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We had an incredible time at El Campo Domaine du Radar this year!

Over 200 vans and 500 people gathered at Domaine du Radar over the weekend for Go-Van’s third annual van gathering, El Campo! Van lifers and van enthusiasts came together for an epic festival during this 3-day campout. What started as hurricane-like weather on the first day turned into a beautiful, sunny weekend. All three days were filled with community, games, and entertainment.

This year was focused on encouraging vanlifers outside of Quebec to join us and learn more about the local Go-Van community.

We were stoked to present numerous American guest speakers, including MAK and Owen of Bound for Nowhere, Youtubers Eamon and Rebecca from Chaiwala, and more. We even had a handful of international sponsors, such as Outdoorsy, adding to our list of travelers from as far as Oregon!

In addition to expanding our annual event to incorporate more international relationships, we had many new features.

We also presented a new overlanding section, as well as a tent campground for van-enthusiasts. The village of parked vans included various groups, playing music and enjoying potluck style meals together. Outdoor activities took place throughout the weekend, such as slacklining, paddle boarding, hiking, and more. Interested rigs were also encouraged to check out an off-roading trail onsite, which was enjoyed by many overlanders and 4×4 Sprinters!

Thanks to this year sponsors!

This event could not be possible without you: Chaco, Reef, Outdoorsy, Taiga, Vanlife MTL, Vagabond Beer, Dometic, Tourisme Lotbinière, Terroir en VR, Biolite, CHYZ, Nicova, Opus Bikes, Vans For Lands.

As a community-based platform, Go-Van strives to host a van gathering festival that welcomes everybody. Furthermore, we hope to build an environment for you to arrive as individuals but leave as family. It doesn’t matter what adventure vehicle you are sporting – you are always welcome at El Campo! Don’t forget to stay tuned for upcoming plans in 2019! We can’t wait to see you all next year!

Sunset and sunrise were both enjoyed over the various bodies of water throughout the property.

Happy hours were enjoyed throughout the event in various vans!

Everybody enjoyed our very own vanlife beer, complete with a customized label.

Neighbors visited to learn about each other’s vehicle set-ups.

The property of Domaine du Radar has various walking and hiking paths that were enjoyed by attendees throughout the weekend!

We enjoyed guest speakers on Saturday night before the party started, learning about entrepreneurship, social media platforms, small businesses, and more!

Various artists performed on Saturday night, providing live music and created a massive dance party.

Saturday night concluded with a giant bonfire, enjoyed by all.

Shot by: Paul Dussault
Edited by: Raph Desharnais
Photos by: Sophie Corriveau
Music: back – Kirouac (Prod. KodakLudo)