We’re excited to “officially” transition to our new adventure rig, although it hasn’t really been much of a secret if you follow us on Facebook. Before I get into the details, I’d like to discuss a few things about our “old” truck, which has been called several names over the years: Expedition Machine, Bush Pig, Tripod, to name a few. Well, it will be retired this summer and eventually put up for sale.

It is still running strong and has never let us down or left us stranded over the ten years we’ve owned it, and I mean that quite literally. It’s been an amazing machine and allowed our family to explore large chunks of North America, including the Arctic Circle in Alaska, the red rocks of Moab, and Colorado’s Alpine Loop – and all corners of BC of course.

As much as we love and will miss this vehicle, it has rolled over 400,000 kms and it was time to come up with a new vehicle plan to carry us forward the next decade…

That brings us to our new truck… We considered a few options, although the field was limited as we now have four kids who come along with us on our travels. Toyota has some strong contenders, between 80 and 100 series Land Cruisers, 4th gen 4Runners with the 3rd row, and even the crew-max Toyota Tundra. Do I dare I say we even looked into a diesel Ford Excursion? So, what did we go with? After being in love with the Sequoia, it was a no-brainer to pick up a newer one. With 8 seats, Toyota reliability, and an even more powerful V8, it was hard to go with any other option! After shopping for months, we came upon a 2010 SR5 4×4 in great condition and relatively low miles. Knowing the market at the time, we jumped on it right away and purchased it the next day. Over the following months we gathered parts and researched the modifications we wanted to equip the truck for our travels.

While the new truck is not finished, it’s coming along nicely and we’ve already hit some trails and been out off-road camping with it several times. The power is insane and the truck feels extremely nimble for it’s size. While crawling over rocks, visibility for tire placement is quite diminished over our previous Sequoia – good thing we always have a few spotters with us! The independent rear suspension, combined with the centre locking differential and traction control, does not seem to hamper it’s ability to mount obstacles, perhaps even better so than the older truck (likely due to better/more modern traction control). Being an SR5 trim level, there was no factory rear airbags to mess around with, which made doing a proper suspension lift much easier. We took a slight hit in payload capacity and fuel mileage, but overall the new unit is working out extremely well.

A modification list for the new ride is available HERE! We hope to see you out on the trails and backroads soon!

We’ve dropped a new TRIP REPORT for New Year’s Day

Happy New Year’s! Over Christmas Holidays we’ve been working on editing past outings that haven’t been published. We’ve completed a report on a fantastic adventure we had back in the hot summer of 2018. Two trucks, two off-road trailers, and two families drove from the Fraser Valley to the Cariboo region, linking dirt tracks and forest service roads to complete the route.

Check out the Trip Report here:



A week long solo trek with my truck and mountain bike to the Pasayten Wilderness. Each night I was serenaded by the various bird life in camp, and there was many encounters with snow blocking roads. Oh, and also a visit from border patrol…

See the trip report HERE.

2019 Group Events!


This year will be somewhat different when it comes to our multi-day open-invite group trips, such as the larger Roam Wild event usually held once per year. Last year we had six trucks, nine people and one dog come along for a week of exploring various stunning locations. It was so much fun that everyone in attendance claimed a spot for the 2019 trip, before it was even planned! Unfortunately, this meant that there would be no open-invite this time around as the group size was already quite large.


Recently, we attended the BC Overland Rally in Whistler, there we managed to pick up four other adventure vehicles to tag along on a two day trip after the event. We had a Jeep, Nissan, Toyota and even a dual-sport motorcycle join us! The two days were spent hanging around the campfire along a rushing glacial creek, and driving an old mining road leading above tree line into the alpine! Even though this was a last-minute plan, we had a blast and made new friends.


We hate to have to turn extra people away from this year’s Roam Wild (we’ve had quite a few requests), so we may just be planning a second group trip for November/December – a cold-weather event where we’ll put out an online invite for anyone willing to brave the snow with us! There’s also a new addition to the XPED family, coming later this summer, which means we’ll be taking time off to enjoy some days at home with the new little one!

Follow along with us on our Facebook page @ExpeditionBC for updates for group events as well of new trip reports, of course! Happy trails!


2018 Roam Wild: Part Two

The largely anticipated Part Two of our big 2018 open-invite Roam Wild group trip is finally complete and published! If you’re seeing this for the first time, you’ll want to first read Part One to complete the story. The 2018 Roam Wild trip was a giant success and a highlight of the year for us. Thanks to all that came out, we’ll see some of you next year.

Check out Part Two in the drop down menu above, or click HERE.

XPED BC & Backroader Magazine


Are you a member of the 4WDABC? (4WD Association of British Columbia). If you are, then you’ve likely received the latest issue of the Backroader magazine in your mailbox. This is a great thing because Expedition BC had a short article published about travelling solo! The article was actually written at the campfire one night during a week-long solo trip here in BC. The 4WDABC is a registered non-profit and is the 4WD enthusiast’s voice for keeping open access to trails for our enjoyment, and all paid members receive copies of Backroader magazine among other benefits. Check it out!