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Tiny Secrets Farm & Retreat

11 sites · Lodging10 acres · Halfmoon Bay, Sunshine Coast
We are centrally located on the Sunshine Coast, only a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, on a spectacular 10-acre ocean-view property. We run a small, organic farm and host guests in a wide assortment of intriguing tiny homes. We have everything from a converted schoolie with a woodstove and an ocean view to gorgeous, furnished campsites in the woods. Check out our micro cabin, glamping tent, and new additions, like our luxury tent trailer, bell tent, and furnished campsites in the forest. Our property is an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy our recreation area with a large pond, our new small playground for young kids, and our small orchard with several small ponds. Explore our walking trails on our property, visit our chickens, or sit near our seasonal waterfall. There are many spots on the property to sit and chill. We've also been Airbnb hosts for over 10 years.
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Ruby Lake Resort

7 sites · Lodging85 acres · Powell River, Sunshine Coast
Our property is an outdoor-enthusiasts haven, surrounded by walking, hiking & cycling trails, one of BC's most beautiful lakes for swimming, and paddling, with onsite boat & board rentals as well as a private dock, seasonal onsite yoga classes, and a mountain biker's pump track. Our property also features a large lagoon that doubles as a natural wildlife and bird sanctuary, and the property is home to hundreds of birds (both wild and tame), beavers, otters, deer, raccoons, squirrels, and more! Our renowned onsite restaurant offers authentic northern Italian cuisine, with both indoor lake-view dining, as well as outdoor seating on our covered waterfront patio.
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Red Bell Farm

7 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Duncan, Cowichan Valley
Access the Cowichan Valley Trail system right from our back yard! Easy access to either enjoy a leisurely walk, hike, bicycle, or horse ride along the trail to many destinations including Lake Cowichan, Shawinigan Lake, Duncan & more... or simply take in the beauty of the private pond area and picnic for the day with access to our Kitchenette with many extras! This is peaceful enjoyable tenting at its finest We have 4 pond tent sites, 1 RV site is situated away from the pond, and 1 camper-van site within a few steps to the pond for visiting your tenting friends; there is a shared bathroom, municipal water, fire-pit, and kitchenette a relaxing sitting area. Enjoy seeing what’s available at our small working hobby farm which includes eggs, chickens, and fresh berries, fruits, vegetables. 15min. to Lake Cowichan or travel 5min. to Duncan, Saturday is Farmers Market all year round and entertainment. Check out the "Duncan Showroom" or other venues for nightly live entertainment! Explore the many side streets for unique stores & food that is unique to Duncan. Did you know Duncan has 40 totem poles to find throughout the town? Visit local wineries, breweries, distilleries, Raptors bird Sanctuary, Hand of Man Museum, or many other sights! We’re also an easy drive away from Ladysmith, Cowichan Bay, Maple Bay (warmest ocean water on the island), or look for one of the largest Trestle bridges in North America... Just provide us with an idea of what you'd like to see and we can help with your adventure! Only 1hr from Victoria or Nanaimo.
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Beautiful Rainforest Camping Along the Cowichan River

28 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · East Sahtlam, Cowichan Valley
In the heart of the Cowichan Valley and along the pristine Cowichan river this breathtaking acreage offers nothing short of an incredible experience. Explore our endless rainforest trails, with multiple beaches, tubing, fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, campfires, volleyball, swimming in the famous Robson pool and kicking back and enjoying nothing but the sound of water and birds.You may catch a glimpse of many of the local resident animals including semi-wild horses.We have 10 campsites available for tent campers. Amenities include a toilet, potable water and a picnic table.Campfires are permitted as long as there is no fire ban, pets are welcomeCowichan River Provincial Park is a 15-minute drive. If it’s outdoor recreation you’re after, Cowichan River is the place to go. Whether you want to go swimming, canoeing, white-water kayaking, tubing, camping, fishing or hiking, or just want to take it easy in the sun, you’re bound to find something to do in this “recreation corridor” south of Duncan.
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Tyee Valley Farm

14 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Comox Valley
Join us on our family farm. Fall is approaching and our first three sites will close Sunday Sept 17th. For self contained vehicles looking for an off season stay, please message us and we can see how we can provide a spot. We have begun work on our next expansion, and next spring will be happy to open our additional campsites for ten total sites. Bookings are open for stays beginning May 1st, 2024, weather permitting. In the meantime, we have our first few sites open to let you join us and relax in the forest. Site 1 and 2 are drive-in sites. Site 3 is a tent-only site. These sites will welcome you to recharge in nature. Dark night skies will open you to all the majesty of our solar system. Each standard campsite has a flat gravel surface suitable for tents, smaller RV's, shorter travel trailers, truck campers, rooftop tents, camper vans and similar. We have a tent pad site as well for cyclists or motorbikes. Small trailers up to 16 feet may be usable, but access may be tight. Please note, that while there is a campfire ban, camp stoves and propane fire pits are permitted. Easy access to Mt Washington and Strathcona Park, local beaches, rivers and more. We are open for camping till September 30th and will close until April 1st, 2024.
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Shawl Farm Organics

7 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Duncan, Cowichan Valley
Located in a quiet rural area backing onto the Cowichan Valley Trail and forest trails up Koksilah Ridge, our 10 acre property includes riparian forestland and a pond with its own dock. In conjunction with secluded neighbouring CVRD land, this pristine area provides a natural greenbelt through which deer, bear and cougar, and other wildlife roam unimpeded. Cedar and Big-Leaf Maple grow alongside alders, cottonwoods and firs. Bird-life abounds, and will sing you awake each morning. Follow the CV trail to the Holt creek or Skutz on the Cowichan River heading West, or head South-East to Kinsol Trestle and Shawnigan Lake. Visit our animals: Dreya and Finn, our two saddle horses, and our flock of black sheep (Welsh Mountain). Pet Summer, the Flemish Giant bunny at the barn, or inquire after a guided tour e-bike tour or just head off for a refreshing swim in the Cowichan River. You can also tour the Valley's many farms and vineyards by bicycle: Zanatta Vineyard's Damasco awaits you at their tasting room an easy 10 minute cycle from the farm. Check out our E-bike Rental site: www.broomstickebikes.ca We have tenting sites for bike-packers and others. Inquire for truckcampers.
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Oceans Edge Eagle Retreat

47 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Tsawwassen, Greater Vancouver
Welcome to Oceans Edge Eagle Retreat & Lodge. Prepare to embark on a remarkable journey where nature and luxury seamlessly intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Oceans Edge Eagle Retreat is located in Tsawwassen BC, conveniently 5 mins from the BC Ferries, directly behind Splashdown Park and Tsawwassen Mills Mall, one of the largest malls in Canada, and Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course, and we are surrounded 6 beaches, one of which you can wind surf. There are many other amenities near by for your added convivence. Oceans Edge Eagle Retreat is a private intimate retreat situated on ocean front property, to gather with friends, family, groups, or a beautiful quiet getaway by yourself to recharge. Oceans Edge Eagle Retreat also offers space for *Retreats *Weddings *Festivals *Birthdays* Holiday parties* Corporate parties* Receptions* Business Meetings* Bridal Showers *Family Events * Engagement Parties * Anniversary's We offer event planning services and provide facilities for group gatherings, ensuring a memorable and picturesque setting for guests. Please inquire for more information, we would be happy to help. From the moment you step foot into our enchanting retreat, you'll be enveloped in a world of elegance and serenity. Nestled in the heart of nature, our glamping tents offer a harmonious blend of comfort and adventure. Each tent has been meticulously designed with your utmost relaxation in mind, providing you with a private oasis amidst breathtaking surroundings. Inside your tent, you'll find a sanctuary of opulence, luxury bedding, and tasteful decor have been carefully selected to create an ambiance of tranquility. You can unwind and reconnect with nature while indulging in the modern amenities and conveniences we've thoughtfully incorporated into every aspect of your stay. But the wonders of our retreat extend far beyond the walls of your luxurious tent. Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of our natural surroundings, whether it's the gentle rustling of leaves, the awe-inspiring vistas, or the melodious chorus of birdsong. Explore the nearby trails, engage in outdoor activities, or simply find solace in the stillness of the wilderness. We offer luxury glamping tents, that are nestled in nature underneath a eagles nest, that you can view from the luxury and privacy of your own glamping tent. There is a nearby wooden boardwalk that takes you to the beautiful beachfront where you can have picnics, bike ride, paddle board, bird watch, nature photography, and watch some breath taking sunsets. Book your stay with us today and embark on a remarkable retreat that will leave you refreshed, renewed, and forever transformed. Welcome to Oceans Edge Eagle Retreat, your gateway to tranquility and personal growth.
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JX Campground (Ucluelet)

17 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Tofino, Alberni Clayoquot
Welcome to JX Campground! We are located just 10 minutes outside of beautiful Ucluelet and only 5 minutes away from the Pacific Rim National Park. We have 30amp-powered sites with water hookups as well as tenting sites. We also offer overnight parking for those sleeping in their cars. (Overnight parking is not suitable for RVs or vans longer than 15ft.) Looking for something to do? We share a property with other great businesses! -JX by Relic Surf Shop has rentals and can also book surf lessons for you! -TickinTBird rents Ebikes, the bike path here goes all the way into town -Big Wave food truck has breakfast and coffee Camp Surf Dine and Ride at JX Campground! **Please note that JX Campground is for short term camping only. Vehicles, tents, trailers must leave the property after a maximum stay of one week. Thank you for your understanding.
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Hayward Farms

7 sites · Tents6 acres · Mission, Fraser Valley
We have a 6.5-acre developing hobby farm currently with fruit trees, a garden, a dog named Jack and a few cats. Our property backs onto Hayward Lake which is great for paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming. There are hiking trails to Ruskin Dam and around Hayward Lake. You can also enjoy fishing/floating across the street at the Stave River. Located north of Mission, BC, Hayward Lake offers an array of outdoor recreation for all seasons. Popular for its sandy beach and swimming in the warm summer months, or for the non-motorized boating making it ideal for Kayaking and canoeing year-round. There is also a specialized dog-friendly beach area where you are sure to make a splash and enjoy a fantastic summer spot together. Please note that the trails to the lake from our property are not OUR trails and we are not responsible for grooming them. They are in fairly good condition and is a forest hike. We have 7 campsites to choose from, we hope that you enjoy your stay! Site 1 - Is located at the top of the property, behind the stables. It shares a pit toilet with site 4, which is nearby. BRING YOUR OWN TOILET PAPER. These two campsites are perfect for larger groups. These two campsites are closet to the trail that leads to the lake. Please note that the trail is not our property and belongs to BC Hydro…it is simply an access to the lake. It is a 3 minute hike to the beautiful lake. Some of our other campers may be walking through to access the trail. Site 2 - Is located on one of the deep corners of the driveway. This is a future glamp site location. Under construction. This site faces the Stave River (west) where you have gorgeous sunsets. Site 3 - Is located above Site 2 at the next deep corner of the driveway, also facing west. This is also a future glamp site location. PLEASE NOTE THAT SITES 2 AND 3 ARE JUST OFF OUR DRIVEWAY, SO PLEASE EXPECT SOME MINOR TRAFFIC. THESE SITES HAVE A ROUGH TOILET SYSTEM - 5 GALLON BUCKET WITH WOOD SHAVINGS AND SNAP ON TOILET LID. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN TOILET PAPER. Site 4 - Please see the notes for Site 1 above. Site 5 - Our WEE LITTLE CAMPSITE. This is our smallest campsite. It too is located on our driveway; just adjacent to the driveway. Late spring and early fall you get beautiful sunsets. This site is good for 2 adults only (NO KIDS). It is located just above a large downhill slope. It too has a Rough toilet system / compost toilet. Site 6 - Is a field site located at the top of the driveway. This is currently our largest campsite. It is a good spot for larger groups. Has a compost toilet as indicated above. Again - bring your own toilet paper. OVERFLOW SITE - This site is reserved typically for campers with small children as it is located in our fenced in yard. No pets are allowed in this area. This has a compost toilet so please bring your own toilet paper. Please note that we provide a 5 gallon jug of water from the local artesian spring. Please use what you need and contact us if you need more water. Our home is run on a shallow well and often have very limited water in the summer months. Final note is that all sites are strictly non-smoking.
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Tamihi Meadows

19 sites · RVs33 acres · Fraser Valley
Please ignore the map, it's not accurate on this site. Check on my Tamihimeadows.com website for the actual map and directions. THIS IS FOR SELF-CONTAINED UNITS ONLY! ***PLEASE CONFIRM IN YOUR REQUEST TO BOOK THAT YOU HAVE YOUR OWN TOILET! Our 33+ acre, picturesque, tranquil property is situated in the Tamihi Recreational Area just south of Chilliwack, British Columbia. Three sides of the property are heavily forested with the Chilliwack River bordering the fourth side. It's only 20 minutes from town but far enough to enjoy the peaceful and serene offerings of nature. The property has a 20 x 60' covered picnic area, a large beach suitable for swimming in summer and fall, and it is also a world-class fishing spot. It has unlimited mountain trails and logging roads for ATVs, mountain bikers/hikers and with Class I - IV rapids, is also a fantastic area for whitewater kayaking and rafting. The national kayaking team trains just up from us and Chilliwack River Rafting is very close by. We occasionally host weddings in the meadow and covered picnic area as well. Your QUIET, well-mannered, leashed (at all times) pet is welcome as long as you pick up after them. There is a minimum of 3 nights on long weekends. Children MUST be accompanied by a parent at all times! We are in a very sensitive, natural environment & want it left exactly as you found it so it can be enjoyed by others. We've unfortunately had children cutting down small trees, ripping moss & bark off of trees & damaging playground equipment. For some reason Hipcamp doesn't show my individual sites, so I will list them here. Some say Adults only (a minimum of 19 yrs)due to sharp drop offs to the river and undercut banks that would be unsafe for children. SITES: Site 21. Adult only site (19+) 17'W x 63'L with a wider portion at the end and some to one side. (measurements of that to follow) Private, with gorgeous wide open view of the river, Pairs well with site 45 and 21. Site 23. .Adult only site (19+) 66'L x 12'W but the end 23' is 27' wide and a wing to one side. (abt 13 x 17') Private, and nice view of the river, Pairs well with site 45 and 21. Site 25 Across the road from the river, but still with a river view. 37 W' x 32'D Site 26. Across the road from river with view, 20'D x 31'W + an extra 9' W x 15'L strip across the front. Site 27. Quite private, but connects with Site 28. 38'W x 52'L Site L1. Adults only (19+) This site has a beautiful full view of the river. 39'D x 23'W connects with L2 on the left and; 48 on the right. Site L2. Adults only (19+) Beautiful river view! Connects with L1 on the right. 39'D x 20'W. Site L4. Adults only (19+) Private site with full river view. 30’L x 35’W Best for under 25' due to a narrow entrance. Site L6. Some river view through the trees. Semi-circle, 28’D x 42’W Fairly private, but visible to L6. This site is suitable for smaller units (under 20'). Site C2. Only 2 campsites on this road, so it's very quiet and private but it adjoins Site C1. 33’ D x 30’W plus 9’ x 21’. We have a couple of our power sites also listed on Hipcamp under a different listing as well as one of our group sites that had to have it's own listing as well. More information and pictures can be seen @ Tamihimeadows.com
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Beachside Meadow

8 sites · Tents200 acres · Tofino, Alberni Clayoquot
Learn more about this land:At the edge of an open meadow, surrounded by second-growth rainforest, each site has fresh water and is just steps from the beach.Bring your own tents! We also have a main lodge available for storing food away from wildlife, a hot tub, and hot outdoor showers. Kayaks, canoes, and small boats are available for guests to use. Accessible by boat or floatplane only.Campfires are permitted when there is no fire ban. Pets are welcome.
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Chilcotin Holidays Wilderness Experiences

24 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Gold Bridge, BC
Chilcotin Holidays has been guiding guests for over 30 years. Columbia. Now, this diverse 4-season guest ranch that focuses on providing a nature connection, personal development and nature conservation experience for every guest. From horseback riding, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling and mountain biking to camping, RV and cabin accommodation Chilcotin Holidays has everything you need to reconnect to nature and yourself.
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Camping near Parksville guide

For a campers’ getaway to the beach on Vancouver Island’s eastern shore, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada, is popular with families. Broad, sandy Parksville Beach seems to stretch for miles, while Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park has hiking trails along the ocean and through the forest, plus a 275-site campground a short walk from the beach. Other Parksville camping options include riverside, lakeside, and oceanfront campgrounds and RV parks, most with full or partial hook-ups, washrooms, hot showers, and wi-fi. Parksville isn’t the most secluded place for campers, but all the services you need are nearby, and the beaches are undeniably beautiful.

Where to Go

Qualicum Beach

Parksville’s “sister town,” this community of about 9,000 has art galleries, cafes, and independent shops. Yes, there’s a beach here, too.

Cathedral Grove

Some of Vancouver Island’s biggest trees grow toward the sky in MacMillan Provincial Park. Highway 4, 30 kilometres west of Parksville, runs directly through the park, and you can follow short hiking trails beneath the giant firs.

Denman Island

For an easy island escape, catch the 10-minute ferry to this expanse of dense forests, rocky beaches, and small local shops. The ferry to Denman Island departs from Buckley Bay, 30 minutes north of Parksville.

Tofino, Ucluelet, and the Pacific Coast

On Vancouver Island’s west coast, the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet feel completely different than Parksville—more secluded, quirkier, yet with top-notch restaurants and striking natural scenery. Take time to explore Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, with its beaches, hiking routes, and oceanside camping spots.

When to Go

A short trip from Vancouver or Victoria, Parksville BC is a popular weekend getaway year-round. Both the town and the Parksville campgrounds and RV resorts are busiest during the warm summer months. Campground reservations are required at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park from late June through early September. Parksville campgrounds are less crowded in spring or fall, with mild if sometimes drizzlier days. Expect rain in winter, but temperatures rarely drop below freezing, so you can hike or explore the beaches all year.

Know Before You Go

  • From Vancouver, take BC Ferries’ car ferry from Horseshoe Bay (north of Vancouver) to Nanaimo’s Departure Bay. It’s a 35-minute drive north from Nanaimo to Parksville. Reserve a spot on the ferry for your car or RV in summer, or on holidays or weekends year-round. 
  • No vehicle? You don’t need reservations to walk onto the ferry, and you’ll save on your ferry ticket. Regular buses travel between Vancouver and Horseshoe Bay. While bus service between Nanaimo and Parksville is less convenient, you can manage car-free once you reach your Parksville campground.
  • You can find most anything that you’d need for a Parksville camping adventure in stores around town.

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