A Camper's Paradise Found in Victoria

Posted by Serena Kolida on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 1:57pm.

With a massive amount of provincial parks, camping facilities and protected areas throughout British Columbia, those living in Victoria gain access to some incredible camping facilities. Seven national parks are found in the province and over 900 over ports throughout. Whether you're searching for a private campground or an RV park, you're sure to find the right type of campground for your needs.

Top campgrounds close to Victoria include:

Goldstream Provincial Park

Providing 173 sites, you can enjoy camping among beautiful Douglas fir trees, waterfalls and spend time on the hiking trails. This park is only a half hour from the city and provides an incredible view.

Banberton Provincial Park

With 53 sites, this park provides incredible camping near Mill Bay. With sandy beaches, warm water and plenty of amenities, this is a top choice for many residents of Victoria.

French Beach Provincial Park

Camp here and enjoy the short walk to the beach, small trails and beautiful forest. With 69 campsites, you can reserve your spot and enjoy the tide pools, well known beaches and challenging hiking trails.

Along with the three provincial parks, you can choose from more than a dozen private campgrounds and RV parks less than an hour from Victoria. Most are found north of the city, while a few others are found near the attractions of Vancouver Island.

Whether you just want to enjoy camping or you want the entire outdoor experience with fishing, hunting, hiking and more, you can find a great place for your next camping trip less than an hour from Victoria.

Families will love camping at one of the large parks because of the variety of activities and the beaches nearby. Others may prefer a more remote spot, such as Gulf Islands National Park Reserve or the Sidney Spit.

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