Camping near Victoria

BC’s waterfront capital is a base for Vancouver Island adventures—after teatime, of course.

95% (7751 reviews)
95% (7751 reviews)

Popular camping styles for Victoria

Under $50

Dog-friendly getaways

12 top campgrounds near Victoria

84%
(119)

Oceans Edge Eagle Retreat

33 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Tsawwassen, BC
Welcome to Oceans Edge Eagle Retreat “Imagine if you will, the setting sun, orange, huge, resting atop the Gulf Islands. The breeze is blowing inland today, bringing along scents of salt air, and all is well. A bald eagle glides overhead, nearly close enough to catch you up to soaring heights. Even before the sun falls out of the sky the luminescent moon rises opposite. 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 sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ Tsawwassen First Nation Traditional Territory. Conveniently located just minutes from the BC Ferries, easily accessible for travelers seeking a unique stopover. Directly behind Oceans Edge Eagle Retreat is Splashdown Water Slides, Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course, Tsawwassen Mills Mall, one of the largest malls in Canada. Tsawwassen is surrounded 6 beaches, one of which you can wind surf. There are many other amenities nearby for your added convivence. Bordered by the Fraser River to the north; Boundary Bay, Roberts Bank and the United States border to the south; the Salish Sea to the west. 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 (inquire for more details, pricing etc.) The Glamping Tents are located on a large wooden deck, you'll find a sanctuary of opulence, wood burning fireplaces, plush bedding, and carefully selected decor to create an ambiance of tranquility. Each tent has a private fire pit on the back of tent. 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. We offer luxury glamping tents, that are nestled in nature underneath a eagles nests, 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.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
from 
CA$75
 / night
98%
(63)

Ohana Farms

5 sites · RVs, Tents46 acres · North Pender Island Trust Area, BC
Ohana farmns is a 46 Acre produce and flower farm. We are located on Pender Island in the beautiful Gulf Islands. Accomodations can be hard to find on the island, and if you do, they can often be expensive....we hope to change this by offering up the authentic experience of setting up a campsite right here on the farm!
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
from 
CA$35
 / night
100%
(92)

Red Bell Farm

7 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Duncan, BC
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.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Trash
from 
CA$39
 / night
86%
(136)

Beautiful Rainforest Camping Along the Cowichan River

28 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · East Sahtlam, BC
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.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Cooking equipment
from 
CA$69
 / night
95%
(62)

Surrounded by Nature!

3 sites · RVs2 acres · Victoria, BC
We live on 2 private acres completely surrounded by Elk Lake Regional Park. There are 3 generations of family living here as well as 2 dogs, a one-eyed cat, and 19 chickens!Our campsite is in 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.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
from 
CA$30
 / night
Booked 5 times

Central City Parkland

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Victoria, BC
Park in a delightful covered carport (see photo where the grey car is located). You will have access to wifi and electricity as well as access to the yard: a private 1/4 acre, park-like setting, in the middle of the city. Situated centrally in Victoria, BC, close to the university and downtown. It's easy to get anywhere in the city from here driving or on a bike.
Pets
Trash
from 
CA$20
 / night
90%
(89)

Maple Heart Ranch - Homestead

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Shawnigan Lake, BC
Are you looking for a secluded camping experience with a lot of privacy? Bring your tent and stay at one of our wilderness campsites. Our basic Campsites have picnic tables, fire pits and an outhouse close by. And if you want, you can explore the farm and all our animals or one of the many hiking trails close by. Firewood is available for a charge.Our property is located in Shawnigan Lake, BC on Vancouver Island. The area is renowned for its rugged beauty and its 7-kilometre long lake that provides the opportunity for fishing, swimming and sunbathing in the summer.Nearby is the recently restored Kinsol Trestle named for the short-lived “King Solomon Mine”. Restored in 2011, it is an engineering feat, even by today’s standards and remains one of the loftiest wooden railway trestles in the world.We look forward to hosting you!
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
CA$45
 / night
100%
(21)

Forest Hideaway

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Duncan, BC
Hi! We’re your hosts, Seth, Jodie, and Megan Williams. Recently we decided to share our property that we love and have enjoyed so much for two reasons: to give others the opportunity to enjoy it and to put money away for university. Our parents, Mark and Sarah, got behind the vision and are excited to be part of this project with us. We would describe our property as: home…and a really fun place to grow up! Our parents thought that wasn’t descriptive enough for Hipcamp so they’ve helped us describe it more. We live in a quiet neighbourhood in a forest that has been a source of peace, relaxation, and fun for us in our growing up years. We’ve noticed that people who visit here say they feel the same way. With plenty of space for kids to explore and adults to relax, our 3 acre forest is perfect for down time with a book in the hammock or a nature walk before dinner. Amenities and service: A single, tidy campsite with picnic table surrounded by mature and gently manicured forest, as well as a hammock, and a new construction outhouse. (Go dad!) We love hospitality, so though we won’t always be around when you’re here, if we are and you need something you can simply ask and we’ll do our best to provide what you need. To help you feel welcome we provide a fresh, cool jug of drinking water and large container of fresh potable water as well as access to an outside tap to fill water containers if needed (upon request) , power to charge devices (upon request), and a campfire ring with firewood (sorry about the frequent fire bans. Huge bummer. We will post current fire ban status while you’re here.) Surroundings and local attractions: Our property is situated in a low traffic rural residential area within ¬ 3 km to Sandy Pool Regional Park (5 min) A family favourite! ¬ 10 km to the Cowichan Valley Museum (Duncan Totem Tour) (13 min) ¬ 14 km to the Pacific Northwest Raptor Center (15 min) ¬ 19 km to the Hand of Man Museum (20 min) ¬ 20 km to Lake Cowichan (16 min) for swimming, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc Note: Lake Cowichan is also home to ‘The Tube Shack’ where you can rent tubes to float down the Cowichan River and catch the Tube Shack Bus back to your car. We do it every summer! Fun fact! It’s a 10-minute bike ride from our house to the Cowichan Valley Bike Trail. *(All destinations calculated from our dining table by Google maps) There are multiple well known hikes within 20 minutes (we suggest googling Stoney Hill Trail, Mt Tzouhalem, and Mt. Prevost.)
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
from 
CA$45
 / night
100%
(44)

Rejeanne's Forest on Salt Spring

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · BC
Gorgeous forested 5 acre property at the top of Eagle Ridge with a rugged walking trail throughout our land. See ocean glimpses from our trail, walk to Long Harbour in 20 minutes, drive to Ganges in 4 minutes, or cycle to town in 10 minutes. Enjoy all Salt Spring has to offer, by car, by bike or by bus. Come stay with us!
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Trash
from 
CA$35
 / night
98%
(40)

Sea Change Farm and Nursery

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Shirley, BC
Enjoy the simple wild private campsites with gravel pads, on the edge of a creek ravine with second growth forest and the regeneration of the forest around you. A big beautiful pond hosts lots of wildlife and you will hear our chickens making their happy noises on the wind. And for your information—This year we have a quiet long term camper in the site next to the one you can reserve in a school bus and a tiny home is at the end of the road with no occupancy. There are large berms inbetween each site for privacy. Sheringham light house and Shirley Delicious Cafe are within walking or biking distance and The Stoked wood fire pizza is also just down the road beside French beach. No shortage of sights to take in here on the west Coast of Vancouver island. For more information look in our descriptions.♥️
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
from 
CA$40
 / night
100%
(23)

Woodlands Rd Campsite

1 site · Tent5 acres · Sooke, BC
This is a 5 acre property with multiple houses. I built a campsite that is about 200ft from the house, so it is close, but private. Sea to Sea regional park is one block away for amazing hiking and mountain biking opportunities. This site is a decent size, but a tight turn into it. We have gotten a tent trailer in there...it was a just tight! Black-Bears are on property year-round. www.bearwise.org please secure all attractants. Porta Potti Rental is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. It's available for a flat 15$ fee. Please empty and clean it when finished. There is a sani dump at the back of the near-by RV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f163Lei3-oA&t=152 Site contains a picnic table and fire pit (if no fire ban in effect). If needed, we can provide Electricity via extension cord. Drinking water tap on site . No loud music that can be heard outside the campsite, all garbage must be cleaned up and packed out on check out, fire must not be larger than fire ring and is subject to provincial fire bans. ONLY FRIENDLY PETS WELCOME! We have a couple of dogs and children free-ranging on our property.
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
from 
CA$28
 / night
100%
(2)

Lakeside Timbers

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Malahat, BC
We are located on the edge of the wilderness just 30 minutes north of Victoria. Our camping area is very quiet and private. We are next to a spring fed lake that contains trout and small mouth bass and it is great for swimming during the summer months. There are no motor boats permitted on the lake, however it is perfect for paddle boards, floaties and kayaks. There are several walking trails throughout our 10 acre property and the Trans Canada Trail is just minutes away. We have a large lawn for playing frisbee or bocce ball and a corn hole pitch (also known as beanbag toss). There is a fire pit, pinic table, 2 patios with tables, chairs and umbrellas and a pit toilet. A sink and potable water are also available. We are situated in forested land on the edge of the wilderness. There is deer, bear, cougar, beaver, martins and an abundance of birds in the area. This is a great location for those hiking or biking the Trans-Canada Trail. Adults and small dogs only. Currently our sites are only available on weekdays and is unavailable from November to the end of April.
Pets
Potable water
Toilets
Campfires
from 
CA$50
 / night

Star Hosts in Victoria

Available this weekend

Value Prop
Value Prop

Camping near Victoria guide

Overview

At the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is known for its British heritage, and afternoon tea is still popular, at least among tourists. Yet the city also has funky restaurants, craft breweries, and shops throughout. Most camping spots are outside the center, from private RV resorts with washrooms and hookups to forested regional or provincial parks. Goldstream Provincial Park (with flush toilets and hot showers) is near Langford, 16 kilometres from downtown, and Discovery Island Marine Park is offshore, reachable by canoe or kayak. On the Saanich Peninsula, Island View Beach Regional Park has RV camping spots on the beach.

Where to go

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

This national park protects sections of Vancouver Island as well as several smaller islands offshore. Campers can choose from front country, backcountry, and boat-in campgrounds. The 49-site SMONEĆTEN (McDonald) Campground is closest to Victoria, on a biking trail and regional bus line, convenient to the Swartz Bay Ferry.

The Cowichan Valley

Vancouver Island’s wine making and agricultural center is a great region for food and wine-lovers to explore. For campers, you’ll find RV parks, provincial parks, and lakeside camping spots.

Sooke

Hikers can tromp along scenic walking trails near Sooke on Vancouver Island’s south coast, with its rocky shores along the Pacific Ocean. Camp near the sea in French Beach Provincial Park.  

Port Renfrew

Continue west of Sooke to the end of the road—literally. Highway 14 ends in this tiny town, where campers can park their RVs or pitch their tents by the Pacific, follow hiking trails through the rainforest, and watch the waves roll in.

When to go

With one of the mildest climates in Canada, Victoria is a year-round destination. You can comfortably camp anytime between March and October, perhaps with just a little drizzle. During the mild, dry summer (late June to Labour Day in early September), Victoria is packed with day-trippers and camping areas are busy. September and October bring cooler weather and fewer crowds, while wildflowers bloom across the island from March through May. Although winters are rainy, temperatures rarely drop below freezing.

Know before you go

  • BC Ferries transports cars, bikes, and foot passengers between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island. From Vancouver, catch the ferry at Tsawwassen, 36 kilometres south of the city, to Swartz Bay, 37 kilometres north of downtown Victoria.
  • You can reach the Tsawwassen terminal by subway and bus from downtown Vancouver, and regular buses travel between Swartz Bay and Victoria as well. The Victoria region is well laid out for cycling, too.
  • From Washington State to downtown Victoria, the Clipper high-speed catamaran transports foot passengers from Seattle, while the Black Ball Ferry takes cars and people from Port Angeles.
  • At the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites west of downtown Victoria, campers can sleep in oTENTiks, Parks Canada’s platform tents, on the grounds of a historic fort.

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Hipcamp is the most comprehensive resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover and reserve tent camping, RV parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.