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About Us

We design environments where our people can party as the best version of themselves.

What started as one person’s dream to have a better festival camp for him and his friends, turned into one of the largest and longest lasting Shambhala camps with its very own festival and members around the globe.

Today, the non-profit Fort Saint McMurphy can be explained as a country club for party people, with hundreds of members in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. We also host our own private music festival at a beautiful fishing resort, and host quarterly parties at unique locations in Vancouver BC.

Our stellar team includes a variety of experienced entrepreneurs, electricians, carpenters, accountants, artists, DJs, and more. Each year, they put in 1000s of hours of effort to deliver the following for our members: 

1. An organized storage system with thousands of dollars of camp materials, which are available for members to rent

2. Planning regular parties in Vancouver, including at the start and end of the year

3. Planning an executing our own annual boutique festival on a fishing resort in Clearwater, BC

4. Managing a community free of drama and creeps

5. Planning and executing on a stellar Shambhala camp

6. Helping our members grow in their career through our network

For more about joining Fort, please check out our membership page or email fortsaintmcmurphy@gmail.com

What The Crew is Saying

“The community and constant positive energy were absolutely incredible. People genuinely looked out for each other!”

- Shambhala 2017

“My favorite part was the community spirit, feeling of safety, and overall ridiculousness of camp antics”

- Shambhala 2016

“Everyone was super friendly and open! I made new friends I hope to keep in touch with forever!”

- Shambhala 2015

“The people, the connections, the vibe. It was like a years worth of therapy in a weekend.”

- Fortstival 2022

“[The best part was] Getting to make new friends and participate in all the activities as a group”

- Fortstival 2022

“I love being in the communal area during the day!!! so blessed to have all of our tents set up for us & the communal area when we arrive!”

- Shambhala 2017

"Lots of love and work goes into setup and maintenance of the camp site. Great vibes"

- Shambhala 2016

“As a socially anxious person I especially appreciate that the Fort team has created such a safe, welcoming, comfortable environment.”

- Fortstival 2022

“[The best part was] The amount of dedication and enthusiasm everyone has for doing silly sh*t”

- Fortstival 2022

“Such an amazing group of people on such an amazing piece of property”

- Fortstival 2022

Obvi! The best experience ever. Wouldn't chance anything. Best dang squad out there. Everyone was super friendly and open! I made new friends I hope to keep in touch with forever! Yes! I love the upgraded experience that our camp offers and you guys are a blast to party with I love camping with the squad... I always feel welcomed, safe and cared for.

Shambs 2015

"Lots of love and work goes into setup and maintenance of the camp site. Great vibes" "Pre-show organization, tent setup, communication and landing were extremely on-point" "The community spirit, feeling of safety, and overall ridiculousness of camp antics"

Shambs 2015

Everyone always looks out for one another. I love being in the communal area during the day!!! so blessed to have all of our tents set up for us & the communal area when we arrive! The community love and support. The constant smiles and positivity around camp. The community feel of the camp. Everyone was working together to make it a great experience! Loved the friendliness, welcomeness, and general feel of the camp. I felt like I was surrounded by good people. I felt like I was in a safe environment and if I got a little too blitzed for my first Shambs, I was confident I was with people who’d reassure me I was okay. Also it’s is ridiculously organized and I love it! And decor was just amazing! As a first timer it was incredible to have more family to share the experience with which made it easier to feel safer and have a enhanced experience. Every year things get better and better! The community and constant positive energy were absolutely incredible. People genuinely looked out for each other! Obviously, there were also a lot of shenanigans as well to make the experience special. I don't think it would have been half as great an experience if not for fort.

Shambs 2017

All the love and openness and playfulness, new friends and old, all connecting. The community - incredible people spreading love and having fun. The people, the connections, the vibe. It was like a years worth of therapy in a weekend. Everything, but as a socially anxious person I especially appreciate that the Fort team has created such a safe, welcoming, comfortable environment. Also all the fun and support and good vibes for living our best lives.

2022 Fortstival - "The best part about Fortstival:"