Victoria is a major draw for those living the van life, offering ample spots to park seaside, wherever you like. Victoria also provides several fantastic campgrounds offering full hookups for more traditional RV travelers. Sooke Potholes Campground is a must-see on the Island. Those looking to spend some time immersed in nature should consider setting up camp here for the duration of their stay. Ideal for small to midsize motorhomes and trailers, this site is first-come, first-serve, so be sure to get there early to reserve a spot. Located on the Sooke River and just off of the Galloping Goose Regional bike trail, it's a hit for campers looking to spend as much time in nature as possible. Take a dip in the unique freshwater pools, also known as "potholes," created by the deep holes in the river rock. The campground is only an hour's drive outside of the city or a 2-hour bike ride via the Goose. With all the basic amenities and firewood for purchase, you'll have everything you need for a memorial RV experience.
Another top-rated campground is Salish Seaside RV Haven, located right on the water and opposite the Inner Harbour. You can watch all of the action in the harbour, from floatplanes landing and taking off to kayakers paddling by. If you're lucky, you can spot seals and otters swimming in their natural habitat. At night, kick back around a campfire and appreciate the lights of the famous Empress Hotel just across the water, as well as epic sunsets over the skyline. Salish Seaside is big rig friendly, and all RV sites are level and paved, making it an easy spot to park your home on wheels. With brand new amenities and a clubhouse with a deck and fireplace, you will be vacationing in comfort. The campground is just a short, 10-minute drive into downtown Victoria, making it an ideal choice for visitors looking to make the most of their time in town.
If you enjoy days spent in town but prefer to wake up surrounded by peace and quiet, choose Weir's RV Park. Located right on Weir Beach, with views of the Pacific Ocean, you'll wake up to the sound of waves lapping on the shore. The lots are close together, but the view makes up for the limited privacy, and with the beach steps from your doorstep, the world is your oyster. The campground is a scenic 40-minute drive from Victoria, in the rural parts surrounding the city. There is a cute cafe nearby for you to grab your morning coffee on your drive into town. With free WiFi, hot showers, clean washrooms, and everything you need to have a cozy campfire, your crew will surely enjoy their stay at Weir's RV Park.