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Denisa Bowe

Looking for some good offroad fun leading to possible camp spots on the South Island that I can get to in my Jeep Trailhawk!? I drove around Bamberton area yesterday looking for some spots but seems to be gates everywhere!

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Hey everyone - first post, on any forum. So this is a little different. My name is Dustin my fiancé’s name is Tiffany and we have a little dog named Rebel. In August we made a big change in our life. Sold our house in Calgary and bought an overland trailer to tow behind our 4Runner. We both quit our jobs and we are now full time on the road. We have been on the island for about a month now touring all the old logging roads and checking out the rec sites. We went as far as Campbell River and have started to make our way closer to Victoria. I signed up on here in hopes we could attain some knowledge of the area that isn’t well discussed on the internet. Perhaps someone can help us find a spot that hits all the check marks. Our hope was to trade the cold and snowy winter for the rain and more consistent temperatures so we could continue to utilize all the features of our new home (basically use of the water all year). Now we realize snow and colder temps are possible anywhere we are hoping to find a spot where maybe the sun shines through a little more often. Once spring comes we plan on starting to drive east. We could go to the states, but I want to see as much of my home country before just taking the easy road and crossing the boarder

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Alberni Valley

Hey welcome to the site to our new members!

Dustin & Tiffany, you sound like our dopplegangers. My gf and I recently did exactly what you're doing - sold our house, put everything we owned into storage and went full time on the road for a year or so, also living out of an overland trailer and 4Runner. Check out the build thread on my profile to see some photos of our journey. I'm not sure where you are now but if you're into it we should meet up and share some stories of life on the road and maybe find some good spots for you to set up camp for a while. I've recently moved to the Alberni Valley so I'm not quite an expert on all of the local spots yet, but my previous stomping grounds was the Cowichan Valley just a bit down Island and I know it like the back of my hand - I'd be happy to do a little day trip back down there and show you some prime off grid camping locations, or even just do some random exploring with you. Send me a pm if you're interested and welcome to vioffroad!

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Stephen Cooper

Thanks Admin for the addition. I just found this site and am looking forward to learning more and contributing more as well. Living in Cedar and need to find non-gated trails and roads for exploration and camping sites. Cheers

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Rob Purcell

Find myself out of work so thankful sites like these are out there. Look forward to meeting yourself and other like minded dirt bags...lol


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