On-Site Camping

  1. Purchase Weekend Pass. You must have a weekend pass to camp.
  2. Purchase Camping Pass.
  3. A link will be emailed to you within a week after you have purchased your camping pass.
  4. Read all the rules and regulations on this page before proceeding.

Camping passes are now on sale here. Click on the black and white Vancouver Island MusicFest logo

Camping tickets are only available online.

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 neighborly.

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

2015 GENERAL CAMPING INFO:

The VIMF Campground will open at 3:00 pm on WEDNESDAY July 8th 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 $50+Tax for the cost of campground services and security.

The “Regular Arrivals” program starts Thursday July 9th 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. You must have a valid Sparc card or Access 2 number to purchase in this area. If you do have this identification please contact the office during business hours at
250-871-8463 to discuss options.

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.

Only one tent or camping unit is permitted per camping ticket.

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 wristbands must be paid for upon initial entry into the campground, whether all are present or not.

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.

If you rent a trailer and have the company drop it off, your only option for camping is in Dove Creek Camping Area. All rentals are dropped off to an assigned area ahead of time.

Areas within the Campground

  • Dove Creek Camping – all rentals must camp here
  • Inner Field Camping- SOLD OUT
  • Inner Field Camping – Accessible Camping- Please call the office to discuss if needed.
  • Family Camping-SOLD OUT

View the camping map here.

2015 Gate Times

Date Gate Time Additional Information
July 8th 3:00pm Early Arrival program. An additional fee will apply. See Camping Prices below.
July 9th 10:00am Regular arrival program. Regular camp fees in effect
July 10th 10:00am Regular arrival program. Regular camp fees in effect

Camping Gates close at 9:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PURCHASING CAMPING & REGISTERING ONLINE:

Camping placement is still first come first serve for individual sites however this ticket does ensure placement within the area you have purchased for.

If you rent a trailer and have the company drop it off, your only option for camping is in Dove Creek Camping Area. All rentals are dropped off to an assigned area ahead of time.

Every member of the camping party must have a weekend pass to gain access to the campground.

Simply purchase the campground area you would like and then complete the online registration form, you must enter the camping ticket number on the top left hand side of your ticket into the registration form as this will become your camping id # for the weekend.

You can purchase your camping area online but you will only receive up to 4 wristbands with that purchase. If you have more than 4 people camping with you can purchase an additional 2 wristbands at the gate. We cannot offer these wristbands in advance of the event for security reasons. If you plan on purchasing the extra wristbands please register the campers these will be purchased for when you are registering online. All additional wristbands must be paid for upon initial arrival at the camping gate.

Be organized upon arrival, have your weekend passes, your camping ticket, a copy of your registration form and if possible all members of your camping party with you at the camping box office as we must place the wristbands on everyone.

If for some reason a member of your party can not be with you at arrival make sure they have their weekend pass, a copy of the registration form and their id.

If your camping party should change before the event please do not re submit a registration form. Simply alert the box-office at time of arrival and they will make the changes within the system, or send us an email in advance and we will update the form.

If you plan on taking part in the “Early Arrivals” Program on Wednesday July 9th make sure you purchase the ticket for this as it is a separate cost.

The Camping Crew will be checking the size of Camper you bring and you will be responsible for any difference in price based upon size of RV.

2015 CAMPING PRICES

Size Cost Additional Information
Festival Camping Spots under 20ft $90.00 +
(tax & Service fee)
1 tent or small sleeper vehicle, includes small lock up vehicle for tents only, 4 camping wristbands included, up to 2 additional campers @ $25.00 + tax, kids 12 and under free. This ticket is valid for camping Thursday July 9th – Monday a.m. July 13th. If you wish to arrive early on Wed. July 8th you require an early arrival camping pass as well.
RV Spots
20-40 feet
1 unit per site
(no additional tents, no vehicles)
$115.00 +
(tax & Service fee)
Tow vehicles must be removed from campground 4 camping wristbands included, up to 2 additional campers @ $25.00 + tax, kids 12 and under free. This ticket is valid for camping Thursday July 9th – Monday a.m. July 13th. If you wish to arrive early on Weds 8th you require an early arrival camping pass as well.
RV Spots
Over 40 feet
1 unit per site
(no additional tents, no vehicles)
$135.00 +
(tax & Service fee)
Tow vehicles must be removed from campground 4 camping wristbands included, up to 2 additional campers @ $25.00 + tax, kids 12 and under free. This ticket is valid for camping Thursday July 9th – Monday a.m. July 13th. If you wish to arrive early on Weds 8th you require an early arrival camping pass as well.
Early Arrivals Program $50.00 +
(tax & Service fee)
Arrive on Wednesday July 8th @ 3:00pm
Extra Parking $20.00 +
(tax)
Additional parking for a vehicle in a designated location near the Campground.
Additional Wristbands (Maximum 2 per site to a max of 6 occupants) $25.00 +
(tax)
Add 2 additional occupants to your site beyond the 4 wristbands issued with your camping ticket, occupants must be sleeping in your tent or trailer, no additional tents will be allowed to accommodate these occupants. Additional wristbands are only available for purchase at the camping gate upon arrival.

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 “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.

Minors

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.

Vehicles

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 $20.00 + Tax. No vehicles are permitted in or out of the Campground while the festival is running. Once you’re in – you’re in!

Services

Drinking Water stations are set up throughout 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!

Showers

There are no shower facilities on site. There are shower facilities at the Comox Valley Sports Centre on Vanier Drive. We will post their hours of operation closer to the event.