What health and safety is put into place?

There will be security, police, and medical teams on site in the campgrounds 24/7.

Please use the following information to stay happy and healthy at Burl’s Creek.


Staying hydrated during events is critical to your health and safety.  Free water is available throughout the venue and camping areas at designated hydration locations, and you can fill any empty beverage container at any hydration location.  Drink water at regular intervals, especially during hot weather, and even when you are not in the venue.  

Dress for Changing Weather

Come prepared with clothing for all types of weather and dress for comfort.  Wear clothes that are lightweight and breathable during warm weather, bring appropriate outerwear for possible wet weather, and be prepared for cooler temperatures while camping.  Be conscious of appropriate footwear and consider closed-toe shoes, like comfortable sneakers, as opposed to sandals and flip-flops.

Buddy System

Know where your friends are within the venue and the campgrounds.  Designate meeting places within the venue, in the campgrounds, and in parking areas where you can meet if you get separated.

Medical Services

Burl’s Creek maintains a state-of-the-art on-site medical treatment facility along with first aid tents throughout the venue and campgrounds, and there will also be medical personnel roving throughout the venue during event hours.  Medical personnel are trained to treat everything from minor scrapes and cuts to major illnesses and severe injuries.  All guests are encouraged to walk into any medical location or contact and roving medical personnel if illness or injury is suspected.  Further, if you notice anyone that appears to need medical attention, please contact medical on his or her behalf.

If You See Something, Say Something

If you suspect that anyone is suffering from a medical issue, alcohol issue, or drug issue, seek immediate medical attention at a medical location or from roving medical personnel.  Guests that report medical issues are not subject to police action or investigation as a result of reporting.  Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Slow or irregular breathing.
  • Abnormal heart rate.
  • Extreme body temperature (hot or cold).
  • Flushed, reddish, pale, and or blue-tinted skin.
  • Delusions, paranoia, or hallucinations.
  • Pupils that do not respond to changes in light.
  • Confusion or stupor.
  • Inability to be roused or awoken.
  • Vomiting or dry heaving.
  • Seizures.

Play Safe

Burl’s Creek is a drug-free venue and maintains a zero-tolerance drug policy.  Assist in keep events at Burl’s Creek enjoyable for everyone by not even attempting to bring drugs onto the property – OPP will enforce all Province laws within the venue, campgrounds, and parking areas.

Drink Responsibly

You do not need to drink to have a good time at Burl’s Creek, and if you are under the age of 19, you cannot drink anywhere at Burl’s Creek, including in the venue, the campgrounds, or the parking areas.  If you are of legal drinking age, be smart about consumption and keep the following things in mind.

  • Alcohol should not be used to hydration, rehydration, or cooling off.
  • Intoxicated guests should not be responsible for other intoxicated guests.
  • Binge drinking is dangerous – the faster that you consume alcohol, the higher your blood alcohol level becomes.
  • Strong coffee, cold showers, sleeping, or walking will not assist someone suffering from alcohol poisoning.
  • Intoxicated guests should be kept awake and in an upright or seated position, and should not be laid down.
  • Consider your body height and weight when gauging safe amounts of alcohol to consume.
  • Ensure that you are alternating water and other hydrating beverages with alcoholic beverages.

Smoke Respectfully

If you choose to smoke cigarettes, cigars, or other tobacco products, do so in a way that is respectful to other guests.  Additionally, Burl’s Creek is compliant with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and has placed required “no smoking” signage throughout the venue and camping areas – guests are required to comply with all posted “no smoking” signage and applicable laws regarding designated “no smoking” areas will be enforced.

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