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Buggy Tours


Take a Mountain Tour in a nostalgic Manx Style Dune Buggy. These buggies are fun to drive on the street or back country & are well suited to access remote areas in the wilderness.


Our Buggies are licensed and insured vehicles that come in 2-seat and 4-seat capacities. They are Rented with a Guide for all U-Drive and Passenger Tours. Enjoy the fresh air experience in the rugged outdoors and visit some of the most scenic places in British Columbia.

Destinations


Select from a variety of Destination Tours listed on our web site. Most Tour areas around Hope are only accessible throughout the spring and summer months and are selected based on the customer’s ability.


Tours can be relaxing and meandering drives beside a remote shady creek or more exhilarating mountain climbs over rocky outcrops on steeper terrain. Other Tour areas include dense bush trails that lead into the unknown.

Reservations


We recommend reservations but also accept drop-in customers at the Kawkawa lake Resort. Large groups and corporate tours must reserve by cheque 15 days before Tour. Generally weekends may only have 2 or 3 tours out each day, so you might not get a booking on a popular weekend unless you reserve.


Customers are welcome to reserve on short notice with cash. Deposits are also by cash unless paid 15 days prior to the Tour date reserved.

Tour Guides


Tours are guided by an experienced guide that has years of backcountry experience. They will inform you of basic maneuvers that may be required to overcome obstacles encounter on the trails.


If you have a problem along the way you can alert the guide with a CB radio provided to you by BC Buggy. After a few maneuvers you are on your way to excitement and fun as you build confidence to challenge the mountain.

BC Buggy Ltd.
#300 - 1500 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C., Canada     V6G 2Z6
Cel: (778) 549-1938

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About BC Buggy Ltd.

Our company has been operating since 2004 providing guided backcountry mountain tours in remote areas of British Columbia’s wilderness. The tour area spans parts of the Coast and Cascade Mountain Ranges near the City of Hope in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The Tour vehicle of choice is the nostalgic shortened VW Dune Buggy suitable for paved or unpaved road conditions.

Wilderness tours

U-Drive guided Tours to both beginners and experienced day-trippers. The tour areas includes publicly accessible logging roads, over grown bush trails and obscure right of ways and cut lines . Currently we operate six buggies, one dedicated as the lead tour guide. The tours are limited to one group per tour.

Customers experience

breath-taking views with natural wilderness scenes difficult to find without the direction of the tour guide. All Tours are within an hour or less from our Base Camp at Kawkawa Lake Resort. Tours packages are listed on the web site and times can vary depending on the experience of the driver or routes taken. We offer U-Drives and Passenger Tours for up to 12 people. Larger tours need to contact us for availability of Buggies.

The Wilderness

The area around Hope has abundant Wildlife and it is commonplace to see Black, Strawberry and Brown Bears on the roads, or in the bushes near by. These animals usually avoid humans and may stop to look out of curiosity more than aggression. They will run from the site of humans unless protecting their cubs so, a rule in the backcountry is to avoid approaching the animals and they move on their way. Other animals that may be encountered include deer, bobcat and many other smaller local species. We all have the responsibility to keep our environment clean so when you bring a lunch into the wilderness you pack out whatever you pack in. Smoking is prohibited while driving and during any provincial fire bans.

Buggy Tour Location

The Guided Mountain Tours depart from Kawkawa Lake Resort. The BC Buggy business office is located 5 minutes from Kawkawa Lake on 40 acres of backcountry near public access to Crown land. Please No Drop-ins to our office without an appointment. We can be contacted directly at The Kawkawa Lake Resort & Campground.

Buggy Rental Prices

Our prices are in Canadian currency. For each hour purchased we give additional minutes free. See Prices. Our Tours are at least 2-3 hours. When you book a 2 Hour Tour you get the additional minutes Free. This allows us enough time to cover any one of the Tour areas listed as available on the BC Buggy web site.

On-Line Reservations

To Guarantee a Reservation, BC Buggy offers a pre-paid on-line reservation system. In the event that you are in the Hope area and would like to arrange a Tour that day, you can pay by cash or credit card if you contact us by calling our cell number at (778) 549-1938 or, you may contact us in person at the Kawkawa Lake Resort & Campground. If you are interested in a Tour without driving the Buggy, we offer guided passenger Tours that are available weekends and selected weekdays and by Reservation when available. Call or book on-line to guarantee your choice Tour time for whatever day is shown as available on our reservation calendar. (Currently Unavailable)

Cancellation by Rain

In the event that the Tour is rained out, the Run can still go on. At times there is only very little rain just enough to keep the dust down. If the rain is to heavy then we will reimburse your money minus a $20 service charge or reschedule the departing time for later that same day.

Our Refund Policy:

Cancellations must be made 5 days in advance of departure time and BC Buggy Ltd. will refund the full purchase price minus a 10% services charge. Cancellations made after the required time limit will be subject up to a 25% service charge. No Refunds on less than 24 hours Notice however rescheduling of your reservation is allowed in advance if time is available. Notice of rescheduling must be given 5 Days prior to your reservation date. A Tour cancelled due to consumption of alcohol, drugs or narcotics or reckless driving will have No Refund.

New Drivers

U-Drive drivers must have at least 1 year’s driving experience. If you have less experience you must ask the Tour guide for instructions. This may delay the start of your run so please plan ahead. Our starter run near the Base Camp location is a good place to learn to drive a Buggy on unpaved road conditions, including a hill climb and creek crossing. Please inform us if you may need to practice before going up the Mountain (See Buggy Guidelines).

Caution Notice

The backcountry Tours are generally rougher roads where there may be hazard areas prone to washout conditions. Rip rap or structural fill is sometimes encountered and may require crossing to continue the tour route. Women should not use our service if pregnant harm or loss of a fetus could result. People with medical conditions should seek the advise from their Doctor prior to using our service. Customers should bring some kind of eyewear to protect against outside elements. Eyewear should be worn at all times while the vehicle is in motion. Vehicles should be driven with extreme caution and should not be driven at excessive speeds or accident and death could result.

The Dangers

of the backcountry Tours, although BC Buggy takes all precautions to warn Renters and Riders of the inherent risks of the backcountry, we cannot be in control of your actions while operating a rented vehicle. Typically we drive Tour areas slowly, driving in 1st and 2nd gear on hill climbs and up to 3rd gear on rougher roads, or were visibility is limited. There are times when the vehicles may be operated on the highway and the Renter should be aware that other vehicles might drive at higher speeds than what is comfortable for the Renter. We urge you to drive slowly and cautiously and stay within the group. Take caution as animals may jump out in front of your vehicle or hikers or other recreational users may be using the same roads, so please be careful and drive responsibly. It is up to you to return the vehicle and passengers safely so please be aware of the dangers beforehand so you can enjoy the tour without mishap or unfortunate disaster.

About the Tour Vehicles

The rental vehicles are shortened 1641cc VW Manx style Dune Buggies licensed for paved or unpaved road conditions. Our vehicles are maintained weekly and are safe if driven responsibly. A valid drivers license is required for driving the vehicle on public roads leading to the backcountry. Please read the Reservation Contract for information should you need to acquire additional insurance prior to purchasing any Tour package.

Renting a 4 Seat Buggy

The physical requirements; Adult Drivers must have valid drivers license and be no more than 6'-2" tall or legroom may be a problem. Maximum individual Adult Weight is no more than 240 lbs. Children can ride in the buggy if they are at least 7 years old at their parent’s discretion. The combined weight of the occupants should not exceed 800lbs.

Renting a 2 Seat Buggy

Adults can rent a 2-seat buggy and are allowed to change drivers if both occupants present a valid drivers license. Adults should be no more than 6'-4" tall or legroom may become a problem. Maximum individual Adult Weight is no more than 240 lbs.

What to bring

When the weather is hot you will want to dress in light clothing with a snug fitting hat, sunscreen and sun glasses. Always bring a good pair of walking shoes and a warm jacket. Food and drink can be brought and consumed at the viewpoints and rest spots. Women should wear a sports bra of some sort, as the road can be a little bumpy at times. BC Buggy supplies you with a CB Radio for communication to the group. Bring a small zip up travel bag to contain your personal belongings so you do not lose your valuables. BC Buggy is not responsible for lost items. Don't forget your Drivers license or Identification, as this is a requirement when using our services for both U-Drive and riding as a Tour passenger.

Local Residence

Our insurance covers up to $3,000,000.00 for comprehensive and liability with a $500.00 deductible. Local BC residence may obtain additional insurance from their local Auto plan Broker for approximately $10.00or more that will reduce the agreed upon deductible of $500.00 should a mishap or accidental damage occur. The additional coverage can also increase the comprehensive and liability insurance if purchased from an ICBC Broker prior to Travel.

Out of Country Customers

If you are from out of country bring your drivers license. We have to advise you to inquire about obtaining additional insurance from a local BC Auto plan broker prior to your reservation. Additional coverage usually can be obtain within 15 or 20 minutes that may reduce the agreed upon deductible of $500.00 should a mishap or accidental damage occur. The additional coverage may increase the comprehensive and liability insurance if purchased from an ICBC Broker prior to Travel.

Our Insurance

We are insured with a basic ICBC U-Drive and Business Insurance policy only. We advise all drivers to drive safe. Our business depends on safe drivers to maintain affordable insurance rates. Typically no Renter would be charged for any normal use damages unless they were extremely careless and caused a substantial amount of damage to the vehicle. All Renters and Riders are required to sign the Reservation Contract Agreement prior to departure to confirm acknowledgement of the contact terms.

Corporate Tours

We offer Tour packages for large groups and corporate events. Tours are scheduled throughout the day rotating drivers every 2-3 hours while others can enjoy the Othello tunnels or other tourist attractions in the Hope area.


There is a lot of excitement in the air when a Tour is ready to go out. The Buggy tours depart right from the Kawkawa Lake Resort so booking a campsite makes it even more convenient for large corporate tours or smaller groups and day visitors.

Camping overnight

Campsites are available from 11:00am till 11:00am the next day so why not make it an all night event. Picnic Tables and fire pits are included. Spend a few hours at the Lake swimming or relaxing by the dock.


There are plenty of activities in the area and sites to see. The Resort activities include boating, water skiing and fishing and showers are also available when you book a site for the day.

Benefits and rewards

Our mountain tours help build strength and confidence in ones ability to overcome fears of the back country. The tours help instil the courage to achieve things you never thought possible. Enjoy areas of the wilderness where you have never gone before or even places that you may never try to go on your own. Soon you will realize that you can overcome obstacles from creek crossings to hill climbs.



There is no better growth experience than camaraderie between piers. Everybody learns to work together as a team throughout their personal challenges encountered in some of the more difficult runs that can be intimidating, but the fear is soon gone as the excitement begins. This is a Mountain Tour that you won't soon forget.

Reservations

To book a Corporate Tour please call in advance or e-mail BC Buggy to request a date and for how many would be driving or riding as passengers. We will make all the necessary arrangements for your Tour and request a Lakeside campsite reservation on your behalf.

Pricing

We offer large group Tours based on number of people included in the event. The minimum cost is based on a 4-hour tour. The time can be extended up until dusk and later if requested. Most destinations points are from 2 to 3 hours long so groups larger than 12 go out in 2-separate tours. Lunches are not included unless requested and additional charges would be applied.

Method of Payment

Contact BC Buggy and your Tour will be setup on-line where you can place the order by company cheque. Refund information is listed on the reservation contract. Rescheduling is permitted up to 5 days prior to your Tour date. Please read our cancellations and rescheduling policy.

Following the event

The group leaves with fond memories of the good times they just experienced. Photographs and MPG's of the Tour are delivered on a CD-Rom. Additional copies will be made available for all the participants of the Tours.

*Specials*
Only in April & May
Season Starter Special 1 Hour Free
Get One Additional Hour Free! A $248.00 or more in Savings.
Offer Valid with Two or More Buggy Rentals
Not valid with any other promotional discounts
U-Drive - 2 Seat Buggies
1- Two Seat (2 People)
1 Driver and 1 Passenger (15 min. Free) $129.00/hr
2- Two Seat (4 People)
2 Drivers and 2 Passengers (20 min. Free) $248.00/hr
3- Two Seat (6 People)
3 Drivers and 3 Passengers (25 min. Free) $367.00/hr
4- Two Seat (8 People)
4 Drivers and 4 Passengers (30 min. Free) $486.00/hr
U-Drive - 4 Seat Buggies
1- Four Seat (4 People)
1 Driver and 3 Passengers (15 min. Free) $189.00/hr
2- Four Seat (8 People)
2 Drivers and 6 Passengers (20 min. Free) $358.00/hr
U-Drive - 2 Seat and 4 Seat Buggies
1- Two Seat and
1- Four Seat
(6 People)
2 Drivers and 4 Passengers (15 min. Free) $298.00/hr
2- Two Seat and
1- Four Seat
(8 People)
3 Drivers and 5 Passengers (20 min. Free) $427.00/hr
3- Two Seat and
1- Four Seat
(10 People)
4 Drivers and 6 Passengers (25 min. Free) $546.00/hr
2- Two Seat and
2- Four Seat (12 People)
4 Drivers and 8 Passengers (30 min. Free) $586.00/hr
We Drive - Passenger Tours
2 Passenger Group Tour 10 Minutes Free $119.00/hr
3 Passenger Group Tour 15 Minutes Free $180.00/hr
4 Passenger Group Tour 20 Minutes Free $248.00/hr
5 Passenger Group Tour 25 Minutes Free $312.00/hr
6 Passenger Group Tour 30 Minutes Free $376.00/hr
You're Cost Per Hour - Per Person
Description - (2 Hr. Minimum) Total Cost Total Time Cost Per Person
1- Two Seat (2 People) - $129.00/hr $258.00 135 Minutes $57.33/hr
2- Two Seat (4 People) - $248.00/hr $496.00 140 Minutes $53.15/hr
3- Two Seat (6 People) - $367.00/hr $734.00 145 Minutes $50.63/hr
4- Two Seat ( 8 People) - $486.00/hr $972.00 150 Minutes $48.60/hr
1- Four Seat (4 People) - $189.00/hr $378.00 135 Minutes $42.00/hr
2- Four Seat (8 People) - $358.00/hr $716.00 140 Minutes $38.36/hr
1- Two Seat and
1- Four Seat
(6 People) - $298.00/hr
$596.00 135 Minutes $44.15/hr
2- Two Seat and
1- Four Seat
(8 People) - $427.00/hr
$854.00 140 Minutes $45.76/hr
3- Two Seat and
1- Four Seat
(10 People) - $546.00/hr
$1,092.00 145 Minutes $45.19/hr
2- Two Seat and
2- Four Seat (12 People) - $586.00/hr
$1,172.00 150 Minutes $39.07/hr
Sales Tax - 12% H.S.T.
2 Hour minimum Reservation Up to 30 minutes Free Time added
Car Road Tax and Carbon Tax is included Gasoline is Included
U-Drive Insurance is included A drivers License is Required
On-line Rentals - Currently not available Cash Sales - $300 deposit required
Note: We reserve the right to modify our prices on-line without notice and we reserve the right to substitute 4 seat Buggy if no 2 Seat Buggies are available.
Customer Agreement
This agreement is between BC Buggy Ltd. herein referred to as the “Owner” and the “Customer” who will be acknowledged as a Driver or Passenger. The agreement is a legally binding contract of which both parties enter into and agree to the following terms and conditions: The Owner will provide a guided tour and a dune buggy, herein referred to as the “vehicle”, to be used by the Customer and passengers to ride in or drive subject to the following terms and conditions:
Use of Vehicle:
The Customer agrees to use the vehicle only within the areas approved and designated in the Owners Tour path. The Customer will provide proof they have a valid driver license. Drivers with an “N” on their license will need to be accompanied by an Adult with a valid driver’s license and will also require additional time to ensure they can operate the vehicle prior to any mountain tours. Additional time will be paid by way of the original payment used when renting.
Caution Notice to all Customers:
The back country Tours are generally rougher roads where there may be hazard areas prone to washout conditions. Women should not use our service if pregnant as harm or loss of a fetus could result. Any Customer with back problems or a medical condition should seek the advice from their Doctor prior to using our service.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
We request 2 days advance notice of cancellation and we will refund the full purchase amount minus a 10% services charge. Late cancellations made less than 24 hours will be subject to a 50% service charge.
No Refunds on less than 4 hours Notice:
Cancellations can be made on-line or by e-mail or, call us directly at (778) 549-1938. In the event the Tour is rained out, we will delay or reschedule the departing time of Tour or offer a full credit.
Vehicle Inspection:
The Customer will examine the vehicle prior to use and ensure it is in proper working order for the purpose for which it was leased and if any defect is discovered the Customer will immediately report it to the Tour guide. Following this the Customer's continued use of the vehicle will be at their risk and the Customer will then assume all liabilities.
Return of Vehicle:
The Customer agrees to return the vehicle to the place of departure in the same condition when received, and will return any BC Buggy equipment provided. Returning a vehicle earlier than scheduled will not result in credit or refund.
Damage:
Should any accidental damage or mechanical damage occur that was caused by the Customer’s negligence the Customer then agrees to pay BC Buggy Ltd. up to $500.00 by way of the original payment used when booking the Tour.
Insurance :
The Owner provides minimal basic coverage under a U-Drive or Business Rental Policy or permit purchased through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). The Owner advises the Customer to consult an insurance broker for additional insurance coverage for accident, liability, bodily injury or property damage.
Accidents:
Accidents must be reported immediately to the Tour Guide and also submitted in writing to the office where the vehicle was rented. The Customer agrees that all liability as a result of any injury caused or suffered by the Customer or any passengers including any third party damage will be the sole responsibility of the Customer and not the Owner.
Restrictions:
There are no geographic limitations or restrictions that apply to our services other than the requirement of a valid Drivers License, and good physical health. We request that all contractual correspondence is made in English.
All Customers Drivers and Passengers:
must agree to this Reservation Agreement in order to use our service and are advised to consult a local ICBC Auto Plan Broker for additional personal insurance coverage prior to departing on any tour.
Complaints:
If you have a complaint to file please contact us by the form mail provided outlining your concerns and an immediate response would follow. We will address any complaint accordingly.
Legal Information:
The Customer expressly agrees to indemnify the Owner and hold the Owner harmless against any damages loss injury death or disability resulting through the use of this service, including any additional costs or damages incurred by the Owner as a result of the Customers actions. The Customer assumes all risks and liability while using this service. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia. The Customer agrees that any action of law or equity arising out of, or relating to these terms, shall be filed in the Provincial or federal courts located in the Province of BC and hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.
The Customer hereby agrees:
the Terms and Conditions of this contract. IF THE CUSTOMER DOSE NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS SET FORTH WITHIN THIS AGREEMENT, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE.
BY SIGNING BELOW:
YOU HEREBY STATE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND ACKNOWLEDE AND AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OUTLINED IN THIS RESERVATION CONTRACT AGREEMENT:
Endorsment Witnessed:
CUSTOMER or PASSENGER: ________________________________________ DRIVERS LICENSE:___________________________
ADDRESS: _______________________________________________
TELEPHONE: ______________________
DATE OF TOUR: __________________________________________________ HOURS RESERVED: _________________
Signature of Customer or Passenger: _________________________
Signature of Witness: _______________________
Investor Opportunity

If you are looking for an exciting new kind of business opportunity, here it is.
About the Business

This business is fully set-up and ready to grow. You will venture into an outdoor business that is welcomed to be part of the community no matter where you choose to locate. We selected the Hope area to start the business over 10 years ago for the variety of quick access routes to the great outdoors.
Is this Business for you?

BC Buggy Ltd. can be yours if you are prepared to put in some time to learn the business and see the rewards. The company has generated excellent profits prior to the economic downturn and can do it again if properly capitalized.

The Coast and Cascade Mountain Ranges have a lot to offer off-road travellers and are easily accessible with well marked trails off many of the local logging roads. Our Mountain Tour business has allowed us to get away and share our experiences with people who would seldom venture far past the tree lines.
How we run the Business

Our motto is; Point and Go... so we explore all areas within 5 to 20 minutes from our local base camp. BC Buggy Ltd. has operated a fleet of six or more fibreglass Dune Buggy cars that are currently ready to go. They come in an exciting assortment of colours with various body styles that have a nostalgic and cultural significance.

All the Buggies are in good mechanical condition and only require minor maintenance and adjustments over the season. That typically entails minor brake adjustments, carburetor air element cleaning and battery charging. If we experience a mechanical failure we have many of our own parts in stock that belong to the company.

We have operated the company on a seasonal basis and realize it will require a recapitalization to grow the business. Our interest would be best served with a private investor that is looking to take over the business or start a year round outdoor recreational Resort style business.
Try before you Buy
The best way to learn about the business is to try it yourself. Come for a Mountain Tour and see our business first hand, then you'll know the true potential of the business.

If you are interested in acquiring BC Buggy Ltd. then you can contact us for a more detailed overview of the company and its operations. The company will be sold or acquired as a partnership. The current owners are looking for an outdoor enthusiast to take over running the business, and will include all the necessary information required to streamline the takeover and continue to operate the business.

All the Buggies and company infrastructure is included. The Buggy site location, Tour guide and mechanical services will be negotiated by contract. Contact us for more information.
How to Drive a Buggy in the Mountains
If this is your first time out in the mountains you should read this guide. There are some basic maneuvers under certain conditions that you learn before operating a Buggy off road.
The Buggy
You'll be driving a standard 4 speed Volkswagen Dune Buggy that has been upgraded for off-road driving conditions. The buggies have dirt tires, coil over shocks and stock torsion bars in the front and back. Use the stick shift as you would any 4 speed standard transmission. After a short time it becomes second nature and you are on your way to an exciting adventure.
Safe Distance to Follow
The buggies have dual exhaust and are a little nosier than the typical SUV but they go where the SUV's and larger vehicles can't. Stay back 50-100 feet or so to avoid noise or exhaust from the buggy in front of you. Keep within eye contact when possible. Some trails can be a little over grown so watch for low branches. Take care when approaching hills and blind corners as other vehicles use the back country as well.
Stunting
Everybody starts out a little anxious and wants to have a little fun, but there is a difference in having fun and driving dangerously or causing damage to the machines from excessive abuse. This does not mean you can't have fun, just have a little respect for our machines and remember that they are not Hummers. Damage from excessive abuse could be a bent wheel spindle or punctured wheel. We do not tolerate clients if they do clutch dumping burnouts, donuts, jumps or racing with each other. We will have to cancel the tour and you will lose any time left over, and if you cause damage to the vehicle in the process of stunting you will be held liable for the repairs.
How to Ascend a Hill
When you make your first accents up the mountain, the hills tend to look steeper than they really are. You can be intimidated easily so just keep in mind that if the car in front of you made it up then you can too. You will get less worried about climbing the hills and will eventually look for more challenging hills to climb. There is a limitation to the traction and slope of the hill. You will have a harder time going up loose gravel slopes than firm grass slopes. Typically there are a few routes one can take and some have quad trails that jet up steeper embankments. These embankments are only for very experienced drivers or quad riders so stay on the trail that the guide is on.
Stuck going up a Hill
If you failed to negotiate a hill and stop, hold the hand brake and use foot brake to stop you from going down backwards. If you have to go down backwards then just keep your wheels straight and use the foot brake only. Note: The hand brake works on the back wheels only and is useful for going forward down a steep hill.
How to Descend a Hill
When you come to a steep hill and know you want to go down it, use 1st gear and let the buggy roll at it's own speed while operating the Hand Brake to slow you when you pickup speed. Since the Hand Brake works on the back wheels, it acts as a rudder to keep the car straight. Try to keep your wheels straight as you descend the hill and you'll find the car will just drag itself down the slope with little problem. If you experience braking problems you have your mechanical Hand Brake as your backup along with gearing down to slow the buggy to stop.
Unsure about a particular Climb
If you are uncertain about a particular hill or part of road you are on, call your guide for instructions. When you follow another buggy you will see how they maneuver the obstacles. Copy the maneuver that the driver in front of you does and you will see how much easier it is.
Crossing a Trench
Often you may encounter drainage ditches or trenches. Approach at an angle and your car will twist slightly as you pull up and out. Aim for the higher parts in the trench and keep your speed to a minimal but do not stall. Once in the trench you can power out and be on your way. It is more difficult to cross trenches going up a hill, and easier going down the hill. The objective is to keep the wheels on the ground whenever possible.
Crossing a Creek
Small creeks are more common early in the season. Cross the creek on the flattest part of the rocks and avoid holes. Go for the higher spots on the rocks and stay way from silt and sandy areas to avoid sinking.
Crossing a Log
Our buggies have 14" front wheels so limit the size of a log to approximately 12" unless the log is shored up. Since the buggies have a flat skid pan we can slide over the log with little difficulty. Usually before you start going over logs you would scout further ahead on foot to assess the situation.
Crossing Riprap
When you approach Riprap put your clutch in and allow the buggy to roll over the rocks slowly. Use your clutch as needed to keep the car moving and the hand brake to slow you. Go for the flattest route and avoid holes in the rocks. Keep in mind your most vulnerable spots on the buggy are the shock mounts for the rear wheels. Avoid large rocks near these shock mounts and skid over top the rocks in the middle of the car when necessary.
Parking on a hill
Pull your buggy toward the upper dirt bank edge and park so you are facing toward the bank, not downhill. If you leave the buggy unattended, place a rock behind or in front of the car wheels. Whenever possible park on the flattest spot available or proceed to another more suitable location to stop.
Renting a 2 Seat Buggy

Customers can rent one to four - 2 seat Buggies with a passenger in each buggy. Drivers may change provided they both have a valid licence.

Restrictions:

There is no restriction for the rental of 2 seat buggies as there can only be 2 Drivers per car. Some customers prefer to drive alone and can rent their own separate buggy. When all the 2-seat buggies are rented we substitute 4-seaters rented out as 2-seaters.

About the Buggy:

Most of the buggies are swing arm style buggies. They have 2 axils with 2 inner CV joints. The inner CV joint moves up and down during travel while the outer part of the axils stays fixed perpendicular to the wheel drum fixed to the transaxle. The wheel sits perpendicular to the axils and flattens out in on load and travel. This gives the car a good corner bite for traction and a smoother ride on rougher terrain. We have 1-IRS buggy that has inner and outer CV joints. This style of buggy has the back wheels flat to the ground and provides fairly good traction.

Tour Reservations:

To book a Tour please call or e-mail BC Buggy to request your date. We will confirm the date is available and contact you back with all the necessary information for your Tour Reservation. You can also drop in at the Kawkawa Lake Resort & Campground and request a reservation. If we are available that day we can set a time to depart that day.

Passengers

Rental customers can take either an adult, children or teenagers as passengers. If you require more legroom we can provide a longer buggy to accommodate larger people. The 2-seaters are popular on holidays and we have a great response from our customers and passengers.

Never driven a Dune Buggy?

If you have never driven a buggy then please let us know and we will arrange a special starter course to help you become more familiar with the buggy before going on a more difficult climbing tour. Many customers like the starter and learn the manoeuvres required quickly. The course takes 30 minutes to complete and is an experience in itself.
Renting a 4 Seat Buggy

Customers can rent one or two - 4 seat Buggies with 3 passengers in each buggy. Only two Drivers may change provided they both have a valid licence.

Restrictions:

There is no restriction for the rental of 4 seat buggies except there can only be 2 Drivers per car. If you have more than 2 drivers then they would have to rent their own buggy.

About the Buggy:

The 4 seat buggies are both swing arm style buggies. They have 2 axils with 2 inner CV joints. The inner CV joint moves up and down during travel while the outer part of the axils stays fixed perpendicular to the wheel drum fixed to the transaxil. The wheel sits perpendicular to the axils and flattens out in on load and travel. This gives the car a good corner bite for traction and a smoother ride on rougher terrain.

Tour Reservations:

To book a Tour please call or e-mail BC Buggy to request your date. We will confirm the date is available and contact you back with all the necessary information for your Tour Reservation. You can also drop in at the Kawkawa Lake Resort & Campground and request a reservation. If we are available that day we can set a time to depart that day.

Passengers

Typically customers have their children or teenagers ride in the back seats of the buggy but we also allow adults. Please note that the legroom space is more crampt and there is weight limitations referred to under the user information section. We have a good demand for the 4 seater on holidays and have had a great response from our customers and their passengers.

Never driven a Dune Buggy?

If you have never driven a buggy then please let us know and we will arrange a special starter course to help you become more familiar with the buggy before going on a more difficult climbing tour. Many customers like the starter and learn the manoeuvres required quickly. The course takes 30 minutes to complete and is an experience in itself.

2010 Buggy - Red

$16,600.00

If you are looking for a Recreational Mountain Buggy, this is it! The transaxle gears are perfect for off-road fun. If you go off-road then you drop the tire pressure to 10lbs or so and it rides like a Cadillac.

$16,600.00

The Buggy is geared perfectly to climb a steep mountain trail or drive on the highway. The Buggy is in great mechanical condition and can be fully licensed and insured.
$16,600.00

Asking price is $16,600.00 - will ONLY consider Trades for a Harley Davidson or in-line 4 Snow Mobile. Nothing else will be considered. The Buggy can be seen at the Kawkawa Lake Resort & Campground.
SPECIFICATIONS:
2010 Manx Style Dune Buggy - Colour: Red
1641cc Dual Port - New Rebuilt Motor
Custom Pan with steel reinforcing
Steel skid pan for off-road
Light Design - Shorten 14 1/2"
Mandrel Bent Roll Bars Custom Fit
Large Comfortable Reclining Seats
Swing Axel Setup with a Soft Ride
New Kumho 15" Rock Crawler/MT Rear Tires
New Kumho 15" AT Front Tires
Heavy Bash Bumper and Light Rear Cage
New Aluminum Frame & Safteyglass Windshield
One Piece Manx Style Body – Very Light Shell
5 Coats Endura Red Plastic Paint
New Brakes, cylinders, Master Cylinder with all new Lines
New Clutch, Pressure Plate and Accelerator Cable
New Gas Tank and Cap and steel Gas Feed Line
New Front End Tie Rods bushings and Steering Box
All New indictors, Lights and Wiring Throughout

1974 Buggy - Purple

$8,200.00

Here is a rare model 4 seat Recreational Mountain Buggy. If you travel off-road then drop the tire pressure to 10lbs and it will ride like a Cadillac. The Entire Buggy can be disassembled within a day.

$8,200.00

The Buggy can climb steep mountain trails or drive on the highway. There is no rust and it is in great mechanical condition. A street legal buggy that is easy to climb into and get out of with lots of leg room.
$8,200.00

Asking price is $8,200.00 - will ONLY consider Trades for a Harley Davidson or in-line 4 Snow Mobile. Nothing else will be considered. The Buggy can be viewed in the Surrey BC area.
SPECIFICATIONS:
1974 Manx Style Dune Buggy - Colour: Purple
1776cc Dual Port - Performance Motor
Full size Pan with steel tube reinforcing
4 Speed Swing arm Transaxle
Auxiliary Oil Cooler
New Clutch
New Brakes
New Rear Conversion Drums
New Tail Light Lens & Gaskets
New Windshield glass
3 Mandrel Bent Roll Bars
Heavy Duty Skid Pan
Ball Joint Front End
KUMHO Mud Terrain Tires
Street Legal and Off-Road Ready
Goes wherever a 4x4 goes
Smooth Ride Comfortable Seats
Low Mileage and well maintained
Cheap on Gas. $20 will last you all day!

1957 Buggy - Yellow

$18,500.00

I have used this Buggy both on and off-road and it was always reliable. The engine was professionally built as an in-line race engine with a close 3rd gear Mid-Range Transaxle so it performs well in all conditions. I has a welded differential positrack designed for racing.

$18,500.00

The Dual pipes are great for racing and I have also included a quite system for the street. Also included is the original Pic34 carborator and manifold that is easy to change.
$18,500.00

Asking price is $18,500.00 - will ONLY consider Trades for a Harley Davidson or in-line 4 Snow Mobile. Nothing else will be considered. The Buggy can be viewed in South Surrey BC.
SPECIFICATIONS:
17.25" Short Cut Pan with sealed alluminum Double Floor
1776 cc High Performance Engine
Dual 44mm Webber Carburetors
Mesa Oil Cooler with Electric Fan & Thermostat
Free flow oil pump and HP filter reservoir
Edura Plastic Paint with fully detailed Dash Board
Halogen Lights, CB Radio & Tuner with PA
Quiet Sporty Dual Exhaust System
Additional Dual Exhaust System included
4 Speed Transaxle - Empi Shifter
King Pin Front End
New HD Clutch & New Brake Cables
Rock Crawler Tires on Back Mud Terrain Tires on Front
Extra Pair of Matching Rock Crawler Tires for Front
Posi Track Welded Differential
Auxiliary Battery Compartment
HD Sway Bar & Overload Coil Shocks
Biminy Top and Custom Model T Top
Comfortable Subaru Bucket Seats
Mandrel Bent Roll Bars Front & Back
 
     
   
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Photo Gallery I
Cover Page
8 Mile Creek
American Creek
Caroline Mines
Hope Area
Mount Hope
Jason Run
Photo Gallery II
Jones Lake
Kawkawa Lake
Lorenzetta Hunter
Nickelmine Road
Ross Lake
Silver Lake
Skajit Area
Photo Gallery III
Soboury Creek
Sowaqua Creek
Squeah Union Bar
Sumallo Canyon
Sunshine Valley
Wray Creek
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Past Tours
Year 2006
Year 2007
Year 2008
Year 2009
Year 2010
Year 2011
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MPG Gallery I
American Creek
Caroline Mines
Emory Creek
Hope Slide Area
Jason Run
Jones Lake
Kawkawa Lake Area
MPG Gallery II
Lorenzetta Hunter
Mount Hope
Nickelmine Road
Silver Lake
Skajit Area
Soboury Creek
Sowaqua Creek
MPG Gallery III
Squeah Union Bar
Sumallo Canyon
Sunshine Valley
Spring Run 2007
Portia Exit #202
Spring to June 2008
Soboury Creek-Lower
MPG Past Tours
Mount Hope 2006
Mount Hope 2007
Caroline Mines 2006
Caroline Mines 2007
Jones Lake 2006
Jones Lake 2007
Tours 2008
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