Hipcamp host Susan D.,
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Welcome to garden camping in Lighthouse Country, an escape to nature!

Our campsite provides a restorative stay in nature where you can take a break from work routines and enjoy the company of those who matter most. 

The tent site is tucked into the south corner of our permaculture garden and food forest, under a maple tree and features a 15x15ft soft (playground

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Welcome to garden camping in Lighthouse Country, an escape to nature!

Our campsite provides a restorative stay in nature where you can take a break from work routines and enjoy the company of those who matter most. 

The tent site is tucked into the south corner of our permaculture garden and food forest, under a maple tree and features a 15x15ft soft (playground pebble) surface, so there's ample room for your tent.  There's a picnic table that seats 6 comfortably.

Go for a swim, go kayaking, spend the day hiking or simply enjoy a beautiful sunset. The activities nearby are endless!

This is the perfect jumping-off point to explore Lighthouse Country and Central Vancouver Island.  Even for an afternoon of surfing in Tofino.

There is an outhouse a 1-minute walk from the campsite.

Campfires are permitted as long as there is no fire ban.

Pets are welcome but please keep them on leash so they don't scare our chickens and ducks!

We look forward to hosting you.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Susan a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Eggs

Half dozen eggs

Freshly laid by our hens.

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Experience

Earthship Tour

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Plenty of trails for biking and mountain biking nearby

Boating

If you have your own boat there is a for-fee boat launch in Deep Bay and right at the boat launch is a rustic restaurant with a...Read more

Fishing

Available if you have your own boat and license. Please research the rules and regulations beforehand.

Hiking

Plenty of hiking trails surrounding the property. Little Qualicum Fish Hatchery also has scenic hiking trails

Paddling

Kayak rentals available in Qualicum Beach and in French Creek

Wind sports

Paddle Board Rental within walking distance in Qualicum Bay (must make a reservation in advance). Rentals are also available at...Read more

Climbing

Bat caves at Horne Lake Provincial Park

Snow sports

Mount Washington is approximately 1 hour from the property. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, fat biking, and tubing in the wi...Read more

Surfing

Surfing at Tofino

Swimming

Ocean swimming (5-minute walk from the property - Sunny Beach) Lake swimming (Spider Lake, Horne Lake)

Wildlife watching

Bald Eagles, Whales, Sea Lions, Seals, birds. Whale watching tours are available in Tofino. We're 1 hour from Strathcona Par...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Garden Camping (Tent) in British Columbia.

Beach

Public beach within walking distance. Rocky beach within walking distance of Tidal Tacos (a world-famous taco shack!)

Cave

Horne Lake Caves - some of the best caving opportunities in Canada! Guided tours are available, good for all ages.

Coastal

Our property is within walking distance of the Strait of Georgia

Forest

10 acres of forest that has a clearing in the middle. Cathedral Grove is approximately 30 minutes from the property.

Lake

Spider Lake - 12 minute drive Horne Lake - 20 minute drive

River, stream, or creek

Close to both the Big and Little Qualicum Rivers Walking distance to Big Qualicum River and a 15-minute drive to Little Qualic...Read more

Waterfall

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park is nearby with beautiful hiking and walking trails (takes about 45 minutes).

Farm

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks is in Parksville where you can find milk on tap and artisan-made food items (including their own ch...Read more

Driveway

Our driveway runs off Lioness Blvd - starting at the big tires to the left of the drive. It is about ½ km long and gravel

Mountainous
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Johanna
Johanna K.
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May 27th, 2022

Highly recommend this spot!! My partner and I stayed here for a week at Susan’s newly built, gravel filled tent site. It is a spacious site with a picnic table that easily fits a 4-person tent. We laid one down with sleeping mats, and we were nice and cozy all night.

When staying here, you can’t forget Tony (Susan’s husband), Bentley (their super friendly, doesn’t lick you, dog!), and the ducks (free wake up call!). They made us feel welcome but also gave us our privacy.

Super interesting fact: They are building Qualicum Bay’s (maybe even Van Island’s) first Earthship. An off-grid home, fully sustainable built using recycled materials. Truly a back-to-school science lesson for big kids.

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on May 28th, 2022

Thank you Johanna. You were wonderful guests, we hope to see you again soon.

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Hipcamper Chelsie L.
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June 23rd, 2022
Hipcamper Andrew D K.
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May 23rd, 2022
Property
theDoighouse Earthship
State
British Columbia
Country
Canada
CA$25/night
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