VanMars Drilling Ltd.

Established in 2014, Vanmars Drilling was formed through a partnership between two experienced drillers and a geotechnical engineer. These partners identified a need for a drilling services provider founded on a strong belief that safety and reliability will lead to a greater level of client satisfaction. A drilling company operated with the highest level of professionalism and guided by a culture of health and safety. VanMars operates on the fundamental concept of “Good reliable service makes for good reliable clients”. 

Our Commitment:

VanMars is committed to delivering excellence in all aspects of drilling and environmental services. As an innovative and evolving company, we strive to complete all jobs in a safe and timely manner by putting the right people with the right equipment, therefore, lowering the cost to our clients. By holding a high standard for safety and job completion we have and will continue to, establish a brand that clients can depend on and will want to use again. Completing jobs on time and on budget with the highest level of workmanship and professionalism, we will establish ourselves as the industry benchmark for innovation and reliability. Safe. Reliable. Quality.

We Go the Distance!

“We Go the Distance!” summarizes the objective of VanMars Health and Safety system.
We are committed to a Health and Safety program that protects our employees, our subcontractors, our clients, and visitors
who enter our sites, as well as the general public. We continuously  evaluate work activities and hazards against performance
requirements so that work requirements, hazard controls, hazard identification, and objective performance requirements are appropriate.

Our Health and Safety Manual and Health and Safety Control Program,
reaffirms our commitment to keeping our employees and clients safe.

Latest News

Premier Sponsor at the 8th Annual SABCS Conference and Workshop

VanMars is proud to be a premier sponsor of the 8th Annual Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites Conference and Workshop.  Company president Ross Holmes will be in attendance and looks forward to learning more about the future of contaminated site management and remediation.


VanMars joins the SBOT.

VanMars is now a proud member of the Surrey Board of Trade.  We are looking forward to working our fellow members and enjoying the many benefits the SBOT offers.  


VanMars is a Gold Sponsor for the UBC Georox Alumni & Industry Dinner.

VanMars was in attendance as a Gold Sponsor at the 2017 UBC Georox Alumni & Industry Dinner.  It was great to see some familiar faces and give back to an amazing program and faculty.  We will see everyone there again next year!  


AMS PowerProbe added to the fleet!!

VanMars has added direct push sampling to its capabilities with the addition of an AMS PowerProbe.  Our new AMS rig has all the capabilities of our M5T with the added functionality of direct push sampling and mess-free well installations.  Too good to be true? Nope.  


New to The Team!!!

Ross Holmes, P.Eng. is joining the VanMars team as a co-owner and company president.   Ross is a registered professional engineer in the province of British Columbia and has managed drilling projects for operating mines, mineral exploration, geotechnical hazard assessments, run-of-river hydroelectric, wind farms, highway infrastructure, bridges, soil and rock slope stabilization, dike design and construction,


VanMars Is Growing…M5T Anyone!?

VanMars welcomes our Marl M5T.  A full-sized drill with the versatility of a limited access drill, At 5 feet wide with split tower capable of drilling under 11.5 foot overhangs, lets you drill where you want, and how deep you want.  Look to the M5T to complete your challenging drill projects.  


VanMars Welcomes Hydra52

Engineered and built locally, standing at 82′ tall and 36′  wide, this drill packs a punch. A custom drill head (2000 ft.lbs rotational torque) with a bore through design for air rotary in the most limited access areas. Capable of disconnecting from the power pack and running indoors without need for exhaust, down stairs elevator

Phone: 1-778-246-3745 (DRIL)
E-mail: [email protected]
1330 Riverside Road
Abbotsford, BC, V2S 7P1