. Our recommendation would be to ensure you are well prepared for a roadside emergency. There is no cell signal on the logging road, so in the case of a roadside emergency you should be flag down another festival guest on the road or be prepared to walk to the lodge to seek assistance.

What should I bring?

Whip out the craziest party outfits from your tickle trunk (the MC will hand out a prize to their favourite costume!), reusable water bottles, sunscreen, bug spray, headlamps and of course your dancing shoes.

If you are camping, bring anything you would usually pack ex. sleeping bags, tents, camp chairs etc.

We are located in the Monashee Mountains, this means that weather patterns can change quickly, please bring appropriate clothing for all weather conditions.

Is there anything I cannot bring?

Alcohol, as a licensed event, you are not permitted to bring your own liquor. Liquor will be available to purchase.

Other things you cannot bring: glass, illegal substances, laser pointers, weapons, firearms, dirt bikes, ATV’s, side-by-sides, motorized water vessels (battery powered okay), fireworks or flairs, pets, anyone under 19 years of age, aerial drones, propane fire pits.

Can I bring my children/baby?

No. This is an adult summer camp, all guests must be 19+.

Should I bring water?

No. We will have potable water available for drinking, please bring reusable water bottles as we will not be supplying bottled water.

Can I bring my dog?

No. We love dogs but please leave all pets at home.

Can I bring my own lake toys?

Yes, you are welcome to bring the following water toys: floaties, SUP’s, kayaks, paddle boards, canoes, peddle boats and fishing boats with battery operated trolling motors. Any other motorized water vessels or boats on trailers are NOT permitted. The boat launch will be closed.

Can I bring my own liquor?

No, due to BC licensing laws BYOB (bring your own booze) is not permitted at special events. We will have an awesome selection of liquor available to purchase. All alcoholic beverages will be $5.25!

What is the check in process?

Gates open: Friday Aug 18 at 1:30pm

Check in: we will ask for ID to match the booking and ensure legal drinking age (this is a 19+ event, minors will be denied entry)

Security check: vehicles will be checked for alcohol and other ‘can’t bring’ items as listed at the top of the FAQ’s. Any paraphernalia will be confiscated, alcohol will not be returned, the staff thanks you for your contribution 😉

Waiver sign: guests must sign our Summer adventure activity waiver on arrival.

Wristbands: get your bands for the weekend and enter the festival grounds

Set up camp: our staff will show you to your VIP room or camp/RV sites. If you are camping the staff will assist you in parking your vehicle.

Get ready to rock: the kitchen, bar and entertainment will be open and ready to go as we wait for the opening act to start at 7:30pm.

Will there be food onsite?

Yes. Festival-style food will be available to purchase. Food service will be open from 1:30pm-1:30am on Friday, 9am-1:30am on Saturday 9am-12pm on Sunday. You will be well fed! You are also welcome to bring your favourite snacks. We will be operating a pack it in pack it out system and encourage you to recycle where possible to help minimize our carbon footprint. LEAVE NO TRACE.

I have serious allergies, what happens if I have an allergic reaction?

We are a remote location, please bring any medication you might need for the event and make event staff aware of any serious allergies. We will do our best to have food options to suit the most common dietary preferences/restrictions. If you have severe or uncommon allergies, we recommend you come prepared with your own meals. We will also have a Paramedic team onsite for the duration of the event in case of emergency.

How will I be able to pay for things?

Food and drink tickets will be available for purchase with cash or card (card preferred). Tickets will be used to buy food & liquor. Vendors preferred payment methods are up to their discretion. There are no ATMS onsite.

How will I know where I am sleeping?

As you check-in upon arrival, you will receive a wristband and our team will escort you to your designated accommodations as selected by you in your booking.

Can I change camp spots or rooms?

No. Accommodations are pre-allocated based on room type or RV/camper size. Swapping rooms or camp spots is prohibited. Tent sites are first come first serve but they also are non-changeable.

Will there be power for my RV?

No. We will not have power available at any of our sites, they are dry.

Will there be potable water for my RV?

No. Please fill up before the event.

Do you have a SaniDump Station for my RV?

No. Please empty offsite after the event.

Can I use my generator?

Yes. You can use your generators from 10am – 12am each day. Outside of these hours we ask that you respect your camp neighbours and shut them down.

Where will I park my vehicle?

Parking is allocated based on accommodations. VIP guests will park onsite, all General Admission guests will move to the General Admission parking area.

LODGE/VIP: VIP Parking will be onsite close to your lodging. Our lodge team will ask to safely store your keys in case the vehicle needs to be moved during the festival.

RV/TRAILERS: Once you have safely and securely parked your rig, please make your way back to the entrance where you will be directed by our staff to park in the designated guest parking zone from where you may make the short meander back to the venue site to begin the festivities! Please make sure you take everything with you.

POP UP TENTS / CAMPERS: As your unit is connected to your vehicle, you will park within your designated site.

TENTS: Once you have secured your tent site, please make your way back to the entrance where you will be directed by our staff to park in the designated guest parking zone – from where you may make the short meander back to the venue site to begin the festivities! Please make sure you take everything with you.

Will we have access to the Lodges?

The Lodges will be available to VIP guests only. Access will be granted to guests with VIP wristbands.

Will the hot tub & sauna be open for VIP guests?

No. These facilities will remain closed for the duration of the festival.

Will there be showers?

All VIP guest rooms have ensuites with showers. If you are not a VIP guest with lodge access, there will be no shower facilities. We will have basic toilet/handwashing facilities and potable drinking water, but no showers. We of course have a lovely lake in which to freshen up, but please help us protect our nature by not using any soaps/detergents/cosmetics/skin creams etc. in the lake.

Will there be Wi-Fi?

Yes, if are you are staying in the lodge as a VIP guest you will get access to Wi-Fi. The rest of the festival grounds will not have access. We are confident you will be having too much fun to notice. If you need to contact someone in case of emergency, please speak to one of the festival staff.

Is there a smoking/vaping area?

There will be designated smoking/vaping areas. Please smoke responsibly. Under no circumstances will you be able to smoke off property or in forested areas. If you are caught doing so you will be asked to leave the festival grounds. Fire mitigation is taken very seriously at Keefer. Ensure your cigarettes are out and disposed of in the provided bins.

Will there be a lost and found?

Please try to keep track of your belongings! We will have an info tent any lost items should be reported with the guest relations team there.

Is the site accessible?

If you require accessible amenities, please contact us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Is there a fire ban on at the Lodge?

FIRES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED as are propane firepits, fireworks, candles etc.

I want to leave early, is that possible?

Unless it is for an emergency, we strongly encourage you to stay with us on site for the entire event. If you exit the venue, there will be no re-entry.

What are the venue hours?

Aug 18: 1:30pm – gates open for arrivals & 9:00pm – gates close for arrivals.

Aug 20  - 8:00am- gates open for departures & 12:00pm – gates close for the festival.

What games are happening over the weekend?

Our festival team has put together an array of games and weekend entertainment including: human foosball, jack & jill, giant jenga, corn hole, ladder ball, zorb rolling & more!

What time will the party finish?

Music wraps up at 1am, liquor services runs until 1:30am and the party venue will shut down at 2am on Friday and Saturday.

Will there be Fireworks?

Firework and pyrotechnics unfortunately are not permitted due to fire safety. Please do not bring any with you.

Will there be a lifeguard on duty?

While the lake will be open, no lifeguards will be on duty. We ask all participants to use the lake at their own risk, and with caution.

Is there First Aid on-site?

Our Event will have 24/7 First Aid & Security services on site. As we are a remote backcountry lodge, we ask that you please party safe! The nearest hospital is 2.5 hours away and could require a heli-evacuation to expedite the travel time. Play safe party go-ers!

What can I do to protect my health and safety at the event?

Stay hydrated and drink lots of water. Wear sunscreen and a hat. Follow instructions from event staff, we are here to help.

Please respect GKLL land

Shake The Lake festival is a LEAVE NO TRACE event. Attendees are responsible for keeping their campsites clean and packing out all waste by the end of the event, there are no dumpsters on site, so you will have to dispose of your garbage yourself.

Why are all these FAQ’s so boooooring?

Your safety is #1 but please remember you are here to have FUN!!! We can’t wait to SHAKE THE LAKE WITH YOU! See you Aug 18.

Will I have cell service?

No. Keefer lake has no service, if there is an emergency notify a staff member and we have access to an emergency line to make calls.