You don’t have to drive far to find one of the best RV parks in Nanaimo. The Living Forest Oceanside Campground and RV Resort is a full-service facility located 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the center of the city. This waterfront property is one of the area’s top-rated RV resorts because of its scenic views, spacious pull-through and back-in sites, and various amenities. The resort has a park store, laundry room, boat rental facility, and a game room for kids. Campers can stay close to their RV and enjoy the sunbathing and swimming beach or venture out into town to ride bikes or walk along the Nanaimo Harbourfront Walkway.
Do you prefer a quiet, natural campground setting? The Englishman River Falls Provincial Park campground is less than an hour’s drive from Nanaimo and set among an old-growth forest near hiking trails, a swimming hole, and two waterfalls. This campground operates seasonally and is ideal for self-contained RVs. All campsites are primitive, but campers may use the vault toilets and drinking water taps on site. Animal lovers will like that the campground is minutes away from the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre.
RVers who enjoy primitive campsites with upgraded campground services like showers, drinking water, and a sani-dump station will find Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park the ideal place to set up camp. Popular park activities include saltwater fishing, bird watching, canoeing, swimming, and windsurfing. The oceanfront park is located 21 miles (35 kilometres) north of the city and is one of Nanaimo’s best RV campgrounds. Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park is a popular destination during the summer, and because of high demand, campers must make reservations.