Burn in the Forest

Thursday July 25th to Monday July 29th, 2024 in Merritt, BC

Burn in the Forest 2024 Announcement

Burn in the Forest (BitF) will be held in Merritt, BC,from Thursday, July 25th to Monday, July 29th, 2024!  

Now, all we need is YOU. We are still looking to fill a number of important leadership positions!

Do you have the drive, skills, and experience to help make BitF 2024 amazing? Join one of our fabulous Committees to help shape our return to this amazing site! Apply here now for Leadership Opportunities!

Keen to help by volunteering in a non-leadership position? BitF needs hundreds of volunteers (a minimum commitment of only 4 hours) to ensure its ongoing success. By indicating your interest early, our Volunteer Committee can share opportunities as they arise for you to find the best fit.  Sign up here to be on our Volunteer Opportunity Email List!

Important Dates

  • April 6th – BitF Art Grants Open
  • April 7th – Main Sale Registration Opens
  • April 7th – Ticket Aid Application Opens
  • April 7th – Art Placement & Theme Camp Placement Applications Open
  • April 7th – Workshops Applications Open
  • April 7th – Effigy /Temple Application Open
  • April 20th – Main Sale Registration Closes
  • April 21st – BitF Art Grants (Round 1) Closes
  • April 21st – Ticket Aid Application Closes
  • April 21st – Main Sale Opens to Registrants
  • April 22nd – Main Sale Opens to General Public (if not sold out)
  • May 5th – Effigy / Temple Application Closes
  • May 5th – Directed Tickets Eligibility Deadline for Artists & Theme Camps
  • May 7th – Directed Ticket Program Opens
  • May 13: Volunteer shift sign-ups go live
  • May 17th – BitF Art Grants (Round 2) Closes
  • June 2: Participarty: the Postponement
  • June 3rd – Final Deadline for Art Placement & Theme Camp Placement
  • June 23: Participarty: The Sequel
  • June 29th – Main Sale & Directed Ticket Platform Closes
  • June 30th – Last Minute Sale
  • July 8th – Final Deadline for Workshops Events (not WWW)
  • July 21: Early entry form due. See Gate/Arrival info.
  • July 25th – Gates Open!
  • July 29th – Event Closes.

What is BitF?

Burn In The Forest (BitF) is the Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society’s (GVIAS) Official Burning Man Regional annual summer event.

  • We support the diversity and experimentation of experience and ideas.
  • We will create a Temporary Autonomous Zone where people may safely engage in new experiences without judgement.
  • We will strengthen existing friendships and build new ones, rewarding each other in special ways.
  • We are self-sufficient and leave no trace except in our memories.

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Event Info

Each summer we build a temporary community over an extended weekend. Together we create a village and gift each other in many ways that express our creativity and play.

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Our community is built on the participation of its members – from the simple exchange of food, stories, or a lending hand, to the elaborate construction of an interactive art project.

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