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.

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.

Discovery Sport

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.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

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.

Land Rover

  1. 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;
  2. Have the ultimate #Hibernot sleepover at the Hotel De Glace Ice Hotel in Quebec City, Quebec;
  3. Head South and explore Michigan while visiting Boyne Highlands for Canadian Ski Week during Ontario March Break;
  4. Make friends with the world’s cutest pups and go dog sledding with Winterdance;
  5. Catch a fish on the ice or test out your snowmobiling skills with Muskoka Sports and Recreation; or
  6. 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.

Win this Sony Live Action Cam from #HIbernot

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.

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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. 

13 Comments on this post

  1. I am slowly learning to come out of my shell in winter and #Hibernot. I do love your ideas for a winter getaway, especially if driving a Land Rover! 🙂

    Alayne Langford / Reply
  2. Great article. Living in the north, I’ve learned to make the most of winter. The Land Rover is definitely built to handle what mother nature throws at us up here! I’m almost more curious about that Sony action cam. There are many skiing, sliding and winter trekking adventures as well as summer activities that would be fun to document with such a rugged versatile cam.

    Mike / Reply
  3. Winter is lots of fun! Going for a walk or hike when everything is clean, white and sparkles is the best. I even like the crunchy noise under my feet.
    Great ideas for other winter fun.

    Cori / Reply
  4. very nice prize package

    christina moore / Reply
  5. #Hibernot WOW, I luv to learn how to ski in winter. OMG. Wow, prize Sony action cam is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the Sony to work and eat again. A life changing experience.

    Edmond / Reply
  6. I’m a better tourist than I thought because I’ve experienced 5 of the 6 activities that you mention. Must check out Winterdance.

    Sara / Reply
  7. you have some great ideas for #Hibernot . I must admit we did not do much this winter. A few times out skating and sledding. We also went to Festival Du Voyageur in Winnipeg (where we live)

    Belinda McNabb / Reply
  8. Great article!!!:)

    kristen / Reply
  9. Very nice prize package, this would be great to take to South Mountain State Park, so much wild life

    christina moore / Reply
  10. Wow how sweet would this be to win. Adventure brings here

    Cathy C / Reply
  11. Great article! This would be amazing to win!

    kristen / Reply
  12. Great article. Living in the north, I’ve learned to make the most of winter. The Land Rover is definitely built to handle what mother nature throws at us up here! Wow how sweet would this be to win.

    Sharon Delia / Reply

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