From my Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, you wouldn’t be wrong to assume that I am not a huge fan of winter. I like winter. Just more as an idea than an entire long and cold season. I do love adventure and going outside though (if you do too make sure to enter the awesome contest below)… so I couldn’t pass up an invite from Land Rover Canada to participate in #Hibernot and be one of the first people in Canada to drive the new Land Rover Discovery Sport.
Besides being a hashtag, #Hibernot is an idea. Land Rover believes that winter is not a time to hibernate but to grab your gear and head outside. To do so, they are introducing the all new Discovery Sport to Canada. Starting at around $38,000, the new compact SUV means that even more of us can get on board and head outside with a vehicle ready for adventure. The Discovery Sport is even able to seat up to 7 which means you can still be lugging around extra kids, skis and more without having to move out of a compact SUV.
I particularly loved the off road terrain response feature for driving over grass, gravel, snow, mud and ruts and sand. I do feel if I had had a little longer with the vehicle, I would have tested it on each just for kicks. The wheel articulation in this vehicle will drive your adventurous spirit and get you off roading in no time.
Its not all about fun and games though, the Discovery Sport is also equipped with tons of safety features to keep you safe in and out of the city. These include blind spot monitoring and a sensor to tell you when a vehicle is closing into you, autonomous emergency braking when the vehicle detects a collision is likely, and parking features that allow the vehicle to automatically steer into spaces while you work the pedals.
Oh the Places You’ll Go
The question when driving the Discovery Sport in Winter will not be if you should head outside but where you should go. Here is a list of suggestions of outdoor activities that I love in driving distance of the city.
- Get your ski, skate and spa on in Collingwood, Ontario at Blue Mountain Resort. Don’t skip out on the Scandinave Spa. Your Discovery Sport won’t mind waiting a few hours for you to return;
- Have the ultimate #Hibernot sleepover at the Hotel De Glace Ice Hotel in Quebec City, Quebec;
- Head South and explore Michigan while visiting Boyne Highlands for Canadian Ski Week during Ontario March Break;
- Make friends with the world’s cutest pups and go dog sledding with Winterdance;
- Catch a fish on the ice or test out your snowmobiling skills with Muskoka Sports and Recreation; or
- Head to Horseshoe Resort Adventure Park for snowboarding, skiing, tubing and more. Full winter activity list here.
Capture Your #Hibernot Adventures on Film
Landrover Canada does not only want to encourage you to head outside, they want to make it even more fun by offering this awesome POV Action Cam + Live View Remote Bundle from Sony valued at $399.00 to one of my readers along with a 32GB memory card.
The camera comes equipped with a live view remote that you can wear on your wrist to see what the camera is shooting as well as these incredible features:
- Advanced image stabilization adjusts to vibration
- New splash-proof3 body with tripod mount
- Shoot pro quality video in XAVC S 60p (50 Mbps)
- Plot location and display telemetry with built-in GPS
- Built-In stereo mic for quality sound recording
- Exmor R® CMOS sensor for superb low light shooting
- Ultra wide 170° pro quality Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® lens
- Capture high quality 13.5MP still images in photo mode
- Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC compatible
- HDMI® output for easy file transfer
ENTER THE CONTEST before Spring gets here to be able to show off your #hibernot in action! Contest closes on March 29, 2015 at 11:59pm.
Land Rover Discovery Sport
As the Land Rover Discovery Sport rolls out in Canada, you will definitely want to test it out. You can take it a step further by heading to the Land Rover Off-Road Adventures and Driving Training at the Fairmont Le Chatêau Montebello in Quebec. If you buy one, you actually get to go to driving training a few times a year with fellow Land Rover owners. Don’t forget to invite me!
Photo Credit: Some of the photos used in this post were provided by Land Rover Canada.