The location for the 2017 Primal Quest Expedition race will be returning to the origins of expedition adventure racing territory centered on the stunning and rugged Coastal Mountains of British Columbia Canada. This edition is perfectly timed to bridge borders and coincide with the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation – what a great way to celebrate.
“British Columbia is an amazingly diverse and expansive location for Primal Quest. We are thrilled that the event will take place in this area rich with intensely challenging terrain, it is sure to be a full-intensity adventure, says Race Director Maria Burton.
There are endless miles of rugged terrain and remote park landscapes. North American and International teams will be enticed by the majestic surroundings and striking mountainous coastlines. They will take the opportunity to experience endless single track, glacial mountaineering, heart-stopping climbing and ropes sections, and world-class paddling and river rafting”
Located at the northern tip of a glacially etched fjord on the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by a spectacular mountain backdrop and nestled within a temperate rainforest, Squamish is recognized worldwide for its culture, recreation and incredible mountain lifestyle.
Squamish is ideally situated on the scenic Sea to Sky Highway between the two host venues of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games: Vancouver, British Columbia’s largest city and Whistler, a four-season mountain resort consistently ranked the number one ski resort in North America.
A strong, vibrant and healthy community, Squamish is envied for its wide range of recreational activities. World-class trails, rock climbing parks, consistent wind patterns, a relatively mild year-round climate, a healthy wildlife population, and proximity to ocean, mountains and rivers make Squamish a sought-after destination for mountain bikers, hikers, rock climbers, kite and wind surfers, kayakers, ski tourers, wildlife viewers and backcountry enthusiasts alike. Add to that a long list of organized sport associations such as soccer, ice hockey, figure skating, horseback riding, bmx, gymnastics, lacrosse and football, to name a few, and Squamish is second-to-none when it comes to both recreation and physical fitness.
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2015 – TAHOE, USA
2009 – BADLANDS SOUTH DAKOTA, USA
2008 – MONTANA, USA
2006 – MOAB UTA, USA
2004 – SAN JUA, USA
2003 – LAKE TAHOE, USA
2002 – TELLURIDE, USA
Learn more about our 15 year history in Adventure Racing by visiting our Primal Quest History Page.