Great Camping At Living Forest Campground in Nanaimo

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Camping in British ColumbiaLiving Forest Oceanside RV Park on Vancouver Island

A Beautifully Kept Park!

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful Park in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

I telephoned the Park the morning of our stay from out of town to see if they had a site available for the night.  The attendant on the phone was very friendly and polite and said that there was one dry site available.  The park is easy to find and centrally located to the City of Nanaimo BC, just 2.5 miles or 4 km to downtown and the waterfront.

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Living Forest Campground Amenities

After checking in, I could not help but notice how clean and well maintained this huge facility was. As well, after arriving to our assigned site, I had the feeling I was staying at one of BC’s beautiful Provincial Parks.

Living Forest RV Park Nanaimo BC

Clean and Spacious Campsites at Living Forest Campground

Sites were spacious, with beautiful huge trees all around, clean and well groomed.  This is a full facility park, complete with tiered ocean view – full hook up RV sites.  There are plenty of walking areas that lead down to the beach area and away from the Park itself. Shopping is just a few minutes walking down the entrance roadway.

Ocean View Tiered Campsites

Living Forest RV Park

A huge selection of campsites to suit your wants and needs.  Choose from dry campsites, like the one we chose shown in the picture below, to beautiful full hook up ocean view sites.

Beautiful Treed Private Campsites

Living Forest Oceanside Campground

Living Forest Campground On Site Cafe With a View

One other added bonus is a nice little Cafe located directly in the Park, complete with Patio and Ocean views!

Living Forest Cafe

Living Forest Campground Cafe

Enjoy coffee, homemade muffins, ice cream and more! As well, situated on the patio is free wifi along with electrical plug-ins for your laptop.  I was also struck by the amazing outhouse restroom situated close to our site. Immaculately kept, complete with flush toilet and sink with running water and electric hand dryer.  Another added bonus and feature at this campground.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely Park. The staff on site were all very friendly and pets are most welcome.

Creative Artwork Outside the Office

Living Forest Oceanside RV And Campground

Living Forest Campground – Perfect Base Camp for Touring Vancouver Island

The campground and the city of Nanaimo are situated on the east side of Vancouver Island in a perfect centralized location for touring the entire Island.  The Capital City of Victoria is located just 1 ½ hours drive to the South with many other beautiful towns and attractions just minutes to the North.

Sunset Photo Looking Toward the City of Nanaimo

Nanaimo British Columbia Sunset

As well, easy access to the world famous ‘Long Beach’ and the town of Tofino, BC located on the west coast of the Island is just over 200 kms away or about 2 ½ hour drive. Of course, one cannot visit Nanaimo without a walk downtown and the cities beautiful waterfront walkway and park.  Enjoy an oceanfront stroll, shops and restaurants, making for a perfect afternoon.

We will be returning!

I have listed the Campgrounds official website below for your convenience.


The campground is open year round and reservations are accepted.

Living Forest Oceanside RV Park

Safe Travels!

A big thanks to Living Forest Campground for hosting our stay during our recent visit to Nanaimo, British Columbia.  All content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.

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