Camping

Living in the beautiful outdoors surrounded by acoustic jams and good company…
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Camper’s Guide

Camping Options

We operate two campgrounds within Birds Hill Park – the Festival Campground and the Quiet Campground. If you want to camp in one of these campgrounds, make sure you buy a ticket that includes camping. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to safety reasons those with Quiet Campground wristbands CANNOT enter the Festival Campground.

The Birds Hill Provincial Park Campground is another camping option and reservations are required through the Parks Reservation Service.

Minors

Minors (17 years and younger) in the Festival campground must be accompanied by an adult, to a limit of four minors per adult. If you are a guardian of an underage camper, you need to be with them in order for them to exchange their ticket for a wristband and each time they wish to enter the campground. And remember: You’re responsible for them for the duration of the festival. 

RVs/Trailers

RVs and trailers are welcome in both the Quiet Campground and Festival Campground, however, all RVs/trailers in both campgrounds must purchase an RV/Trailer Permit Ticket to exchange for an RV/Trailer permit, as space is limited. 

The RV/trailer permit reserves one parking space for a camping vehicle in the campgrounds. You only need one permit per RV/trailer, not per person. Only registered camping vehicles are permitted: RVs, campers, trailers and camper vans. Tents designed specifically to attach to a truck/SUV to convert it into a living space are also permitted in the RV section. Along with your parked RV/trailer in your camp spot, you may set up one additional dining or camping tent in the spot as well. Sleeping in your car, an unconverted van or box truck is not allowed. Once inside, vehicles must not be moved except when vacating the campground. There are no in/out privileges. 

For the Festival campground, vehicles pulling trailers must leave the camping area after parking the trailer. The exception is trucks providing power to fifth wheels.

Tenting

The maximum Tent Size is 10’ x 20’, maximum tent peg length is 12”. Tent size restrictions allow you to safely enjoy the space with your fellow folkies.

When setting up your tent please ensure at least one foot of clear ground space all around your tent in case of emergency to allow first responders to safely assist you and/or your neighbours.

No Reservations

Campsites cannot be reserved. If you want to camp with a group of friends, you need to arrive together to ensure you get a spot together. 

 

General Info

We measure capacity in our campgrounds through ticket purchases, camping spots are first-come-first-serve but every person aged 13+ entering the campground must have a camping ticket.

Parking

Parking lots are located by the Quiet and Festival Campground entrances and all campers must move in their camping gear by foot. We suggest bringing a wagon!

Un-serviced Sites

The Quiet and Festival Campgrounds are not serviced and all vehicles are parked in parking lots separate from the tenting grounds.

Campground Shuttle

A free shuttle travels a round trip route around to all three campgrounds and the Festival site every 30 minutes during Festival hours to take you from the campgrounds to the site. 

The frequency of buses may change unexpectedly due to circumstances outside of our control.

Remove Your Ropes

After the festival's over and you're ready to pack up your tarps and hammocks, please remember to remove all rope from the trees. Over time, rope left wrapped around tree trunks and branches strangles and kills the tree. We have already lost trees for this reason. Help keep the beautiful Birds Hill Park forest alive and healthy.