FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the festival taking place?
The festival is located on a remote acreage in the Interlake about 45 minutes north of Winnipeg on an 80 acres owned by Ignite Retreats. It’s located about 10 minutes south west of Teulon, MB. Well-removed from the sights and sounds of the city, taken-in by a property that offers the ultimate peaceful soul experience. See the previous year’s layout of the festival grounds here. It’s Manitoba’s most unique Festival and Retreat grounds!
What will I experience at the I Am Festival?
The I Am Festival is a personal discovery retreat weekend. You choose your agenda and you find your moment there.
Some people choose to immerse themselves in the energy of the sessions and take the time to do some soul-searching to questions that have kept them up at night. Others take in a few sessions but prefer to wander the grounds and float in hammocks where good conversations take place. Others come for the festival community and the campfires. It’s your experience. One thing for sure, you’ll leave feeling a whole lot fuller and recharged!
I have been to the festival before, what will be different?
This year is a Restiful – not quite a retreat, not quite a festival, but in that sweet spot in the middle. We are keeping it simple, keeping it small, and keeping it spectacular! Instead of four venues running, there will be two amazingly programmed spaces – we will keep the community together while being able to distance. We’re focusing on Comm-Unity over chaos and overwhelming choices. We have increased the music program and added a recovery/rejuvenation space. We call in the Restiful Rejuvenation Lounge. Imagine walking into a space with some of the most heart centered and talented practitioners in the province, providing services of relaxation and restoration, like massage therapy, rapid release coaching, meditation, astrological readings, and so much more, ALL included in the ticket price! There is also no extra fee for camping! Simplicity. Comm-Unity. Bring your RV/Camper trailer to sleep, also no extra fee! One price. One immersive experience. Join us, for the 5th anniversary of the I Am Festival.
I don’t know anyone to come with me?
Not to worry! You’ll find you’ll feel a part of the community easily right from your Welcome Booth Experience. Many people come by themselves, so you’ll be sure to meet some new friends!
Can I come for just the music?
Not this year., but you can come for a day pass.  With maintaining a small gathering, a limited number of day passes are available. fWe hope you’ll consider coming for the weekend!
Will there be food at the festival?
Yes! We will have vegan and meat options to nourish and refuel as well as bars for sale at the vending station.  And as always, following the principle of radical self-reliance, it’s a good idea to pack your own favorites. Vendors may not be able to accommodate all dietary needs
How loud is it at night, will I get sleep?
The center campfire often leads to a very early morning sing-along.  It is recommended that campers practice RADICAL SELF-RELIANCE.  What this means is to choose your campsite location wisely (ask for where quieter camping is) AND bring ear plugs to ensure your rest.
How do I Register for Sessions?
This year we will have two tracks – scheduled programming or community-run programming. No registration is required.
Will there be WiFi?
When we say #GetConnected – we don’t mean to the internet. There is no wifi on the festival grounds and there is limited cell service. It’s the perfect opportunity to unplug and connect with yourself, nature and the I Am Community. You’ll #GetConnected in other ways.
Will there be bugs?
Have we mentioned the festival takes place in the Manitoban Interlake? You will likely come across the occasional ant or mosquito out in the festival grounds so come prepared. Wasps also adore the Saskatoons, so please advise a volunteer if you spot an active nest. Although August is beyond the typical wood Tick Season, watch for these guys who may have lingered.
Will there be places to walk?
The Wisdom Walk trail is waiting for you! Just a reminder that off the trail lies a lovely lot of POISON IVY – so stay on the cut trails.
What should I bring to the I Am Festival?
We’ve put together a list of some ideas to get you thinking…

  • your confirmation number
  • camping gear for camping
  • refillable water bottle
  • sheet for massage table (if you plan to get a massage)
  • towel for the sauna
  • coffee mug
  • yoga mat
  • a blanket to cuddle by the fire
  • bug repellent
  • sunscreen
  • cash for food and amazing vendors
  • snacks or money for food purchase
  • head lamp or flash light
  • a lawn chair
  • a tarp to create your own personal bubble (no larger than 6×6)
  • downloaded maps, schedule (we will not have copies available as we work towards a green experience)
  • See more ideas HERE.
How can I be a presenter at the festival?
We’re thrilled that you want to be a bigger part of the I Am Festival! Applications are closed for 2021 but join our mailing list or follow us on Instagram to hear about upcoming events.
Are dogs allowed?
Pets are not allowed at the Festival grounds. I Am Festival has partnered with Sundog Boarding Kennels and Tamara will coordinate to come and pick up and drop off your fur-baby. Contact Tamara via Facebook or via phone (204) 404-7690.
Are children welcome?
The I Am Festival is designed for an individual retreat to focus on yourself. We hope that after a weekend of exploration you return to your families feeling fulfilled and empowered. Watch for I Am Events designed for children, such as our I Am Family Camp.
When do gates open?
Gates open – Friday at 4:00p,  Saturday at 8:30am and Sunday at 8:30am. Gates close by 10:00pm – if you need a late arrival time, please message us through Facebook.
Do I need to bring my ticket?
It’s a good idea to have your confirmation number handy, however you don’t need to print your ticket.
How do I register for sessions?
No need to register for sessions.
I forgot my password.
Your confirmation email has your username in it and you can use the handy Forgot Password link at the bottom of the login screen to reset your password.

Camping and Accommodations:

Can I camp at the festival?
Absolutely! We highly recommend that you immerse yourself in the I Am Festival experience. Please note that Vehicles are only permitted in the camping zones if your unit is your sleeping unit and you chose the ticket with the camper pass so we knew to expect you. You cannot move your vehicle during the festival (no in/out priveleges).
How many camp zones are available?
Please note that the camping is set in Zones, not sites, so you can park your tent right near a fellow I Am Festivaler and #GetConnected together or find a spot alone.  Campsites cannot be reserved. If you want to camp with a group of friends, you need to arrive together to ensure you get a spot together.
What services are available at the camp sites?
All camp sites are non-serviced sites. Portable toilets are on-site, but come prepared to camp in the natural elements of the beautiful Interlake.  Also, a community sink is available for washing dishes.
Are generators allowed in the Campground?
Unfortunately not, we need to preserve the quiet space.
Can I cook on a campfire?
Center camp fire will be lit in the evening as the only campfire allowed due to the extreme risk of fires.  You are welcome to bring your own fuel stove. Fires are NOT PERMITTED outside the designated areas due to municipality fire restrictions.
Is there water on site? Should I bring my own water?
Yes! There are water stations for washing and drinking on site. Bring your own water bottle for refills. Some people do prefer to bring their own water to keep at their campsite.
Are there showers?
There is no hot water on site.

COVID Related Questions

Are you asking for proof of vaccination?
While we won’t require proof of vaccination, we will be emphasizing the importance of consent before getting in to someone’s personal space. Individuals are welcome to bring a 6×6 tarp for sessions to create a comfortable space for themselves.
Do I have to wear a mask?
You are welcome to wear a mask if that is your preference (there are some really cute ones out there!), but it’s not required or expected. Everything is in the wide open air  – no indoor venues at all.

Any other Questions?

Contact us – we’d love to hear from you!