12 Parks near Courtenay, British Columbia
Jul 2016 - $24.00
Fairly new owners of the campground are working hard to clean up the place after it had been run down in the past. About 1/2 of the sites toward the front of the campground are occupied by full time residents and some of these sites could use the help. Everybody we talked to was very friendly though. We would stay again.
The campground is very convenient to town, we were easily able to walk to the Canada Day Parade in town. Our full hookup site was in the middle of the campground on grass under trees. Other areas in the campground were more clear if satellite views are important.
Wifi was good, we had a 5 bar cell signal (ATT/Rogers), and the free cable had 50 channels. Showers were $1 CAD per 5 minutes. - readontheroad
Jul 2014 - $1.00
Little known to the public, there is free camping right on Mount Washington, offered by the Alpine Lodge that runs the whole place. From the highway exit it is almost 20 kms up to an elevation of about 1500 meters. During summer the parking lot of the Hawk chairlift on Nordic drive is the designated RV parking spot. No hookups or any kind of facilities. Check in with the Alpine Lodge before you park. In our case the Hawk parking lot was closed and we were directed to park on the large parking lot at Raven Lodge at the end of Nordic drive, where the hiking trails start. Pick a spot at the very end of the lot and the occasional early hikers won't disturb you. Gorgeous scenery and totally quiet at night. The maximum stay is three nights and you need to be fully self sustained. Take all your garbage with you when leaving. We will be back for sure. - TheSchweitzers
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Rate is for a full hookup site. We stayed here a couple of years ago when the RV Park was still under development. The owner put a lot of work into it. Very quiet and somewhat remote location to get away. We stayed in one of the group campsites where privacy is very limited. Lots of deer poo on the grass, so watch your step or clean up (nobody else will do it).
Our main point of criticism is the WiFi that is now included in the rate. Back then is was 2$ per day extra but strong and reliable. Now you can just forget about it. Other than that it is a nice place to stay when exploring the Comox Valley. - TheSchweitzers
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Super clean, lots of money went into this location. Right next to very large regional park with great easy trails including off-leash dog trails. - User3527
Sep 2015 - $37.00
This park is out in the country so it is quiet. The sites are big enough and there is a huge group camping area. We had a pull-through site with tress/bushes on each side so it was private. There is a club house but it was being used by an RV club. There is small lake in the middle of the campground. Nice place for a one-night stop. We would stay here again. - Living Skies
Aug 2016 - $55.00
Love this campground. It's convenient to beaches, sites are spacious and the staff are warm and welcoming. I would come back here and would like to stay longer.
Our truck didn't quite fit into our space but we were directed to a place behind our site. - Cathyhew
Apr 2015 - $25.00
The website made this campground look very nice but we were surprised at how very nice it is. The facilities are all new. The bathrooms were amazing! Like a luxury hotel room, with private shower rooms. It costs a couple loonies to take a shower, but totally worth it. The owners are really nice and friendly. The tent sites were HUGE and there is an open party building where we could charge our cell phone. Cell & internet service was great. Fire pits are really cool. No fires were allowed during our stay but they sell propane fire places in the store for a reasonable price. The rent kayaks and paddle boards, which we did not get a chance to use, but would have liked to. The picnic tables are clean and new. Everything well groomed. We were steps away from the beach and enjoyed going there to watch the sunset in the evenings. This campground is absolutely lovely and we wish for a chance to return. - PNW77
Jun 2014 - $47.00
Lovely campground just outside Comox. New owners took over a couple of years ago and revamped the whole site. Gravel pads with full hookups. I only saw 30 amp service. Brand new pavilion with lovely two sided fireplace that would be great for family events. Kids play gym in lower playground. New shower and bathroom facilities. Full time on site manager - very friendly husband and wife team. New office building that sells treats and a few other things you may have forgotten. Beach is a minute walk away with great views of the Strait of Georgia. Watched cruise ships heading to Vancouver last night. - neilmcb2002
Sep 2011 - $28.00
Large campground located on a beautiful stretch of beach. Great tidal changes due to very shallow water. Lots of families and big groups on the weekends. It's very popular for obvious reasons. Nice to have hot showers available in a Provincial Park. Most don't have them. - gtogrl1
May 2007 - $22.00
First let me say that hookups are not available at any Provincial Park in British Columbia. This is a large campground located within a Provincial Park along the east coast of Central Vancouver Island. The sites are large, very level and most are shaded by large trees. Each site has a firepit and firewood can be purchased in the campground. In addition, staff will come around with firewood during the evening and you can purchase same right at your site. Staff are friendly, there are flush toilets and hot showers. Lots of kids. Great hiking trails and access to the beach. Paved roads throughout, so the kids can enjoy riding their bikes. The villages of Merville and Black Creek are close by, there is a golf course nearby and also a restaurant/pub. - Luke_Warmwater
May 2010 - $20.00
Small, older RV park with direct access to Saratoga Beach. Quiet park and pet friendly. Staff gave us a site with an ocean view. We paid off-season rates. - Thedogsma
Apr 2013 - $35.00
This is a very nice location by the Oyster River which provides for good fishing all year. We also discovered wonderful trails and nature walks nearby and at least two very good restaurants within 5-8 minutes drive. The park is fairly well looked after and the marina is always busy with boats in and out. The washrooms were clean but have the look of aged facilities. Pay showers are one dollar for 5 minutes. The park store was closed for renovations at the time of our visit. A local grocery store is within 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk. The golf course is within walking distance, and it is a well designed 9 hole short course. A good area to stay if you are visiting Courtenay or Campbell River as it is the half way point. A meal at the Chinese buffet at Storeys Beach called the "Driftwood" is a must. The food is very good and the price is right. - LEONIDAS2010
Aug 2011 - $25.00
There is something for nearly everyone here; boat ramp, marina, some waterfront sites, pool, tennis court, adult pull-throughs, adult back-ins, beach, fishing. Lots of permanents, lots of families. Tables and fire rings. Children and dogs here seem particularly well behaved. We had a very good feeling about our stay here, will come back again. Water pressure 70 PSI. Environmentally handicapped; recycling is accidental, resulting from effort to contribute to a children’s charity by collecting plastic and aluminum beverage containers. If you ask about recycling, they will direct you to a good community recycling center a short distance outside the park. - meanderingman
Jun 2009 - $25.00
Very poor narrow pavement/gravel/dirt interior roadways. Roadways also have very sharp interior curves and turns. Very large trees also make turning a larger rig an adventure. Several times we watched as others had to ask campers to move their vehicles so that they could make a routine turn. Most sites are lumpy uneven grass and are poorly maintained. Sites are very narrow and appear to have been poorly thought out in design and location. This park advertises that 80% of their business is return customers. That may be. Can't figure out why. It is very obvious that there are rigs there that spend the entire summer there, and some even bring their own lawnmower! This is the problem. These people also believe that they are not subject to the park rules and the park staff does nothing to enforce the park rules. For example rules state that each site is limited to one sleeping unit and one passenger vehicle per site. Other vehicles are supposed to be parked in overflow parking. Boats and trailers are not supposed to be parked in the camping area. The spot next to us had a large travel trailer, a large custom van, and an extended cab pickup truck, plus a boat and trailer. The result is that our view was totally blocked from our site as we were walled in by aluminum. When management was contacted they deferred to the "dayshift staff" and nothing was ever done. One staff member did mention that the fulltimers "seem to think that the rules do not apply to them." The marina is in poor condition and some of the finger peers are treacherous to walk out on. Security was never seen. The night before we left (Fri.) there were several large, loud drinking parties. One person decided that chopping wood at 3:15 in the morning was a reasonable thing to do. Management was unaware of the problem. We had fun during the time that we were there, in spite of the park, not because of the facility. We cannot recommend this place, and quite honestly when we explored the area we found another RV park another 3 KM down the road. Should have gone there. Next time we will. - mrhddh
Jun 2016 - $38.00
The location and amenities are superb. However, we will not return. We stayed in September 2015 and the internet was diabolical, we were told that they were in the process of installing a new system, so we put up with it. (we need the internet to keep tabs on our business). Then this week, June 2016, we are told that the internet is poor because they are installing a new system, what they really mean is that they don't want to pay for a decent system but want your money anyway and will keeping fobbing you off with the same lame excuse.
So I set up the cable TV, nothing! In 2015 it worked though. Nothing was said about this when we checked in. So now you have to leave a deposit on $100 to get a decoder box which you have to install in your RV somewhere, our neighbour tried it and said it was not just a simple plug in but required removing the TV off the wall and using red, yellow, white cables to make the connection. On mine these cables are connected to the surround sound so I am not messing with it.
So for a camp site with poor internet and no TV it is overpriced and not suitable for our needs.
The worst part is that the owners think they can get away with cutting costs, providing a diminished service, and expecting us to return.
No thank you. Management/Owners wake up Internet and TV have been BASIC services for the past 15 years or more! - Codliveroil
Apr 2016 - $40.00
What a fabulous park. Overlooking the marina with the ocean and mainland mountains in the background - we are in heaven! Quiet and clean- well maintained. Parked under huge Douglas firs with lots of grass. - vallarson
Feb 2016 - $26.00
Booked in for 2 weeks mid to end of Feb, 2016. Rate was $180/wk Cdn. Office staff checking in were extremely friendly and helpful.
We chose site 34 because it had a concrete patio beside our rig. Grassy site with view of boat marina and mountains on the BC mainland across the Strait of Georgia.
This park is mid way between Campbell River on the north and Courtenay/Comox to the south so plenty to see and do in both towns. - DCM/JMB
Sep 2014 - $43.00
The lower section is an older park that has been updated to accommodate todays RVs (but not anything longer than 30 feet). The upper “View” section is new thus can accommodate all sizes. We stayed in the lower section right on the water. The views are spectacular. The ocean water is warm and there is a large tidal pool (not swimming pool) right out front where kids were playing. There is a sandy strip of beach but anything the water touches is rock. Many of the lower level sites have been rented out to “permanent” seasonals. The park closes at the end of September and re-opens in May so they are not full time but there are shelters built over the RVs with rooms, decks and patios added on. It is obvious some have been here a long time. We found the seasonal users to be very friendly and accommodating. Check in was easy. The atmosphere is very laid back. If the office is not open you find a spot and check in later. The owner/operator is on-site. Rules are simple and enforced. We did not use the Wi-Fi and Cable is basic. There is a communal BBQ available as well as Fridge and Freezer if needed as well as a fish cleaning station. There is no “Dog Walk” as such but plenty of space to walk your pet. We saw no messes left behind but plenty of dogs. This is not a resort but a place to rest and reflect as well as fishing and other water sports. There is a grocery store and liquor outlet in nearby Bowser but not within walking distance. There is a restaurant nearby that is walkable. We paid $40.85 per night and feel we received good value. We will stay here again. - BC Wanderer
Jun 2011 - $29.00
Clean well kept campground, immediately adjacent to the harbor in Lund. Easy walk to shop, Nancy's Bakery and boardwalk restaurant. Owners are really helpful and friendly and make the point of NOT being a 'party' campground. Wi-Fi is strong at the office but only available at some sites. Some sites are uneven and the entrance road is rather steep. - Ray Wiltshire