Camping on Vancouver Island is wonderful. It is so expensive to get a trailer onto the island that, once you are there, you always find a campsite.
Westbay Marine Village is located right on Victoria’s harbour so it has spectacular views of the city. All the downtown Victoria attractions are five minutes’ drive away. If you don’t want to drive, Victoria Harbour Ferries can take you straight from the park to the heart of the city, or you can bike or walk as it is only 4 – 5 kilometres.
Picture taken from the RV park website
What a beach!
Park Sands is located smack dab in the middle of Parksville, BC on the Pacific Ocean’s Georgia Strait. The region calls itself ‘Oceanside’ for a good reason. The beaches are long and sandy and retain the heat of the sun so when the tide rises it warms the water nicely. If you ever want to take children to the beach, then come on over for world class sandcastle making and wading. Continue reading
Bella Pacifica Campground is located just minutes outside of Tofino on Mackenzie Beach. It offers walk-out beach front sites, ocean view sites, as well as forested sites. Tofino is a 3 hour drive from Nanaimo and 5 hours from Victoria, but it is well worth the trip.
This scenic town is located near Long Beach and the Pacific Rim National Park. The area is know for its great surfing, pristine beaches, old growth forest, whale watching and spectacular hiking. If you are looking for a trip the exemplifies the “Great BC Outdoors” then Tofino has it all. The small town of Tofino also offers several great restaurants, local shops and guided tour operators. Whale watching tours, surfing lessons, kayaking excursions, fishing expeditions and hiking treks can all be booked through local operators on the streets of Tofino, or booked online ahead of time. Continue reading
I consider myself very lucky, 16 years ago my parents started their dream by selling their home and moving aboard a 52 foot cabin cruiser. We spent many great summer holidays on the boat but as the kids got older there just was not enough room for all of us to sleep. That is where the camping came in. We would head over to Montague Harbour Provincial Campground and set up our sleeping spots. The trip to Montague starts with a short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Galiano Island. This camping trip was a bit different because we were tenting. The cost of taking the trailer on the ferry was just too high and because we planned to spend most of our time on the boat it was not necessary to bring it over. With only 28 sites in the park reservation are recommended during peak season and it does fill up early. There is an overflow field for tenting and this area does have a couple of hidden gem. The park does not have hook ups, it only offers pit toilets and half the sites are walk ins but if you make the trip you will not be disappointed.