Directions to the Living Forest Latitude: 49°N 7' 51"  Longitude:123°W 54' 44"
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If you are coming from Victoria:

As you get close to Nanaimo you will see a large "Nanaimo the Harbour City" sign, and a turnoff to the Duke Point ferry terminal. You are getting close so get in the left hand lane as the right hand lane will shortly turn off onto #19 and bypass Nanaimo. Stay on #1 (watch for a blue 'tourist attraction' sign for us on the right). Next is a four way STOP light and an overpass (where #19 passes over #1). Stay on #1 and after the overpass, move into the right lane and go straight for two blocks, and through two more sets of traffic lights. At this intersection you should see a small shopping mall with an A&W & Subway Restaurant on your left. Here, turn right onto Maki Road and drive about 1 km (1/2 mile) until you reach the Living Forest Campground, which is at the end of the road.  

From the Duke Point Ferry Terminal:
(the ferry from Tsawwassen):

    Take the Duke Point Highway out to Highway #1. Turn right onto Highway #1, heading North. Get into the left lane as the right hand lane will shortly turn off onto #19 and bypass Nanaimo. Stay on #1 (watch for blue 'tourist attraction' sign for us on the right). You will come to a four way lighted stop and an overpass (where #19 passes over #1). Keep on #1 and after the overpass move into the right lane and go straight for two blocks, and through two more sets of traffic lights. At this intersection you should see a small shopping mall with an A&W Restaurant on your left. Here, turn right onto Maki Road and drive about 1 km (1/2 mile) until you reach the Living Forest Campground, which is at the end of the road. 

From the Departure Bay Ferry Terminal
(the ferry from Horseshoe Bay):

 
    When you get off the ferry, head south along Stewart Avenue (Highway #1) until the road connects with #1 South. Head south, right through town. As you leave the downtown area the highway speed increases to 70km/hr. Get in the left lane. You will cross under a railway overpass and come to a small shopping mall on the right, which has an A&W and Smitty's Restaurant. There is a four way lighted stop here. Turn left onto Maki Road and go 1 km (1/2 mile) to the end of the road into the Living Forest Campground.

From the North Island:

 
As you approach Nanaimo you will see signs that direct you to a route that bypasses Nanaimo heading south towards Victoria. This is route #19 (also called the Nanaimo Parkway). Take #19 and proceed south until you see signs for Nanaimo and Cedar. (There is also a blue tourist sign for us). Get into the left hand lane and look for exit #9. You will come to a stoplight and an overpass. Turn left onto Highway #1 heading north back towards Nanaimo. Go straight for two blocks, and through two more sets of traffic lights. You will come to a small mall with an A&W and Smitty's Restaurant on the left. At this intersection turn right onto Maki Road and go 1 km (1/2 mile) to the end of the road into the Campground.