One of the best ways to truly experience Vancouver Island MusicFest is to fully immerse yourself in the weekend through camping on-site. Families and friends flock from the local community and far away for an annual reunion of camping and festival fun.
Our venue is situated on a pastoral acreage bordering the forested banks of the Tsolum River. We provide camping opportunities for RV’s, campers and camper vans and tents. This ‘rustic camping’ environment welcomes festival goers and gentle jammers who are willing to be respectful, peaceful and neighbourly.
Camping is open to festival goers who are willing to engage in a camping community where mutual respect, caring and calm prevail. Loud or aggressive campers are not welcome.
Please note: You must have a weekend pass to camp. Three individual day passes combined will not enable you to camp
2013 General Camping Info
The VIMF Campground will open at 3:00 pm on WEDNESDAY July 10th for “Early Arrivals” in order to assist us in getting traffic off of local roads and addressing serious safety concerns on transportation corridors adjacent to the site.
If you choose to participate in the “Early Arrivals” program you will be charged an additional $30+Tax for the cost of campground services and security.
The “Regular Arrivals” program starts Thursday July 11th at 10 am and regular camping prices will apply.
Accessible camping sites are available in the Inner Field area on a first come first serve basis. These spaces are held until 6 pm Friday July 12th and then released into the general inventory.
Campsites are limited to 6 persons and assigned an ID #. If you have more than 6 campers with you – you will be asked to purchase and register a second site.
Campers can register and reserve an adjacent site (bring your own tarps or tape) but they must pay the fee in full and leave FULL NAMES at the Camping Box Office. If you are taking part in the “Early Arrivals” program you cannot tarp or tape off adjacent site(s) unless you have paid the “early arrival” fee for each site. Latecomers must supply ID to claim their wristbands.
All sleeping structures and shelters must display an ID numbered camping tag or they will be removed.
Purchase your camping online and simply register that ticket number and all members of your camping party in advance.
As we are not a Provincial Campground and do not have numbered sites we cannot offer you the opportunity to buy your specific spot you want, however we can offer you the chance to purchase within 1 of our 3 areas.
Areas within the Campground:
- Dove Creek Camping – SOLD OUT ONLINE, walk up purchases are available on a first come, first serve basis
- Inner Field Camping – SOLD OUT ONLINE, walk up purchases are available on a first come, first serve basis
- Family Camping – SOLD OUT ONLINE, walk up purchases are available on a first come, first serve basis
View camping map here.
2013 Gate Times
|Date||Gate Time||Additional Information|
|July 10th||3:00pm||Early Arrival program. An additional fee will apply. See Camping Prices below.|
|July 11th||10:00am||Regular arrival program. Regular camp fees in effect|
|July 12th||10:00am||Regular arrival program. Regular camp fees in effect|
Family Camping and Quiet Camping
VIMF offers a special area dedicated for campers who want to camp in a family friendly zone. This area is available on a first come first serve basis and is intended to create a gentle mellow space for our campers who don’t do the the “full on all night jammin’ till the sun comes up”. Please keep in mind that this is a campground with thousands of campers. Vancouver Island MusicFest can make NO guarantees regarding totally quiet and peaceful night’s sleep. This is a festival and music and merriment will be made. Please remember to bring ear plugs…a cheap and easy solution for all ages!! We have them for sale as well.
All ages are warmly welcome; however minors camping (under 19 yrs of age) MUST be accompanied and supervised by an adult aged 25 or older or with a legal guardian. In addition, there is a limit of 4 minors per adult who will be responsible for the actions of the minors under their care. Underage campers cannot register to camp or receive a wristband without the being accompanied by an adult. That adult must be camping WITH THEM for the weekend. We reserve the right to ask for proof of age. Bring your ID. Aggressive, loud or disrespectful behaviour and drunkenness will not be tolerated. Disregard for these guidelines will result in you being asked to leave (or removed by security or RCMP) from the campground.
Tow vehicles for RV’s must be removed from the campground. There is free parking available for tow vehicles. Maximum one secure lock up or sleeping vehicle permitted per tent site. Additional parking is available next to the camping area for $10.00 + Tax. No vehicles are permitted in or out of the Campground while the festival is running. Once you’re in – you’re in!
There is drinking water and a “General Store” with basic first aid and emergency supplies right in the campground. This is an ‘unserviced’ campground. No RV hook-ups are provided. Garbage, recycling, porta potties, wash stations for dishes and potable water are available at central locations. Please use the facilities provided. Do not put any human waste or throw dirty water/food water in the bushes. Please DO NOT use any soaps or cleaning products in the pristine salmon bearing river!
There are no shower facilities on site. There are shower facilities at the Comox
Valley Sports Centre on Vanier Drive during the following hours:
July 10th, 11th, & 12th 7am—7 pm
July 13th & 14th 8 am—3 pm
Cost is $2.25 (must show wristband to get price)