About Ness Creek


The Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival/Camp is hosted at the beautiful Ness Creek Site, Saskatchewan.

Many visitors to Saskatchewan find their way to the Prince Albert National Park. Although most people are more familiar with the East Side of the Park, increasing numbers of visitors are now heading to the Wild West Side. This less-developed side includes a wild Plains bison herd, lakes that have retained their pristine qualities, and a relatively untouched slice of boreal forest.

A hub of activity on the West Side, the Ness Creek Site, is home to a variety of cultural and artistic activities, as well as 40 km of trails and all-season cabins, offering visitors to the area opportunities for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing.

While the Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival may take place in a beautiful remote location there are many on-site amenities for your convenience including:

Food Kiosks & Coffee Stations


Music Market

Camping Hosts

Fire Pits



Hiking Trails

Rustic Camping

Water Tanks

First Aid & Hydration Stations

And the town of Big River is only 20 km away with amenities such as:

Grocery Store


Gas Station


Liquor Store




Take Highway 12 to Blaine Lake. Highway 12 ends at a stop sign here; the intersection has two gas stations. Turn right onto Highway 40.

Continue on Highway 40 for 55 km until you come Highway 3 (a T-intersection).Turn right and head towards Shellbrook. At the edge of Shellbrook, turn left at the Northwood Esso gas station, onto Highway 55. You are now headed North.

Approximately 5 km North of Shellbrook, turn left to remain on Highway 55. This is the turn most-often missed, so watch for it carefully! You are now going North-West. Travel along Highway 55 for 73 km.

Option A: Just before Big River you will see the Carriere Lumber Mill on the left. You need to turn right onto Revo Road 922 (marked, provincial road sign) BEFORE you pass the mill. Approximately 20 km along Revo Road 922, turn right at the Nesslin Lake sign and follow signs for Ness Creek.

Option B: Continue to Big River and take the Range Road 3075 out of town. Continue straight for 9 km and connect with Revo Road 922. Approximately 5 km along Revo Road 922, turn right at the Nesslin Lake sign and follow signs for Ness Creek


There are no size restrictions on RVs and the site is very accessible.

The Ness Creek site offers basic festival camping and there are non-serviced RV spots. The site is approximately 22 kms on gravel road from Big River.


If you prefer an alternative to the non-serviced camp spots at the festival site, a number of options can be found on the Big River website.

Please follow this link. http://www.bigriver.ca/tourism-and-rec/accommodations

Visit out accommodations info here

If you have questions, please direct them to info@northernlightsbluegrass.ca