Frequently Asked Questions
Joining us for an event at the Circuit? The following are commonly asked questions and recommendations for preparing you and your vehicle for the Circuit.
What should I wear to drive on the track?
We recommend that attendees arrive in comfortable, weather appropriate attire as sections of the pit garage is open to the elements and you will be outside. Flexible sole shoes with good traction are recommended, as are sunglasses when the weather requires.
Do I need to do anything to my personal vehicle if I’m going to be driving it on the track?
For safety, we recommend that you remove all loose items from the floor, seats and trunk of your vehicle. Please also remove roof boxes, bike racks or storage that isn’t permanently attached. Our track has 19 corners, so any items that will slide during acceleration, braking or cornering pose a hazard. We also suggest a full tank of fuel and that you have the recommended tire pressure.
I’ve RSVP’d to an event, can I bring additional guests with me?
One (1) non-driving guest is permitted per driver/vehicle and should be registered with the dealership in your RSVP. Each non-driving guests will be charged $25 and will be welcomed to join us for lunch. Payment to be made at the Circuit reception with cash, debit or credit card. Guests under 18 years of age require supervision in the clubhouse by a non-driver and are not allowed in the pit garage or in vehicles on the track. Please note guests are not allowed to ride as passengers in vehicles.
Are pets welcome?
The track facility is not pet-friendly. While we love dogs (and all pets), the track is not a suitable place for them to be.
What can I expect at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit?
The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit offers a 2.3 km Tilke designed track, with 19 technical corners and 11.5% elevation changes. We have a 15,000 sqft state-of-the-art air-conditioned Clubhouse equipped with washrooms, a full commercial kitchen, presentation centre, 4 pit garages, 3 meeting rooms, and our Paddock Lounge, a full-service restaurant. When you pull up to the entrance gate, kindly state your name and you will be welcomed into our facilities with check-in at reception. Note our facilities are fully accessible via stairways and elevator.
Do I have to be an experienced driver?
The driving programs held at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit are designed for drivers of various skill levels. Whether you’re a novice or an advanced driver, our trained instructors will be there to guide you throughout the different driving elements to ensure you feel comfortable and are confident in the activities throughout the event. For the more advanced driver, our instructors will be able to guide you through different techniques and exercises to ensure you feel challenged in the course.
How do I get to the Motorsport Circuit? Do you have any directions?
Please allow ample travel time to reach the Motorsport Circuit, it is approximately 1hr from downtown Victoria.
If travelling from the Greater Victoria area, head north on Trans Canada (highway 1). Then turn left onto the Cowichan Valley Hwy (highway BC-18). The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit will be on your right, with the gated entrance opposite Mina Drive.
If travelling south from up island take the Trans Canada (highway 1) south. Turn right onto the Cowichan Valley Hwy (highway BC-18). The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit will be on your right, with the gated entrance opposite Mina Drive.
Weather: How do I know if my event is still going to happen?
This event will take place rain or shine so should you need to cancel, we kindly ask that you call us at your earliest convenience to advise and allow us enough time to invite another customer to take your place. We strongly encourage customers to participate in the variable weather conditions to fully demonstrate the full capabilities of these amazing vehicles and prepare you for driving in any weather condition.
Finally don’t forget.
Your valid BC driver’s license as well as your track vehicle.