Pack your gear!
Summer’s almost over, but there’s plenty of camping left to do
Hate to admit it, but summer is coming to an end. Don't panic! There is still time to make the most of the warm summer nights, starry nights, and the lack of routine.
Gather up the sleeping bags, the flannels, the cards, and the ingredients for S’mores! The Comox Valley has plenty of opportunity to pitch a tent (or park a trailer) and enjoy yourself a quick little get-away.
Cumberland Lake Park Campground (at Comox Lake)
At this family-friendly campground, you will find 62 sites with and without electrical hookups. A lovely lakeside location offers a boat launch, great swimming, and plenty of opportunity for relaxing. You will also find an enclosed swimmers-only area, showers, a concession, hiking, rock climbing, and kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals.
Bates Beach Oceanfront Resort
With full RV hookups, peaceful tenting sites, and oceanfront suites, Bates Beach Oceanfront Resort is a unique oceanfront setting on the Strait of Georgia. With ample opportunity for boating, beachcombing, and paddling, the adventures are endless. There are also kid-friendly activities offered throughout the summer months, so check the website for information.
Kin Beach Provincial Park offers an 18-site campground, as well as a large day-use area with picnic facilities and a playground. Enjoy its rocky shores nestled along the Strait of Georgia, as tidal pools provide a safe swimming area and endless exploration.
You will also find scenic views of the mainland, and plenty of opportunity for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.
Kitty Coleman Provincial Park
Kitty Coleman Provincial Park is a popular family-friendly destination for swimming, boating, fishing, and oceanfront camping. Facilities include a picnic shelter, picnic tables, pit toilets, two boat launches, and several nature trails.
There are 65 vehicle accessible campsites—most of which overlook the beach—and one group campsite that accommodates 4-6 units. Campfire rings are conveniently located across from each site, giving wonderful views of the ocean, mountains, and mainland.
Miracle Beach Provincial Park
Miracle Beach Provincial Park is the perfect campground for families looking to get away, without traveling too far from home. Campers of all ages will enjoy the clean facilities, nature house, playground, and beautiful sandy beach that stretches endlessly at low tide.
With more than 200 spacious family-friendly campsites, there is plenty of room for all those tents, trailers, and campervans. Group sites are also available for large parties of friends and family.
Located midway between Courtenay and Campbell River, there is easy access to both communities for provisions and entertainment, including mini golf and Saratoga Speedway.
Reservations are required with provincial campsites—especially this popular campsite—and can be made online.
Pacific Playgrounds Resort & Marina
With 201 fully serviced, spacious sites, Pacific Playgrounds has space for both family-friendly and adult-oriented parties. Tenting sites are also available with power and water only. You choose from spots that are shaded, sunny and/or along the Oyster River or the Strait of Georgia. If you feel like, there are also two bedroom cottages available.
Enjoy coastal views of the mainland and miles of beach to explore—only steps from your site.
Puntledge RV Campground
Located in the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, Puntledge RV Campground provides a safe, family-friendly experience with breathtaking views.
Located adjacent to the Puntledge River, the campground is a five minute walk from downtown Courtenay and includes the Nim Nim Interpretive Centre and I-Hos Gallery Kiosk.
Saratoga Beach Resort
Situated on sandy Saratoga Beach, Saratoga Beach Resort has 26 RV sites with full hookup and fully equipped oceanside cottages. There is also a store, a playground, a large campfire pit, and a covered gathering place complete with fireplace.
Seal Bay RV Park
Offering 70 natural, spacious sites all sites at Seal Bay RV Park have full hookup, hydro, water, sewer, and cable. Each site also has a picnic table and a fire pit.
There are also 12 wilderness tenting sites available from April to October.