F.A.Q.

Read the F.A.Q. to orient yourself with details of the festival.

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What is better than... Sunshine? Moonshine?

F.A.Q.

Most Asked Questions

This year’s dates are September 2-5, 2022.

Soulshine is held approximately 50 min drive north east of Toronto. Just north of Oshawa in Blackstock. Soulshine is utilizing two incredible properties this year: Souls Path Retreat (Former Girl Scouts’ Campground) and the Legendary Lishman’s Property, Purple Hill.

Festival gates will open for load-in as early as 12 pm on Friday. Festival activity ramps up starting at 4pm. 

No one is able to enter between 9pm – 8am on any day without prior approval.

You can bring whatever you feel you need but the incredible community powered Kitchen will be cooking and serving delicious plant-based meals all weekend starting with dinner on Friday. 

There will also be a variety of food vendors for evening and late night cravings.

Soulshine is a camping festival. Bring your tent and everything you need for sleep! You will have the choice of many areas to camp in either the Sunshine Camp (quiet hours at night) or Moonshine Camp. Please check Camping F.A.Q. below.

You can book a spot for your van or small camper when you buy your ticket.  The camper fee will go towards restoration and land improvements.

We have very limited space for a few medium size RV’s in the upper parking lot by approval only. Please email hello@soulshinefestival.ca with requests.  

We recommend leaving valuables at home but do bring some cash for the late night food vendors, the Art Village and maybe some Soulshine swag! 

Unfortunately although we love our pets there are no pets allowed on site. This is mainly due to health and safety reasons.

How do you get here?

Soulshine Festival is situated in beautiful Blackstock Ontario

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By Car

Blackstock is a quick drive north of Oshawa. You will get the full address with your pass and festival guide.

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By Car-Pool

You will be able to utilize a private Telegram or Facebook group to find drivers or passengers.

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By Transit or Train

The festival is not directly accessible by transit or train. The Oshawa Go Train station is a 30 min drive away.

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Passes

Four-day festival passes include entry, parking, choice of camping area, music, workshops, Healing Forest, Art Village, family area and last but not least nourishing food from the community kitchen all weekend. (please bring your own dishes!)

Soulshine is a long weekend ceremonial experience, full of intention and flow. Please plan to make it for the full experience, hand in hand with the rest of the tribe.

If this is not possible you can secure a single overnight pass for either Saturday and Sunday night. You can arrive as early as 9am and must leave by 4pm the next day.

Yes. We will be releasing passes in 3 tiers with the price increasing as the festival date get closer.

Early Birds: Finished
June 21: $350
Aug 24: $380

Over 120 volunteers will help make the festival run smoothly in a wide variety of crews. Please fill out the Volunteer Form located in the Participation section to start the process of finding a way to co-create! 

14-day refund policy from date of purchase.  No refunds after Aug 15, 2022.

Refund fee: 5% of purchase price at a minimum of $17.50.

If you find you cannot use your ticket and you have another buyer, please email us and we will transfer the ticket for you for free.-

We are happy to change the name on the ticket for you. Once you have secured a buyer, please email hello@soulshinefestival.ca with the information. 

 
 

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Food!

You can bring whatever you feel you need but the incredible and improved community powered Kitchen will be cooking and serving delicious plant-based meals starting with Dinner on Friday and ending with lunch on Monday. Just make sure you bring your own plate & utensils!

Once the Community Kitchen closes, there will be options for buying extra food in the wee hours. Wander over to the Art Village to see what’s available. 

The short answer is no, and it’s not only because we are eager to share meals from the community kitchen but for safety concerns and respect for the land. Attendees are not permitted to create cooking fires or to operate gas stoves at this time.

From the morning hours until lunch, you will find coffee, hot water, tea and sometimes, cacao for your enjoyment. On Saturday and Sunday nights,  hot Chai is offered in the Art Village. 

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Camping

We have two designated camping areas this year. 

If you prefer a quieter experience, there is plenty of space on the grounds at Sunshine Camp to pitch your tent. This camping area has night time quiet hours and early morning activities. 

The Moonshine Camp is nestled in the forest and closer to the nighttime festivities. These shaded spots will allow for cool, quiet mornings and sleeping in. 

The Sunshine Camp has flushing toilets and there will be plenty of Porta Potties throughout all the camping and high traffic areas.

You will find two out door showers across from the main entrance to Moonshine Camp. 

For Sunshine Campers, each of the bathroom buildings is equipped with a single shower stall. Please use sparingly. There are pumps along the North tree line with plenty of  well water to stay fresh and cool. 

 

You can book a spot for your van or small camper when you buy your pass.  The camper fee will contribute towards restoration and land improvements.

 
 

We have very limited space for a few medium-sized RVs in the upper parking lot by approval only. Please note there are no hookups of any kind.

Please email hello@soulshinefestival.ca with your R.V. request.

There will be plenty of Soulshiners to share resources with and a small selection of essentials available to purchase in the hospitality tent. 

The Fire Keepers will maintain two community fires. No one else is permitted to light fires for any reason.

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Gentle Reminders​​

Reset & Recharge

We strongly encourage you to get adequate sleep each night. Our bodies may not be used to walking around for 3-4 days, attending workshops and dancing day & night. Getting proper rest is our top tip for having the best experience possible. You may not need as much sleep as others; please respect quiet time hours from 11pm to 7am. Take the time to ground and unwind.

Caring For The Land

Please bring only what you need and leave no trace. We ask everyone to be kind to the land. This will help make the volunteers’ lives easier too.

Alcohol and Drugs

This gathering is intentionally subtle, flowing and soul enriching. While you can bring your own food (and drink), we will not be serving any alcohol. We discourage excessive drinking and encourage a healthy respect for the all ages environment. We anticipate most attendees will not be drinking and those that do will do so responsibly. This is the same for any substance. 

Let’s bask in the high vibration of the festival gathering and lift each others’ spirits naturally.

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Further Information​

If you have not yet found the information you are looking for please forward your questions to:

hello@soulshinefestival.ca