Vancouver island motorsport circuit
Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit (VIMC) is a vehicle testing and driver training facility built on 46 acres alongside Cowichan Valley Highway in an area zoned for heavy industrial enterprises.
We are a unique motorsport destination experience that offers drivers of high-performance vehicles driver education and a safe, challenging and appropriate venue for an invigorating driving experience.
In contrast to race-focused tracks, VIMC facilities were custom designed as a club facility for members as well as guests who simply wish to spend the day with us improving their driving skills. In addition to our club membership, during our first year of operation, we have welcomed over 4,000 guests and over 320 international motorsport and lifestyle media.
Phase one at the Circuit is complete and features a 15,000 square foot club-house with a presentation center, three training classrooms, a full service commercial kitchen, 270 degree wrap-around observation deck, four state-of-the-art pit garages featuring two Ravaglioli hoists, and a 2.3-kilometre road circuit designed by legendary Hermann Tilke and his team at Tilke Engineers & Architects.
We have $35-million invested in the local community in our first phase. This includes the circuit, the club-house facilities and the introduction of municipal water and highspeed internet into the area for the benefit of all our industrial neighbours. Between the Villa Eyrie Resort (VIMC’s partner hotel) and the VIMC, we employ 81 full time staff.
What is VIMC planning under the new zone?
Phased over several years, VIMC’s proposed plan includes an extension of the existing circuit track that would result in a combined track length of 5.2 km and combined total of 31 corners. The plan includes a car storage facility, a second club-house and experience centers for automotive manufacturers, an off-road track experience course, a horseback riding facility, a nine-hole executive golf course, and hiking and riding trails.
Phase 2 represents an estimated investment of $60-million and will create an additional 50 - 60 jobs.