5 ways to prepare for Electric Island this Canada Day

If you’re still on the fence about checking out Electric Island, or are wondering if it’s worth the ferry ride over to the Toronto Island, we can give you a hand. Here are some tips to fully prepare yourself for a day of good music, good friends, and the amazing Toronto skyline.

1.       Give yourself extra time

Getting to Electric Island can take longer than you’d expect. If you happen to get to the ferry gates right when a ferry has left for the Island, you could be waiting 15-30 minutes. Also, with docking time and unloading – the minutes can add up. One too many times I have left myself rushing to the Island to make a set time and have been disappointed when the good luck of timing hasn’t worked in my favor.

2.       Bring your own blanket

A home base for your friends, a place to chill and have a few drinks, or something to wrap up in as the air gets a bit chilly (being on the water, this tends to happen). Having a landing pad is a good way to save some space for your crew and have a general meeting place. Also, if you want to take a break from dancing, you can sit back and enjoy the scene.

3.       Come with an empty stomach

The food trucks inside Electric Island are absolutely to die for. Whether you want a jacked up poutine or some seriously tasty snacks, bring $10 to try out something new. Be ready to fight off your friends who come in to steal a fry, however. They’ll be drooling with envy.

4.       Good shoes

The style at Electric Island is a mix between “I really thought this out,” and “I just came here to dance.” Either way, bring shoes that you can dance around in for ours. Regardless of how you look or dress, standing like a flagpole is never cool. If there’s one thing I learned going to festivals and dancing all day, it is that insoles in decent shoes are your very best friend.

5.       Have your ears open

You may not have heard of the DJs playing, but trust me – they’ll be absolutely perfect. Many times myself or my friends haven’t been too familiar with the artists spinning, but we’ve always left with the biggest smiles on our face and feet so sore from dancing, we can barely walk home.

This Canada Day, you’ll be hearing tunes from The Martinez Brothers. These two learned the sound of house music from their father, and they’re definitely ones to watch.

Get tickets: http://electricisland.to/

Samie Durnford

Samie Durnford

Contributor at Addicted
Samie Durnford is a Toronto based writer with a heart that beats at 138BPM. An electronic music lover, you can find her listening to anything from trance to techno. Samie has been a reality TV columnist for the Toronto Sun and has interviewed DJs for THUMP Canada. She's taken electronic music on as a lifestyle, travelling to EDM festivals across North America whenever she can.
Samie Durnford