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The 2023 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is back at Mādahòkì Farm.
Mādahòkì Farm is Indigenous Experience’s property located in Ottawa’s Green Belt. It is Canada’s only Indigenous Agri-tourism destination and working farm.
Mādahòkì Farm is located 15 minutes southwest of downtown Ottawa on West Hunt Club Road between HWY 416 and Moodie Drive.
4420 West Hunt Club Road
Ottawa, ON K2R 1H4
+1 (613) 838-5558
Free parking for those parking and attending the festival.
Festival attendees can park in designated lots at Algonquin College’s Ottawa Campus (Lot 16, 17 or Visitor’s Parking Lot) or come by bus to Baseline station to catch the shuttle. Information on transportation and parking, including a map of the Algonquin College designated parking and shuttle pick-up locations can be found here.
See the map below for the location of the shuttle.
June 25 | Pick up & return every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 9 pm (last shuttle departs Farm at 9 pm)
June 26 | Pick up & return every 30 minutes from 9:30 am to 6 pm (last shuttle departs farm at 6 pm)
ODAWA NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE:
Park & Ride Shuttle Service runs from the Odawa Native Friendship Centre to Mādahòkì Farm with limited free parking available. You can also come to the Odawa Native Friendship Centre by public transport and take the shuttle to Mādahòkì Farm. This is a FREE Park and Ride- please just respect the property and use only designated spaces. See the map below for the location of the shuttle.
June 25 | Pick up & return every 60 minutes from 9:30am to 10pm
June 26 | Pick up & return every 60 minutes from 9:30am to 6pm
THERE WILL BE NO ON SITE PUBLIC PARKING
Parking on West Hunt Club Road is not permitted. Use our FREE SHUTTLE or be dropped off at the site. You do not need to register for the shuttle buses.
Take the Bus or the OTrain to the shuttle location at Algonquin College – visit plan.octranspo.com/plan to find your routes.
2259 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2E6Z8, Canada
Call (613)288-3500 or 1(800)565-1311
Use Code 062122SUM to access SSIF Discounted Rates starting at $124.
300 Moodie Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2H 9G1
Call (613) 702-9800 or email reservationYOW@hyatt.com
Use Code INEXP to access SSIF Special Rates.
Indigenous Experiences is excited to offer the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival (SSIF) in both a live and virtual format for 2022. Our team put together the following information to help make your #SSIF22 a great one!
SSIF 2022 will be held on our NEW FARM PROPERTY, Mādahòkì Farm, located at 4420 West Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON K2R 1H4
DATES FOR LIVE SSIF
June 21, 2022 | Evening programming
June 22-24, 2022 | Education Days
June 25-26 | Pow Wow and Festival
DATES FOR VIRTUAL SSIF
Our virtual Education Days and series of virtual workshops will run between June 1 – June 21, 2022
Although SSIF is free to attend, you will need to pre-register to get your ticket to enter the grounds. For our first live event after COVID-19 we want to manage the attendance numbers and allow our Elders, artists and visitors to feel safe returning to live festivals. Click here to register to attend.
Admission (and parking, if booked) is good for as long as you would like to stay at the festival.
ADDITIONAL FEES & PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED
There will be some workshops, food and shopping of authentic Indigenous made goods available on site for an extra cost. You can pre-purchase some of these items to make sure you don’t miss out, but you can purchase these while on site as well. In most cases you will be able to use a debit/credit card for your on-site purchases. There will be an ATM on site. We suggest you bring some cash in case there are any technical issues with the payment system.
ONLY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH SSIF
We ask that you please purchase your tickets directly from our registration portal, we have not authorized any third-party sellers.
Any tickets purchased for workshops or food are non-refundable.
Only tickets purchased directly from the Summer Solstice Indigenous festival will be honoured.
We have a year-round virtual and brick & mortar marketplace. Come by and visit Wednesday to Sunday 11am-6pm. The marketplace is located at the end of the driveway in the old farm house. If you are a vendor looking to join our marketplace please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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We have lots of opportunities to volunteer at our festival. We are currently working on our volunteer registration form, which will be available soon and posted to our website. In the meantime, please email email@example.com to express your interest in volunteering at the 2022 SSIF.
Connect your business to our growing family demographic while demonstrating a commitment to sharing and broadening Canada’s colourful and diverse Indigenous heritage.
Parking on-site is allowed for as long as you’d like to stay. However, parking is limited on-site so please plan to park off-site. We will be offering a FREE shuttle service, the details of which can be found in the “Parking” section above. You do not need to register for the shuttle buses.
DOGS ON SITE
Absolutely NO PETS are allowed on the grounds or in booth spaces (except for guide dogs and service animals). Please leave pets at home. We will not tolerate animals left in vehicles.
SMOKING & ALCOHOL ON SITE
At all times, NO alcohol or illegal drugs are permitted to be consumed on-site or brought onto the Farm grounds. There will be designated smoking areas on the farm, please only smoke in these areas and use the bins provided to dispose of your cigarette butts.
Megwetch for all the love and support along this journey- we’re going to have an incredible Summer Solstice Festival this year.