Overlanding on Vancouver Island.

Updated: Aug 31, 2019

Melanie and I hopped in one of the bad-ass Jeeps from Hastings Overland and spent six days exploring Vancouver Island, roughly following the Pacific Marine Circle.

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When the guys from Hastings Overland reached out to me, asking if I would be interested in taking out one of their Jeeps and creating some photos for them, it wasn't hard to say yes.

I mean, look at this video we made, and tell me it doesn't look like a good time:

Hastings Overland

Hastings Overland was started by two friends from Vancouver, Maxwell and Cory. Maxwell became hooked on overland travel after a few trips of his own, and he decided beautiful British Columbia needed something like this. He started Hastings in 2017, his friend Cory joined in, and the rest is, as they say, history.

Wait a second, what is overlanding, you ask? According to Wikipedia: " Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal ".

The Ride

Typically, overland vehicles are rugged four wheel drives, that can be camped in, or on (in this case with a wonderful rooftop tent).

Ours was a Jeep Wrangler, an off road machine, outfitted with everything you could ever need o