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Frequently Asked Questions

Festival Dates & Location

13th -  15th September
Vallican Whole Community Centre
https://vallicanwhole.com/

Venue Address: 3762 Little Slocan South Rd, Winlaw, BC V0G 2J0

Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/SJvB8bAoqykk1Hxt8

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What types of Passes are available to purchase?

The Essential Package;
$250 + tax 
 

https://kootenayyogafestival.secure.retreat.guru/program/the-essential-package-kyf-2024/

Includes 1 Adult Full Weekend Ticket
+ 1 KYF Sticker; Including Full Weekend Access, Sat 14th and Sun 15th Sept.  

 

All offerings are first come, first serve, Option to add Holistic Meals; $19.50
(Lunch & Dinner Sat & Sun)


 

The Nourish Your Soul Package;
$320 + tax
 

https://kootenayyogafestival.secure.retreat.guru/program/nourish-your-soul-package-kyf-2024/

 

Includes 1 Adult Full Weekend Ticket
+ 1 KYF Sticker + 4 Nourishing Meals  ($17.50 per meal);
 

Including Full Weekend Access, Sat 14th and Sun 15th Sept. 

​All offerings are first come,first serve.
 

 

Discounted Community, Youth, Elder Passes

To apply complete the below application: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY4ay4_tV59ov2loMqItiFtFrEwMmiWCIJyqLYx8OenfC_Fw/viewform

 

The mission of our NEW Non-Profit – Kootenay Wellness Foundation – is to provide barrier free access to holistic wellness services and education for our surrounding community members. 

 

Passes are only available for those who live within the Kootenay Region*

Community Passes; $110 + tax

Includes 1 Full Weekend Festival Pass

*Individual between the age of 22 - 64 with a yearly wage between $18,192 - $26,426

 

Youth Passes; $65 + tax

Includes 1 Full Weekend Festival Pass

*People between the ages of 16 - 21

 

Elder Passes; $65 + tax

Includes 1 Full Weekend Festival Pass 

*Only for people over the age of 65

 

Saturday & Sunday Day Passes; 
$135 + Tax

These will be available July 15th

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Is there parking available onsite?

Parking is $10 per day, per vehicle (Sat 14th or Sun 15th Sept) or $15 for the weekend.
 

We encourage all pass holders to organise Car Pooling from any of the surrounding towns.

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Is there a Car Pooling program for KYF 2024?

Yes! Please join our KYF Car Pooling FB Group here
Here you will be able to connect with other festival ticket holders to arrange car pooling options from the surrounding towns. We recommend that you Car Pool from the Playmor Junction, Park & Ride. It is a 15 min drive from Vallican Whole Centre from Playmor Junction.

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What are the closest Accommodation Options for KYF 2024?

Valhalla Pines

Pass holders receive a 15% discount for Valhalla Pines.
Use the discount code that you receive after purchasing your pass to book your discounted stay through the Valhalla Pines website. Valhalla Pines Campground and Guesthouse is 2min drive or 10min walk to Vallican Whole.

Paradise Lodge

 

Karibu Park


Lemon Creek Campground

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Arrival & Departure Process

Saturday 14th Sept & Sunday 15th Sept:
 

  • Gates open at 8.00 am & Close at 8:00pm
     

  • If arriving by car, you will be guided to a parking spot at the venue.
    Parking Passes, $10 per day (Sat & Sun) or $15 for the weekend.
    DISPLAY IN YOUR CAR. 
     

  • Please head over to our reservation table to pick up or purchase the following items. We highly encourage carpooling.
     

  • KYF Wristband / Your name will be on our pre-purchased pass list
    (bring photo ID to pick up).
     

  • Meal Tickets for that day need to be purchased at the reservation table,
    $22 per Meal. 

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What are the food options at KYF 2024?

KYF is a fully catered event.
There will be 2 Sattvic Vegan & Gluten Free Meal options available for you to purchase throughout the weekend from our in-house Caterer; Raya, Sol Food Catering. 
We will do our best to use as many locally sourced and organic ingredients as possible to keep our menu fresh, nutrient-dense & Wholesome for all.

 

To receive a discount on all of your meals please order them when you purchase your pass. You can order as many meals as you like and will receive a meal ticket for each pre-purchased meal when you pick up your wristband at the festival grounds.

 

Meal tickets can also be purchased at the festival grounds for $22

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Leave no trace festival

Bring your own bowl, cutlery, mug & water bottle, all meals will be served in your own bowl and you will be guided to wash your own dishes at our wash station.

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Can I bring or purchase Alcohol to KYF 2023?

No KYF is a Sober event.
Please refrain from bringing alcohol or other hard substances into the grounds of the festival.
If you are caught with either you will be asked to leave the festival.​​

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When will the KYF 2024 Schedule be released?

The full schedule will be released July 15th and will be available to view on our website.

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Is there an ATM at the festival grounds?

No, there is no ATM available at KYF 2024.
The closest ATMS are at the Maple Leaf Gas Station in Crescent Valley
or the Winlaw Gas Station in Winlaw.
These are roughly a 10min drive from the festival grounds.

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Can I use my Credit Card or Debit Card at the Festival?

Yes, there will be a Square Payment Processing system available on-site to
make food & drink purchases.

 

We still strongly recommend bringing cash due to the unreliable WIFI

which could cause the Square Payment system to go down.

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Can I reserve my spot at my preferred classes,
workshops or talks?

No, all classes, workshops & talks are on a first come, first serve basis. 
 

Please ensure that you arrive at least 10mins before each
offering to ensure that you can get a spot for yourself.

If you are not able to join the class please ask the volunteers to direct to the next closest offering.

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What to bring:
  • ID & Cash in case our Square Payment Processing system
    stops working due to a problem with the wifi. 
     

  • Yoga Mat, Props, Warm Layers / Blanket, Rain Gear, Outdoor Shoes, Journal & Pen.
     

  • Your own bowl, cutlery, thermos/ mug & water bottle. 
    All meals & drinks will be served in your own bowl & mug.
    You will be guided to wash your own dishes at our wash station.

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Venue Spaces

 

Healing Wellness Space
Visit our Healing Wellness space to receive By Donation
Massage & Reiki from our highly skilled Therapists.

There will be a sign up sheet available at the space to book
your spot during the weekend.
Come early to reserve.

Bring Cash for these services.

Air Space
Outside, Uncovered space, No Sound System, No Stage with a natural grass floor.
We welcome you in to become one with the elements & weather of that day.

Please come prepared with shoes (optional), warm layers, water, journal, pen, rain gear, yoga mat, props, a blanket & any other items that you feel you need. Chairs will be provided if needed.

Fire Space
Outside, Large Covered Tent (20ft x 40ft), Sound System, Stage with concrete floor.
We welcome you to blossom & grow from within.

Please come prepared with shoes (optional), warm layers, water, journal, a pen, a yoga mat, props, a blanket & any other items that you feel you need.

Water Space
Outside, Small Covered Tent (20ft x 10ft), No Sound System, No Stage with natural forest floor.
We welcome you to reflect & observe within this sharing space.

Please come prepared with warm layers, water, journal, pen, yoga mat, props, a blanket & any other items that you feel you need. Chairs will be provided if needed.

Spectrum Space
Main Space, Inside, Sound System, Stage with a wooden floor.
We welcome you to explore & connect with others.

Please come prepared with warm layers, water, journal, pen, yoga mat, props, a blanket & any other items that you feel you need. Chairs will be provided if needed.

Earth Space
Downstairs space, Inside, No Sound System, No Stage with a concrete floor.
We welcome you to learn & question within this educational space.

Please come prepared with warm layers, water, a journal, a pen, a yoga mat, props, a blanket & any other items that you feel you need. Chairs will be provided if needed.

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Intention of Kootenay Yoga Festival

Our intention for the Kootenay Yoga Festival is to strengthen the connection between our surrounding communities & local businesses as a way to provide access to all who wish to explore mindful living. This all-ages weekend festival will give attendants the opportunity to immerse themselves in an array of classes, workshops, educational talks, art, culture & more. Surrounded by the glorious mountains and nature of the Slocan Valley (slhu7kíń - Sinixt təmxwúlaʔxw [homeland]), participants will be able to enjoy a semi-outdoor gathering and learn more about the traditional territory that we call home today. The Kootenay Yoga Festival will provide the much-needed connection between community members, along with education to support optimal physical, mental and emotional well-being. We believe that this festival will bring more health, happiness and abundance to our local communities.

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What are the terms & conditions of Kootenay Yoga Festival?

To know more about the terms and conditions of Kootenay Yoga Festival, please read more here

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