City of Nelson Campground


Welcome to the 2021 camping season. The Nelson City Campground is currently taking reservation requests until October 15, 2021.

To make a reservation email  or call 250-352-7618

 Operating Hours - Monday - Sunday, 7:00am - 8:00pm


The Nelson City Campground offers visitors access to a forested, natural environment in an urban setting. Located on High Street, just east of downtown Nelson, the campground is centrally located and within walking distance to shopping, parks, and the beach.

The campground operates from May 1st - October 15th. Shared laundry, all-weather cooking facilities, and tourist information are available on-site. The campground offers 7 full-service sites; 20 sites with electrical hookup; 20 tent sites; and 4 sites for RV units up to 40 feet in length. 

*NEW - Wi-Fi available to all sites. Stream all you want from the comfort of your site.


We will need the following information to make a reservation:

  • The number of people in your party
  • The names of all your party members, particularly if you are arriving separately
  • A phone number by which we can reach the party lead
  • The date of arrival and departure
  • A description of your tent, trailer, motor home, van (so we can select an appropriate site)
  • Full payment is required at the time of booking 
  • Reserve by emailing or calling 250-352-7618


  • Prior to 48 hours: written cancellation is required; full refund
  • Within 48 hours: written cancellation is required; one-night camping fee (as per the site reserved) will be charged
  • If no written cancellation is received before the time of arrival date there is no refund given

Note: Shaw Go Wi-Fi is available in the campground and other public areas around Nelson. Find more information on Shaw Go Wi-Fi Guest Access.

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