Thinking about someday to visit the Tofina area for surfing…but I hear its very busy now in season
may through September , is it even possible to find camping there without reserving camp spot many many
month in advance? Or even day time parking at the beaches ……
If you are in a van, on Vancouver Island, there are several “Rest Areas”. During the busy season & if we want to use our van on the island, we just plan on using those spots.
Here is one close to Rathtrevor;
If up near “Campbell River”, there is an Ocean Side “Rest Area” that is a real treat 😁. Here is an idea of that location;
We have a self sufficient “conservative” van. We pack 44gal ( no shower ), & of all the things we conserve “water” is the most precious. We drink from our fresh water system & are picky about road water. Not really an issue on Vancouver Island, but other places in North America the taste of the water is gross. Because all things “heat” are performed by propane/butane, we are misery on the 12vdc & can easily recharge our 250AHr AGMs while we drive each day (no inverter or high 12vdc use - we simply just do not need it). I classify our van as a Travel Adventure Van & although we are mostly not tied into services, we do occasionally need to fill the fresh water tanks. Depending upon water conservation, we can go about 1 to 2 weeks before needing water. Pretty Self Sufficient, & capable of utilizng rest areas, or other facilities if campsites are not available. For us, that is one of the biggest benefits of these Vans ,,, Park / Sleep / Move On