Thrive guide




 1) Where is A.Y.U.F. held and how do I get there


In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.


We are hosting this year at BROWNELL CHILDREN'S RETREAT. Clicking the link will get you directions from Calgary. The property is located 1.5h north west of Calgary. The ride share page is located here  UNITYFEST RIDE SHARE Please post in the page if you are heading  up with room in your car. don’t forget to say WHEN and WHERE you are heading from!! 


2) What can I expect from the festival grounds? 


Here is an aerial view of the grounds with labels to give you an idea of where things are on property when you arrive.  There is an indoor gym  called the ROUNDHOUSE and lots of outdoor space for movement workshops and practices. The site is located alongside a river bed  for wading and cooling off , no swimming though, it’s not deep enough. There is a pond but it is full of leaches  and is not swimmable. If the weather is really warm we should plan on water activities that include water guns. I’ll be packin, you should too ;-) 


A.Y.U.F. is a camping event. The land is set up for tent and rv camping, as well as dormitory style accommodations. You will need to choose your adventure with a registration questionnaire.  You’ll be able to park right on your camping site. It is VERY important that you let us know so we can plan for your space on the land. 


There are indoor washrooms and SHOWERS this year !! ( like somehow this makes up for lack of swimming ;-P )


3) What’s the food situation? 

We have a kitchen on property with a walk in fridge. We encourage you to take advantage of the fridge however you will need to put your food in a BIN that you provide and label it will your name. We also encourage camping cook outs at your tent site therefore pack and plan accordingly. There will be an updated announcement as to whether or not we will be providing food ( at an extra cost) please stay tuned on the event page. We can provide Ice for coolers,, please bring cash to purchase.


4) Can I bring my dog

Sadly no there is a no dog policy at the location. With the exception of guide dogs.

5) Will there be Childcare?

We are still working on this. TBA 


6) drinking water

There is drinking water available on site. They say some don't love the taste, so bring water if you are particular. 




Please see “UNITYFEST VALUES”  We highly encourage reading through our values.