Camping On Vancouver Island

If you’re looking for a camping destination that offers you stunning sights, beautiful wildlife viewing, and incredible camping, then check out Vancouver Island. This is the largest island on the west coast of North America. Measuring 290 miles end to end and 52 miles at its widest point. Overall it covers over 12k square miles.

Camping on Vancouver Island requires some planning. Because it is such a popular destination many of the campsites require reservations. With that in mind, consider the type of camping experience you want. If you want a site with modern hookups and amenities, then make sure you reserve well in advance. And if you’re planning a trip in the summer months you’re going to want to reserve at least 3 months ahead of when you plan to take your trip (although some suggest even earlier).

When you’re packing for your trip to Vancouver Island you’ll want to make sure you have clothing that makes hiking through primitive woods comfortable. Bring long pants and long sleeved shirts, as well as insect and tick repellant.

Things To Do On Vancouver Island

There is no shortage of exciting things to do on Vancouver Island. Pack up the RV and head out for an exciting adventure.

The Butchart Gardens

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With over a million visitors each year, the Butchart Gardens are a National heritage Site of Canada and truly a sight to be seen. You’ll absolutely love each minute spent among the gorgeous floral and greenery displays. The gardens close at 4pm and are the perfect thing to see if you’re just looking to relax.

Craigdarroch Castle

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This huge Victorian mansion was built in 1890 and was built by a wealthy baron named Robert Dunsmuir. Self-guided tour translations are available in: Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Turkish

Royal BC Museum

wooly mammoth
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The Royal BC Museum is a natural and human history museum that features a wide range of incredible historical artifacts. From the wooly mammoth to the totems, masks, and other cultural relics, this is an amazing museum that the entire family will enjoy.

If you’re interested in planning a trip to Vancouver Island and are looking for an RV, contact us. We’ve got a huge selection of RVs for sale and are here to help you find the best one for your family’s needs.

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