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Campgrounds provide travelers an opportunity to explore Vancouver Island communities, highways, backcountry roads, waterways and landscapes while camping under the stars in a tent, camper or recreational vehicle (rv).Vancouver Island Campgrounds and RV Parks

The selection of campgrounds vary on Vancouver Island. There are National and Provincial Parks with campgrounds. There are municipal, community, association and private campgrounds located near and within many of the communities on the island. There are forestry and wilderness recreation campsites located in the backcountry wilderness regions of the island.

The National and Provincial Park campgrounds provide access to activities and wilderness backcountry areas. Many are easily accessed form paved roads and are maintained by park wardens.

Some campgrounds are developed with amenities like showers, playgrounds, laundry, power, information centres, boat launch, fish cleaning stations, sani dump and washrooms while others keep it simple with only a pit toilet on site.

Most park campgrounds are located on prime wilderness real estate like an ocean, river, sandy beach or lake. Some are strategically located for accessing popular hiking trails, backpacking routes, paddle routes, fishing holes, etc. The activity routes often lead to backcountry tenting sites located in the deepest regions of the park. All Provincial and National Parks require a fee for campground services.

Private campgrounds are maintained and managed locally by a family or a manager. A private campground is, generally, ideally located close to a community or in a community. Some are located on beaches, lakes, oceans while others on highways, gravel roads or close to downtowns.

Private campgrounds, may or may not, provide power and non power sites, showers, sani dumps, washrooms, playgrounds, outdoor pools, lodge, general store, picnic shelters, laundry, internet and on and on. Prices and quality vary greatly with private campgrounds.

Municipal and association campgrounds are located within the local communities on Vancouver Island. In general, they are operated by a local club or the city itself. Many of the services and attributes of a municipal and association campground are similar to the services of a private campground.

Forestry campsites are the most rugged campgrounds on Vancouver Island. They tend to be very remote and very basic. Most are accessed via a network of gravel roads. Some are not suitable for campers or RVs. The campground provides campers a place to camp and maybe a pit toilet. Some require a fee for camping and some are free of charge - you just have to get there.

Peak camping months on Vancouver Island are from May to September. Although camping is enjoyed year round as many of the private campgrounds operate year round. Campgrounds should be booked in advance, especially on weekends and holidays.

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