Vancouver Island is absolutely loaded with beauty, between towering waterfalls, hidden lakes, lush green mountains and old-growth forests. One of the best ways to explore this island and truly see what only the locals discover is to camp your way through it. Whether you are traveling as a family, couple or with friends; there is an abundance of awesome campgrounds to choose from. Discover 12 of our favorite places to camp on this incredible island.
12. Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, Parksville
This picturesque camping destination fills up fast and is only open from May until September. What makes this park such a superb camping spot is a variety of things. First up the scenery and surroundings can’t be beaten. The park features two stunning waterfalls that descend deep into a canyon, an old-growth and second-growth forest, a deep crystal-clear swimming hole and picture-perfect bridges to walk along.
There are plenty of hiking trails throughout the park for all visitors to use. The campground includes 103 sites, each with their own picnic table and campfire ring and the sites are well spread out with large concrete pads on each. Expect great privacy, quiet nights and some spectacular scenery here at Englishman River Falls in Parksville.