50 Artists | 5 Stages | Rain or Shine!
volcano@resist.ca | Info/Volunteer Line: 604.255.0163
Photos left to right: Euphrates/The Gossip/
Dope Poets Society/ Ward Churchill/clann zu

Important Info To Note

Alcohol is prohibited on site.

No pets are allowed. Please do not bring your dogs and tie them to a fence or, and leave them in your car.

When the festival ends at 9:30pm, we would appreciate your cooperation in exiting the site in a respectful manner.

Please take your cigarette butts with you otherwise we will have to pick them up one by one -- we hate this!

Identifying us:

  • Our volunteers will be wearing white t-shirts, with Volunteer logo on the back. The Info Booth can answer any questions you also might have.
  • Our core crew will be in red t-shirts. This includes all collective members, head of security, head of parking, etc.


When you buy snacks, meals, and drinks from the vendors at the festival, you're supporting local, socially responsible enterprises, as well as supporting fundraising for community groups. As an added bonus, Under the Volcano is given a percentage of the proceeds from food vendor sales, so filling your belly also helps to ensure that we generate much-needed revenue.

Our vendors: Philippine Women's Centre, Grassroots Women, Icy Delights Coffee, Tsleil-Waututh Salmon BBQ, Green Tea, The Gumboot CafÈ, Volcano smoothie & beverage stand.


UNDER THE VOLCANO IS THE ONLY MAJOR FESTIVAL IN VANCOUVER WITH A BY-DONATION TICKETING SYSTEM. We thought you might be interested in knowing how the festival comes together every year and how we decided on a $10 minimum.

Under the Volcano is 100 % volunteer driven. The collective that organizes year round is not paid staff, and all the volunteers donate their time and energy as well. Since our revenue is generated LARGELY through your donations, we rely on this support to be able to put on the best festival possible, highlighting progressive politics and bringing in artists and speakers from around the corner and around the world. We are accountable to you, our communities and allies, rather than to corporate sponsors, so by paying your $10, you are supporting a long-standing community event shaped entirely by people like you.

WE SUGGEST $10 FOR MODEST INCOMES AND STUDENTS, $15 FOR PART-TIME WORKERS, AND $20 FOR FULL-TIME WORKERS. If you can afford to give more than $10 you are helping pay the admission fee for someone who can't.
We appreciate your support!



UTV is 100% volunteer run. Positions include: Publicity, Site Set Up, Admission Gates, Info Table, Kid's Area, Security, Parking, Volcano Food Booth, Recycling, Merch, and many more important tasks!

Volunteer Info Line: 604 255-0163 Box 2





We encourage all festival goers to use alternate modes of transpo, as there is limited parking available on & around the site. If you drive, please respect our neighbours by not blocking their drive-ways or parking on their lawns.

Shuttle Buses:

Free shuttle buses leave Safeway Parking Lot at the Broadway Skytrain Station approximately every 45 minutes starting at 11am. The last shuttles leave Cates Park at 9:45 pm.

Regular Buses:



Bike to the festival and break free of the internal combustion engine. This year, we have lots of bike parking on site (racks and racks of it)! Group rides to the festival will leave from Grandview Park (on Commercial Drive between Charles and Williams) at 11am, noon, 1pm, and 2pm Group rides return to Grandview Park from behind the Main Stage at 5,6,7,8 & 9.

Check out a map of the park...


The festival is wheelchair accessible, and there are reserved parking spaces in the lower lot. Please ask one of our parking crew for assistance.


We have on-site recycling and composting stations to help reduce our impact on Mother Earth. You can toss all returnable drink containers as well as newsprint/newspaper into clearly marked bins all around the site. You'll also find convenient buckets to scrape your food waste into, which will find its way into a composter and ultimately into an organic garden in the City.

Things to keep in mind:
- read the signs on the recycling/composting bins BEFORE you toss your stuff into them
- napkins and all unmarked plastic (like cutlery ) can NOT be recycled or composted.
- please put garbage in garbage cans, not in recycling

Recycling and composting are things everyone can do everyday, if you want more info or tips on how to make it happen, email bike@resist.ca


We would like to acknowledge the continued support of:
The North Shore Arts Commission, District Of North Vancouver, City Of North Vancouver and North Vancouver Park Events


Under The Volcano Festival is produced annually by the North Shore Youth Art Works Society, a registered non-profit society.


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