4×4 Overland Vehicle Rentals, Winter Camping and Adventure Options on Vancouver Island!
FarOut Wilderness offers 4×4 overland vehicle rentals and customized nature, active and adventure tours throughout the year and as the temperature drops its time to look at our winter activities on Vancouver Island.
Why travel in winter on Vancouver Island?
Renting one of our 4×4 overland vehicles during the winter is perfect for those looking to escape the crowds – our packages are extremely popular with backcountry skiers, snowshoers, cross country skiers or winter hikers.
Our 4 Season roof-top tent coupled with the moderate climate of Vancouver Island makes camping during the winter months manageable and fun.
Whether you are camping, cross-country skiing, or using our vehicles to access your adventure playground our vehicles are 100% reliable, off-road capable and come with a specialized winter recovery gear to keep you safe and on the road. Every vehicle comes with:
- All of our standard camping gear – See our vehicles page for the full breakdown.
- 4 Season roof top tent.
- Off-road all season tires.
- Snow chains.
- Traction aids.
- Winter emergency kit to include blankets, LED road flares, hand warmers, winter gloves, a snow shovel and head torch.
- GPS Spot messenger device – all rentals come with our GPS 2 way messenger device with SOS function and emergency vehicle recovery. An essential for any winter adventure.
Experience and Expertise
Included in every hire, is the experience and expertise of our team, who are all avid adventurers and explorers and understand the importance of having the right gear and knowledge to safely explore the wilderness.
Our rear storage beds are perfect for safely storing skis, snow gear and anything in-between without getting the rest of the car wet, the rear is lockable and can accomodate 4 sets of skis and snow gear comfortably. If you need to rent gear, get in touch and we will coordinate that for you.
Our trucks are properly kitted for winter conditions and off-road driving, they come equipped with the recovery gear required and additional safety packs. The truck has a four-season tent and full camping kitchen included. Our 2 way GPS messenger keeps you in touch with family when out of cell service and comes with an SOS and emergency vehicle recovery function.
Our team is here to support you to safely adventure. We offer a full vehicle handover to ensure that you are 100% comfortable with your 4×4 overland vehicle before you head out on the road.
With all the camping gear included, you don’t need to skip the creature comforts, fancy stopping on the mountainside and brewing a fresh hot chocolate with marshmallows – go for it, it’s all in the vehicle.
Things to do on Vancouver Island in Winter
Mt Cain whilst being a small resort offers the best powder skiing on the Island, with 21 runs, and 1499m of vertical terrain. They only operate for 3 days a week which allows powder to accumulate. Being a community run ski hill, the line-ups are very short and they pride themselves on being a welcoming family orientated community.
Mt Washington is the premier resort on the Island and located in the Comox Valley. Not only is this one of the most popular skiing destinations in BC, it also boasts a chairlift that glides to a mile above sea level and on a clear day and offers 360 degree panoramic views.
The west coast of Vancouver Island is unlike anywhere else for watching the raw power of nature pound the coastline. From Port Renfrew to Tofino and Port Hardy, there are numerous opportunities to experience this rugged coastline and storm watching. Afterwards, settle in with a warm hearty stew around the campfire.
Explore the Coastline
Highway 14 winds the rugged west coast of the island to Port Renfrew and allows breathtaking views, or alternatively take the Island View Highway 19A north of Nanaimo and enjoy the scenic views and small towns of the east coast.
The beauty of Vancouver Island, is that the weather is mild enough to allow for all season mountain biking and hiking, depending on the month we can recommend accessible locations tailored to your level of experience. There really are thousands of trails to enjoy, just make sure you have a change of clothes and be prepared to get a little wet and muddy!