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The 2024 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.

Mādahòkì Farm
4420 West Hunt Club Road
Ottawa, ON K2R 1H4
+1 (613) 838-5558


There is NO public on-site parking available

Festival Shuttle

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.

School buses are used for our shuttles and unfortunately are not accessible to all. 
Alternatively, we recommend that you book a Paratranspo to get you to the farm, or get dropped off by a friend or family, you can get dropped off right at the entrance. We have NO public parking of any kind, including public accessibility parking.


Friday June 21 | 12 PM to 11 PM
Saturday June 22 | 9 AM to 11 PM 
Sunday June 23 | 9 AM to 6 PM

Friday, June 21
Saturday June 22 & Sunday, June 23

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.




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 free shuttle buses.

Public Transit

Take the Bus or the OTrain to the shuttle location at Algonquin College – visit plan.octranspo.com/plan to find your routes.

Taxi Services

Book a taxi with one of the following companies that serve the Ottawa area:

Ride Share

Book a ride to the festival with one of the following ride share options:


Official Hotel: Ramada on the Rideau

2259 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2E6Z8, Canada

Call (613) 288-3500 or 1(800)565-1311 and ask for the S Solstice Indigenous Festival Vendors rate

Or book online and use code 062024SUM to access SSIF special rates.

Hyatt Place Ottawa - West

300 Moodie Drive, Ottawa, ON K2H 9G1, Canada

Book Online:

If you can’t book on line, your guests can phone 613-702-9800.  Just tell the agent the dates of your reservation and your special Rate Plan Code -INEXP  Please note this code is different than the number you use to book rooms on line.

Algonquin College Residence & Conference Centre

1385 Woodroofe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2G 1V8

Call 613-727-7698 or email ottawawestreservations@stayrcc.com

Click here to automatically apply the SSIF discount and stay dates. 

Or book online and use code 25500 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 2024. Our team put together the following information to help make your #SSIF24 a great one!

SSIF 2024 will be held at Mādahòkì Farm, located at 4420 West Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON K2R 1H4. 

There is no public parking on the farm – please take FREE shuttles from Algonquin College – with OC Transpo or Free Parking.

June 21, 2024 | National Indigenous People’s Day
June 22-23, 2024 | Pow Wow and Festival

Admission is FREE! Everyone welcome!! If you are able to support this event we do request donations – cash donation boxes available at the front info booth & throughout the festival.

The festival is a rain-or-shine event for the most part.   If it rains, the Pow Wow competition will move into the Arena (and we would have to reschedule the EAL experiences) but most of our programming would continue unless thunderstorms …or extreme smoke /air quality issues as we experienced last year!  

Please note that the drone show can be impacted by high winds and rain – so if you are planning on attending please check in on Saturday for updates on our social channels.  

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.

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.

With the support of Ottawa Tourism this year, SSIF takes one more step towards improving our accessibility. As an outdoor venue, the access to our Pow Wow grounds can be challenging for some and Ottawa Tourism assisted us in investing in some mobi-matts (like you can find on some beaches) and a new accessible viewing tent at the Pow Wow.

Unfortunately, we have NO public parking of any kind, including public accessibility parking on site. We recommend that you book a Paratranspo or get friends or family to get you to the farm and you can get dropped off right at the entrance. Unfortunately, our shuttles are not accessible to all as they are school buses. 

The grounds are considered basically accessible and we have accessible toilets. There are some grassy areas that may become wet if we get rain and may become difficult to navigate.

We have a year-round virtual and brick & mortar marketplace. Come by and visit Thursday to Sunday 11am-4pm. 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 registrations@ottawasummersolstice.caPlease note that all vendor spots for SSIF are full, but you can email us so that we have your info and can reach out to you for future festivals. 

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We have lots of opportunities to volunteer at our festival. Please fill out this form and/or email jacky@madahoki.ca to express your interest in volunteering at the 2024 SSIF.

Connect your business with our growing family demographic while demonstrating a commitment to reconciliation with our diverse Indigenous cultures. We thank all of our generous sponsors who help to make this event free and accessible for the community to join in the celebration. For sponsorship enquiries, please email samantha@growwithamp.com.

There is NO public parking on the festival grounds at Madahoki Farm unless you have received a parking pass (as a sponsor, artist, Pow Wow participant)  We are offering a FREE shuttle service from Algonquin College. You can take OC tranpo to the College or drive and take advantage of free parking. The shuttles are departing every 10 minutes – so it is a hassle free way to enjoy the festival! You do not need to register for the shuttle buses.

Absolutely NO pets are allowed on the grounds or in booth spaces (with the exception of service animals). Please leave your pets at home. We WILL NOT tolerate animals left in vehicles.

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.

Please bring your re-fillable water bottles as we have water stations on site. 

Please note that EVERYONE is welcome and invited to join in and experience a Pow Wow. A Pow Wow is a cultural celebration and an opportunity for our community to gather, socialize, dance, sing and honour the past and future generations. Our Pow Wow is a competition so you will see both drums and dancers competing throughout the weekend. We do invite the public to join in any social and inter-tribal dances so be sure to listen for the emcee to welcome everyone in the circle. 

Some FAQ and answers about Pow Wow Etiquette 

  • Yes, everyone is welcome!   
  • If you have never witnessed the Grand Entry – you don’t want to miss it as every dancer enters the circle.  Our Grand Entries are 6pm Friday, 12pm and 6pm Saturday and 12pm Sunday.  HOWEVER please remember that the Grand Entry is Ceremonial – and we ask you not to take photos or videos during any Ceremonial or Sacred parts of the Pow Wow.  Listen closely to the EMCEE to announce when photos/videos are not allowed and please respect the sacred nature of these songs and dances when appropriate.  There will be lots of opportunities for photos after!  
  • When taking a photo of a dancer or drum group – please ask their permission.   
  • What you see the dancers wearing is called Regalia.  It is not a costume but a sacred outfit they create over a lifetime and has spiritual significance to them.  Be respectful and please do not touch their regalia.  
  • Most importantly, listen to the Emcees – they will announce when we must stand, when to avoid photos and when everyone is welcome to join in the circle and dance! 
  • Support the community.  Please take some time to shop and support the talented Indigenous artists, vendors and taste some of the traditional foods.  These small businesses often make their living and support their families on the “pow wow trail”.

Megwetch for all the love and support along this journey- we’re going to have an incredible Summer Solstice Festival this year.