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Can-Am Maverick X3 X RS: First ride!

Our campsite for the night, with the stars and the northern lights joining the party.

Our campsite for the night, with the stars and the northern lights joining the party.

Wednesday 13th December 2017 - early morning. I received a phone call that I choose to not answer cause I was still asleep. A few minutes later I get an email notification from someone at BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products): I apparently won a contest I did earlier in the year... and they ask me to choose among  their "products" for my prize.

!To give a bit of a background, BRP is an historic Canadian company specialized in  off-road vehicles, including their famous Ski-Doo, Sea-Doo but also Side-by-Side vehicles, ATVs and the Spyder (3 wheels motorcycle)

After a couple of phone calls and some long hours looking at their website I started to realize how lucky I was and finally decided to choose what seems to be the best off-road vehicle I could think of: the Can-Am Maverick X3 X RS TURBO R! I then arranged a meeting with the guys at GVPS (Greater Vancouver PowerSports) - the main BRP dealership in BC and went to pick up my new toy early this year.

It was time to give this beast a first ride... We headed to Harrison Lake in the east of Vancouver where I knew there were some great off-road trails.

It also happened to be my birthday weekend so we decided to extend that with a winter camping overnight in the backcountry. That was a great opportunities to discover the exploration power of this side-by-side: snow, rocks, river beds, nothing stopped us during the entire weekend!

We got to spend a few hours to explore the area,  reaching the 100km mark at the end of the second day! The fun ended when I drove on a huge nail on the road 500 meters from the parking lot where the trailer was waiting for me, finishing the weekend with a flat tire.

BRP / Can-Am is having another similar contest this year, so it might be your turn to

WIN A Can-Am!

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