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2021   Our “Point of View”

Living Forest Office Phone: (250) 755-1755

After Hours Emergency: (250) 618-8705 or 911



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: 8am -9pm Daily

Laundry Room Hours: 8am – 9pm Daily

Adult Clubhouse Hours: 8 am -9 pm Daily (free WiFi around the office building) Closed until further notice

Kids Games Room Hours: 9 am -9 pm Daily Closed until further notice

Living Forest Cafe: Open select hours on weekends. 

Firewood: $9/ Bundle of Firewood. Pick them up at the office during our office hours!  

Propane: Fills available at the office, From 9:00am to 4:00pm. Current price: $1.10/lb.

  • Starting October 1 2017 and onward: 100 lb tanks can be picked up to be filled on Mon & Wed. Please make arrangements with Front Desk Staff. 

Showers: Require Tokens. Tokens can be purchased from the office for $1 each, and each token gives you 5 minutes of water; there are 2 shower buildings, see map for locations. . You may purchase shower tokens with debit, credit, or cash . *Showers will be closed December 31st and January 1st*  

Cable: – For stays less than one month, Shaw cable boxes are available for a fee of $1/day, plus $50 refundable deposit when returned. Our cable package is provided at no charge to you to cable serviced sites. Subject to our cable box supply. – Cable service free to cable serviced sites for those with their own Shaw box. We are currently not renting out cable boxes until further notice, you may bring your own shaw cable box from home. 

Today’s date: September 24, 2021

Sunrise: 7:05

Sunset: 19:10

Today’s Weather: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. High 22. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tonight’s Weather: Partly cloudy. Becoming clear this evening. Low 9.

Tomorrow’s Weather: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon then 30 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon. High 19. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tomorrow Nights Weather: Showers. Low 12.

Available daily depending on tide levels. 
Looking for incredible Island day trips? Visit our video channel at Livingforest.com/islandvideos. We’re always adding more videos with driving direction links to our camper’s favorite day trip 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 place marks for tons of great places to visit, so clicking any place mark 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! Tomorrow’s Night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2.City Bus to town info: 0.5 km walk/drive to PetroCan gas station bus stop at South Parkway Plaza  Hours: 7 am – 10pm DailyFestivals and Events HarbourLiving.ca see what’s going on around the IslandHow to use Google Maps (including ours!) while you are driving without using precious cell phone data! Step by step instructions if you don’t already know how to do this! Click to read. ______________________________________________________________________   

Bus Schedule TO and FROM:– Port Place Centre (labelled PO and adjacent to downtown)– South Parkway Plaza  (labelled SP near Country Grocer) pickup at PetroCan Gas station bus stop. 


 Prideaux & Fitzwilliam Streets which is ‘The Old City Quarter’ (labelled which is a few blocks from downtown).

— Android phone user? Visit the PLAY STORE for the 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, , 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, Buckerfields, Island Emerald Medical Centre, Petro-Canada, Subway, A&W, Smittys


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

Regional District of Nanaimo’s Park and Trail map link 

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.