The Polaris Prize is Canada’s top musical accolade, a prize that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the $50,000 Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. A long-list of 40 nominees was announced in June, followed by a select short list, announced July 13, 2023. The Polaris Prize winner is awarded at the Polaris Gala, hosted September 19, 2023.


Photo: Dustin Rabin, Buffy Sainte-Marie

Congratulations to these B.C. artists nominated to the short list:

Dan Mangan, Being Somewhere


Snotty Nose Rez Kids, I’m Good. HBU?


See the full short list here.