Green Point Campground

Green Point Campground

Pacific Rim Hwy Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino, British Columbia Canada
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Pacific Rim Hwy Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino, British Columbia Canada
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Tofino-Long Beach Airport
Alberni Valley Regional Airport
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Melanie B wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely gorgeous grounds. The access to the beaches, facilities and privacy of sites is amazing. The BARE program is in place, meaning you have to pack all your dishes at all time. Small detail to deal with when you have the best beach in Canada walking distance from your site! Note, at arrival you will have to pay Park Canada fees on top of Camping fees. Bring your bikes!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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love4africa wrote a review Jul 2022
Vancouver
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great site with a view of the waves, very private and close enough to bathrooms without the downside of seeing/smelling them. The downside to this site is that it is very open, not a lot of trees for shade in the site, and if it's raining, not enough for tying tarps to. Firewood sales are a good price 3 bundles for $25 or $9 each, plus a kindling bundle for $5 is useful too. Don't forget you also have to purchase the Pacific Rim Park pass for your vehicle, in addition to camping fees
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tara S wrote a review May 2023
Banff, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hands down the best campsite I’ve ever been to. I camp a lot in Alberta and BC and I can’t believe how gorgeous it is honestly. It’s situated in an old growth rain forest with a short walk to long beach which we could hear from our campsite (92). Our site was nice and big and very private! The bathrooms are so clean and well taken care of! We were lucky enough to spend 6 nights here! Pure bliss!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We travelled during the May long weekend and the sites are so private you don’t notice when it...
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SpiritBear50 wrote a review Jul 2014
BC
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have camped here many times over the past 30+ years. Unfortunately now you need a reservation to do so during the summer months... but it is well worth it. The location, nice camp sites, beach access, etc. can't be beat in this area. For those who complain about the 'bare campsite rules'... I know that they are standard now in all national & provincial campgrounds in BC & AB. It is for not only your protection but also the wildlife's. I have lived in the outskirts of Tofino and Golden, BC and camped in the backcountry of BC and AB. Until you've experienced a bear sniffing around your tent or pounding on the side of your trailer or house in the middle of the night... you may not understand why there are such rules. Too many bears are killed or carted away to be relocated due to them naturally being attracted to garbage and food left outdoors by humans - or even the residual scent of food on a campstove, cooler, etc. So put your stuff in your trunk when you are not at your site and at night. Really... what's the big deal? You obviously don't camp much to make such complaints!

As for all the complaints about having to pay national park fees in addition to the campsite fees... again standard and it clearly stated this fact in the information when you made your reservation. I just returned from Banff and Jasper National Parks where they make you pay even if you are just spending the day in their parks. Standard stuff here. Perhaps those who find the rules and fees of staying in a pristine national park should instead camp at one of the few other options in the area (crowded campgrounds, dirty facilities, noisy partiers all night) and still pay the National Park Fee to park in the Long Beach parking lot during the day to enjoy the beach. Or better yet... just spend $300+ to stay in a nice hotel room.
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Date of stay: June 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dania C wrote a review May 2014
Vancouver, Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at a drive-in campsite for three nights over the May Long Weekend. My group consisted of six adults; the reservation was made in advance. We didn't know in advance that Green Point has a policy of allowing only two tents per campsite (the website states this, but I didn't see this information before we arrived). Our group of three couples brought three 2-man tents. A ranger came into the campsite early in the morning to tell us to take down one of the tents. We explained that our reservation was for six people and asked why we weren't allowed three tiny tents instead of–hypothetically–two very large tents. The ranger couldn't offer any explanation other than, "Because it's policy," and said, "I'm going to have to make some calls..." No park staff ever returned to discuss the issue further but the incident was nevertheless an annoyance.

Green Point has a policy of leaving the campsites bare while unsupervised or at night. Apparently this means leaving the picnic table completely empty. I witnessed rangers walk right into people's campsites early in the morning to check for indiscretions. My group got reprimanded for leaving a water cooler and an empty dish rack on the picnic table overnight. (I'm sure the local bears, cougars, and wolves have sufficient drinking water that they need not be attracted by our lone water cooler.) I understand that the park staff are trying to keep people safe, but taking the rules to the extreme eliminates the purpose of car camping (ie. bringing a larger stove and more kitchen supplies). I may as well have been in the back country enjoying my privacy.

Upon arrival, our group was charged an additional "park entrance" fee of about $60.00. Seeing as one must enter the Pacific Rim National Park to camp at Green Point Campsite, why not charge this fee along with the campsite prepayment? We were unpleasantly surprised by it. Even after looking at the Parks Canada website ex post, it's unclear that campers will be asked to pay this fee.

There were many redemptive qualities including fairly private campsites and access to the breathtaking Long Beach by a 5-minute footpath, but the overzealous park staff left little to be desired.
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Date of stay: May 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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soccersue wrote a review Jun 2016
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely campground with an easy graded trail down to long beach. Book well ahead and study the site map online. Avoid the area closest to the hwy, especially sites 44, 46, and 47 and sites next to trails, like 34.The new washrooms with showers and wash stations are next to sites 59 and 88. The area is heavily wooded so super private but also somewhat dark. Sites with more sun are 67 to 78, darkest sites are 1 to 12. Hope this helps!
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Date of stay: June 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kabukiarmadillo wrote a review Sep 2014
Victoria, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This summer my wife and I stayed at Bella Pacifica - a nearby private campground - and Green Point Campground in the Pacific Rim National Park on separate occasions so we had a chance to compare them. I'd recommend that visitors check out my separate review of the Bella Pacifica.

PROS:
1. The sites at Green Point are larger and more private than those at Bella Pacfica.

2. During your camp stay, you must pay park day use fees above and beyond the camping fees. Although that makes Green Point marginally more expensive than Bella Pacifica, you have access to all the beaches within the national park, including nearby Long Beach. The beach at Green Point itself is just a few minutes walk and a great place to watch sunsets, climb rocks...

3. Staff worked diligently to keep the facilities clean. Weirdly, just like Bella Pacfica, there are no paper towels in the washrooms (What is that about?) so bring your own to the washroom or be prepared to try drying your hands with the flimsy toilet paper they leave by the sinks.

4. No wi-fi but there is data reception... bit spotty at times.

CONS:
1. Our site was in the row furthest from the waterfront. Even on sunny days, the daylight couldn't penetrate through the thickly moss-laden trees around the site. The result was that the site was perpetually shady and cool. It was impossible to dry any wet clothing or towels. I'd recommend getting a site as close to the beach as possible. The closer to the beach, the more airy and sunny the sites.

2. The campground does not have showers, but it does have hot water in the washrooms. The Bella Pacifica claims to have hot showers, but one was closed and the other two were so busy that lineups and cool water were the norm. This time we came prepared with a Zodi hot shower unit that we simply filled with hot water from the washroom. So for us, it was a non-issue.

3. The campground is about twice as far from Tofino as Bella Pacfica, but it still only takes about 10-15 minutes to town. And it's that much closer to Ucluelet if that's part of your travel plans.

4. The campground has rules about leaving food, food containers, cookware, stoves, etc unattended at your site. It's meant to avoid attracting big animals -- bears, cougars -- that might become habituated to humans and then have to be destroyed. Other reviews on TripAdvisor suggested that park staff could be heavy handed about enforcing this rule, but we didn't notice anything like during our stay.

CONCLUSION:
We otherwise didn't spend much time within the park. For us it was just a base to sleep and eat at night so I can't otherwise comment on it. Of the two campgrounds, we'd choose Green Point again over Bella Pacifica but the choice is close.
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Date of stay: September 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms closer to the waterfront are sunnier and airier...
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hiker_jen wrote a review Jul 2016
Olympia, Washington
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall Greenpoint is a nice campground-- beautiful location, relatively quiet, private sites. Our family spent 4 nights in the walk-in campground. We often utilize walk-in campsites and appreciate the lack of vehicle noise, quieter campers, etc. However, this walk-in campground is a major hassle. Due to the park's strict "clean campsite" policies you cannot leave food, stoves, etc. out when you are gone. I totally support this. However, the park does not provide adequate bear-proof food storage. At our end of the campground, there were two small metal boxes that don't fit much more than an ice chest. This was for the 6-10 campsites in our area--clearly inadequate. If the park wants to enforce this policy then at the very least they need to provide is one food storage container per walk-in site.

Due to the lack of food/water/stove storage in the walk-in, campers are forced to store their food related items in their cars and then haul them back and forth several times a day. Yes, there are wheelbarrows, but they are not always available. (Some people keep them in their sites.) Many families end up taking over the picnic tables in the walk-in parking lot and having all of their meals there, sparing themselves the hassle. When we reserved our campsite we were looking forward to *enjoying* our campsite. However, due to the "walk-in and out" issues we found that difficult. If we had it to do over again we would NOT camp at the walk-in sites.

The newer bathroom in the regular campsite loop is very modern, clean, and has (free) hot showers. There are also sinks for washing your dishes. However, the washroom in the walk-in loop is older and in need of renovations. The water barely trickled out of the tap and one of the sinks was clogged the entire time we were there. I often went out of my way to use the nicer, newer restroom, which meant more walking.

Being that Greenpoint is one of the few campgrounds in the area there is apparently little incentive to improve conditions for campers. It still fills up every night. But be aware-- unless you have backpacking gear or want to enjoy your meals in the parking lot, the walk-in campground is a HUGE hassle. If you do decided to try it anyway, sites 17-19, 14, 15 & 10 are more private. The others are all pretty open to each other and lack privacy. In site 17 we also had the benefit of blue sky! A lot of the other campsites are down in the trees.

In the regular campground the sites on the bluffs over the beach looked nice. On the interior they are almost oppressively forested.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid walk-in sites-- major hassle. If you do choose walk-in, sites 17-19 have the most privacy.
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Derek W wrote a review Jul 2014
Surrey
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The campsite was nice and private as long as you're not located near a walking path. It was everything a pay camp site should be. but no showers.
however; it was very shaded due to the tall trees. and it was a decent walk to reach Long Beach. not really a big deal but should be Noted.

The park staff were not very nice.

There are a lot of Rules in regards to unattended campsites due to wildlife concerns. Even if you're in the tent, everything, and I mean everything minus the table/chairs has to be put away, OR else face eviction. I get the reason for the rules but it is taken to the VERY extreme here. Never, not once, have I had so many rules while camping.
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Date of stay: July 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Restless_S0ul wrote a review Aug 2015
Nanaimo, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Typical National Park campsite on an awesome beach. Large, treed private sites. People were looking for a map, thought I'd help out. Reserve as soon as reservations open in the new year. Weather can be inclement any time of year, bring something wooly and something water proof.
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Date of stay: August 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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rayc1928 asked a question Jan 2021
Gold Canyon, Arizona4 contributions
Is there RV sites?
Robin642 asked a question Jun 2020
Vancouver Island, Canada60 contributions4 helpful votes
Is there an electrical plug in where showers are for a blow dryer?
Answer from Annmaryann
Vancouver, Canada98 contributions67 helpful votes
Yes, there is power in bathrooms. Don't know of they have shut them along with the showers due to Covid. There is also power on your site. Bring an extension cord and dry your hair there.
Amber A asked a question Jan 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
Are dogs allowed in June ?
Answer from Cathy S
North Saanich, Canada21 contributions2 helpful votes
Yes, dogs are allowed in the campground but always must be on leash. Be aware that there may be bears in the park so dogs must not ever be loose.
Tara S wrote a tip May 2023
Banff, Canada20 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We travelled during the May long weekend and the sites are so private you don’t notice when it gets busier. It’s perfect here!"
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Rdinga wrote a tip Jul 2022
11 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"sits by the ocean have views!"
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Ah-fah-get-about-it wrote a tip Aug 2018
Parksville, Canada65 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early for best sites"
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Mark L wrote a tip Jul 2018
11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get one of the beach facing spots. If not anything along the beachside row. Avoid the row closest to the road (noise)."
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youngmomma wrote a tip Nov 2017
DC164 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be ready the MINUTE reservations open for the season."
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