If one thing is certain, the Vancouver area is definitely not short on breweries, friendly locals and breathtaking (literally) hikes. The Hastings Overland team has compiled a list of our ten favourite exhilarating hiking trails that spit you out at a gorgeous viewpoint, where you can catch your breath. If the concept of “catching your breath” seems undesirable, don’t worry, as we have included hikes that are suitable for all ranges of hiking expertise.Read More
The team at Hastings Overland understands that it is extraordinarily easy to get caught up in your hectic career, or even a Netflix series or two (*cough Narcos cough*). As a result, it can become much more difficult to find the energy and motivation needed in order to explore the forests, mountains and beaches that have been so conveniently placed right in our backyards.
Over the past few years, many studies have concluded that spending time outdoors holds the ability to lower blood pressure, improve mental health, reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease or diabetes, reduce stress and even increase life expectancy.
The environment and wildlife are extremely important to all Canadians, but we definitely can’t forget about the importance of community. Whether it be programs that educate youth about sustainability, alternate school programs that promote outdoor healing or organizations help adults and youth facing disabilities explore nature, they all rely on donations from people like you.Read More
Have you recently found some money between couch cushions and just can’t seem to figure out what to spend it on? Donate it!
The team at Hastings Overland has made it easier for you by selecting various Canadian organizations (that we love) that are need of donations in order to continue to give back to the environment and support wildlife.Read More
Leave No Trace is an initiative aiming to promote the preservation of Canadian natural recreation areas and wilderness by developing educational and charitable partnerships. Here at Hastings Overland, we ever so gently stress the importance of respecting the outdoors to all of our customers.Read More
Bears are of great cultural and spiritual significance to Canadians, which is why we wanted to share with you, the reasons why we love black bears, brown bears, grizzly bears and all-types-of-bears, with a fiery passion.Read More
If you want to create some truly meaningful and long-lasting memories, support a local business run by folks with an appreciation for travel, the wilderness and a passion for getting you to push your boundaries. Give the awesome folks at Hastings Overland a shout and get them working out a plan just for you. You won’t regret it.Read More
Whether it’s discounted prices, guaranteed campfires, or fewer vehicles on the road, there are plenty of reasons to choose May for your 2019 road trip!Read More
Sure, we understand, it’s a tough decision to choose between the ol’ faithful and the new kid on the block. But just like when you compare that vintage “Apollo” road bike to a modern day “all-terrain” mountain bike, the differences can be drastic. Scroll for a highlighted look at the reasons to choose overlanding over RVing.Read More
Hands up if you wish you could take a hike during school hours. Our hands are raised, and so are the youth’s enrolled in Take a Hike Foundation, a full-time, alternative education program that engages at-risk youth through a unique combination of adventure-based learning, academics, therapy, and community involvement in the lower mainland.Read More
Road trip tunes, our favourite Instagram account, cozy fall camp-wear, and local food; some companies are doing some neat things in and around Vancouver. Here are our favourite October finds to get you through the autumn season.Read More
With the summer heat gone and the BC wildfires under control, we’re getting stoked for autumn adventures. The fresh, crispness in the air and the bright colours of the changing leaves make us eager to explore during a season with less tourists, less cars on the road and less people to compete with in finding that backroad camp spot. Here are our top picks on where to experience fall in BC.Read More
If you’re in need of a change of scenery, Oregon is an ideal destination to put on your summer bucket list. While the I5 is a quicker route from Vancouver to Oregon, we’d rather take the scenic journey along Highway 101.Read More
If you’re not into long-haul driving and would rather an easier city escape, Upper Squamish is an ideal region. Whether you are looking for some peace and quiet, adrenaline, or both, the Squamish River is one of our favourite spots close to home.Read More
Vancouver Island is a sparsely populated nature haven. With plentiful wildlife, surrounding ocean, mountains peaks, rivers, lakes and old-growth rainforests, the diverse environment creates an ideal playground for us to enjoy, especially in the summertime.Read More
There aren’t many places that hit our core quite like Well’s Gray Provincial Park. Located in east-central British Columbia, Well’s Gray protects most of the southern Cariboo Mountains and is nestled just three and a half hours from iconic Jasper, Alberta.Read More
Overlanding means embracing the adventure that lies in the process of getting to remote and unpopulated destinations where you can watch the stars hearing only crickets in the background and lie amidst the mountains with no sight of light pollution.Read More
Although we provide the essentials to create a wicked camping experience, there are a few extra things we recommend bringing to enhance your trip. With just a bit of planning, you’ll be able to fit the following into the vehicle to amplify your getaway:Read More