Fifty three natural acres of ocean, forest and river make up this year round Vancouver Island Campground and RV Park. This beautiful park features over 300 gorgeous campsites and a seasonal gourmet restaurant with a deck overlooking the water. 

Covid-19 Update Following new orders from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and the BC Government, we support and are advising against recreational and non-essential travel.  We are fully refunding all cancellations due to these restrictions.  Stay home, stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you when the time is right.  Please continue to check our website or call our office for updates. 


Our extensive site menu includes 50 amp, pull thrus, oceanside, oceanview, forested, riverside, full service, partial or no service, 'nose in first' sites for motorhomes to take advantage of the view, wi-fi, sunny or shady sites, even blue, green or yellow sites.  This is a big beautiful property with lots to do.  The Living Forest features miles of walking on paved roads or quiet trails, bicycling, paddling, swimming in the amazing Nanaimo River, birding, basketball, bocce, a games room, beach volleyball, and more. We offer truly incredible camping, naturally!

Nanaimo and area has a population of over 100,000 and the park is in the perfect location on Nanaimo's southern edge overlooking the harbour.  It's only a 5 minute walk to shopping and buses, an 8 minute drive to the city centre, and a 12 minute drive to ferries, but when you're here you feel like you're in another world, away from everything.

See this beautiful campground as the eagles who live here see it- from the air! See why USA Today calls Living Forest 1 of the best two places to camp in BC.

Nanaimo's central Island location makes the Living Forest the perfect base camp to explore the hundreds of Vancouver Island attractions awaiting you, knowing you'll have a fabulous site welcoming you each evening to relax and unwind.  This is civilized camping. Beautiful clean showers, flush toilets, tile floors and pristine city water from the same mountain lakes that feed the river that flows past the park. And wait until you see the sunsets...


Have a look at our nearby attractions for local things you MUST see and do on Vancouver Island! Video tours of Vancouver Island's best things to see and do. It's like you're actually there...


This map is your guide to the best places to visit on the Island! Each Placemark, when clicked, brings up a photo, short description of what you’ll see there, and clickable links to more photos, videos, and info.