Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an admission charge at the festival?
No! We do have donation boxes at the gates, and kindly request that you make a donation to help keep our festival going.
Is there any separate charges for any of the headlining entertainers?
No! Your donation at the gate is all you have to pay to see all of the entertainment and participate in the events that the festival offers.
Will there be a fireworks display on Canada Day?
No, there has not been a fireworks display in Rocky Point Park for almost a decade now, due to budget issues and concerns about safety.
Can I access the boat launch ramp in Rocky Point Park?
Yes! The ramp is not part of our site and can be accessed as usual.
Is there handicapped parking available?
Yes, there is. We have handicapped parking spots set aside in the large parking lot just outside the Main Gate at Rocky Point Park. You must be displaying a valid handicapped sign on your mirror. Just show up and the security at the entrance will let you in and direct you to your spot. Warning: Our festival does take place in a park. Most of the area is grassed, and regrettably not very wheelchair friendly.
Is there a cash machine on site?
Yes! There will be an ATM located on site.
Can I access the water’s edge in Rocky Point Park?
Yes. You can either simply walk around our fenced site or just tell the person at the gate that you are walking through the site to get to the water. (This is only possible during the day. In the evening the Pier Gate is closed.)
Is there a beverage garden at the festival?
Yes there is! It is located right next to the Main Stage. A selection of beverages are available for purchase. Admission is restricted to those who are 19 and over. Due to new licensing rules minors are no longer permitted in the Beverage Garden. Dogs are not permitted in the Beverage Garden line up, and dogs are not permitted inside the Beverage Garden after 7:00 pm.
Is there an Entertainment Schedule that I can take with me to the site?
Yes! A copy of the Festival Guide was included in every issue of the June 27, 2012 Tri-City News, delivered to most homes in Tri-Cities area. In addition, there are usually inserts available on-site at the Information Booth.
What’s the best way to get to the Golden Spike Days site?
Hmmm, tough decision. Your options are to drive, bicycle (there’s a free bike check) or take Translink. Before you make your decision, check out the ‘Getting There’ section on the bar above for all the details.
Why are there no Handcar Races at this year’s festival? I miss it.
We miss it too. It is a part of the Golden Spike Days Festival that require a lot of volunteers, and a lot of organization. We hope the races will be back next year. If you’d like to help organize them, please contact us!
What if I have another question that I can’t find the answer to?
Just go and visit our friendly and helpful volunteers at the Festival Information Booth just inside the Main Gate. You can also contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-931-8852 (during business hours, 8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri) and they’ll be happy to help!