Antigonish, Nova Scotia

IWK 250 Weekend (Friday)Jul 14

Event Hotline 902-867-1635

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Our IWK 250 Weekend kicks off with seriously exciting stock car racing on Friday evening – the prelude to the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body, a marquis event at Riverside International Speedway and one of the premier super late model races in North America. Named for the IWK Health Care Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the event not only boasts some of the best stock car racing in Canada but helps raise awareness and funds for the IWK Foundation, totaling more than $350,000 since the IWK affiliation was formed together with Steve Lewis Auto Body in 2007. In 2013, the Chisholm family, who own the track, made history when they donated $1,000,000 to the IWK Foundation as part of the pre-race festivities.

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Grandstand Area

Tickets will be available approximately three weeks prior to the event.

Pit Area – available race day only (no advance) – requires liability release

  • Restricted to those 18 and older
  • Exceptions for competitors ONLY
  • Minors entering the pits must comply with the Minor Pit Policy (requires proof of age and consent form, in advance)

 HST is included in admission.


A permit is required for overnight parking at Riverside International Speedway over the IWK 250 Weekend. Renewal notices will be mailed to 2016 lot holders early in 2017. Once the renewals are filled, remaining spots will be available.

Camping Terms of Use – Adult & Family Areas – Subject to Change Without Notice

  • Riverside management will not be responsible for any RVs parked on site.
  • All RVs are parked at your own risk.
  • Only one RV per site is permitted.
  • One extra tent per site will be permitted.
  • RVs must be parked parallel to the lines when provided.
  • Trailer hitches must point to fire lane with no exceptions; you will be asked to move if you don’t comply.
  • We do not provide any serviced sites.
  • Portable toilets will be located throughout the area.
  • There is a “Tent Only” area (see “Tents” on map)
  • Overnight security is provided Friday and Saturday night.
  • Garbage bins will be located on site and we ask that you please clean up your site when you leave.
  • A water truck and sewage disposal truck will be onsite on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee is  $25.00 for either service.
  • Campfires will be permitted subject to weather conditions and Department of Natural Resources’ approval. Our campground permit requires that all fires be in an enclosed area. If you have a fire pit we recommend you bring it; bonfires are not permitted. All campfires need to be safe; security personnel have the authority to decide if a fire is safe and to extinguish any fire deemed unsafe.
  •  All motorized vehicles must be parked by midnight (motorcycles, golf carts, etc.)
  • Nova Scotia has a helmet law and they must be worn at all times.
  • For 911 emergencies the track civic address is 101 Beaver Mountain Road, Antigonish County.
  • The RCMP regularly patrol the camping area through the weekend.
  • Open liquor is not allowed outside your campsite; RCMP officers will issue tickets for violations.
  • Different quiet times apply to Adult and Family sections.


Anyone who chooses not to follow the rules will be asked to leave the property.

Questions about camping at the IWK 250 should be directed to campingiwk250@riversidespeedway.ca.

Enjoy the weekend and please respect the other campers around you.

Schedule - Day 0

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* Schedules are subject to change without notice






Two convenient locations:

  • Antigonish (902) 863-6242
  • Sherbrooke (902) 522-2091