Vancouver Island Campgrounds & RV Parks

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RV Parks and campgrounds, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Book your next BC camping adventure today on Canada's booking, planning and interactive travel and campground website.

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Introduction to Vancouver Island RV Parks and Campgrounds

Provincial and National Campground Parks

The selection of campgrounds vary on Vancouver Island per location. There are National and Provincial Parks with campgrounds. All Provincial and National Parks require a fee for campground services. Most park campgrounds are located, either, on the shores of the pacific ocean, banks of  rivers, fronting lakes or embedded in forests. Some are strategically located for accessing popular hiking trails, backpacking routes, paddle routes, fishing holes, sandy beaches etc. 

Municipal and Private Campgrounds

There are municipal, community, association and private campgrounds are located near and within many of the communities on the island. Private campgrounds are maintained and managed locally by a family or a manager. A private campground is, generally, ideally located close to a community or in a community. Some are located on beaches, lakes, oceans while others on highways, gravel roads or close to downtowns. Municipal and association campgrounds are located within the local communities on Vancouver Island. In general, they are operated by a local club or the city itself. Many of the services and attributes of a municipal and association campground are similar to the services of a private campground.

Wilderness Recreation Campsites

There are also forestry and wilderness recreation campsites located in the backcountry wilderness regions of the island. Forestry campsites are the most rugged campgrounds on Vancouver Island. They tend to be very remote and very basic. Most backcountry campgrounds are accessed via a network of gravel roads.  The campground provides campers a place to camp and maybe a pit toilet. Some require a fee for camping and some are free of charge - you just have to get there.

Featured Vancouver Island, BC, Canada Campgrounds

For a complete list of places to camp or park your RV in a community please visit the accommodation section listed in the appropriate community. Peak camping months on Vancouver Island are from May to September. Although camping is enjoyed year round at some of the selected private campgrounds. Campgrounds should be booked in advance, especially on weekends and holidays. Most importantly, please share with your campground host that you saw them on eh Canada Travel.

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