BC Overland Rally

July 12-15, 2018 at the beautiful Sasquatch Mountain Resort at 
​Hemlock Valley BC

What do I need to know before coming to the Rally?

This is a ticketed event, not a free event, you need a ticket to enter. If you don't already have a ticket, you can buy one at the gate. The cost for tickets at the gate is:

  • Single attendee entry $115
  • Couple or Family Entry $215
  • Single Day Pass (no camping, good for 1 day only) $60
  • Credit card payments subject to processing fees.


Check in times for attendees:

  • Thursday 1-8pm
  • Friday 8am-8pm
  • Saturday 8am-3pm

If you arrive after check-in closes, please camp in the "Late Arrivals" camping area, close to the entrance of the site and we will check you in the following morning after 8am.

Camping: Camping is on the gravel areas near the lodge. This ensures level and dry camping for everyone. If you are in a tent or have an awning, please remember to bring some strong stakes as the ground is hard. You have two choices, Quiet, and Not so quiet zones, see below.

Quiet and Not So Quiet zones:

  • 10pm in the “Quiet Zone” means absolute quiet. Whisper please, no chatting. No generators or air conditioning units.
  • 10pm in “Not so quiet zone” means turn down the music and chat quietly. Generators off.
  • There is no party zone!


Toilets

  • Flush toilets at the lodge open 8am-6pm.
  • Flush toilets in the P3 quiet camping zone open 24 hours
  • Porta-potties available throughout the venue site, open 24 hours


Rules on the Field

  • Vehicle movement on the field is DEAD SLOW. Kids and dogs are everywhere.
  • Anyone riding a motorbike MUST wear a helmet.
  • Alcohol and Vehicles do not mix. Period.
  • No Mini Bikes or ATV's.


Rules for the Technical Course

  • For Scheduled Activities Only
  • No Racing
  • Always to be used under supervision


Rally Entrance – Sasquatch Resort, 20955 Hemlock Valley Rd, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A1. (The Postal address is Agassiz, but if you ask for directions from a local, ask for Hemlock Valley)

Campfires – We have a small elevated central campfire every evening. Small propane fires are allowed at individual campsites based on current fire-danger levels, but that is always subject to change.

Kids and Dogs - The BC Overland Rally is a kid and dog friendly event. We love both kids and dogs, but we recognize that both need to be managed at a large event. Please keep an eye on your kids, and ensure they don't play in areas where vehicles may be moving about. Dogs must be leashed at ALL times, NEVER left in a locked vehicle (it can get hot very quickly), and PLEASE pick up any poop, regardless of what it comes out of...

Water - There is a tap on the main lodge building, but it's not an area that you can easily reach with a vehicle, so bring a jerry can if you will need to get additional water.

Food:

  • Tim Hortons Coffee and local muffins sold by 147 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets each morning. They will be grilling hotdogs, chili-dogs, and selling chips and pop later in the day.
  • Gypsy Trunk Vegan Gourmet Fare will be available thoughout the event.
  • Fish and Chips will be available for Friday and Saturday dinner.
  • The non-profit Four Wheel Drive Association of BC will be selling hamburgers in their booth to raise funds.
  • The Sts'ailes Store has basic groceries if you forget anything, they are located at the bottom of the mountain.
  • The Sasquatch Inn has a liquor store, located 25 minutes away.


Propane - Chevron at Lake Errock - 35 minutes from event site, travel west on Lougheed Highway. Open 5am-10pm daily, except Sundays open at 6am.

Shower – One of the vendors may be demo-ing a shower solution, bring a swimsuit. The snow-fed creeks at the resort are particularly invigorating for a dip but can be dangerous if the water is flowing fast, use your own judgement.

Electricity – There is no electricity on the field. We recommend solar power, or a quiet generator if required, but generators must be shut off at 10pm.

Hookups – There are no RV hookups at the Rally but there are a couple of RV parks about a half hour away.


Weather – The weather in the mountains is unpredictable. It can be hot (20s to 30s) in the day, and cold (single digits) at night, with a chance of rain as well. Bring appropriate clothing, sunscreen, and a hat!

Insurance – Please note, the Rally does not provide coverage for bodily Injury. Attendees should have their own medical coverage, and attendee vehicles must be fully insured.

Garbage and recycling – Containers will be available for returnable beverage containers (the air cadets will use this as a fund-raising tool). There will be separate containers for trash. If you have other recycling we can't take it, sorry, either trash it or bring it home please for recycling.

Vehicle Recovery – If you get stuck, don’t worry, there are lots of people around to help, but if your vehicle breaks down, it is your responsibility to get it home.

Be Bear-Aware. We are in the mountains, there are bears. Please don't leave food around your campsite. Any food waste should be bagged and put into the trash bins so we can transfer it to the bear-proof dumpster.