Hyperborea 2018 MOOP Map

Hyperborea: Azimuth has come and gone, its travelers returned to their homes to await another year.

The Burning Man principles are a big part of what make Hyperborea feel like home, and today we’re going to be talking about one in particular: Leave No Trace, the removal and reduction of all MOOP (Matter Out of Place). Anything that isn’t grass or dirt shouldn’t be left behind when we leave.

Overall, there was very little MOOP this year, so we would like to give a big thank you to all the incredible Hyperboreans that cleaned up after themselves throughout the event. We are proud to see the lands left in near pristine shape! We also want to give a very special thank you to the Leave No Trace crew that stayed to the bitter end picking up the last bits of MOOP.

The Haya is an actively used hay field, so particularly troubling items that can be left behind are things that could interfere with farm equipment (firewood, tent pegs, railroad spikes), or would be gross for the farmer to deal with. We also found a number of biodegradeable items, that may seem ok to leave (food waste, egg shells, sawdust) but they are still MOOP that needed to be tidied up.

If you have any particularly stubborn MOOP (such as Excalibur-like railway spikes), let other camps know you need help; you might be surprised at the help you get! If you ask real nice, DPW might even be able to help you out too…

We use the MOOP map to keep track of how well we did as a community, and to help guide our placement requests for next year (hint: camps with good MOOP get favourable placement next year).

With that said, we’d like to present the 2018 Hyperborean MOOP Map

Red Markers: Areas where the LNT team had to do additional work to collect MOOP return the land to pre-event conditions. MOOP can include almost anything: Cigarette butts, tinsel, wood, etc.

Last Chance for Tickets!

Hello Hyperboreans!

Last call for tickets! Ticket sales will be closing today (May 14th) at 11:59pm. You will need to register and purchase your ticket before that time, if you have not already.

There will be no tickets for sale at the gate. If you want to attend Hyperborea this is your last chance!

You can find the ticketing link and relevant information here: http://www.tohyperborea.ca/ticketing/

~ The Hyperborean

Update On Many Things – April 28th

Hello Hyperboreans,

Here is a weekly recap of what’s going on with Hyperborea!

Hyperborea is made possible by amazing volunteers just like you! You help keep our regional burn safe and amazing, and as an added bonus, we’re recognizing all volunteers who log 8 or more hours this year with a guaranteed ticket offer for 2019. We have some positions with LNT, First Aid and Sanctuary that we need willing Hyperboreans to help fill. Contact volunteer@tohyperborea.ca to follow up on these opportunities.

Leave No Trace
Does seeing litter offend you? Do you love spending time in the great outdoors? Combine the two and help return Hyperborea’s land to its pre-event state. All LNTers are able to stay for an extra day on the land and camp out with a small crew on Monday night. Sharing the workload during the day and the fire in the evening makes this an excellent way to decompress before heading back home.

First Aid
Do you like taking physical care of your fellow participants? Not squeamish about ticks? If you are certified in First Aid/CPR or would like to be, this is the department for you! A first aid training course will be held on May 3 for those who need to get certified.

Do you like connecting with people at a deeper level? Are you are able to be a source of support, with a non-judgemental, accepting, and loving attitude? Well, good listener, you’re an awesome match for this team! Sanctuary training will be taking place May 12 from 10:30-5:30. If you are the person that friends seek out when they are having a bad experience, you are a natural for Sanctuary!

Ticket sales are moving at a great pace, and there are still some tickets up for grabs.

You can register and check your current ticket position at
https://tickets.tohyperborea.ca/. Also, if you have already missed your ticketing window, you are able to login and click ‘Put me back in the waitlist’ to place yourself back in the que.

What, Where, When!!!
The submission form for the What, Where, When guide is now up! Are you running an event or workshop? Fill out the form in the link below and we will publish it in our guide leading up to the event.


If you’re bringing an RV please contact placement@tohyperborea.ca to let them know the size of your vehicle.

We have a rideshare link! https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/mq5ou4

Want to meet fellow Hyperboreans? Enjoy a presentation and get your questions answered – come out to Hyperborean Newbie Night #2 on May 1st! https://www.facebook.com/events/1959434961053563

~ The Hyperborean

Make sure to stay up to date with Hyperborea developments by:
Signing up for our mailing list – tohyperborea.ca/newsletter
Joining our FB group – facebook.com/groups/to.hyperborea
Checking out our Website – www.tohyperborea.ca

What Where When submissions open

The long awaited What Where When form is now live!


Please fill out the information about your events including: who’s hosting, location, time and description. Even if your camp is hosting multiple events, unless it’s the exact same event repeating at another time – please fill out separate forms.


Need help/co-hosts for your event? Have an event that requires people to bring things they normally wouldn’t have on hand? Want to attract interest and awareness beforehand? Post in the Facebook Hyperborea event page. There are plenty of people that will jump on things.


You have until Friday, May 11th at 11:59pm to fill out the form.  A copy of the WWW will be emailed to ticket holders that weekend. After that, you can add/edit events on the Event Board at Hyperborea and imitate your best town crier to attract participants.


WWW Submission Form 2018

Some Ticketing Tips

Just a friendly Hyperborean reminder that Ticket offers are good for 3 days before they cycle back into the system for the next people on the waitlist, that means most current offers are good until 11:59pm tomorrow night (25th).

That means you should :

1) Be checking https://tickets.tohyperborea.ca/ daily to see where you are on the waitlist or register if you haven’t yet!
2) When your ticket offer comes up, don’t wait too long! 3 days can go by before you know it.
3) Be patient, the waitlist should be moving on a daily basis now, keep your eyes peeled.
4) If you are unable to go, please release your ticket offer so the waitlist moves quicker.
5) Check your “Promotions” and  junkmail for important emails. If you add ticketing@tohyperborea.ca to your contacts to ensure you get the emails notifying you of your ticket status.6) Once you get your ticket, sign up for volunteer shifts to help make Hyperborea a better place at https://signup.tohyperborea.ca/

If you have any concerns please reach out to ticketing@tohyperborea.ca

~The Hyperborean

Make sure to stay up to date with Hyperborea developments by:
Signing up for our mailing list – tohyperborea.ca/newsletterJoining our FB group – facebook.com/groups/to.hyperborea

Ticketing Update 4-23-2018

Hello Hyperboreans,

The first batch of tickets cycled at the passing of midnight last night. The current round of ticket offers are valid until 11:59:59pm on April 25th. At this point, those who have received an offer but not bought their ticket will be cycled back to the end of the waitlist, and those who are next on the waitlist will get a chance.

Also in regards to our volunteer system, we ask that you please sign up for shifts online after you have confirmed that you are buying a ticket.

~The Hyperborean

Make sure to stay up to date with Hyperborea developments by:

Signing up for our mailing list – tohyperborea.ca/newsletter
Joining our FB group – facebook.com/groups/to.hyperborea
Checking out our Website – www.tohyperborea.ca

Update on many things!

Hello Hyperboreans,

It’s been a breathtaking ride to this point, and we are going to do our best to keep you informed.

Given that facebook can be temperamental with how it shares our information, we suggest that you sign up to our mailing list (http://www.tohyperborea.ca/newsletter), and regularly check the website (http://www.tohyperborea.ca).

The first batch of ticket offers have been released and the offer will remain active till 11:59pm April 21st. At this point any unsold tickets will be make available to those on the waitlist in order of their waitlist position.

If you are unable to to attend the event please use the “release my spot” link at https://tickets.tohyperborea.ca/ it as soon as possible so the next person can receive it and keep the process running smoothly. If you have any further questions in regards to ticketing please reach out to ticketing@tohyperborea.ca

If you are attending with an RV please contact placement@tohyperborea.ca to let them know the size of your vehicle. We want to ensure that we have enough space for every attendee. Please note that RVs that have not been approved by Placement will not be allowed in the camping areas.

Ranger Training
We are always on the lookout for more rangers!

Rangers are participants who volunteer a portion of their time to ensure the safety and well being of participants. They are not cops or security guards, or nor are they here to stop anyone from having any experience they want.  Their efforts are non-confrontational & unobtrusive. For example – they won’t stop you from climbing up that giant piece of art, but will call for help if you fall off.

If you interested in volunteering to be a Ranger for Hyperborea, being a liaise with the community, other departments and external agencies,there will be training pre-event and at the event. Please email the ranger leads at rangers@tohyperborea.ca for more information.

Hyperborea is run entirely by our team of amazing volunteers. The more hands we have making the festival run the better it is and we’d love you to be part of it. given the ability to select various volunteer shifts, below is a link to some descriptions around those positions.

Remember, if you volunteer 8 hours in good standing at Hyperborea, you get access to the volunteer directed sale the following year. If you have any questions or concerns please email volunteer@tohyperborea.ca

More information in regards to opportunities can be found here http://www.tohyperborea.ca/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/

The Fire Art Safety Team is here to help participants safely bring fire art to Hyperborea. This includes fire performances, controlled burns, and flame effects. Our department is comprised of experienced artists, fire safety volunteers, and trained professionals.

Ahead of Hyperborea we are here to inform you of requirements for fire safety.
Flame effects must comply with NFPA160 and must be inspected by FAST. When you arrive at the event with a flame effect please check in with FAST for a quick inspection. If you intend to burn an art piece you are responsible for a burn plan and staffing a perimeter. In either situation you need to contact FAST at fast@tohyperborea.ca as soon as possible.

For additional information check out http://www.tohyperborea.ca/participate/fire/

Theme camps
With everyone’s respective timetables being moved back, we are also moving back the deadline for Theme Camp registration to April 29th.

If you have a Theme Camp you want to run this year sign off on the form below, it will ensure we can properly place your camp as we design the city. If you apply for after the 29th, we will still try and place your camp, it may just not make it onto the official map. You can submit your theme camp with this handy link:

Got space in a vehicle, or looking for a ride to Hyperborea? One of our participants set up this Rideshare page to help co-ordinate things and we wanted to share it here:


Hyperborea Newbie Night #2
Have questions about Hyperborea? Want to meet your fellow Hyperboreans before the event and make new friends? Hyperborea Newbie Night #2 is happening May 1st, 7pm at the Firkin on King.

Come out, be merry, and perhaps even sort out a rideshare situation 🙂

You can find the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1959434961053563

~The Hyperborean

Hyperborea 2018 is a go!

Eager Hyperboreans!

We know you’ve all been waiting with baited breath for the announcement for tickets and we are pleased to announce that they are now on sale! We are a go for Hyperborea 2018.

If you have already registered for tickets, you’ll be getting an email in your inbox imminently either with a link to buy your ticket, or a number on our waitlist.

Those of you lucky enough to receive a ticket purchase invitation will have 5 DAYS ONLY to do so! If you don’t buy your ticket before April 22nd, it will get passed along to the next person on the waitlist. If you know you will not be able to attend and received a ticket offer, please rescind it as soon as possible so the next person can receive it and keep the process running smoothly. We know it’s not a lot of time, but we want to make sure everybody gets a fair go to get a ticket and our much reduced timelines mean we have to speed this process up a little.

Make sure to check your junk and promotional filters in your email to ensure you do not miss this information. If you have any further questions in regards to ticketing please reach out to ticketing@tohyperborea.ca

Please note that despite our best efforts, unfortunately Hyperborea is moving forward as an 18+ event this year. We hope this provision will be a one-time occurrence, and that we can continue to hold an all ages event next year.

~The Hyperborean