Hipcamp host Jody L.,
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A beautiful location situated 20 minutes from the Swartz Bay Ferry terminal and downtown Victoria. 

PLEASE NOTE: we are an RV-only campsite! NO tent campers as there are no bathroom facilities on site.

Access to great hiking just out your door at Elk Lake Regional Park (a 5 min walk to the beach for a swim, paddle, or fish at the nearby fishing dock) and Bear Hil

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A beautiful location situated 20 minutes from the Swartz Bay Ferry terminal and downtown Victoria. 

PLEASE NOTE: we are an RV-only campsite! NO tent campers as there are no bathroom facilities on site.

Access to great hiking just out your door at Elk Lake Regional Park (a 5 min walk to the beach for a swim, paddle, or fish at the nearby fishing dock) and Bear Hill Regional Park (20 min hike through fir and arbutus trees with beautiful views of the peninsula from the top). 10 minutes to Butchart gardens, with Butterfly Garden on the way. 

Ideal spot for campers looking to stay 1-2 nights. Great as a stopover to Tofino. Perfect for couples or groups of two, with a maximum of 4 campers.

There are many wonderful farms and stands, wineries, coffee shops, and restaurants close by. Your site is a semi-private flat gravel area surrounded by fir trees. Easy access and plenty of turnaround room. 

Propane fires only, please! We have one available to add on if you'd like - please add it as an extra at the time of booking!

No garbage facilities available, please pack yours out.

Electric hook-up can be made available as an add-on. Water for drinking only, we are on a well so can't fill large RV tanks. 

RV only area
RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 24 feet allowed
Back-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Jody a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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We can provide a propane fire pit an propane tank.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

We are right around the corner from Elk Lake boat launch.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Surrounded by Nature! in British Columbia.

Beach

There is a nice beach a 5 minute walk down a quiet road at Elk Lake.

Driveway

Stay left once you have entered our driveway and you can pull directly into your site on the left before the garden!

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Hipcamper Sharon

Perfect location!

Sharon C.
recommends this listing.
November 4th, 2022

Our first hip camp experience was made beautiful by Jody who was so very helpful during our set-up and gave us some great hiking recommendations. She has a great spot! It was very convenient to Victoria/aSydney and Buchart Gardens. We loved it and will go back for sure!

Hipcamper Pearl

Great spot!

Pearl K.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2022

We spent a few nights here and we’re very happy that we did. A very lovely secluded spot next door to elk lake provincial park and a stone’s throw from bear’s hill park both of which have great trails. 25 min to downtown Victoria and about 20 min to the ferry. Jody was a considerate host. Asked after us but left us our privacy.

Hipcamper Harry
Harry H.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2022

Lovely spot on hosts property. Walk to the lake, near Victoria and butchart gardens

Hipcamper Steven

Convenient, small & near loud road

Steven F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 12th, 2022

Location between Victoria and Surrey ferry is great. Host was not present on our arrival. Despite the listing this site will only accommodate smaller RVs (under 30’). The spot is next to the driveway and is far from level (required 5” of blocks). Though the seating area provided was nice the site is only about 50’ from the road which was loud until 10pm. It is very close to Elk Lake which was nice.

Hipcamper D

Vanlife with kids!

D R.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2022

Lovely hosts and quick access to the nearby lake.

Hipcamper Barney
Barney S.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2022

Quiet site, clean and superbly located for day trips into the surrounding countryside and Victoria.

Hipcamper Marnie

Nice little spot near elk lake

Marnie D.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2022

Wonderful spot near Elk Lake and warm, welcoming hosts. Loved the extras such as the solar lights, chairs and power. Will be back again! Thanks

Hipcamper Dan
Dan G.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2022

Beautiful property right down the road from Elk Lake. Great place for a picnic or walk. Easy drive to town.

Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa L.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2022

Wonderful area, lots of trees and shade. Great hosts! Would return.

Awards

Best of 2022 RV Spot
Finalist
Best of 2022 British Columbia
Finalist
Property
Surrounded by Nature!
State
British Columbia
Country
Canada
CA$40/night
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