6 Parks near Victoria, British Columbia
Jan 2010 - $45.00
This park was pretty close to what the website advertised. A little run down, and you can tell that there are full timers here that don't care about what their unit looks like. A few derelict cars here and the sites we pretty packed together. Wi-Fi was advertised and WORKED!! At night there were a few shady people that came through the park, but didn't really bother anyone. Staff was not too helpful, but facilities were relatively clean. I would camp here again, just because it is close to Victoria. For the money spent, i think we overpaid..place was a little run down for how much they were charging, but at least cable was included, unlike another RV "resort" that wants to charge you an extra 80 bucks a month for cable!! We will be back, but not for such a long stay next time. There is nothing really special about the park and after you have been there for a couple days, you get a little sick of looking five feet over to the next dingy unit that is beside you. - BillBixby
Jul 2008 - $26.00
The best part of the campground are the hosts. Very friendly and helpful. Lots of monthlies but they are isolated from the overnighters. We wanted to stay here because of the water slides and we discovered the slides are closed and we were disappointed. The golf driving range has been abandoned. Batting cages were fun as was the mini golf. The raceway was really not too noisy. The problem was the concrete plant across the parking lot. They start running the trucks at 7:00 am and it is loud. For this reason we would hesitate staying at this campground. - Bob2013
Aug 2015 - $43.00
Most sites are small and close together.
Our site was on hill with cedar hedge on both sides on top of rock retaining wall which gave nice privacy. We were able to park our van in front of our trailer but took some doing with slope of roadway and our level site.
Most sites in the park are level and open with some fencing or hedging between some sites. Be prepared to level your rig to some degree.
This is a large park with many f/t residents which kinda gives the feel of a trailer park and not an rv park.
Laundry and washrooms were clean and tidy.
We stayed here for 1 week. We would stay here again perhaps a night or two tho. - DCM/JMB
Aug 2015 - $43.00
There are over 300 sites in this park and it is situated under some major power lines. There is a picnic table in each site. The laundry room was large and open. We did not use it or the bathrooms and showers. The sites were too cramped for our liking, the sites are too close together.
Our dogs were attacked by an off leash (they say it ran out unexpectedly) vicious dog. You could tell it was not the first time. We notified the office and are cutting our stay short. We did not get a good vibe from this place anyway. - beach89bum
Aug 2015 - $43.00
This park has an interesting mix of pros and cons.
The park is close to all areas of the city. The sites are small, clean, with little privacy and brick patios, picnic tables, and level parking. With the small sites, the roads have a large number of vehicles encroaching on the narrow paved roads. All of the services work well, including the wifi. Staff are helpful and washrooms facilities are well kept except there were no hand drying towels in the men's side and the electric hand drier was broken. Showers are free. A short distance to the east is a large off leash dog area. A trail used mostly for bicycles runs right through the center of the park as well. The park is full of steep hills which is a bit of a pain when walking to the washroom facilities. Unfortunately, there are a number of old ugly units belonging to some full time residents, but the park is quiet at night except for the constant hum of the adjacent highway. Some RVers complain about full timers, but it seems that these parks generally have a tendency to be more quiet than parks with large numbers of weekenders who arrive to party. This park is an example of paying for location rather than amenities. We would stay here again. - Snoet
Sep 2015 - $18.00
When we checked into this park we discovered a number of campers were there already and park management had closed of 2/3 of the upper campground (large yellow, steel gates across the road). As a result, the only site we could find was a double one buried in the trees. Since it had been raining this was a cold, dark site. Also, we were now in the lower campground and a kilometer away from the shower house. There seemed to be no reason for this closure. We will not return to this campground. - Living Skies
May 2015 - $45.00
Love this camp ground!! So much to do! Awesome waterfalls and new playground for the kids and the outside theater always has something going on! The park is also very clean! - rosiemp
Aug 2011 - $25.00
Regarding services, this is a typical provincial park, but it's a jewel. This is my first time back in over 30 years, and it's as beautiful and forested as I remembered it. The campsites are huge and separated from each other by native vegetation. And you're less than 30 minutes from downtown Victoria and a short drive o the Butchart Gardens. How cool is that! It's quite crowded in the summer, but after Labor Day it's a and peaceful haven. - lisaloo
Jun 2015 - $30.00
We have been coming here for years and like this park. However, there is no policy and no restriction on the number of vehicles, occupants and shelters per site. In addition, tents are allowed next to RVs and people use them not just for a couple of extra children but to house additional adults and families. Moreover, there is no prohibition on motorized scooters and the like. Hence, during the summer vacation season and on June and September weekends, this place can be a bit of a zoo. Across from us, there were two sites with a total of six vehicles, two RVs (one suitable for recycling), two tents, a shelter, five bicycles, an air mattress used outside at night, nine adults and six children. Security patrols do exist, but only when crowded conditions prevail. These patrols do not effect the above issues. I recommend this park, but not at the times listed above. If you have stayed here before, you will see that things are slipping and that it is due to lax policies. If you want value and a peaceful stay, avoid being here during heavy use times. - BMonk
Jul 2014 - $36.00
We have stayed here often and may again. This is a nice RV park in an excellent location. The staff is friendly and mostly helpful (see below) and it is well kept. While there is little grass there is clean gravel and privacy hedging. Our one complaint is that their enforcement of quiet hours was unsatisfactory. We were kept up by a drunken party right behind us who ignored the quiet time deadline and continued well past midnight. My complaint resulted in the assistant manager going to the site, but then greeting the occupant like an old friend and asking him very nicely to wrap it up in the future by "around 10 or 11" - supposed to start at 10 PM. Needless to say, there was no enforcement during the evening. Very disappointing in an otherwise nice place. - BMonk
Jul 2014 - $35.00
Pedder Bay is quite a distance from Victoria. Its main attraction is the Marina and Fishing. Upon arrival you are asked to announce yourself by telephone at the entrance kiosk. You will then be asked to proceed to your site and, once you have set up camp, come to the office to pay and complete the registration. We found this a little unusual but it worked. Perimeter roads are paved. The inner sites are wide, level, gravel with a picnic table and fire ring. Service facilities are to the left rear and all worked well. You are separated from your neighbor by a cedar hedge. Outer spaces are back in and a few "view" sites overlook the harbour complete with decks (additional cost). Free Wi-Fi was strong the whole time we were there and there was good selection of cable channels. There was NO CELL SERVICE though. We did not notice any full timers probably because Pedder Bay is quite a distance from anywhere. There were no loud parties and staff patrolled regularly. This is a great place to go if you are into fishing, boating or just want to come and relax. There are hiking and biking trails, boat, canoe and kayak rentals and I’m sure you would not have any problem going for a charter fishing day. We did not see a playground but did see lots of kids. We paid $37.60 per night and felt we got good value. We like this place and will be back. We would have given it a ten if there was cell service. - BC Wanderer
Jul 2014 - $53.00
This park is situated right on the ocean. There is a very nice natural beach with plenty of very fine soft sand. It would be better if the jetsam and flotsam were removed. This area is prone to sea lettuce washing ashore so at certain times can be a bit smelly. We had an ocean front site (number 6) which was plenty wide with our opposing slides. Water, sewer, and electric were well placed and worked as expected. Free Internet was terribly slow. Not worth the effort as we used our own. Cell service was excellent. Limited channels available over the air and there is no cable. This is a very pet friendly park. Dogs are allowed on the beach! (We did not notice any dog poop anywhere.) There is no playground as such but the beach and a very large grassed play area were well used by children. We paid $52.50 for the Premium Ocean View with a Good Sam discount. We would have given this place a 10 if the sea lettuce had been cleaned up and the Internet was better. - BC Wanderer
Jul 2013 - $45.00
Access from Victoria is via very pretty little winding country road. It is paved and follows the coast for about 26 Km through the little community of Metchosin. The drive is worth it. Just don’t be in a rush. The park is laid out in three sections. Garden, Lagoon and Ocean. We were in Garden, but would have rather been in Ocean or Lagoon. Ocean, of course, faces the Strait of Juan de Fuca with views of ocean going vessels in the distance. Check in was efficient and when complete we were handed an info package that included a list of rules that were not out of line. We were escorted to our site and guided in. (We did not ask for this service and would have rather looked after ourselves.) Sites are on the small side, but we did have room for both slides and awning. Every site has a small brick patio, picnic table and some have a fire pit (not ours). P W & S are located at the rear almost out of sight. It is big rig friendly, but there are no pull throughs. There is a nice sandy beach with shallow water even during high tide. We saw lots of children playing in the water but we felt it was too cold for us to go in. There are some sites that have obviously been taken over for the season, but none are junky and it doesn’t look like there are any permanents. The park is clean, has a club house with book exchange, TV, etc. We noted that the washrooms were clean, as were the laundry facilities. Everyone we encountered was friendly and for the most part it was a quiet stay. If you are not a dog person, perhaps you may want to give this park a pass. Dogs are allowed on the beach off leash. Our dog loved the freedom to run in the sand (but she too didn’t want to go into the water). There are a lot of dogs here, but we did not see a single pile of crap! Wi-Fi worked well (your usage is monitored). Abuse the service and you lose it). Cable (without a box) worked well. For those that need to be closer to the city of Victoria this may not be for you. This park would have been rated a 10 except the sites are on the small side, the interior roads were gravel not paved and there was an odor of rotting Sea Lettuce noticeable during low tide. All in all a very attractive park. We would happily return. - BC Wanderer
Aug 2009 - $48.00
The customer service here was excellent. The beach is very pretty and the park is pet friendly. - adb
Apr 2015 - $42.00
This is an okay park if you want quick access to downtown Victoria. You can walk to it from this campsite. Very tight spots. - Ernest
Sep 2013 - $45.00
Wonderful stay. Overlooked the harbour in Victoria. Easy access to downtown Victoria with the harbour taxi service. Clean washrooms and sites. Booked already for next year. - jla_vernon
Feb 2013 - $20.00
We have spent the last 6 months here. This park is very convenient to pretty much everywhere in Victoria. It is a very quiet place considering the close proximity to the city. The harbor views are spectacular. The walkway to downtown is almost at your doorstep. The water taxi service is a treat (available only during the summer). A propane delivery service is available upon request. Kayak Rentals, Fishing Charters etc. are available at the Marina which is only steps away. There is no playground and a steep, rocky, embankment to the ocean. Not a good place for kids. We found that, after the transient guests disappeared, the cleanliness of the park improved a lot. Long term guests pick up after their pets and looked after trash a lot better. Long term guests usually just stay for the winter as the climate is very mild. We noted only five units that were year round residents. Some were skirted but none were tacky. There were only a few “winter” guests that let their spaces and units degrade. The park is very safe. These are the good things. What we didn’t like was that services are shared by two sites. This configuration works as long as a motor home and a Trailer share so there was a little more room. Motor homes nosed into their site and trailers backed in. If you are unlucky, then your cables and hoses have to run under your unit. Sites are very close together. This is an older park not designed for today’s units with slides. They can accommodate 45 footers though. The roads are paved but tired. The sites are gravel which is well suited to accommodate the winter rains. Not so nice in the warm weather though. There is no Wi-Fi but internet is available in the Laundry Room and at the on-site restaurant. Cable TV is available but for most channels you will need a box. If you need to depend on the parks bathroom facilities they are limited but clean. Our monthly rate was about $20.00 per night including taxes. We would stay again. - BC Wanderer