Official Festival Camping
26 beachside festival campsites are available at Descanso Bay Regional Park, one of the most beautiful campgrounds on the Gulf Island archipelago. Don’t miss the sunset swims at the point!
Regular shuttles will run from the campground to the festival site.
3 nights minimum stay (Friday – Sunday).
Gabriola is only a 20-minute ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo and some great accommodation options. You can enjoy a full day and evening at the Cultivate Festival and still make it back to the city to sleep. We offer a free shuttle to/from the festival, timed around each ferry arrival/departure.
These hotels are all within easy walking distance to the Nanaimo-to-Gabriola Ferry terminal: