Preparing for your visit to the circuit
Getting you and your vehicle ready.
View PDF – Full documentation
We recommend that attendees arrive in comfortable, weather appropriate attire as sections of the pit garage are open to the elements and you will be outside. Flexible sole shoes with good traction are recommended, as are sunglasses when the weather requires.
For safety, we recommend that you remove all loose items and any storage items 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.
- Driving just a few 20 min. sessions can be exhausting so it is advised to get a good night sleep and have a light breakfast in the morning.
- Remember a driver will not be allowed on circuit with any level of blood alcohol reading. A general guideline but not a guarantee is 12 hours between bottle to throttle. We do reserve the right to test any member prior to driving. It has been our experience that even mouthwash can trigger a reading and cause a delay in gaining access to the track.
- Relax and be prepared to have a fun driving experience!
- VIMC has the right to refuse access to any vehicle or driver that may appear unfit or unsafe on our circuit at any time
Arriving at the track
Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled track time for registration.
- Confirm registration
- Sign waiver
- Receive wrist band
- Assigned pit parking
- Remember all guests/crew that will be in paddock/pit area must also sign waiver and will receive a non-driver wrist band.
- Park vehicle in paddock/dynamic driving area
do I need to be an experienced driver?
Our driving programs are designed for drivers of all skill levels. Whether you’re a novice or an advanced driver, our trained instructors will be there to guide you throughout the various elements and ensure you feel comfortable and confident in the activities throughout your program.
are guests and pets welcome?
If you would like to bring a spectator, there is no additional charge. In fact, we encourage guests to come cheer you on from the 180 degree observatory deck in our 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse while enjoying full access to our Paddock Lounge menu. Unfortunately, the circuit is not conducive for pets so we recommend leaving your furry canines at home as they are only permitted in the parking lot area.
Various flags will be used on the track to communicate instructions to all drivers. Learn about the flags of the track, what they mean and how to react. Also it is the responsibility of the vehicle passing to complete a “Safe Pass” in the space allotted. Learn where the passing zones are and what is the expected passing etiquette.
View PDF – Track Etiquette
Car Inspection & Sound Policy
For those who wish to drive their personal vehicles at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, we are delighted to make this a reality. To maintain the highest level of safety standards for all our guests, all vehicles operating on the Circuit must pass our Vehicle Certification Process.
Our inspections are complimentary for all circuit experience guests only at any of our GAIN Group dealerships. If there are requirements that need to be addressed for your vehicle prior to your track day, our trained technicians will provide you with the best solutions at our standard shop rates so we can safely set you on your way for an exciting day at the Circuit! Learn more about our inspection policy.
The track worthiness of your car is your responsibility. Please inspect, or ensure these important aspects of your car in this car inspection checklist are inspected, and don’t forget to bring it with you to the track.
The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit is a year-round motorsport facility that is focused on driving, finesse, passion, skills and overall experience. As a courtesy to. all guests, please note that we do not accept unruly behaviour, unnecessary noises or deliberate noise pollution. We enforce a maximum 95 DB rating, please kindly note that all vehicles with modified exhausts specifically for the purpose of deliberate and loud noises are not permitted at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit. Learn more about our vehicle sound policy.
View PDF – Car Inspection & Sound Policy
Booking and Cancellation Policy
To confirm your reservation and secure your date/spot, full payment will be processed at time of booking. We recognize that unforeseen events and circumstances may arise, leading to cancellation or postponement of your experience. Should the need arise, we have a few options to withdraw or change your reservation:
- Cancellation and full refund available up to 14 days following payment
- Within 7 days of event, rescheduling is permitted at a fee of $150
Please note that corporate events require a non refundable 50% facility deposit at time of booking.
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.