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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 (marked in green on the map below) 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 24 | Pick up & return every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 9 pm (last shuttle departs Farm at 9 pm)
June 25 | Pick up & return every 30 minutes from 9:30 am to 6 pm (last shuttle departs farm at 6 pm)
Overflow Parking near the Algonquin College shuttle location is available if needed. This parking is located at 100 Constellation Drive, a 15-20 minute walk from the shuttle pick up location.
THERE IS NO PUBLIC ON-SITE PARKING AVAILABLE ON JUNE 24th AND JUNE 25th
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 and ask for the SSIF Friends of the Festival Block
Or book online and use code 062223SSI to access SSIF special rates.
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.
We will be offering rough camping (NO SERVICES) at Madahoki Farm for tents and limited camper/RVs. RV/Camper $75 weekend. Rough Tent Camping $40 weekend. Rental includes costs of shared portable washroom, lighting and security. Click here to book.
Indigenous Experiences is excited to offer the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival (SSIF) in 2023. Our team put together the following information to help make your #SSIF23 a great one!
SSIF 2023 will be held at Mādahòkì Farm, located at 4420 West Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON K2R 1H4
DATES FOR SSIF
June 21, 2023 | National Indigenous People’s Day
June 24-25, 2023 | Pow Wow and Festival
Admission is FREE! Everyone welcome!! If you are able to support this event we do request donations – TIPTAP available at the front info booth & throughout 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in volunteering at the 2023 SSIF.
Connect your business to our growing family demographic while demonstrating a commitment to sharing and broadening Canada’s colourful and diverse Indigenous heritage.
There is limited parking available on June 21st and NO public on-site parking on June 24th and 25th. 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.