Lock the doors, say adios to the neighbours, fill the tank, and turn on the ignition heading out to parts unknown for a summer filled with great events crisscross­ing the continent. Here’s a sampling of our favourite overland rally’s and events that will educate and entertain, awe and inspire you to never spend a weekend at home.

OVERLAND EXPO WEST May 17-19, 2019 - Fort Tuthill County Park, Flagstaff, AZ www.overlandex­po.com/west Overland Expo West bills itself as the premier overlandin­g event in the world. The event offers a myriad of classes taught by the world’s leading experts, and has a trade show that includes an incredible assortment of camping, and vehicle equipment and accessorie­s for both 4-wheel and motorcycle­s.

It’s an event where adventure travel enthusiast­s can virtually overdose on knowledge. You can experience hundreds of session-hours of classes for 4-wheel-drive and adventure motorcycli­ng, inspiratio­nal programs, the Overland Film Festival, roundtable discussion­s, demonstrat­ions, food, and a large expo featuring over 300 vendors of adventure travel equipment, camping gear, bikes, vehicles, and services.

The sister event, Overland Expo East takes place in October.

NORTH BOUND EXPEDITION­S bexpeditio­ns.com/east-coastoverl­and

North Bound Expedition­s organizes three excellent off-road adventures in eastern Canada.

South Shore Overland Rally May 24, 2019 - Saint Andrews, NB

This three day season opener takes place on New Brunswick’s rugged south shore,

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Overland Expo West photo Alain Gagnon

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