We are expecting around 20,000 people over the course of two days this year—please be aware that it will be crowded, and that food line-ups tend to be long.
Free, clean drinking water is available via a water wagon located in the park near the basketball courts. As we are a zero-waste festival, please bring your own drinking container or borrow one from our cup-sharing program – details to come.
Gender-neutral portable toilets are located onsite on the Northwest end of the park near the intersection of Powell & Dunlevy, and the East side of the intersection of Jackson & Alexander. Sinks and wheelchair accessible portable toilets are located at each of these stations.
A change table is available near the Children’s tent, by the North side of the park facing Powell St. For child-friendly activities, check out our Children’s Tent section!
Accessible seating areas are indicated at each performance venue. A seniors tent with priority seating is located in the park facing the Diamond Stage.
Our first aid station is located on Powell St., west of Jackson, facing the park. A number of volunteers and staff are trained in naloxone administration and are available on site.
There will be no alcohol served at the festival.
For a list of safe consumption sites, please visit: http://www.vch.ca/Documents/VCH-overdose-alert.pdf
If you see a used needle on the ground, please alert someone on our Hospitality and Security team (or anyone with a radio) for safe disposal.
This is not a scent-reduced site.
Japanese-speaking MCs will be present on the Diamond and Street Stage, and some programming will be presented in Japanese. Staff and volunteers who speak multiple languages will be identifiable at the Festival via buttons or nametags indicating which languages they speak.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available for some events. Check back on our full festival schedule once released.
Potential content and audio-visual triggers will be listed for most events. Check back on our full festival schedule once released.
Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3
The main theatre is accessible via the side door on Gore Avenue, access to this door can be requested from the box office via a ramp at the front of the building, or by calling (604) 689-0926. Accessible bathrooms are available backstage. The Firehall Courtyard can be accessed upon request via gate access.
Vancouver Buddhist Temple – 220 Jackson Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3B3
There are several steps at the entrance of the Buddhist Temple, and no ramps at this time. Public bathrooms are not available at this venue.
Vancouver Japanese Language School – 487 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C6
There are no steps at the entrance of the Japanese Language School, and an elevator with access to the upper floors. Public bathrooms are not available at this venue.