Messages from your Festival Director Frida Frost

Messages from your Festival Director Frida Frost

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to say hi to the crew building the Snowcastle! 

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Our Schedule of Events Calendar can be downloaded here


THE KING'S RANSOM RAFFLE is a high-stakes, lakeside lottery where even the losers win big by supporting the coolest winter festival going and the 3rd Annual Snow Carving Competition, February 27-March 2nd with teams from Austria, China, Alaska, North America, NWT and Nunavut. 

2.0 version promises to be twice as good as last year's and boasts...

  •     twice as much prize money - $2000!
  •     twice as many chances to win with twice as many tickets 
  •     raising twice as much $ to fund the carving competition 
  •     twice as many snowcarving teams as last year

No hoodwinking here; this ain't no chase the ace.  The KRR 2.0 is old-school crowd sourcing, a 'here's hoping that the folks who love the Castle want to support it in a modest and much appreciated way' lottery. Still reading?  Hopefully that means you might be interested in ponying up to win:

  1. $1000 grand prize
  2. $500 runner-up
  3. $250 third
  4. $150 fourth
  5. $100 fifth 

What's more, every raffle ticket comes with a free Snowking $50 Season’s Pass, entitling you to month-long daytime access to the Castle, and 1/2 price evening events.

Email if you want one (or more) of the 120 tickets at $100/per ticket.   The draw is to be held March 4th at the Snowcastle with all proceeds supporting the 3rd annual Snowking Snowcarving Competition. 

We are in chickaDEE! 

If you'd like to volunteer as security or ticket sales please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator

A few of our many volunteers who do security and our ticket booth

Some stats about this past season XXI of Snowking!

1710 tourists
18 days of programmed events
24 days the castle was open to public
34 different events/performances
312 artists/performers
~500 volunteer hours
49 volunteers
30 SK crew/board/staff
46 sponsors/funders
9 partner organizations
350 room capacity
12131 castle visitors