15 RV Parks near Chemainus, British Columbia
May 2015 - $35.00
The camp site was right on the water! Very clean and you can always have a fire! Love this camp site! I will be going back with the family for sure! - rosiemp
Jul 2012 - $32.00
Bathrooms were disgusting!!!! Campsites were small and look like they were never maintained. Paid for 3 water and electrical hook ups, and only had 2. If you wish for a place to take a lot of kids it might be all right as there is a play ground and the river access is ok. Does not seem to have a responsible adult running the place. Just a young girl in the office and some older man driving around on a golf cart. I am not sure what the RV sites are like, but the 5 tenting sites we had were not pleasing. Doesn't take much to grab a rake and someone really needs to learn to clean the bathrooms. Apparently the men's had human waste on the walls, the womens smelled like urine and the floors (in the showers as well) were awful. I'll take an outhouse any day. At least you expect some sort of smell and I have been in ones way better than these. Could be a great place with a little attention. - Island Camper
Jun 2008 - $25.00
Don't know for sure who runs this place, as we simply phoned a given number upon entering to check in and left payment with the young girl at the store. Very low key and low maintenance! - H&G Adventures
Sep 2017 - $58.00
Dusty, no wifi even with tango net. Very unflat sights. - GNG
Oct 2016 - $36.00
We stayed during a stormy wet weekend so did not use too much of the facilities. Lots of trees to drop needles and leaves on your unit. Overall it is fairly nice. Didn't like the fact that they charge a $6 reservation fee and will not accept Passport America discount without a reservation. No tv or internet. - Nahidik
Sep 2015 - $44.00
This Holiday Trails park is in a valley removed from traffic and railways so it is quiet. Access from the south is difficult because you have to drive past about 1 km, make a u-turn, and come back to the park entrance. This park was an overnight stop for us so we asked for a pull-through site with full service which was fine but difficult to find. The sites are randomly placed within the resort and there are few directional signs so finding your site is difficult. We met another RV that checked in before us and they were having problems finding their site. The only problem we encountered was the smell of sewer gas which hung in the valley. Not sure where it was coming from. There is no TV or WiFi but our Telus phone worked fine. There is a clubhouse but the large television was broken so there was. no reception. We would return to this park. - Living Skies
Sep 2017 - $35.00
This is our second time here. What a beautiful spot. We were here in the fall and the winds were a bit strong but still worth camping. This time we are in D3 with an excellent view. Lots of trails, excellent shops in walking distance and lots of geocaching hides. - Team Kya
Apr 2017 - $27.00
This was our first trip out this year. A little later than normal because of the cool weather we have had. Check in was a non event as we were given our site number when we reserved (and reserve you should. This can be a very busy park). We simply set up camp and looked after the financials Monday morning when the office opened. Our site was up on the hill this time and the ocean views were beautiful. All of the services worked well except the Wifi (barely good enough to check e-mail). Basic Cable TV is included in the nightly fee but I really hate having to install the "box" (not the operators fault but that of the provider). You can upgrade the offerings including adding internet should you desire, Within an easy walk are small stores for groceries, pubs and restaurants. The nearest full service center including big box stores and medical facilities is Duncan (about a 15 minute drive). There is plenty to do in and around Crofton. Lots of walking and hiking trails, fishing, whale watching, investigating the tidal pools, and the ferry to Salt Spring Island is almost next door. We paid $27.00 per night plus tax and we feel we received good value for our dollar. We will return. - Rollin Ollens
Aug 2016 - $28.00
Nice view of the ocean and walking trail right at our doorstep, along with a small sandy Beach Park a short distance away. Wi-Fi not available at our site, as you have to be near the guest house to pick up signal. Overall a pleasant stay for the money. - Leisure Time
Mar 2018 - $30.00
Campground has had extensive electrical upgrades. Washrooms are being cleaned daily. A lot of the druggies and scum bags have been kicked out.Each site is being upgraded. A huge homeless camp at the back of the park was removed and area cleaned up. People who live in park have been told to clean up or they are out.Lots of future up grades to come. Good hiking and biking. Close to town. - Dougybear
Oct 2011 - $23.00
Old campground and restrooms, but facilities clean. Quiet but close to highway and to town. - aussietraveler
Mar 2016 - $30.00
This park was not listed in RV Park Reviews. We came upon it by chance. It is right beside a river (as the name of the park suggests). The sites are well back from the road so we could not really see them. The office was un-manned. This is off season so not that big of a deal. We made a reservation by telephone to arrive the next week. We were to arrive on a Sunday and since the office is not normally open on weekends (off season) we agreed on a time and the manager would be there to complete the transactions. Upon arrival, no one at the office. No notes or directions so we waited. About an hour later a man appears and asked if he could help. We explained that we were to meet the manager. "He's not around. Just go help yourself" was what we were told to do. We found the only spot available (not near the river, as they are tenting sites). The place is full of permanents and those who were there for the winter months. Lots of very old trashy units with lots of junk. The sites are grassed but this is not good in the winter as it rains a lot here. It was a muddy mess. There is little to no drainage so walking is a challenge unless you were wearing boots. The basic services worked well but we never did get a code for the free Internet. Cable was worthless unless you had a converter. We used this place as a base only. We feel it would have been acceptable value had we been charged the "Off Season" rates that we should have. We were charged $30.00 Cdn inc tax per night instead of $14.00. We had planned to return again but we would rather deal with an honest manager. Conditions might be better in the summer when its drier but we won't be back. - Rollin Ollens
Jun 2017 - $29.00
Steep access road from the highway. We had reservations, but no site guarantee. Lucky for us, we got site 45 which is one of the best. Sites vary from tiny tent spaces to full hookup ones that can take up to 35 ft rigs. Ours was a gravel back-in with water and electric hookups in the rear with sewer towards the middle. There is cable TV, but only if you have your own Shaw cable box. We didn't have one, so we set up our satellite TV and it worked fine. Only a few other sites are open enough for satellite TV reception. Wi-Fi from either the park or Shaw. We connected to the park one and it was good enough for Skype. Friendly campground hosts who are good at explaining everything about the place. They sell firewood at the office. Office is open 8am to 8pm, but sometimes you have to ring the doorbell or phone them to get their attention since they may be elsewhere around the grounds. The grounds are nicely landscaped with split rail fences around most sites. Some of the tent sites have small tables and patio chairs for two persons. There is a small playground as well. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. - Onemoretrail
Apr 2015 - $33.00
We have been periodic visitors to this park. Most sites rustic but four large sites full service. No cable but excellent antenna reception. Camp hosts very friendly and accommodating. Steep gravel road with graded speed bumps all the way down, making the ride in very rough. Going out even tougher as difficult to power up hill toeing heavy trailer due to speed bumps. This must be improved. Would have given higher rating with better access in. - flugelboneman
May 2014 - $37.00
We were very pleased with our 3 night stay at Mowhinna Creek campground. The site was large and clean, bright and cheerful. The host was readily available if you had any needs or questions. He oversees the campground in a firm but friendly way. If you're looking for a yee haw party place, this isn't it! If you want a pleasant, quiet and 'respectful of others' experience, it is terrific. While on the Island we checked out the other campgrounds we could have chosen, and were very grateful that we found Mowhinna! - glennrose
Jan 2018 - $50.00
The showers were broken for over a week.
When it was icy the ramp and walkway to the showers was always slippery and unsalted.
The office hours are very short in the winter. Sometimes only open for 2 hours a day. Closed other days.
The wifi was so bad it didnt even work as far away as our campsite.
The dirt turned to 6 inches of mud in the winter.
The raging water behind our campsite wasn't fenced off and the ledge was falling away with more rain.
The staff and manager don't agree on policies and pricing.
When the manager disagreed with her staff....we got kicked out. No refund given on payment already made for the month...kicked out 10 days early with no place to go.
Needs a new nicer, kinder manager.
The staff was great. - Keeyans
Jan 2015 - $38.00
Manager was fantastic - very helpful and accommodating. We requested privacy and she delivered. Unfortunately washrooms and water were shut off for the season to prevent pipes freezing. Conveniently located between Ladysmith and Nanaimo. - I Like Heat
Sep 2014 - $38.00
There are lots of kids in this park. Families seem to come in groups so it is very noisy and crowded. No grass; 30 amps. Tight turning radius for 45 footer. Close to Duke PT ferry is a plus. - Freedom Bus
Sites: 39 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 3 Reviews
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Clean sites. I didn't like that you can't have quiet music on past 10pm. We had little kids sleeping within feet of our fire and weren't woken by our music but they make you turn it off, can't even have it quiet. Sort of feels like I was a child with a curfew. Most places it's 11pm. Then the Rangers drive thru with a loud diesel at 11:30pm and wake everyone up. Been here twice and wasps are crazy! Otherwise a good time. It's hard to maneuver a large trailer thru the roads, windy with lots of trees.
River is nice. The sites stay cool during the day with the trees for shade. - JennaTar
Aug 2015 - $16.00
Basic Provincial Park campground with pit toilets and trash bins. Walking trail to river which has spawning trout and salmon in season in clear waters. Most sites can accommodate a 30 foot motorhome. No cell reception unless booster used. Heavy tree cover limits use of solar panels. Quiet campground as it's located in cottage area and several miles from highway. - Sasquatchewan
Sep 2013 - $16.00
Very quiet bare bones campground nestled in the woods very close to Cowichan River. No hookups, just one or two water hand pumps in the park. No Wi-Fi and poor if any cell phone reception. The sites are level and well spaced, good privacy. A few sites can accomodate larger rigs. We are 51' combined and stayed in site #14. No problems backing in. Site #7 is even better regarding manoeuvrability. Each site has a picnic table and a fire pit. Fire wood is sold for $7 for a well sized bucket. The hiking and cycling trails like the Cowichan River foot path and Trans Canada Trail in the area are not accessible from this campground, you need to drive about 5 km to Skutz Falls (campground there is permanently closed). Cowichan Lake is a 20 minute drive. Overall a very nice place to stay and enjoy some days away from it all. We will be back. - TheSchweitzers
Jun 2017 - $14.00
Rate is an average of one night at Senior Off Season discount and the no discount one. This park is accessed by a narrow residential road and not recommended for big rigs let alone anything over 30 ft. There are only 13 drive-in sites. The rest are walk-in. Our first night we stayed in site 24 which was part of a twin site. It was fairly level gravel back-in. There was no one in the other site, so it was fairly private since there is plenty of foliage between adjacent sites. It is fairly basic with no hookups. Our second night we stayed in site 4 formerly a host site. It was a longer gravel back-in which we to use as a pull-in. There was some slope on the passenger side so leveling was required. It wasn't as clean due to cedar and fir needles that covered our motorhome after a windstorm. Water is available at a couple of spigots in the drive-in part of the campground. There are 4 twin sites and the rest are individual. No dump station and I don't believe Galiano Island has one either. No OTA TV and satellite would be impossible with all the surrounding trees. The campground has pit toilets with hand sanitizer dispensers. A day use area has a beach and boat ramp. Trails throughout the park, but a section north of the drive-in sites has been closed to public access due to hazardous terrain. Since this is the only available campground on Galiano Island we would have no choice but to stay here again if back on the island. - Onemoretrail
Oct 2017 - $26.00
Very friendly owners. Campground is a meadow in a forested area 100 yards from the ocean and marina. There are secluded tenting sites as well as an open area that can accommodate small groups and RV's up to 26 feet. RV's over 26 feet may have difficulty accessing the campground because of tight turns to enter the camping meadow. Be prepared to level your RV because you'll be parking on grass. The meadow runs east west so you can find a shady spot under the trees to the south or more sun on the north side of the meadow. There are 4 duplex 110 volt 15 amp plugs in one spot. You'll need a converter plug to 15A. The camping fee is $20 Canadian and for $6 more you can have electricity. The plug ins are all in one spot so be sure to arrange a spot close by, and have a heavy gauge cord, to avoid voltage losses over long power cords runs. Complimentary high speed wireless Internet, weak in the picnic grounds but strong in reception area. Local cell signal is 2-3 bars out of 5. Washrooms with coin operated hot showers ($2 for 3 mins - water is precious on the island) and coin op laundry room Picnic tables On site kayak, scooter and mountain bike rentals Store selling ice, ice cream & snacks, select groceries, pharmaceutical items, fishing bait and clothing Tents, tent trailers, small campers & RV's are welcome. Pets on leash and picked up after are welcome. - User3527