A Bit About Accessibility at Blue Skies
The Blue Skies philosophy is about being inclusive and improving access, while continuing to respect the rugged nature of the festival land.
As part of the Accessible Customer Service Standard, a regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005, we are learning how to do this in the best way possible. Our organizers and volunteers are trained to assist when necessary those with special needs and we continue to work our little buns off to reduce accessibility challenges wherever possible.
Blue Skies is a very special experience, and we want to share it with as many folks as we can. We do our best to make sure that people of all ages and abilities enjoy our little slice of magic. Our organizers and volunteers are trained to assist when necessary those with special needs and we continue to work our little buns off to make things better.
We love that Blue Skies sits on a piece of Canadian Shield; but as soft and cuddly as we all are, the land is hard and unwieldy. The roads and paths are hilly and unpaved and accessible parking and camping spots are limited. The facilities, such as they are, are rustic (to say the least.)
Limited Water and Electricity
Both water and electricity are seriously limited -- outhouses, no hot water, no electricity for personal use. To charge medical devices, such as CPAP machines, the recycling area has a few outlets and folks monitoring them.
Please respect the outlets for medical needs.
Certified Service Animals
While generally dogs are not welcome at Blue Skies, we do welcome certified service animals. If you plan on attending with a service animal, we request that you notify us by email before the festival and register the service animal upon arrival at the front gate.
Admission Fee for Support People
Blue Skies charges support people the same admission fees as other festival goers.
We try very hard to accommodate those needing special parking areas. Our accessible parking is located in the front of P1. There is still a walk down a level, wide road to get to the festival. For very special circumstances, we have put vehicles in the inner lot but this is kept to a bare minimum. If you arrive at the festival and need accessible parking, let a Parking Volunteer know and they will do their best to accommodate you. Before you come, please contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions related to accessibility for attendees with disabilities or different abilities.
Please contact Ellen Flanagan at email@example.com with questions, or to provide feedback related to accessibility for attendees with disabilities or different abilities. There will also be information and a place to leave suggestions on site during the festival at the Info Booth. We welcome any input as we work within the rural reality of the Blue Skies festival site to make it a safe and wonderful experience for all.
If you would like more information view our Accessibility Policy.
Let's make Blue Skies as good as it can be for as many people as we can.