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Conquer All Seasons

Winter Driving Experience

While Vancouver Island boasts some of the most stunning climates in Canada, British Columbia is no stranger to precipitation and the occasional snow fall during our winter months. Understanding that everyday drivers are frequently exposed to a range of weather conditions precipitation and occasional snow, this program is designed to give participants the confidence and expertise to navigate winter weather roads. Designed with a proactive approach in mind, this course is designed to offers drivers the skills and foresight to safe driving all year round. Curated for all experience levels, winter driving has never been so welcomed!

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Your Session Includes

Experience Details

Everyone can drive in perfect weather conditions, but here's your chance to master the road and set yourself apart by enrolling in the Island Circuit Winter Driving Experience. Develop valuable skills in driving in adverse West Coast weather conditions. Build the confidence to overcome any challenges that may come your way this winter season.

  • Seat Positioning: an in-depth look at correct seat position and proper in-vehicle adjustments for optimized driving.
  • Skid-Control: understand car balance, how understeer and oversteer in wet and slippery conditions impact traction.
  • Ideal cornering: proper corner entry and exit, including when to accelerate and when to brake.
  • Accident Avoidance: safely avoiding obstacles such as pedestrians, other vehicles and wildlife.
  • Field of Vision: how to judge and predict dangerous road situations.
  • Ideal Driving: the correct approach on roadways to promote safe handling in corners, hills and multi-lane situations.
  • Dynamic driving: slalom to feel car balance, understeer, and relationship of acceleration and braking to steering input.

A full-day experience from 9 am - 4 pm and orientation in your own vehicle. Lunch provided by our on-site Paddock Lounge.

Next Available Dates:

  • February 9, 2020
  • March 7, 2020
  • March 21, 2020
  • April 3, 2020
  • October 10, 2020

Price: Starting from $395 per vehicle*

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Activities Itinerary

8:30 Arrive at the world-class Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit
Welcome followed by registration and a full facility tour

9:00 Safety briefing and curriculum overview
Theory includes: seating, steering, vision, skid control, and safety systems
Exercises include: slalom, ABS Braking, Winter Braking, 90° Corner, Understeer Circle, and Oversteer Circle

9:45 Driving program and exercises begins in Dynamic Zone Slalom
Divide group and focus on individual challenges and skills

12:00 Group lunch in Paddock Lounge

13:00 Brief regroup and curriculum review
Deeper dive into understeer and oversteer

13:15 Driving program continues
Focus on individual challenges and skills

16:30 Wrap-up and debrief
Review additional programs available Understeer Circle

Extend Your Escape

For those seeking to extend their drivers getaway experience, all guests of the Circuit will receive a preferred accommodation rate at our associated properties, Villa Eyrie Resort and Cowichan River Lodge. Please contact us for more details.

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Early Bird SpecialEarly Bird Special! 15% off any Circuit Experience

Treat yourself or someone you know to an adrenaline filled experience. Book before January 31, 2020 and receive 15% off for any Circuit Experience. Experience must be redeemed by March 31, 2020.

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