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 (@livingforestcampground).


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Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park
6 Maki Road   Nanaimo,  BC  Canada   V9R 6N7

Latitude: 49°N 7' 51"  Longitude: 123°W 54' 44"

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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.

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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!

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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 favourite places

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"things you MUST see and do" on Vancouver Island!
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
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. 

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...

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