Our “Point of View”
Living Forest Office Phone: (250) 755-1755
After Hours Emergency: (250) 618-8705 or 911
THREE MAIN RULES: PLEASE call the office at 250.755.1755 if folks aren’t following these easy rules!!
— NO music that can be heard outside your RV or tent (headphones baby!)
— Dogs MUST be leashed, quiet and picked up after
— Fires OUT and QUIET by 11 pm
Security gate: Closed from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am. To exit, pull up to gate and it will open. If you need to return to the park between 11:00 pm and 5 am, PLEASE get the code from the office during office hours!
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Office Hours: 9 am – 8 pm Daily
Laundry Room Hours: 9 am – 9 pm Daily
Adult Clubhouse Hours: 9 am – 9 pm Daily
Kids Games Room Hours: 9 am – 8pm Daily
Living Forest Cafe: Closed for the Season
Firewood: $8/ Bundle of Firewood. $3 for Kindling. Pick them up at the office during our office hours!
Propane: Fills available at the office, during office hours. Current price: $1.05/lb.
- Starting October 1 2017: 100 lb tanks can be picked up to be filled on Mon-Wed. Please make arrangements with Front Desk Staff.
Showers: 5 minutes for each $1 coin; 2 shower buildings, see map for locations
Cable: TV has changed for campgrounds! No more ‘plug in the cable’ at campsites in Canada- the full change to digital took effect June 16, 2016, and we didn’t have much say about it. Even though our 200 serviced site still have a cable hookup, they no longer work without a digital box to go with them – at Living Forest that means a Shaw digital box.
Shaw has given us 60 digital boxes that are available for use by longer stay campers (a week or more). No charge to use one during your stay, but a refundable security deposit will be required. But remember, the really big screen is outside your RV window when you’re camping. For full details contact our front desk 250-755-1755
Today’s date: Nov 23, 2017
Sunrise: 7:38 am Sunset: 4:26 pm
Today’s Weather:Periods of rain ending early this morning then mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Becoming windy early this morning. Temperature steady near 10.
Tonight’s Weather:Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7.
Tomorrow’s AM Weather:Periods of rain. Becoming windy in the morning. Temperature steady near 9.
Tomorrow’s Night Weather:Rain. Low 7.
CANOE & KAYAK RENTALS: Closed for the Season
Looking for incredible Island daytrips? Visit our video channel at Livingforest.com/islandvideos.We’re always adding more videos with driving direction links to our camper’s favourite daytrip parks and special places. They’re filmed with a steadicam system that shows you what’s there so you can see if it’s right for you and your family.
Our LivingForest.com/IslandMap is a Google Map and has placemarks for tons of great places to visit, so clicking any placemark on the map will open video(s) and written description of each special place and of course it’s a live map, so it shows you how to find it! And we are always adding more spots!
Festivals and Events from Tourism Nanaimo
City Bus to town info: 0.5km walk/drive to PetroCan gas station bus stop at South Parkway Plaza Hours: 7am – 10pm Daily
Bus Schedule TO and FROM:
– South Parkway Plaza (labelled SP near Country Grocer) pickup at PetroCan Gas station bus stop
– Port Place Centre (labelled PO and adjacent to downtown)
– Prideaux & Fitzwilliam Streets which is ‘The Old City Quarter’ (labelled A which is a few blocks from downtown).
— Android phone user? Visit the PLAY STORE for the new free NANAIMO BUS app- no WiFi needed to use it. iOS coming soon.
Services at (or on the way to) South Parkway Plaza across the highway (0.5 km):
Rona building supplies, Coastal Community Credit Union, Daily Dollar Plus, South Care Chiropractic, Anytime Fitness, Salvation Army Thrift Store, Curves, Lifelabs, Gallery South Hair Design, Rexall Pharmacy, Sushi To Go, Canada Post, Sun’s Noodle Bar, Pizza Mia, Tim Hortons, Chase River Veterinary Hospital, Chase River Dental Centre, Pharmasave, Be Beautiful Day Spa & Salon, Liquour Store, Serious Coffee, Buckerfields, Film Buff Video, Island Emerald Medical Centre, Petro-Canada, Subway, A&W, Smittys
Link to the Tourism Nanaimo Events page searchable by category, location and week or month
Nanaimo Bar Trail — Find your own favourite version of this world famous Nanaimo treat at one of the 34 stops on the Nanaimo Bar Trail, including our own Living Forest Cafe, which serves amazing Nanaimo Bar Milkshakes during the summer season– and remember, ALL profits from our Cafe are donated to one of four charities– and you get to help decide which one!
There’s classic versions of Nanaimo Bars, as well as cheesecakes, deep fried, cinnamon buns, cupcakes, fudge, spring roll, cocktails, latte- you can even get a Nanaimo Bar pedicure! The link will give you a map with all of the restaurants and businesses on the Nanaimo Bar Trail.
Check out this blog where you can follow a couple’s experience with the Nanaimo Bar Trail!
MORE LINKS for Great Stuff to See and Do
Link to the Nanaimo Cultural Map which includes listings of Artists, Cultural Organizations, and Culinary Arts & Food
Link to the City of Nanaimo Activity Guide
Link to the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre
Link to the Nanaimo Ice Arena
SIGHTSEEING TOURS within 50 KM! Top 7 area tours from GoNanaimo.com – just click the link above, for the following detailed driving and walking tours, with details of the sights and sounds to be seen from: – Nanaimo Waterfront Walking Tour/– Nanaimo Downtown Walking Tour/– North Nanaimo Driving Tour/– South Nanaimo Driving Tour/– Ladysmith Chemainus Driving Tour/– Gabriola Driving Bicycling Tour/– Oceanside Route Driving Tour (Parksville/Qualicum/Coombs/Errington
LOST? click for Living Forest Park Map
Stand at our breathtaking ‘Point of View’ (short trail between sites 130 and 131) and this is what you’ll see! Here’s a guide to tell you what you’re looking at.