British Columbia Overland Rally is a unique, fun and informative gathering of like minded people who enjoy the outdoors and off road travel, be it in 4x4 vehicles or on motorbikes.
2017 is the first year that this rally has existed and we are very excited to be part of it and present it to you. The rally is situated in the mountains of south west British Columbia at the Hemlock Valley Ski Resort. The rally itself is situated in an idea location with amazing surrounding scenery and easy access to local trail networks and is based at the foot of the ski mountain. This is an ideal location to unwind, sit back and enjoy the event, take part in some classes and seminars, go for some trail rides and soak in the overland atmosphere in truly great surroundings and company.
The sister rally - The North West Overland Rally happens the weekend before, not too far away in Washington State. The idea behind having two rallies back to back was to allow people from lots of different areas to ideally enjoy both events taking in different terrain, trails and continuing the fun. But also to allow people to have the choice to go to either event without perhaps having to travel as far.
The rally has a whole range of fun and interesting activities:
Welcome Cocktails - Title Sponsors Four Wheel Campers are hosting welcome cocktails on Thursday night! It's a fun way to settle in and learn more about your new friends and neighbors. Nitro Gear & Axle will also have cocktails later that evening.
Nightly Campfire and Raffle - Every evening we give away a huge selection of fun prizes around the campfire, everything from winches, driving lights, luggage, camping gear, skid-plates, recovery kits, and lots of cool clothing.
Presenters - In addition to the wonderful trainers leading classes, each evening we have presentations and Q&A sessions with inspiring and entertaining travelers. Past rallies have included the Expedition Overland crew, the couple who have traveled in La Cucaracha for the last 15 years, Dakar Rally Racer Quinn Cody, and Adventurer Scott Brady.
4WD Trail Drives - The wonderful folks from the Northwest Overland Club will lead scenic trail rides in the beautiful Washington Alps. With easy trails or hard, you can choose your own level of adventure.
4WD Instruction - Certified 4WD instructors will be teaching introductory and advanced 4WD techniques on our technical driving course. Learn the safest way to conquer the toughest trails.
Trail Repair - Learn the steps to quickly and safely fix repairs on the trail, and how to choose a quality repair kit. Separate classes for both 2-wheeled and 4-wheeled adventurers.
Solar Power - Learn the ins and outs of setting up a reliable customizable solar power system.
Morning stretches - Start each day right with an optional sunrise exercise session, led by an experienced teacher.
Photography and Cinematography - Overland Journal Editor in Chief Chris Collard will run a hands-on vehicle photography session.
Preparing for Medical Emergencies - Medical Instructors will take us through real-life scenarios, showing us how to deal with the types of accidents most likely to affect overland travelers. Also they will have classes on Pediatric first aid, and building the ultimate medical kit.
Wine Tasting - Local Sommeliers will guide us on a virtual wine-tasting tour of the region's best vineyards. Bring your glass and start exercizing your taste-buds, because you will be in for a treat.
Personal security, ham radio, new gear, kayaking, Mountain Biking, spotting, navigation, winching, fire-starting, shelter-building, etc. Whatever you want to learn, we have a class.
Nibbles, treats, vendor specials, and more - Everywhere you turn at the Rally there is something new to see, and someone fun to talk to.
And much much more...
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