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Experience Motion Notion Music & Arts Festival!

Our new venue consists of flat level camping, cozy treed areas and a river with two sandy beaches - sure to provide the magical vibes that Motion Notion is known for. This is a site where many other loved events have taken place, so we are thrilled and honoured to be welcomed into this community.  We will transform the space into a unique environment in line with what Motion Notion has created since 2000.  We hope you will join us on this epic adventure of discovery!

  • 50 minutes from Slave Lake

  • 2.5 hours from Grande Prairie

  • 3.5 hours from Edmonton

  • 5 hours from Ft McMurray

  • 6.25 hours from Calgary

  • 7 hours from Banff

  • 8.5 hours from Saskatoon

  • 11.5 hours from Kelowna

  • 13.5 hours from Vancouver

Festival Site Map

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Codes of Conduct

Those who have experienced the freedom, energy and visual/aural artistry that we and the attendees have helped create over the past 19 Motion Notions can attest to its truly transformative spirit and beauty. Journey to our magical world and be delighted by some of the best music and art on Earth at an incredible riverside venue.

The festival values and codes of conduct are simple but strong-

1) Respect other's space, time, and opinion.
2) Non-violent conflict resolution.
3) Care for nature, others and yourself.


Who/What is allowed?

  • Anyone aged 18 or more (18+ event)

  • Re-entry with wristband (re-entry vehicle fee applies)

  • Alcohol at your campsite (no glass)

  • Vehicles, RVs and tents

  • Camping beside your vehicle

  • “Silent” and clean running inverter style generators (unless it bothers your neighbours)

  • Propane BBQs, Firepits, Fire Effects

  • Fire performers (if fire chief allows at the time)

  • Bicycles

What is not Allowed?

  • Pets/Animals (other than registered guide dogs)

  • Early entry or late leaving. Event runs 9am Friday to 2pm Monday

  • Camping/parking on roadways (you will be towed to Sundre at your expense)

  • Glass of any kind

  • Drones (except for approved video crew)

  • Tree cutting or nailing into trees

  • ATVs or dirt-bikes (approved art-cars are OK)

  • Illegal drugs, weapons, axes, hunting knives, pocket knives, box cutters, firearms, fireworks, flares, bear spray, prescription drugs (without a prescription of the correct amount). Confiscated items will not be returned.

  • Personal campfires (we will have communal campfires if no fire-ban)

  • Joyriding or stunting

  • Aggressive behavior or fighting

General Information

  • Be sure to read the Ticket Terms & Conditions

  • Only buy tickets from Tickets can be transferred through 

  • Your name must be on the ticket or you must be accompanied at the gate with the person who’s name is on the ticket you will use. ID must be shown.

  • Wristbands supplied at the gate must be worn at all times and shown to security when requested.

  • The cellphone signal very limited so do no expect to make/receive calls or texts. You will need to head most of the way towards Sundre to get a better signal.

  • Vehicles and attendees may be searched before entry.

  • All vehicles need to pay the vehicle fee (excluding motorcycles).

  • Re-entry has the same vehicle fee.

  • There is no grey water disposal, dump station or power for RVs. Wastewater must be hauled away if you come in an RV.

  • There are greywater/dishwater disposal tanks for people staying in tents to use at several of the porta-potties.  Please don't dump on the ground. 

  • Respect the land- use the garbage cans, recycling bins and porta-potties every time!

  • This is a Leave No Trace Event. Don’t leave us something to clean up!

  • Safety-check your campsite- cover sharp protruding objects and mark tripping hazards such as ropes, holes or logs.

  • Maintain 6 metre wide roadways for emergency vehicle access.

  • Before you leave, tidy your campsite completely, remove all stakes and remove string/ropes from trees so they are not injured.

  • There are free potable water taps.

  • A large selection of food and merchandise/services vendors will be onsite.

  • There are ATM machines.

  • There are well maintained porta-potties with handwash stations.

  • There is 1 wheelchair access porta-potty in a central location. 

  • There is a 24 hour Sanctuary Safe Zone onsite.

  • There is a medical tent at the event with 24 hour paramedics.

  • There are 24-hour professional security.

  • The nearest hospital is in High Prairie.  5101 38 Street High Prairie, Alberta, T0G 1E0

What to Bring

  • Entry ticket (digital barcode on your phone is okay)

  • Drivers license

  • ATM bank card

  • Phone and charger

  • Tent and camping equipment

  • Several sets of warm clothing and shoes including a warm hat and gloves. Extra socks!

  • Full rainwear and rubber boots

  • River booties/Aqua shoes

  • Blanket

  • Tank of water

  • Swimwear

  • Towels

  • Costumes

  • Sunblock

  • Lip balm

  • Sunglasses

  • Medical kit

  • Umbrella

  • Shade/rain structure

  • Insect repellant

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Flashlight with spare batteries

  • Earplugs

  • Sleep mask (it is light from 5:30 am to 9:30pm, and bright in a tent!)

  • Lawn chairs

  • Creative items and games

  • Walkie-talkies

  • Musical instruments

  • Spare car keys

  • Jumper cables

  • Tire pump

  • Bathroom kit

  • Toilet paper

  • Garbage bags

  • Hammock

  • Duct tape

  • Table

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