Daily updates and Living Forest info you can’t live without!

   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: 8 am – 9 pm Daily

Laundry Room Hours: 9 am – 9 pm Daily

Adult Clubhouse Hours: 9 am – 9 pm Daily

Kids Games Room Hours: 9 am – 9 pm 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: 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.

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. Shaw requests you call their tech support, in the event that your own Shaw box doesn’t auto connect.


Today’s date: June 19, 2018

Sunrise: 5:10 am Sunset: 9:23 pm

Today’s Weather: A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming sunny this morning. High 30. Humidex 33. UV index 8 or very high.

Tonight’s Weather: Clear. Low 15.

Tomorrow’s AM Weather: Sunny. High 30.

Tomorrow’s Night: Cloudy periods. Low 16.

Tide Schedule: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.
CANOE & KAYAK RENTALS: Now Open. Please inquire at the Office.

Fri 15 Jun 01:35 10.8L 06:08 13.7H 13:33 0.2L 21:08 15.8H
Sat 16 Jun 02:32 10.7L 06:58 13.4H 14:20 0.7L 21:56 15.9H
Sun 17 Jun 03:33 10.5L 07:55 12.8H 15:09 1.6L 22:43 15.8H
Mon 18 Jun 04:38 10.0L 09:01 12.1H 15:59 3.0L 23:29 15.7H
Tue 19 Jun 05:48 9.2L 10:19 11.2H 16:50 4.5L  
Wed 20 JunG 00:14 15.5H 06:59 8.2L 11:52 10.7H 17:46 6.2L
Thu 21 Jun 00:58 15.3H 08:04 7.0L 13:38 10.6H 18:47 7.8L
Fri 22 Jun 01:40 15.1H 08:58 5.9L 15:25 11.2H 19:56 9.1L
Sat 23 Jun 02:20 14.7H 09:44 4.8L 16:48 12.1H 21:08 10.1L
Sun 24 Jun 02:58 14.3H 10:24 3.9L 17:49 13.0H 22:17 10.7L


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 HarbourLiving.ca see what’s going on around the Island

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 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.