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Living Forest Oceanside Campground – Nanaimo BC {Review}

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Post Last Modified – June 29, 2024 ¦

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Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park In Nanaimo BC

A Beautifully Kept Park!

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at a wonderful campground in Nanaimo, British Columbia 🍁 Canada,
a couple of times now. It’s called …

🌺 Living Forest Oceanside Campground 🌺

I ☎ telephoned in the morning of our first stay from out of town while traveling, to see if they had a site available for the night. The attendant on the phone was very friendly and said that there was one dry site still available.

The campground is easy to find and centrally located to the {City of Nanaimo} on Vancouver Island, just 2.5 miles or 4 kilometers to downtown and the waterfront.

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for exact location. 🗺

First, have a closer look at this short 📹 video offering a glimpse of this picturesque City located on 🌲 Vancouver Island.

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island – YouTube Video


Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park Amenities

Living Forest RV Park Nanaimo BC

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

Clean Spacious Campsites At Living Forest Campground

Sites were spacious, clean and well groomed with beautiful huge 🌲 trees all around. This is a full facility 🏕 campground and rv park, complete with tiered ocean view full hook up 🚌 RV sites.

There are plenty of walking areas that lead down to the beach area, great for swimming in the river during the summer months!

Living Forest Campground River Swimming

Grocery, restaurants and other shopping are just a few minutes walk down from the entrance roadway, making it very convenient for all campers!

Ocean View Tiered Campsites

Living Forest Campground RV Site

There’s a huge selection of multi-purpose campsites, that are sure 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

On Site Cafe With View Patio & Wi-fi Access

One other added bonus is a nice little Cafe located right 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 right on the cafe’s patio is free 📶 wi-fi internet service, along with electrical 🔌 plug-ins for your laptop.

Living Forest Campground Cafe

I was also struck by the amazing outhouse 🚻 restroom situated close to our site. It was super clean, complete with flush toilet and sink with running water, and an electric hand dryer.  Just another added bonus and great feature at this campground.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stays 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

A Perfect Base Camp For Touring Vancouver Island

Sunset Photo Looking Toward the City of Nanaimo

Nanaimo British Columbia Sunset

The campground and the City of Nanaimo, are situated on the east side of Vancouver Island. A perfect centralized location for touring the entire Island.

The Capital City of 🌷 Victoria, is located just 1 ½ hours drive, which is located on the most southern tip of Vancouver Island. There are numerous scenic towns and attractions along the way, situated in either direction from the City of Nanaimo.


As well, it’s easy access to world famous ‘Long Beach’ and the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet, BC. Both are located on the rugged west coast of the Island. From Nanaimo, you’re approximately 200 kilometers away, or about 2 ½ hour leisurely drive.

Of course, one cannot visit Nanaimo without a walk downtown on the cities beautiful waterfront walkway and park.  Enjoy an oceanfront stroll, visit the many shops and restaurants, all making for a perfect afternoon!

Sunset Nanaimo BC Canada

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Enjoy spectacular coastal scenery right from your campsite at Living Forest!

I have listed the campgrounds official website below for your convenience, where you can access much more detailed information on this outstanding park.

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for exact location. 🗺


🏕 Living Forest RV Park 🏕

I’ve also listed the 🌅 Official British Columbia Tourism link below to their website page. I’ve directed the link to their page on Vancouver Island.

It’s filled with excellent information on everything this beautiful part of 💐 British Columbia has to offer.

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🌲 Tourism British Columbia – Vancouver Island 🌲

The campground is open year round and advance reservations are accepted, which are highly recommended. Peak season runs from June to September and things fill quickly!

Living Forest Oceanside RV Park

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😎 Safe and Healthy Travels! 😎

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Although our visit was in collaboration with Living Forest Campground, rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
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