Safety & Accessibility

Safer Spaces policy

At our folk festival, we are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment for all attendees, performers, and staff. As such, we have implemented a Safe Space Policy to ensure that everyone feels respected, valued, and free from harassment or discrimination of any kind. We embrace diversity in all its forms and encourage open-mindedness and mutual respect among participants.

Any form of harassment, including but not limited to verbal, physical, or sexual harassment, will not be tolerated. If you experience or witness any behaviour that violates this policy, please report it to an Ambassador Team volunteer immediately, or if the situation does not require immediate attention you can email We are dedicated to promptly addressing any concerns and taking appropriate action to maintain a welcoming and secure atmosphere for everyone to enjoy the beauty of folk music and culture together.


Accessibility Drop off & Seating

Zone A drop-off zone is located adjacent to the Main Stage for persons with accessibility issues. On request, security volunteers will assist persons with limited mobility to get settled in the designated seating area. Wheelchairs and tall lawn chairs are grouped together in the main stage seating area to allow clear sight lines for both those patrons and those who choose to sit lower to the ground.

Free Pass for Aids

If you require an extra person to act as an aid to help you enjoy the festival we are happy to give them a pass free of charge! After you purchase your pass to the festival please email with a screenshot of your purchase an any additional information.


Missing Kids

Any missing children will be taken to the info booth, and an announcement will be made from the stage. Parents, take a moment to write your cell phone number on your child’s wristband so we can speed the reunion!

First Aid

If someone is injured please contact the information booth or an Ambassador volunteer (identifiable by their orange T-shirts). St. John’s Ambulance personnel are on duty for the duration of the festival, located in the field near the front gate.

Emergency Evacuation

We are currently reviewing your 2024 emergency evacuation plan. Please check back for more details later!


The site includes a large number of tall, lodgepole pines around the main stage area that provides some limited shade during the day and limited protection from rain should the weather turn on us. The majority of the site, however, is an open field, so please bring what you need for rain or shine, including but not limited to: a refillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sturdy footwear, warm layers, and rain gear.

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Getting Here

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