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Camping near Victoria

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

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Evening Fire at the Forest Landing Cottage
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Forest Landing
2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · Duncan, British ColumbiaLarge open-sky forest clearing located in a private corner of rural woodlands property with a...
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Red Bell Farm
6 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Duncan, British ColumbiaEnjoy a leisurely walk, hike, or ride along the Cowichan Lake trail behind our property or simply take in the beauty of the sites pond and picnic for the day. We have 4 tent sites, 1 RV site, 1 camper-van site, shared bathroom, municipal water, fire-pit, and kitchenette area. There is also a seating area at the pond. Enjoy seeing what’s available at our small working hobby farm which includes animals, eggs, and fresh berries, fruits & vegetables. 15min. to Lake Cowichan or travel 5min. to Duncan, Saturday farmers market all year round & entertainment. 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, or the Trestle bridges. Only 1hr from Victoria or Nanaimo.
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Our tent site within the forest.
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Shawl Farm Organics
7 sites · Lodging, Tents45 acres · North Cowichan, British ColumbiaLocated centrally and bordering the North bank of the Cowichan River, our 46 acre farm occupies ridge-land that falls Northward to a shaded tree-lined creek that adjoins 28 acres of regenerated second growth forestland, and makes up over 70% of the property. In conjunction with secluded neighbouring farm pastureland, this pristine area provides a natural greenbelt through which white-tailed deer, Roosevelt elk, and other wildlife roam unimpeded. Cedar groves and towering Big-Leaf Maple grow alongside giant cottonwoods and firs. Bird-life abounds, and a resident pair of Great-horned owls annually decimate our chicken flock... Follow the game trails to the creek, explore the property to see our organic vegetable plots bounded against Elk incursions by Industrial Hemp, and visit our animals: Dreya the Horse and Licorice the pony, Rosie the donkey, and our flock of black sheep (Welsh Mountain). Pet the Holland Lop and Flemish Giant bunnies at the barn, or inquire after a guided tour to prospect for our resident Roosevelt elk-herd, see their bedding areas, or head out for a swim in the Cowichan River. You can also tour the beautiful Cowichan Valley's many farms and vineyards by bicycle. Check out our E-bike Rental site: www.broomstickebikes.ca We have 3 listings available: tent sites, a tipi, and a school bus. Inquire for Van-Truck-campers.
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Tranquil Escape
2 sites · Lodging36 acres · Cedar, British ColumbiaThis 36 acre farm offers a tranquil, treed setting with direct access to the great outdoors and ample outdoor recreation all year round. Watch horses and deer that regularly pass by. Local attractions in the area include Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park, Gabriola Island, Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, and Neck Point Park.
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Maple Heart Ranch - Homestead
5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Shawnigan Lake, British ColumbiaAre you looking for a secluded camping experience with a lot of privacy? Bring your tent and stay...
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Our own island, natural swimming pond and deck
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Golden Ears Glamping
2 sites · Lodging2 acres · British ColumbiaGolden Ears Glamping, a riverfront (Alouette River South) glamping tent that is elevated in the...
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The 8x12 cabin is cozy and sleeps 2-3 people.  With the wood stove it is comfortable year round.
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Forager Hill Farm on Hayward Lake
2 sites · Lodging, Tents5 acres · Mission, British ColumbiaOur 5 acre forested farm backs onto Hayward Lake and has the Stave River at the front of the...
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Sunshine Coast Green Zone
2 sites · Lodging, Tents2 acres · Gibsons, British ColumbiaThis property was purchased nearly half a century ago. For the majority of this time the forest...
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Goats and Boats
2 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · British ColumbiaWelcome to Goats and Boats, 40 acres of poplar trees planted in straight(ish) rows about 25 years...
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Tiny Secrets Farm & Retreat
10 sites · Lodging10 acres · Halfmoon Bay, British ColumbiaWe are centrally located on the Sunshine Coast, only a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay,...
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Along the driveway as you get close.
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theDoighouse Earthship
3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Qualicum Bay, British ColumbiaIn your wildest dreams can you imagine a house built from tires, dirt, pop cans and concrete? Welcome to theDoighouse Earthship nestled in the forest just a 5 minute walk from Qualicum Bay. We are centrally located mid Vancouver Island, 20 minutes to the Old Country Market - Goats on the Roof, less than 30 minutes from Horne Lake Caves, or a 2.5 hr drive to Tofino and world class surfing. There is lots of activities in our area, including beaches, lakes and hiking. You can pitch a tent in our gardens, park your RV on the edge of the forest, or stay in our tiny cabin. You can wander in the gardens and check out a young permaculture food forest filled with fruit and hazelnut trees, berries, and all that good stuff! On arrival you will be greeted by Bentley (our standard poodle), Mabel (mouser extraordinaire) and the 'hens' and 'ducks ' who generously gift fresh eggs daily. Our Earthship, currently under construction, is all about exploring a low-impact lifestyle, off-grid living in an energy-efficient dwelling built from recycled materials. It is love for the planet, people and sharing of abundance that makes this project come alive. Come visit, tour, and stay.
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Hayward Farms
6 sites · Tents6 acres · Mission, British ColumbiaWe have a 6.5-acre developing hobby farm currently with chickens, fruit trees and a garden. Our...
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Outdoor stays for every style

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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.

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