Located in front of Mount Prevost and just minutes from the Pacific Ocean as well as Lake Cowichan, motorsports enthusiasts, friends and businesses share a passion together.
Vancouver Island Motorsports Club has a size of 19 hectare and is located about 7 kilometres (4 mi) northwest of Duncan and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) north-west of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. It lies in the east of the Cowichan Valley directly next to the Cowichan Valley Highway (18). The valley is the home of a growing number of vineyards and wineries. The warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters make this area part of Canada‘s only maritime Mediterranean climate.
The total area is a test- and presentation facility for the automotive sector operated by GAIN, the German Auto Import Network. In addition to its testing and presentation possibilities, the facility also offers opportunities to carry out driver trainings, incentives and driving experiences. Whilst adhering to the highest safety and environmental standards the course also combines challenging aspects that at the same time are implemented in an appealing and natural atmosphere.
Taking sustainability and environmental issues into account, a concept was pursued, not only to provide a cost-efficient but a highly sophisticated facility in terms of driving skills. The implemented short cuts allow many different track variants with diverse characteristics beginning from highspeed configurations up to high technical layouts.
The paddock and parking area includes a dynamic zone with different driving modules. Using this concept with a minimum of space requirements, it will allow the operator to host numerous events. It is also possible to integrate the track itself to the dynamic area and use the topographical situation as an additional driving module. Besides driving events, this complex can host theme fairs and trading events.
All elements consider a cost efficient, manageable and sustainable operation. This principle was an important guideline and orientation during the whole planning process.