Hipcamp host Giovanni  L.,
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Enjoy camping on our quiet and peaceful campsite located in Cowichan Valley BC on Vancouver Island!

We welcome campers with tents or camper vans (maximum vehicle length= 25ft).

Much of the property is treed with second-growth cedar, hemlock and some fir trees. Our property is designed for you to unwind and relax.

We have an outhouse available for camp

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Enjoy camping on our quiet and peaceful campsite located in Cowichan Valley BC on Vancouver Island!

We welcome campers with tents or camper vans (maximum vehicle length= 25ft).

Much of the property is treed with second-growth cedar, hemlock and some fir trees. Our property is designed for you to unwind and relax.

We have an outhouse available for campers to use as well as a hand pump for water.

Nature lovers will find plenty to explore; Kinsol Trestle is close to our property. Hikers will love the proximity to the Mount Tzouhalem Kaspa Trailhead, and mountain bikers will find this a great location for their sport. For those looking for a more relaxing vacation, unwind in the surrounding gardens and take in the beautiful views. 

We are 15 minutes to the closest town where you can stock up on all essentials!

Great for families looking to get outside and enjoy nature at its finest. We look forward to hosting you!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 3 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 25 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Ask about slideout accommodation
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Giovanni a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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Forest
River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Carrie

Beautiful countryside

Carrie H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 23rd, 2022

Beautiful winding country road drive in and a good size site. Enough privacy and nature abounds. We saw an owl, a deer, two bunnies pass by every afternoon and the neighbour’s Guinea fowl paraded through every morning. Peace and quiet every night and a serenade of frogs. Giovanni is a great host. Highly recommend!

Nearby historic  Kinsol Trestle Fireside Visiting bunniesBIG tent tiny camper and lots of room for two cars and a picnic table and fire pit
Hipcamper Julie
Julie C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 18th, 2022

Real beautiful! Real camping!

Hipcamper Brian

Camping near kinsol trestle.

Brian W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
March 31st, 2022

Giovanni’s place is a very peaceful and lovely area. I would not hesitate to go back there. Giovanni himself is very friendly and helpful.

Hipcamper Rob

Private, quiet, and tranquil.

Rob W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
February 14th, 2022

Located up a quiet mountain road, Giovanni’s property is a perfect get-away to relax in nature, while being steps away from the amazing bicycling opportunities of the Cowichan Valley Trail.

On the property, the peaceful ambiance is highlighted by a private site sheltered by salal and trees, with a seasonal stream trickling in the background. A picnic table and fire ring are perfect for relaxing, with firewood and kindling provided for my stay. Steps away from the site is a beautiful field and pond, with a water tap, clean outhouse, and putting green for guest’s enjoyment.

While the one site is well established, Giovanni has more in the works across the property, all offering private tranquility. Some of the in-progress sites will be perfectly suited to those with trailers or campervans, while others will excel for tenters.

Giovanni himself is welcoming and quick to respond to any questions one might have. His level of care for his property is clear, and well reflected in the currently established site, leaving no doubt the other sites will be just as nice.

The camp, with provided picnic table and fire ring. An overview of the established site, showing the amount of space. The picnic table is brand new, clean, and sturdy. The upper field and pond, great for photos as well as stretching the legs.
Hipcamper Giovanni
Response from Giovanni , the Host, on February 16th, 2022

Thank you Rob it was great to have you guys there thank you again . Like I said welcome any time .

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Hipcamper Andy
Andy K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 5th, 2021

Lovely place, nice spots, water and an out house, everything you need. I stayed as part of a 3 day bikepacking trip on the Cowichan Valley Trail.

Hipcamper Erin

Perfect, peaceful, rural getaway

Erin M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 29th, 2021

We spent two peaceful nights at Giovanni's land. Our objective was to get out of town and spend some time somewhere very quiet where we could get in a few bike rides and not do anything else. When we arrived, we were greeted very warmly by the hosts, given guidance setting up and a tour of the land. And, he went out of his way to make sure we had a picnic table at our site. For the rest of the weekend Giovanni gave us our privacy.
His place is rural and very peaceful, which is exactly what we wanted. Much of the property is treed with second growth cedar, hemlock and some fir. There are cleared campsites and a larger (and beautiful) cleared orchard, garden, and cabin area where the host stays. Because our vehicle has limited clearance, we were in the campsite closest to the deadend gravel road but it was still very quiet; during the day, we might have heard one car every two hours at most. There was no one else there when we were, but the sites are private so I don't think it would have affected us much if there were. There is a very clean, rustic outhouse and a hand pump for water. The location is perfect for cyclists who want to gravel ride or road ride (a few - I don't know the exact number - kms up a gravel road but I had no trouble with this section on my road bike). The whole vibe reminds me of Vancouver Island 30+ years ago and is the delightful antithesis of a provincial campsite where you are stacked in with your neighbours like sardines. Of course, you have to be willing to go without a shower if you don't have a camper or a van, but it's well worth it.
Our trip was a last minute decision that turned out to be a great choice and we definitely hope to go back soon.

Hipcamper Chris

Great place to stay

Chris W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 23rd, 2021

Great place to stay. Nice and quiet and Giovanni was helpful in getting us setup into a site. I would stay here again!

Hipcamper Dylan

Best campsite on the island

Dylan B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 4th, 2021

The best campsite on the island. The owner is super friendly, the site was clean and roomy, water is accessible near by.

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Property
Camping Historic Kilson Trestle
State
British Columbia
Country
Canada
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