Hipcamp host Giovanni  L.,
Hosted by

Rural site, very quiet very close to Kinsol trestle recreation site If you love nature this site is for you. This site is for people To unwind and relax

- Close to Mountain biking trails

- Great hiking all around!

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!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 25ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
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


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Camping Historic Kilson Trestle in British Columbia.

River, stream, or...

Places to see near Giovanni L.’s Land

4 Reviews

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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.

Giovanni L.’s Land
British Columbia
3 Sites

Lists including Camping Historic Kilson Trestle

42 camps including Marble Lake Site and Raven's Point 2, Tryfan Forest