The BIG List of RV Campsites (with Full Hookups) on Vancouver Island – Part One

Feb 9, 2022

Planning an RV trip on Vancouver Island and trying to figure out where to stay? To help you make your decision, we’ve put together a list of all the full-hookup RV sites we could find, with contact info and links to their websites, if they have one. All sites listed have at least some full-service RV sites (best to reserve ahead to make sure you get one.)

Because Vancouver Island has such a wealth of camping locations, this is a BIG list, and we have broken it into two parts. Part One is a list of campsites in the South and Mid-Island, while Part Two will highlight campsites on the West Coast of the Island, as well as the Comox Valley and North Island. Click the links below to skip to the area you’re looking for:

Write-ups were taken from the owners’ websites and/or customer reviews and we are not responsible for any inaccuracies. If you think we’ve made any errors, or if we’ve left out your favourite off-the-beaten-track RV campsite, please let us know!

Check campsite websites for their current Covid-19 Policies. This list is current as of February 2022.

Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Malahat & Westshore

Salish Seaside RV Haven

www.salishseasidervhaven.com

445 Head St.
Victoria, BC

250-590-5995

Salish Seaside RV Haven is a first-class park with quite simply the finest location imaginable. Amenities include 37 sites (the majority waterfront); 20, 30 & 50 amp service; complimentary wifi; easy entry for the largest of rigs; gift shop & art gallery; beautiful clubhouse; modern washrooms & showers; decks & fireplace; and closed-circuit TV security.

Fort Victoria RV Park

https://fortvictoria.ca

129 Burnett Rd.
Victoria, BC

250-479-8112

The Park is located just 9 KM west of downtown Victoria and is easily approached from Highway #1 in all directions. For your convenience, the onsite facilities include washrooms with free showers and a playground for the kids. There is also a laundromat, public payphones and an RV supply and gift shop. Open year-round, we have 300 full-hookup sites with the choice of sunny or shady as well as plug-ins up to 50 amp.

Oceanside RV Park

http://www.parkbridge.com/en-ca/rv-cottages/oceanside-resort

3000 Stautw Road
Saanichton, BC

250-544-0508

Situated on the shores of the Pacific Ocean on the stunning Saanich Peninsula and only minutes from Swartz Bay BC Ferries terminal, Oceanside RV Resort boasts modern and spotless facilities in a spectacular West Coast beachside location. Our award-winning resort is open year-round and offers spacious, full-service seasonal and overnight voyageur camping sites.

Cedar Springs Ranch

https://cedarspringsranch.com 

230 Trans Canada Hwy
Malahat, BC

250-478-3332

Come relax and enjoy the breathtaking Malahat that is surrounded by giant cedar grove trees! Here you will find that it is not just a campground, it is a community of families who share a common interest – a love for the great outdoors.

All Fun Recreation RV Park

www.allfun.bc.ca

2207 Millstream Rd.
Langford, BC

250-474-3184

Centrally located, All Fun RV Park is located directly adjacent to Westshore Motorsports Park and close to golf courses, beaches, heritage sites and shopping. The property is now under new ownership and there are some important changes to be aware of. Overnight camping for self-contained RVs is available but very limited – reservations are required. No public showers or public washrooms are available at this time. Coin-Op Laundry service is still available.

Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina

www.pedderbay.com

925 Pedder Bay Drive
Metchosin, BC

250-478-1771 

Welcome to Vancouver Island’s premier RV resort and Marina located just 40 minutes from downtown Victoria. Enjoy the breath-taking natural beauty of the area against a backdrop of the Olympic Mountain Range and the Race Rocks Marine Reserve. Pedder Bay offers a variety of marina facilities including a fuel dock, three-lane boat launch ramp, boat rentals and guided fishing charters, gear rental, a tackle shop and lots more!

Sooke River Campsite

https://sookecampground.com 

2259 Phillips Rd.
Sooke, BC

250-642-6076

The Sooke River Campground (The Flats) is a family-oriented, private campground owned by the Sooke Community Association. We are a scenic 45-minute drive from downtown Victoria via Highway 14.  We’re nestled along the beautiful shores of De Mamiel Creek and the Sooke River, conveniently located minutes away from downtown Sooke. We offer a comfortable, well-maintained and quiet setting with beautiful scenery and our guests enjoy a variety of camping choices from shady powered RV campsites, tent campsites, or 3 rustic cabins.

Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Cowichan Valley

Four Ways RV Park  

1540 Cowichan Bay Rd
Duncan, BC

250-746-7031

Very quiet park with minimal problems and in an ideal location, walk to Cowichan Bay village, minutes from TCH to Victoria, Duncan or Nanaimo. Close to many walking or biking trails, vineyards and many farm stands.

Riverside Campground & RV Park

http://riversidecampingduncan.com

3065 Allenby Rd.
Duncan, BC

250-746-4352

Riverside RV & Camping is a full-service RV and camping destination located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. We have many lovely treed and grassy areas, overlooking the world-class Cowichan River. We offer full and partial hook-ups for 50 RV units and 25 tenting spots on lovely grassy shady or sunny spaces. Our facilities include clean modern washrooms, recycling, sani-dump station, pull-thrus, picnic tables, fire pits, fishing, swimming, cablevision, telephone hookup and more.

Country Maples RV Resort

https://holidaytrailsresorts.com/country-maples-rv-resort/

9010 Trans Canada Hwy
Chemainus, BC

250-246-2078                       

Country Maples RV Resort is nestled along the Chemainus River and is buffered by an old-growth forest. There is a variety of camping areas and amenities with 175 full and partial hookup RV sites (including 8 pull-throughs) with 15, 30 and 50-amp electrical service as well as dry camping and tenting sites. There are treed and open sites. There is an onsite (seasonal) general store, playgrounds, an arcade and laundry facilities; a heated swimming pool, 18-hole mini-golf course. With close-by golf courses, great hiking and ocean beaches you are sure to build memories season after season while experiencing idyllic Island life at this quaint RV resort.

Bald Eagle Campground & RV Sites

https://staycanada.ca/19193-bald-eagle-campground-rv-park-chemainus.html

8705 Chemainus Road
Chemainus, BC

250-246-9457

Bald Eagle Campground & RV Park is a campsite / RV park located in Chemainus. Family campground & RV park. 5 km south of Chemainus on the Chemainus River. Full or partial hookups. Grassed or treed sites, river swimming, hot showers, laundry, flush toilets, sani-station. Free mini-golf, ping pong, basketball and hockey courts. Tube rentals, fire pits. Discount weekly rates, German spoken.

Chemainus Gardens RV Park

https://staycanada.ca/98420-chemainus-garden-rv-camping-park-chemainus.html

3042 River Rd.
Chemainus, BC

250-246-3569

Chemainus Garden RV & Camping Park is a campsite / RV park located in Chemainus. 34 acres of beautiful garden properties within walking distance of the town of Chemainus, a small Oceanside community in between Nanaimo and Victoria on Vancouver Island. There are over 90 treed camping and RV sites available for your use and we are pleased to offer group camping and special group facilities. Monthly rates available upon request.

Osbourne Bay Resort

www.osbornebayresort.com

1450 Charlotte St.
Crofton, BC

250-246-4787

Osborne Bay Resort is located almost mid-way between Nanaimo and Victoria, giving us access to all that each center has to offer. We have 60 full-service sites, and 36 partial service sites on the waterfront as well as upon the ‘overlook’. Full-service sites have 30amp power, water, sewer and cable, and partial service sites have 15amp power and water hook-ups. Hot showers are free in our main washrooms, and plumbed washrooms are also located on our beach level. Campfires are permitted on the beach level, with firewood provided when available.

Rondalyn Resort

https://www.parkbridge.com/en-ca/rv-cottages/Rondalyn-Resort

1350 Timberlands Rd.
Ladysmith, BC

250-245-3227

Nestled in the woods between Nanaimo and Ladysmith and situated on the banks of beautiful Haslam Creek, Rondalyn Resort provides an exceptional RV and camping experience. Open year-round, our secluded resort is only a 5-minute drive from essential services and offers full-service seasonal and overnight voyageur sites as well as rental cabins. With access to hiking and biking trails, fishing, swimming, shopping, and many more exceptional local attractions, discover why Rondalyn Resort is one of Vancouver Island’s most incredible campground and RV resorts.

Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, and Mid Vancouver Island

Brannen Lake Campsites

4220 Biggs Rd.
Nanaimo, BC

250-756-0404

http://brannenlake.com

Marvel in the ambiance of the graceful country setting and explore the natural beauty of the inviting forest walking trails. A magnificent oasis of wildlife featuring fields of deer, birds of prey such as; osprey, eagles, owls and red-tail hawks. Listen carefully at night and you’ll be sure to hear our resident family of barred owls singing in the night breezes. This is the place where locals and tourists come to feel connected with nature.

Jingle Pot RV Park

4012 Jingle Pot Rd.
Nanaimo, BC

250-758-7170

http://www.jinglepotrv.ca

Enjoy a peaceful getaway nestled in the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Located in a pristine setting featuring beautiful rock gardens, fragrant flowers, rippling fountains and a chorus of birds, you are sure to find serenity at every turn. We offer many amenities for your convenience and a central location that offers our guests easy access to Nanaimo, the rest of Vancouver Island, and the B.C. Ferries. Amenities include easy on-off, pull-thrus,

15/30/50 amp service, cable TV, city water & sewer, laundry, hot showers, campfire pits, payphone, internet access available, superb paved parkway trail. Leashed pets welcome.

Living Forest Oceanside Campground

6 Maki Rd.
Nanaimo, BC

250-755-1755

http://www.livingforest.com

We regularly get campers telling us the Living Forest is the best park they’ve stayed in. 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!

Mountainaire Campground

1092 Spruston Rd.
Nanaimo, BC

250-245-1169

http://www.mountainairervpark.com

This beautiful 40-acre park caters to family fun in a relaxed and natural atmosphere, open year-round. With 30 and 50 amp fully or partially-serviced sites, plenty of green spaces as well as on-site RV Glamping units nestled in the woods, Mountainaire is the perfect place to start your Vancouver Island vacation. You will enjoy newly renovated clean bathrooms, free warm steady showers and a laundromat as well as an onsite convenience store. Spend a few minutes hiking through the rainforest to the spectacular Crystal Bowl for river swimming, cliff diving, kayaking or even crayfish catching with your little ones. Young campers will enjoy riding bikes down the ramps, playing in the playground, and watching millions of tadpoles grow into western toads(species at risk). Please join us in our renowned special events and enjoy a Friday night movie with free popcorn.

Westwood Lake RV Camping & Cabins

www.westwoodlakecampgrounds.com

380 Westwood Rd.
Nanaimo, BC

250-753-3922

Welcome to Westwood Lake Campgrounds, located next to Westwood Lake Park with safe swimming beaches and miles of well-maintained trails. A little piece of paradise nestled in Nanaimo, one of Vancouver Island’s prime vacation spots, amongst native trees and groomed lawns, our RV sites have full and partial hook-ups. We are a close and quiet private park. A perfect location to leave your RV and explore central Vancouver Island, returning at night to relax and enjoy chatting with fellow travellers around a campfire. Or you may simply go downtown to enjoy the museum, the art galleries, the abundance of shopping and fine dining.

Zuiderzee Campsites

http://www.zuiderzeeresort.com

2575 Enefer Rd.
Nanaimo, BC

250-722-2334

Family-oriented campground and resort situated on the shores of beautiful Quennell Lake in Cedar B.C. between Nanaimo and Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Shopping malls, restaurants, pubs & entertainment are just minutes away. Our season for self-contained units with complete hookups (including cable) is year-round. Tenting spots or non-self-contained spots are available from April 15 to October 15.

Snaw-Naw-As Campground

www.snawnawascampground.ca

101 Snaw-Naw-As Rd.
Lantzville, BC

250-933-2505  

The Snaw-Naw-as Campground, located on Vancouver Islands East Coast, is a blend of Vancouver Islands’ wild beauty and easily accessible attractions for campers at any level of experience to enjoy. Power & Water hookups, hot showers & clean washrooms. Our store provides basic snacks, drinks, wood and ice! Kayak & Canoe rentals daily. Please note, that due to unforeseen circumstances, we are operating without our shower facilities. This closure is for an undetermined amount of time. There are still washroom facilities and our sani-dump, which are in full operation.

Nanoose Creek Campground

http://nanoosecreekcampground.com

2212 E. Island Hwy
Nanoose Bay, BC

250-468-7186

Located mid-island, this RV park is a 10 min drive to either Rathtrevor Beach or Nanaimo and the campground is only minutes to the B.C. Ferries. Drive over the creek & park your RV in the forested area. There are serviced grassy fields for tenters, lawn games, group functions. We offer year-round campfires, internet (Wi-Fi) right in your campsite, free hot showers, nature trails and natural spring water. We can handle pull-throughs to 38 metres.

Heart Haven RV Family Campground

https://www.hearthavenrvcamping.ca

745 E. Island Hwy
Parksville, BC

250-248-6249

Heart Haven RV Family Campground (formerly Big Tent) is located just over “the orange bridge” in the south end of Parksville BC, in the heart of Vancouver Island’s Oceanside area. We’re only minutes away from restaurants and shopping in Parksville, the wonderful Parksville beach, golfing, hiking, mountain bike trails, horseback riding, and kayaking. A great Vancouver Island location for your Vancouver Island vacation. We offer grassy RV and tent sites in a park-like setting, with fire pits and picnic tables.  105 sites, fully and partially serviced, and unserviced. Enjoy swimming in the river and catch & release fly fishing. Pets on leash are permitted. Reservations accepted.

Paradise Sea-Side Resort

www.paradisefunpark.net

375 W. Island Hwy
Parksville, BC

250-248-6612

Conveniently situated next to gorgeous, sandy Parksville Beach and within walking distance to downtown Parksville. You can relax at your camper in the lush, green surroundings of our RV Park; or, if you’re looking for something a little more active, rejuvenate and energize yourself by taking a dip in the refreshing waters of the Pacific Ocean. Literally within feet of the RV Park find entertainment for your whole family with Paradise Fun Park’s two world-class miniature golf courses and Bumper boat rides making it an ideal family vacation destination. Paradise is one of Oceanside’s Seven Wonders! We offer Full Hook-up, Hot showers and laundry facilities. Families are always welcome – including furry and four-pawed family members.

Park Sands Beach Resort

www.parksands.com

105 E. Island Hwy
Parksville, BC

250-248-3171

Park Sands Beach Resort, originally founded in 1909 is a beautiful beachfront resort located in the heart of Parksville. We offer an impressive 100-lot site that includes RV sites, cabins, suites, and tent sites. Families have been coming to Parksville – and our resort – for generations to enjoy what many say is one of the best vacation beaches in Canada. Our resort is oceanfront, directly surrounded by the beautiful ocean boardwalk and neighbours the Parksville Community Park where you can find beach volleyball, playgrounds and the Parksville Curling Club.

Park Sands Beach Resort offers the following amenities:

  • 97 RV sites—40 concrete pads with full and partial hookups with power, water, and sewage
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Shaw Cable hookup available ($10.00 fee with a $20.00 deposit)
  • Year-round fully equipped washrooms (coin-operated showers)
  • Laundry service (loonie coin-operated)
  • Front desk service (within business hours)

Riverbend Resort

www.riverbendresort.bc.ca

924 E. Island Hwy
Parksville, BC

250-248-3134

Riverbend RV Resort & Cottages is located on 16 wooded acres along The Englishman River. We are close to Parksville’s beaches and steps from Rathtrevor and Top Bridge Provincial Parks. Close to 6 golf courses, spas, mini-golf, restaurants and shopping. Riverbend is the perfect spot to launch your exploration of all the natural wonders Vancouver Island has to offer. Over a hundred fully equipped 30 and 50 amp RV sites can accommodate everything from tent trailers to class-A motorhomes. Well-behaved pets welcome.

Surfside RV Park

https://surfsiderv.ca

200 North Corfield St.
Parksville, BC

250-248-9713

Surfside Resort opened in 1992 and now has an impressive 335 fully-serviced RV sites with ocean, estuary and mountain views. Come and enjoy our oceanfront clubhouse, sundeck, pool & hot tub! Walk the beach, cycle to town, play tennis, volleyball or horseshoes. Watch the ebb and flow of the tides, the eagles and shorebirds. Or just relax, soak up the sunshine, feel the sea breezes and listen to the sounds of the ocean. You’ll be glad you did!

Cedar Grove RV Park & Campground

http://cedargrovervpark.ca

246 Riverbend​​ Rd.
Qualicum Beach, BC

250-752-2442

Here at Cedar Grove, we are close to nature at its best! Our campground is nestled along the Little Qualicum River and boasts a beautiful, clear swimming hole, safe for adults and children in the summertime. Our facilities are well maintained and newly refurbished. Enjoy RVing and tenting with your family and friends in one of our 108 campsites. We have so much to offer our campers. We have public washrooms and coin showers, laundry facilities and even a park for the kids to play while you do the laundry. We even have an old-fashioned arcade enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Qualicum Bay Resort and RV Park

https://resortbc.com

5970 W. Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, BC

250-757-2003

Seasonal man-made swimming pond, 220′ waterslide. Well-equipped playground includes zipline, swings and carousel. 18-hole disc golf course. Grounds that are ideal for social gatherings and family reunions, organized activities. Central location for all island activities. Winter Rates Available.

Shalom RV Park

http://shalomrv.com

5996 W. Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, BC

250-951-6595

10 pad RV Park with full hookups in scenic Qualicum Bay. Come enjoy the natural beauty and relaxed pace of life in the Oceanside community of Qualicum Bay at any time of the year. Whether your interests include golf, fishing, hiking, beach-combing, kayaking, or just sitting back and watching the eagles soar, Shalom RV offers a great place to start and finish your Island Getaway. All sites offer 50 amp services, cable/internet and we are open all year. Less than a one hour drive from Nanaimo and 15 minutes to Qualicum Beach

Riverside Resort Motel & Campground

www.myriversideresort.com

3506 W. Island Highway
Qualicum Beach, BC

250-752-9544

Our 7-acre site offers lots to see and do plus a great location to experience the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area. With a wide array of campsites, cabins, and contemporary accommodations. We also boast a fully-stocked convenience store, coin laundry, and playground. Adjacent to the Little Qualicum River and right beside walking trails, plus a 5-minute walk from the ocean, Riverside Resort has a variety of activities that are sure to bring out the kid in everyone. Our seasonal, outdoor pool is open each year beginning on the July long weekend and closing on the September long weekend.

Tranquility Woods Campground

https://www.tranquilitywoods.ca/index.htm

2080 Errington Rd.
Errington, BC

250-287-0287

Tranquility Woods is a secluded haven nestled into the backwoods of Errington, BC on Vancouver Island, just minutes away from beautiful Englishman River Falls Provincial     Park. Situated on 13.3 acres in a gorgeous, forested setting in the foothills of Arrowsmith Mountain.  Hit the Tranquility Hiking Trail that winds around the property. Each of our 32 private campsites is treed and includes a picnic table and fire ring. We have 11 cozy campsites up front in the young evergreens, close to the washroom, playground, volleyball court and horseshoe pit. Out back in the more mature forest are 21 larger “exclusive sites”, each located on about 1/4 acres of land for privacy, peace and tranquility. Wi-Fi is available at most sites. Our heated washroom sports an updated sink and a flush toilet, and a separate shower room. We also have a coin-operated washer/dryer for your convenience.

Cameron Lake Resort

http://www.cameronlakeresort.net

1313 Chalet Rd.
Qualicum Beach, BC

250-752-6707

Cameron Lake Resort is a family-oriented resort located between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni on Highway 4. The haunting beauty of this old deep-water lake has inspired many legends and teems with brown-rainbow and cutthroat trout. We offer 70 full hook-up sites, boat launch, docks, playground, laundry, sandy beach, lake and riverfront, trout fishing and hiking trails. Most of all we offer a fun and peaceful oasis for relaxing and creating memories with family and friends!

Deep Bay RV Park

http://www.deepbayrvpark.com

5315 Deep Bay Drive
Bowser, BC

250-757-8424

The Deep Bay RV Park is a family-oriented and owned RV and camping park nestled against the sea with a sea bluff behind that ensures privacy and security. It is located 2.5 kms from the nearest highway(19A), so, there is no traffic noise, which makes our location very safe and very quiet for everyone. We have 70 full-service RV sites, several tenting/camping sites and 1 cabin that will sleep 4 adults. We also have a TV room, boat ramp, fully equipped camp kitchen, 2 washrooms complete with hot showers and a Laundromat. We have a very good marina within walking distance with both private and public moorage.

Qualicum First Nation

www.qualicumfirstnation.com

5861 W. Island Hwy
Bowser, BC

250-757-9322  

The Qualicum First Nation Waterfront Campground, Cabins and RV Park is a very popular vacation getaway, centrally located a short 14-minute drive from Qualicum Beach on beautiful Vancouver Island, offering a great camping experience with beach access for all our campers. Seasonal operations; open every summer and closing every fall. A very popular campground that is open to all, providing basic camping, serviced and non-serviced waterfront and off water recreational vehicle sites, and one of few with waterfront sites and full R.V hook-ups as well. Seasonal campsites are also available.


Check out Part Two for a list of full hookup RV campsites on the West Coast of the Island, as well as the Comox Valley and North Island.

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