About Northern Vibe

Northern Vibe began out of the desire to build a multi-genre music festival after the end of the Hempfest era.  Taking place on the same beautiful valley property as the former festival, Northern Vibe aimed to move beyond the realm of a Cannabis protest gathering.  

Now in its 8th year Northern Vibe has two amazing stages of music.  The Forest Stage features sound and lighting production provided by CRANK sound https://cranksound.com/
For the Forest Stage we bring in up and coming, as well as well known Canadian touring bands, as well as loved local Algoma bands.

Our River Stage is produced by the Roost Radio Collective out of Toronto Ontario.  This collective features expansive audio/visual presentation featuring HD projection mapping, sound and additonal lighting provided by Long & McQuade, and a dedicated VJ.  DJ's are primarily from the Toronto club and festival scene with many actively participating in International music festivals.  Local Algoma DJ's round out the lineup providing for a one of a kind electronic music experience.

Northern Vibe also features a main grounds area with activities, vendors, food, and performances by Illusionist Ryan McFarling.

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Things​ to bring


Sleeping bag 

Insulated sleeping pad
Ground sheet or tarp for under your tent (but make sure none of it is visible or water will run down the side of your tent hit the tarp and pool under your tent making it wet inside). 

Warm clothes!!! (It gets cold at night, it IS NORTHERN Ontario after all!) 

Rubber Boots (the dew is just as heavy as the rain)
Wool or Synthetic Thermal Socks
Food and things needed to prepare it (you should never rely on the food vendor). 

Drinking Water (minimum 4 liters but 10 is better)
Ear Plugs. Protect those ears and have quiet at your camp when you need it.
Lots of synthetic blankets like sleeping bags, or a comfortable onesie, for those cold nights.
Thermos full of hot face cloths
Flash light or Headlamp with batteries.
Garbage bags (This is a leave no trace festival, so make sure to take all your garbage and recycling and put it in the dumpster provided.
Cash. We have some Vibe merch on site and other arts and food vendors that take cash only. (There is no ATM on site)


Getting to the festival is easy!  You can search for "Northern Vibe Festival" in Google Maps and you can follow the turn by turn navigation.  If you don't have Google Maps simply follow our included map below!

From Sault Ste. Marie to the Northern Vibe Festival

From Toronto to the Northern Vibe Festival