7 Reasons Why Hastings Overland Loves Fall Camping

When it comes to road trips, most of us don’t need any convincing that British Columbia is rich with options. Luckily, our fall months are completely stunning and mild, yet cool, in temperature which makes our camping season significantly longer (and more enjoyable) than some in other provinces.

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11 Awesome Hikes Around Vancouver and the Sea-to-Sky Corridor

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.

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The Link Between Happiness and The Outdoors

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.


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Hastings Overland’s List of Attention-Worthy Initiatives: Part Two

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.

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What is the “Leave No Trace” Initiative?

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.

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5 Reasons Why We Love Bears

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.

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Featured Post: Forget Car-Camping. Meet Hastings Overland by Greg Klein

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.

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Take a Hike Foundation: Empowering at-risk youth

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.

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October: What we're crushing on

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. 

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Top five places to experience autumn in BC

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.

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Overlanding defined

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. 

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