Camping

CAMPING at RIS

Riverside International Speedway (RIS) is committed to providing a safe, comfortable, and memorable experience for our guests. We have established camping terms of use so that there is a clear understanding by those who use our property for overnight stays of what is acceptable, and what is not. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

NO REFUNDS ONCE CONFIRMATION IS ISSUED

Riverside International Speedway (“RIS”) offers campsites for folks attending our events. On the IWK 250 weekend, these sites are available by advance reservation only (no drive-ups) and for the sole intent of camper parking (vs. extra space, extra parking, etc.). By using our campsites you are acknowledging agreement to the following terms of use.

GENERAL TERMS OF USE

RVs

  • Must have minimum $500,000.00 RV liability insurance coverage; proof may be requested.
  • Must have a current safety inspection.
  • Must have a fully charged current fire extinguisher.
  • Must be parked in designated camping areas and so the front of the camper has unencumbered access to the roadway (all roadways are considered fire lanes); for towable campers, the coupler must be facing the roadway/fire lane.
  • Onboard tank outlets must remain closed at all times.

Authorized Vehicles

  • OHV/golf cart permits are available here. The fee is $40.00/season, $25.00/event.
  • The speed limit is 8kph/5mph.
  • No vehicle operation between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Nova Scotia laws apply to vehicle operation on RIS property including but not limited to age, intoxication, and helmet use.

Lot Occupancy

  • One sleeping unit (RV or tent) per site.
  • One passenger vehicle per site.
  • One OHV (permit required – available at www.riversidespeedway.ca).
  • Number of people cannot exceed advertised sleeping capacity of the sleeping unit.

Quiet Time/Noise Levels

  • Family sections (A & B) – 11 p.m.; Adult sections (C,D,E) – 1 a.m. (quiet time includes generators, until 7 a.m.)
  • Please respect your neighbors and be mindful of noise levels in general at all times.

Emergencies

  • If you have an emergency call 911. The civic address is 101 Beaver Mountain Road, James River. You should be aware of your camping section, site number, and entry gate number and provide them to 911.

Campfires

  • Small campfires (max 30″) may be allowed depending on current burning restrictions; if allowed they must be at least 15 feet from any structure (including RVs, tents, vehicles) or wooded area, tended by an adult at all times, and using clean firewood (no garbage, waste-wood, etc.). The fire must be in an enclosed fire-proof container and fully extinguished before leaving unattended. You must have a working fire extinguisher within 10′ of the fire.

General

  • Consumption of alcohol in any public space other than on your campsite is strictly prohibited.
  • Extra fuel for generators or OHVs must be stored in an approved container.
  • Access roads/fire lanes must be clear at all times.
  • No drones, fireworks, pyro, or other explosives.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times. Current vaccinations required (proof may be requested).
  • No vending/fundraising on RIS property without prior permission.
  • Please share this information with anyone staying in your camper.

PLUS...for the IWK 250 Weekend

Weekend Rates (2023)

  • RV* Site – $75.00 ($65.22 + $9.78 HST)
  • Tent Site – $40.00 ($34.78 + $5.22 HST)
*Motorhome, towable trailer, truck camper

No refunds once the confirmation is issued except for the circumstances described herein.

Reservations

  • Online and in advance only at www.RiversideSpeedway.ca – reservations for 2023 will start in February and new reservations in March. Renewal offers will be made by email only and the deadline indicated in the email will be firm; sites not renewed by the deadline will automatically revert to available.
  • It is IMPERATIVE that you keep the reservation ticket emailed to you upon submitting payment for the site. It MUST be presented at check-in. Due to the number of resend requests received in ’22, there will be a fee for resends in ’23.

Check-In/Check-Out

  • Check-in starts Wednesday, July 12 at 9 a.m.; check-out by Sunday, July 16 at 2 p.m.
  • Entry gate numbers for each section will be printed on the site map provided prior to the event; please be sure you know your entry gate number before arriving at the track and follow the signs so that you are in the right lineup for your section.
  • Camping units must be present at check-in and the person checking in MUST have the reservation ticket (digital or hard copy) for the site they are using and the name of the person who reserved the site. There will be no exceptions to this policy in 2023.
  • The person completing the registration form at check-in MUST be someone (over 18) who is using the lot and prepared to take responsibility for actions on it over the weekend. Government-issued ID may be requested to verify identity.

Lot Occupancy

  • One sleeping unit (RV or tent), camper permit required – issued at check-in.
  • One passenger vehicle, parking permit required – issued at check-in.
  • One OHV (permit required – available at www.riversidespeedway.ca).
  • Number of people cannot exceed advertised sleeping capacity of sleeping unit.

Unregistered or unknown vehicles in the camping sections may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Unused Lots

  • Lots that are reserved and not registered/used for a camping unit will not be eligible for renewal the following year.
  • Another camper can use your lot but they MUST have your name and reservation ticket with them at check-in.

    Authorized Vehicles

    • In addition to general terms of use for our camping areas…
    • All vehicles in the campground require a permit (campers, personal vehicles, OHVs).

      Emergencies

      • After calling 911 please call track security (902-867-1635) so they are aware of the situation.

      Security

      • You are using RIS-owned/operated camping areas at your own risk.
      • Law enforcement officers will be patrolling the entire site throughout the weekend.
      • Non-emergency situations should be reported to track security (902-867-1635, 24/7).

      Services

      • A live feed of the track public address system is available throughout the grounds via FM radio frequency 92.1.
      • Portable toilets will be located throughout the campgrounds.
      • Garbage bins will be located throughout the campgrounds; please use them to be sure no garbage is left outside your camper. Garbage bins are for bagged trash only. Items that can be recycled (paper, cardboard, glass, aluminum) should be placed in the recycle bins using clear or blue bags.
      • Black tank pump-out services will be available daily (extra cost) and on Sunday in the main spectator parking lot for drive-thru clean-out service as you leave (extra cost)

      Event Postponement

      • If the event is postponed to a date in the current year, the reservation is transferred to the new date.

      COVID-19

      Policies and protocols as required by the Nova Scotia Public Health authority at the time of the event.

      Important Notice

      Camping terms will be strictly enforced and are subject to change at all times. By parking overnight on RIS property, you are acknowledging agreement to the terms published herein and as posted on the property and as may be advised by track and/or law enforcement personnel. You will be held responsible and could be charged for damaging or destroying property. Nova Scotia laws regarding, but not limited to, operating a vehicle while intoxicated as well as open container laws apply at all times and to all vehicles including OHVs and golf carts, and will be enforced. RIS reserves the right to evict anyone from RIS-owned/managed premises for violation of rules or for other unknown reasons, at the discretion of RIS officials and/or law enforcement; there will be NO REFUNDS in the event of an eviction.

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