LFC and COVID-19:
We believe that camping is still a safe activity and a great way for
people to get outside, take a break, and self distance, with the proper
precautions. To that end, we are open, but as of Monday, March
23rd, ONLY for SELF CONTAINED rigs. To keep everyone as safe and healthy
as possible, our shower houses and washroom buildings will then be
closed. In the interest of social distancing, our office is now closed,
however, our staff continues to work inside and is happy to assist you
over the phone (250-755-1755) or through the intercom we have set up by
the front door. To register, you can either fill out a
registration form under the tent in front of our office (we strongly
suggest you bring your own pen), or we can email you a registration form
that you can print and fill out. Either way, when you arrive onsite,
drop your registration form in the wooden box on the table under the
tent. We are working on online registration, but don't have it set up
yet. You can prepay for wifi over the phone, as well as firewood, which
our staff will deliver to your site. Our lounge, games room and
playground are closed. We have stepped up cleaning practices, and are
wiping down picnic tables with disinfectant when someone vacates a site.
We ask that when you stay with us you practice social distancing,
staying 2m away from other guests and our staff, thereby stemming the
spread of this virus and keeping our healthcare professionals and the
most vulnerable in our society as safe as possible. This is obviously an
evolving situation and we are doing our best in these unprecedented
times. We thank you for your patience and understanding. We are posting
updates on our Facebook and Instagram pages regularly
Oceanside Campground & RV Park
6 Maki Road Nanaimo, BC Canada
Latitude: 49°N 7' 51" Longitude: 123°W 54' 44"
Check us out on Google Earth The only thing we overlook
is the waterfront....
53 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- we even have a
seasonal gourmet WiFi coffee deck overlooking the water!
53 acres and 300 spacious sites. 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.
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, the list goes on. We offer truly incredible camping, naturally!
Click on the Google map above...
This map is your guide to the best places to go and see on
the Island- Islander’s favourite places! Each Placemark,
when clicked, brings up a photo, a short description of what
you’ll see there, and clickable links to more photos,
videos, and info. These are Islander’s favourite places, and
more and more places will be added as more people share new
Have a look at our "Nearby
Attractions" for local
"things you MUST see and do" on
Directional maps, photos, descriptions,
and video tours of Vancouver Island's best things to see and
do. If you're a tent camper, or have a small RV like a truck
and camper, tent trailer, or van conversion, we have a whole
section of the park set up with water and electricity.
Take a video tour of our tenting and small RV area.
Nanaimo and area has a population of over 100,000
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
feel like you're in another world, away from everything.
Nanaimo's central Island
location makes the Living Forest 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...