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). 

Please be kind to our beautiful island!

Our Green Team works hard to reduce waste at Cultivate. Last year, we ended the weekend with only 2 bags of garbage – we’re aiming for even less this year. Please help by bringing your own cups, plates, utensils, and napkins.

Leave your car at the campground and take GERTIE to Cultivate.  Gabriola’s Community Bus is FRIENDLY – to our nature relatives – and FUN! Start the party on the way to Cultivate! View the schedule for free shuttle service here.

Other Festival Accommodation

Additional campsites are also available at Page’s Resort & Marina, about a 15-minute drive from the Festival venue.

Gabriola Island also has a variety of other options for b&bs and hotels. Check out the options on this list.


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: