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With vast ecotourism opportunities in the area, why not spend your time fully immersed in raw nature? There are a few recreation campsites and two private campgrounds in the Tahsis region. Recreation sites are first-come first-serve with limited amenities, and private campgrounds can be booked through their websites.


Seaside Rv & campground Park

Seaside RV & Campground Park is located on the waterfront within the village of Tahsis, walking distance to the marina, post office, trails, and stores. Oceanside views, full hookups, laundry, showers, fish cleaning station and freezer are all available to registered campers.


  • Fish cleaning station and freezer space available
  • Next door to boat launch
  • Close to Post Office
  • Communal fire pit
  • Friendly service, relaxed setting
  • Great view of Tahsis Inlet from every site
  • Rates include 2 adults, additional $3.00
  • Children under 12 free
  • 30 amp service is $32.00 per night and 15 amp is $28.00 per night
  • Rates: Tent $25; 30-amp $32 15-amp $28

1235 South Maquinna Drive

Tahsis, BC V0P 1X0

Phone: (250) 934-6689



Moutcha Bay resort

Moutcha Bay Resort is located 24kms before the Village of Tahsis, and offers a range of accommodation options for your friends & family getaway. They offer a wilderness adventure for every type of guest, whether you are looking to experience the west coast from the comfort of a warm tent or luxurious oceanfront yurt.


  • World-Class Guided Fishing
  • Great Family Activities
  • Camping, Chalets, Yurts and Suites
  • Drive-In Access
  • Pet-Friendly Options
  • Full-Service Marina
  • Licensed Restaurant

Head Bay Rd

Tahsis, BC V0P 1X0

Phone: (877) 337-5464



Recreation campsites

Leiner River Rec Site

The Leiner River Rec Site is located just outside of the Village of Tahsis, on the Leiner River. With 8 sites, pit toilets, a shelter, and garbage facilities, this is a quiet spot to set up camp. Managed by Rec Sites & Trails BC, this site operates on a first come, first served basis.

CONUMA River Rec Site

The Conuma River Rec Site is located roughly half way between Gold River and Tahsis, close to the Conuma River Hatchery on Head Bay Road. Watch for a sign on the left hand side on your way to Tahsis. This is an un-serviced campground with a few sites on the Conuma River. Please remember the pack in what you pack out.


Cougar creek rec site

A popular destination for anglers and those wanting to explore Nootka Sound. Great views looking out over Tlupana Inlet with many campsites.


Camping Fees: $15/party, $10/senior rate – CASH ONLY

Additional Fees:$5.00/boat launch. Reserved Parking $10/night,$40/week. Firewood available for purchase. Reservations not accepted.

camping checklist

The central west coast of Vancouver Island is classified as a temperate rainforest, and has the mildest weather in Canada, with a mean annual temperature range of 9 degrees Celsius. Camping is done year round in the area, and here are some things to bring with you:


  • Tent and fly, with stakes
  • Tent footprint (groundsheet)
  • Tarp and cord
  • Sleeping pads or air mattresses
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pillows
  • Cooking facilities
  • Cups, dishes, utensils
  • Bug & sun deterrent
  • Camping chairs
  • Lantern & twinkly lights
  • Flashlights
  • Coffee maker
  • Camp stove and fuel
  • Matches and fire starters
  • Axe or hatchet
  • Towels & swimwear


Temperate and sunny with the warmest temperatures in August.


Mild with some snowfall, mostly at higher elevations.

Getting Here

Accommodations & Camping

Need More Information?
Check out the Tahsis Village Office for the answers.
977 South Maquinna Dr.
P.O. Box 219
Tahsis, BC V0P 1X0