In 1849, the Hudson’s Bay Company Brigade charted a trail from British Columbia’s interior to the Pacific coast. Thanks to the help of Sto:lo, Nlaka’pamux and Similkameen First Nations who had used the trail for generations, the HBC was finally able to bring goods through on the first overland route to what would become Vancouver on Canada’s west coast.
Today that trail makes up parts of various provincial highways and recreational hiking routes. But more remote portions follow very closely to the legendary Whipsaw trail – one of the most spectacular and renowned off-road routes in North America. It’s only fitting that Brigade Overland draws inspiration from these early pioneers who unlocked so much potential in the place we call home.
As off-road enthusiasts we know how difficult it can be to shop from Canada, which is why all of our products ship directly from our warehouse in Vancouver, BC – no drop-shipping, foreign-based fulfillment and all of the associated delays and extra costs.
The brands we work with can also be found on our personal vehicles – around here there’s no loyalty to anything but high-quality functional goods that we use ourselves. By field testing everything we sell, Brigade Overland confidently offers a comprehensive product line for discerning customers who value quality and longevity. We also back up everything we ship, right here in Canada – if there’s a problem we work directly with the manufacturer to make sure it’s taken care of in a timely manner, right here at home.
Our experience goes far beyond just sales. Brigade Overland staff & partners have built countless vehicles and ventured to all corners of the world, testing products to make sure nobody gets left behind. We’re also well versed in these products and can help you with anything you need – whether it’s a first-time purchase or upgrades to an existing build, Brigade is here for you.