Getting to the Fairgrounds

Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a map to the festival site.

Vancouver Island MusicFest happens every summer at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds (aka The Fairgrounds) which is just a few minutes from Downtown Courtenay.

Click here for directions on getting to the Comox Valley.

It can get quite busy and congested at The Fairgrounds so we recommend the use of alternative transportation like bikes, carpooling and shuttle buses.


Please DO bring your bike to the festival and leave your cars at home, but remember, you must leave it at the bike lock up. No bikes are allowed on the actual festival grounds. Some exceptions may be made for people with disabilities.

Bike Lock Up Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 1:00 am Friday through Sunday.


If you must drive to the festival there is parking available in several locations within walking distance.

  • Comox Valley Sports & Aquatic Centre – free parking
  • GP Vanier Secondary School – “$5 minimum, donations welcome” funds raised aid Vanier extra-curricular activities.

The Curling Club parking lot is for Accessible Parking only

No Parking signs along Dove Creek and Headquarters Road will be enforced.

Destiny River Festival Express

The Destiny River Festival Express is a shuttle bus that will run all weekend long (July 14-16) in a perpetual loop.

Destiny River Shuttle Schedule available 2019

The shuttle is a great way to avoid parking challenges at the site and ensure a smooth (and fun!) trip to and from the festival.

We have 2 pickup locations.

  1. Driftwood Mall in Courtenay in the lower parking lot below Canadian Tire.
  2. Quality Foods in Comox on Guthrie Rd.

This shuttle service is only $2 per person per trip and kids under 12 are free. Please note the bus is not wheelchair or stroller accessible but you are totally welcome to bring extra festival gear (folded buggies, knapsacks, chairs etc.) that take up extra space.

The Drop Off and Pick Up Location at the Festival Site is the bus loop in front of the Farmer Market Site on Headquarters Road. (Note, also, that there are designated accessible drop-off zones at the festival gate for wheelchair, scooter and other mobility equipment.)

There will be 2 buses running in the evenings to be sure we meet demand and don’t leave people waiting.