4 Vancouver Island Campgrounds to Visit This Summer


Travelling the island this summer? We have four hot spots for you to check out! There are hundreds of beautiful spots to hit on the Island

Pacific Playgrounds – 9082 Clarkson Ave, Black Creek, BC

Located between Courtenay and Campbell River this is always a family favourite and has been for decades! With all the amenities, right where the Oyster River meets the ocean, adjacent to the beautiful Saratoga Beach!

This campground has it all, a heated swimming pool and tot pool, playground, a kid’s fishing dock, pickle-ball, tennis, and badminton courts, alongside horseshoe pits!

If you’re looking to get out and explore there is easy access to boat tours, fishing charters, and just beyond the campground, you’ll find the Shelter Point Distillery, Saratoga Beach Golf Club, and Saratoga Speedway.

You may need more than just a weekend to take in all that Pacific Playgrounds has to offer!

Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville – 380 Martindale Rd, Parksville, BC

New on the block, this season is Pathfinder Camp Resorts Parksville. Located on the Englishman River in the heart of Parksville, you may recognize this location as the former Parry’s RV Park. Parry’s was always a must-stop for families, and the Pathfinder group has elevated the experience.

You’ll enjoy a heated swimming pool, clean bathrooms with hot showers, laundry, a children’s playground, and much more. The Englishman River has both deep and shallow swimming holes, and a beach—providing hours of fun for young and old.

For the full RV experience, you’ll find 128 full hook-up sites, and just outside the campground, you’ll be in downtown Parksville, with all the amenities you’ll ever need, plus, one of British Columbia’s most beautiful beaches, which also happens to be home to the world-famous sand castle competition!

China Creek Campground – 2011 Franklin River Rd, Port Alberni, BC

Right in the heart of Vancouver Island, you’ll find an oasis in Port Alberni. China Creek Campground offers 250 full and partial service tent and RV sites with forest or beach views, children’s playground, washrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.

Beautiful views of the Alberni Inlet, a large south-facing quiet natural beach, some of the best fishing on Vancouver Island and nearby access to the world-class Alberni Inlet Trail. Looking for adventure? Eco- adventures at your doorstep; it’s an ideal spot to explore, relax and reconnect with friends and family by land and sea. We invite you to enjoy China Creek Campground, Vancouver Island’s best-kept secret, only 10km from Port Alberni.

Laketown Ranch – 648 – 8811 Youbou Road, Lake Cowichan, BC

Thousand’s of Vancouver Islanders have already been to the newest kid on the block, Laketown Ranch. Most will recognize this as the home of Sunfest and Laketown Rocks music festivals, but new for 2021 they have opened a new campground on the property. Just a short drive from Nanaimo or Victoria, you’ll find yourself nestled amongst the forest and rolling pastures of the beautiful upper level of the ranch, the grounds are the ideal camping location for families, groups and those simply looking for a quiet escape.

Stay on the property and enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, and more or head out for a day trip to explore the lake and all the other wonders the area has to offer. On selected nights you’ll be able to enjoy live music, food and good company in the camp village.

With many large sites, they can accommodate RV’s, tent campers and those looking for a group site experience. Showers, flush toilets, and boat storage are available to help make the experience that much sweeter.

No matter where your adventures take you this summer, there’s no better experience than hitting the road and exploring with your RV!


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