HU CanWest 2023

CanWest 2023 Travellers Meeting

Online Registration for Adventure Travellers

The registration form on this page is for adventure travellers wishing to attend the CanWest 2023 event.

The event is taking place at Nakusp, BC, July 13-16, 2023.

If you have already registered for this event, but still need to pay, please click here to go to the payment page.

Still have questions about the event, after reading the information page? Ask us here!

Sorry, you're too late to PRE-register, but we have plenty of room,
so feel free to come and join in the fun, get inspired, and learn
what you need to know to get out and travel the world!

See Information HERE for the CURRENT EVENT, whatever year it is :)

Online Registration is now CLOSED, but you can pay on the day at the event!

About You

First Name *

Last Name *


Re-Enter Email Address *

Home Town / City *

Province / State etc. *

Home Country *

HUBB User Name

Mobile/Cell Number

How did you hear about this event?

Have you been to this event before?*

Have you attended any other HU events before? *

How will you travel to the event? *

OPTIONAL: What is your age?  

Are you:




Choose your Event Package Options

MINI-HUMM (Horizons Unlimited Mountain Madness!)

What the heck is a HUMM?

You must sign up when you register for the event (NOW), so we can plan what we need. The Mini-HUMM is open to all HU CanWest attendees, but the numbers will be limited, so sign up NOW! There will be prizes for the winning team, and it's only $30 to enter! You get a fantastic paper map of the riding area supplied by our friends at Interfor, and a PDF of "the Book" in advance of the event to print or use directly on your phone.
Choose one of the following THREE options:

Full Event Pass and Friday Mini-HUMM, register before UNTIL July 13, 2023 159
Full Event Pass and Saturday Mini-HUMM, register before UNTIL July 13, 2023 159
Weekend Event PLUS Saturday Mini-HUMM, register before UNTIL July 13, 2023 129

Teams of 2, 3 or 4 riders only. Need a team mate? Tick the box and we'll match you up!

Event only Registration

Registration fee includes admission to all presentations, demonstrations, discussion groups, tech clinics, parking, rider training as available.

Full Event Pass, register before UNTIL July 13, 2023 129
Weekend Event Pass (arrive after Friday 6pm), register before UNTIL July 13, 2023 89

Food and Accommodation


NOTE: previous Food feedback - Awesome! And NOTE: Never go away hungry - seconds are okay!

Remember taxes, tips etc is INCLUDED!

You must choose at least one of the following food options!*
Thursday Dinner - Mexican - Chicken (or veggie) enchiladas, black bean and corn salad, ensalada, meat (or veggie) chili and Mexican rice, creamsicle cake, coffee, tea or soft drink.
Friday Breakfast - Bacon, sausages, hash browns, pancakes, banana bread, fruit salad, toast yogurt and granola, coffee, tea, juice.
Friday Lunch - Build your own burger (beef, chicken or veggie), all the fixings, salads and soft drink.

Friday Dinner - Italian - Chicken (or eggplant) Parmigiana with red sauce, noodles, veggie pasta, Caesar salad, buns and Tiramisu, coffee, tea or soft drink.

Saturday Breakfast - Breakfast burritos, fruit salad, hash browns, muffins, toast, cereal, yogurt, juice, coffee, tea
Saturday Lunch - Build your own sandwich (ham, turkey, salmon or veggie), salads and soft drink.
Saturday Dinner - Awesome Roast beef, yorkshire pudding, potatoes, hot veggie, green salad, strawberry shortcake, coffee, tea or soft drink. Vegetarian: Chick pea cutlets with Miso gravy.

Dietary restrictions: let us know, we will accommodate with your choice above as best we can:
(if we've missed something, please add it in the comments section)

Camping per TENT (or vehicle)

Note: If you arrive before Thursday or leave after Sunday, see the campground attendant to pay them directly.

'Walk-ins', even if they show up early, will be assigned space in the Overflow Area nearer the Arena. If you want to be in the campground, you MUST pre-register and pay in advance.

Also, there are NO RESERVED SPACES from Thursday through Saturday night. You will be sharing sites, so plan to make new friends!

You must choose at least ONE of the following 11 accommodation options! *
Not staying on site, so I don't need anything.
I'm the second person sharing a Tent (First person selects options below) Free  
Camping Thursday night
Camping Friday night
Camping Saturday night

Powered Sites are EXTREMELY LIMITED, ONLY for MEDICAL issues, CPAP machines etc., NOT for charging your phone! We provide a free Charging Station with loads of sockets in the Arena for everyone's use. Bring your own charger.

Powered Sites have 50 amp sockets only. See the attendant for adapters if needed. Limited supply!

Camping Thursday night, Medical Powered site
Camping Friday night, Medical Powered site
Camping Saturday night, Medical Powered site
Motorhomes - Powered Sites are EXTREMELY LIMITED.
You WILL be sharing with Medical issue tents which take PRIORITY!
Motorhome Camping Thursday night, Powered site
Motorhome Camping Friday night, Powered site
Motorhome Camping Saturday night, Powered site

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Training for Travel


It's time to regain your riding legs - maybe you've been brushing up on your skills, or maybe it's long past time you did? Got a new Adventure bike, and finding it a little intimidating? Your first experience on gravel was terrifying, or disastrous?

Get an extra confidence boost by taking off-road and slow speed skills training at the CanWest event!

NOTE: All of the training except on the Off-road course is EXCELLENT for street bikes too!

Sign up!

Sign up for training! Training takes place each day on the event grounds. Openings are limited to maintain a good student-to-instructor ratio. This ensures a better training experience for all! Registration closes when we're full.

PRE-Registration is strongly recommended. There MAY be spaces available on the day, there may not!

All classes run if there are at least 5 students. If not enough students, we may move you to another slot.

All classes:



The focus for all training is on Slow-Speed maneuvers. Key fundamentals for newer off-road riders and excellent tips for more experienced riders, especially those coming from an all street background. Slow speed maneuvers are THE KEY to successful off-road riding.

Enduro Park Canada

Off-Road rider training by the Enduro Park Canada Team!

Enduro Park Canada

Arriving at CANWEST 2023 are 3 of Canada's top BMW certified Off-Road Instructors. Owner Sgt Ryan Austin (Ret.), Jim Sprang and Caroline Stevenson will be onsite giving riders training and talks on the Adventure of Off-Road riding! Learn from Canada's only full time BMW Off-Road training company.

Advanced Rider Training

The Advanced Rider course was created by Sgt Ryan Austin (Ret.) After years as a Master Police Motorcycle Instructor and Expert in Collision Reconstruction. These courses give riders the Advanced Handling and Collision avoidance skills previously only taught to Police Motor Officers. After 17 years this course is offered from BC to Ontario and in a number of US cities where it has been recognized not only for the skills it provides to riders of any level, but for the unique teaching methods employed by the Advanced Rider Training Instructors.

Learn to Ride like the pro's.

Rider Training

Classes at CanWest 2023:

Introduction to Off-Road:

The perfect short session for riders new to off-road adventure riding or looking for the perfect refresher. Learn the fundamentals of bike set-up, riding position, and slow speed balance and maneuvering. This session is intended to be fun and stress-free where riders learn some amazing fundamental skills.
Free - 30 mins

On-Road Handling - Level I:

On road training

Learn Police Motorcycle Rider techniques from Master Police Motorcycle Instructor Sgt Ryan Austin (Ret.), the owner and founder of Advanced Rider Training. In this session, riders will be introduced to some of the advanced techniques Police Motor Officers use and will also have an opportunity to ride the Police Fun House course in a fun challenge of your low-speed riding skills. Feel like you are competing at a Police Motorcycle Competition!
Free - 30 mins

Off-Road Rider Training:

In this session, riders learn hands-on skills for low-speed maneuvering of their adventure bike: a skill deficiency found amongst even the most experienced riders. Riders learn Enduro turns, body position off-road and improved balance and clutch / throttle control that will make their off-road and on-road riding safer and more enjoyable. This session is critical for all riders.
$99.00 - 4 hrs

Choose your Off-Road Training Class

IMPORTANT: BE THERE ready to ride, 10 minutes before - class STARTS on the dot.

Throughout this form * indicates a required entry or selection.
Note: Maximum of 2 free courses.

Thursday Meet Where? What?    
1:15 - 1:45 Parking lot Free
2:00 - 6:00 Parking lot

8:00 - 12:00 Parking lot Off-Road Rider Training
11:00 - 11:30 Parking lot Introduction to Off-road
1:15 - 1:45 Parking lot On-Road Handling - Level I
2:00 - 6:00 Parking lot Off-Road Rider Training

08:00 - 12:00 Parking lot Off-Road Rider Training
2:00 - 5:00 Off-road course

HU Adventure Travel Challenge
An Adventure Travel Riding Competition, with a wide variety of challenges to complete.
This is NOT a speed event, but strictly skill and control.

We use Trials Rules: a dab (foot down) is a point off etc.

We will walk you through the course and discuss tips and tricks to ride it well.

Class I - single cylinders
Class II - multi-cylinders
Sign up at the Registration Desk, limited numbers!

Note: If you have any comments, please use the comments field below or reply to your confirmation email.

Join the Volunteer Crew

From welcoming travellers at the gate, to taking care of the campsite and making sure all the presentations run smoothly, the success of every HU event relies on the enthusiasm of its volunteer crew. Volunteering only involves a few hours of your time. It's a great way to make new friends, get more involved with Horizons Unlimited and have loads of fun!

If you have a current first-aid qualification, or if you're a practising Doctor, Nurse or Paramedic, would you mind being on call for two or three 4-hour shifts to deal with any (minor) medical emergencies? Please join the Volunteers crew.

We send out an event Presenters schedule approximately two weeks before the event to the volunteers along with a Volunteer schedule. You see the schedule before everyone else does! You can then feed back any changes you need so you get to the seminars you want to see - we don't want you to miss anything!


Sorry, t-shirt ordering is now closed as we have placed the order with the manufacturer. A FEW Extra T-shirts will be available from the HU Store at the event. Next year be sure to register in advance to get YOUR choice!

Customise your Event Pass

Let people know what you ride, where you've been, and where you WANT to go! A GREAT conversation starter on your name badge!

What is the make and model of your motorcycle, bicycle or expedition vehicle? *

What areas have you visited so far in your travels?*

Name one part of the world you would most like to explore? *

This is a conversation-starter. Usually where you want to go, or can be technical expertise, whatever you like.

Read and accept our Terms and Conditions

I have read and agree to the Horizons Unlimited terms and conditions for entry to the event
and I understand that I will be required to sign a written waiver at the event before I can participate.


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