Hillside Festival 2023

If you are looking to book a campsite—either campground campsite or festival field campsiteplease check the Guelph Lake Conservation Area website. Campground campsites are currently all booked up, but you can keep checking the GRCA Camping website for cancellations.

If you are unable to get a campground campsite, festival field campsites (previously called “overflow camping”) will be available to book online or over the phone starting May 1, 2023.

To book a festival field campsite, go to grcacamping.ca, select Guelph Lake from the “Park” drop-down and July 27-31 as the dates. The GRCA requires festival field campsites to be booked Thursday through Monday.

You can also get a festival field campsite when you arrive on the festival weekend as there is plenty of space available.

Please contact the GRCA for any camping-specific questions.

Get Hillside Festival 2023 tickets here.

See below for additional information from the GRCA.

GRCA conservation areas set to take reservations beginning March 1

Camping season opens May 1, 2023

The snow may still be falling, but the 2023 camping season is just around the corner and the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) campsite reservation system will be open to take reservations online beginning March 1, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

The reservation system at www.grcacamping.ca provides a 24-hour, online reservation service until mid-October, when the camping season closes. Campsite reservations can be made for all eight GRCA conservation areas that offer camping. Group campsites are now also available to be booked online and feature a new fee structure.

For more information about camping at Grand River Conservation Areas, visit www.grandriver.ca/camping.

Quick Facts

  • GRCA online camping reservation website: www.grcacamping.ca
  • Online hours of operation: 24 hours a day, March 1 through to mid-October
  • We are committed to providing accessible customer service. If guests require alternate booking arrangements, call 1-877-558-4722.

To stay up-to-date on conservation area and activity status, visit www.grandriver.ca/conservationareastatus for real-time information about whether a conservation area is open or has reached its operating capacity.

The GRCA is the second largest campground operator in Ontario, providing up to 2,200 campsites throughout the Grand River watershed. Of the GRCA’s 11 conservation areas, eight offer nightly, monthly, or seasonal camping opportunities.

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