Loved the Living Forest Campground. The sites are spread out so you are not sharing conversations with your neighbors and the grounds are beautiful. The kids had a blast as they rode their bikes between the volleyball court, basketball court, games room, park and café where they have many flavors of ice-cream. The Nanaimo River alongside the campground is a great place for kids to try out kayaking/canoeing or just to swim. The bathrooms are clean except on the long weekends - they should be cleaned at least once more throughout the day as the counters were messy and they ran out of toilet paper and soap. I have no problem with the campfire being out at 11:00 but I don't think it should be an issue when people are sitting quietly talking at their campsite. There were many loud kids screaming for no reason around 6:30 am (fault of the parents) which is more annoying than people talking quietly at their campsites after 11:00. I would definitely return to this campsite.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 53 waterfront acres, 300 sites. Open year round. Rated as one of the two best parks in BC, and in the top 25 in Canada! Located 5 minutes to downtown Nanaimo, a waterfront city of 80,000, and only 10 minutes to ferries. Perfect base camp to explore Vancouver Island. Summer swimming in a pristine river, oceanside full serviced sites, kayak rentals, walking trails, WiFi - even a gourmet coffee deck overlooking the ocean! Reserve online. ... more less