February 10 - 12, 2023

The Chillout - Bowmanville 2023


OverlandNTH is all about the North. For the 1st time we are excited to present  “The Chillout – Bowmanville.


The Chillout – Bowmanville 2023 is a great opportunity to meet many like-minded overlanders and gain ideas for your personal build or next adventure, but in the winter! OverlandNTH’s third event will provide attendees the opportunity to test their mettle and kit against the most formidable foe north of the 49th: Old Man Winter. 

Who wants to wait for spring to come so we can get together and see each other? Who wants to wait to sit around the campfire and catch up and share their latest plans for adventure? It’s time to get out and explore a new region of Ontario. 

We have seen friendships blossom and grow at our events and we can’t wait to add another gathering to the OverlandNTH calendar.


Enjoy 2 nights of camping at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) near the town of Bowmanville. Bring your rig and show off your kit while sharing what you’ve learned throughout your build experiences and travels. Overlanders will enjoy their own campsite area providing ample space for rigs and tents.

This event is family-friendly so please bring the spouse, kids, dog, and uncle. Whoever, just be respectful. We will be working on a cool layout to gather together for our weekend away.

Please provision for your group with the necessary food, water and shelter. We are overlanders and will be helpful if needed but you must be self-sufficient whenever possible while at the event. Drinking water and showers are NOT provided so again, please come prepared.

Toilets and hand-washing stations are provided along with communal fire bowls and wood scattered throughout the event space for overlanders’ warmth and comfort. If you’ve joined us at an OverlandNTH gathering before, then you know these fires are the soul of the event. Bring your chairs and meet your new best friends.

Individual sites can’t be reserved, but should you be travelling with a group of 3 or more rigs and wish to be close to each other please contact us at and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. Requests to be grouped together must be made more than 30 calendar days prior to the event. Within 30 days of the event we are no longer able to facilitate group camping requests (but you can arrange to arrive together and pick spots that are close to each other).

The event is happening in February with all that winter brings so be ready.

***Should you wish to be an exhibitor and sell your merchandise at the event please contact us at and a member of our team will be in touch!***


The weekend will consist of a self-guided overland route through the region surrounding Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) and will have an optional off-road drive onsite using CTMP’s off-road trail. 

To appease the Subaru crowd and all that dare to compete with them, an area to host the first annual “Chillout Donut Contest” will be set up to allow NTHers to test their skills while trying to impress the OverlandNTH judges. First place will take home some sweet swag and a weekend prize pack to The Gathering – Albion Hills and The Rally – Muskoka (over $500 in value).

We will be observing Tread Lightly principles and will be sure to be stewards of the land as we explore, leaving only tire tracks and taking only pictures.

The Rigs

At this event, we will have a “Winter Wonderland” contest. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love to show off their kit and earn some bragging rights at the same time.

The winners of each category will walk away with some sweet prizes courtesy of our partners and sponsors!



Live entertainment is a core component of the OverlandNTH experience! Come prepared to enjoy some sweet sounds of great Canadian artists with the perfect backdrop.

Fireside Dinner

We are happy to provide dinner on Saturday night with all the trimmings for our weekend pass holders. This means a Driver and Rig ticket includes one ticket for the Feast and a Co-Pilot ticket includes one.

NTHers will gather by the fire to enjoy homemade chilli and gourmet cheeses paired with a selection of Beau’s brews.

We can’t wait to see you at The Chillout!

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