Although summer has come to an end and there is a chill in the air; bet you still have that camping itch. The signs are hard to miss: daydreams of crackling campfires and s?mores, visions of hiking along river footpaths and sleeping under the stars. Well a camping trip in Nanaimo?s backyard may just be the remedy. Gather up a group of your family and friends and set up camp.
The local private campgrounds are sure to have a site to suite your camping style. These private campgrounds offer a full range of sites and services; full hook-ups (some with cable TV!), to basic tent sites. A few of them even have cottages and cabins. All of the campgrounds have some waterfront access, be it river, lake, or ocean and in some cases more than one!
There are a number of advantages to camping late in the season: discounted rates and fewer people. You will enjoy the various upgrades operators carried out: the kinks are worked out and the new sites are broken in. Local campground operators have been preparing for your visit all year long!
RV Resort on the Lake has winter specials starting at $315 / month. Enjoy their great clubhouse, pool room, hot tub, tennis facilities, bingo games, and walking trails, and golf.
Living Forest Campground offers over 100 acres of ocean and riverside camping. This is Nanaimo?s largest private campsite with almost 200 sites nestled along the banks of the Nanaimo estuary south of the city centre.
Rates range from $20-$30 per night.
Rondalyn Resort boasts a heated pool, clubhouse, stocked trout pond and great hiking.
Rates range from $22-$29; they also have a cabin available at a rate of $90 per night.
Brannen Lake Campsite is a great rural lakeside campground offering something for the whole family.
Rates range from $18-$23 per night.
Jinglepot RV Park is centrally located in Nanaimo. This campsite is immaculate; it?s like camping in a well-groomed garden! Challenge your family to a bocce ball tournament, or try your hand at horseshoes.
Rates range from $22-$29 per night.
Westwood Lake RV Park is located near one of Nanaimo favourite parks, so this campground offers access to great lake fishing and lakeside trails. They also have one-bedroom cabins available.
Rates range from $16-$22 per night.
Nanaimo is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, approximately 111 kilometers north of the provincial capital city of Victoria.
The city is accessible by BC Ferries from two terminals in Vancouver, a high-speed foot passenger ferry from downtown Vancouver, and by air.
Nanaimo is central to all of Vancouver Island?s spectacular adventure possibilities.
For more information, visit www.tourismnanaimo.com or call Tourism Nanaimo at 1-800-663-7337.