Travelling to Hillside

Guelph Lake Island, Guelph Lake Conservation Area   ~   GPS Coordinates: 43.6058° N, 80.2567° W

7743 Conservation Drive
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 6J1

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It may be out of town, but there are a variety of ways to make it out to the island!

By bike!

There is a bike parking lot on the island. While the Lot is staffed by Hillside volunteers, the festival cannot assume responsibility for lost or stolen bikes or their accoutrements. Check that your lock is in good working order. Pick up your wristband at the Gate Tent in the mainland parking area, and then proceed to the island. Please slow down to show the Welcome Crew on the causeway your wristband.
Check back here closer to the festival for details on organized group rides to and from the festival!

By shuttle bus from downtown Guelph!

The shuttle bus stop is at St. Georges Square in downtown Guelph on Quebec Street at Wyndham. Hillside volunteers will be there to take your ticket and exchange it for a wristband.

Bus to Hillside (runs every 20 min)  //  Friday from 4 to 9pm  //  Saturday from 10am to 9pm  //  Sunday from 10am to 9pm

Last bus leaves Hillside  //  Friday at 12:30am  //  Saturday at 12:30am  //  Sunday at 12:30am

Accessible Buses:  Leave from the downtown shuttle bus stop on the hour and return from Hillside on the half hour.

By car!

Please consider carpooling to reduce our carbon footprint and to save yourself some money. helps you to find cheap rides anywhere in Canada & the U.S. or to fill up empty seats on long distance rideshare and local carpool. Registration on the website is free and you can save $4 on your rideshare booking for the festival with the promo code hillside29. Valid until July 18th.

Parking lots are located inside the Conservation Area. You will need to purchase a parking pass on your way in: $10 per day or $25 for the weekend. 

After parking, walk to the Gate Tent at the south end of the parking lot to exchange your ticket for a wristband.

Hop on the free shuttle to the causeway or walk down the Green Path. Our Welcome Crew on the causeway is ready to check your accreditation. Please show your wristbands as you cross into Hillside.