Costco parking | Informal Campsite

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Verified:
4 months ago
Altitude:
242.3 masl
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Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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MODERATOR NOTE: Place removed because camping is illegal here. Signs posted and enforced

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"Vancity Vanlife" channel on YouTube posted a video on February 29th, 2024 showing himself and three other RVs camping overnight at Costco in Nanaimo. So it appears overnight RV parking is still allowed? Can someone check on this? I am away on the lower mainland of BC. Otherwise I'd check this myself. Thank you.

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No longer allowed overnight parking

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Stayed the night here after getting off the ferry. Had a number of other folks doing the same. No issues.

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Ok for one night. Pretty quiet. We park just by Kal Tire.

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The security guard that chased us and others out of the nearby Walmart was the one that told us about Costco. There were several other RVs there when we arrived after the store had closed. Some noise from trucks at the loading docks about 100 metres away, but no worse than traffic noise at a Walmart.

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Still allowed, had a quiet night with a few others campers/rv

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We arrived around 18.00 and there were no other rv's parked at all, so we asked inside just to be sure and they said we were more then welcome to stay the night and could park where ever we wanted as long as we leave before 9am. We still parked in the back just to be out of everybody's way.

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Stayed one night. Good place, as Walmart in other citys.

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Stayed two nights here, had other vans/rvs parked around as well so definitely felt safe. Would recommend this over some other parking spots around Nanaimo that we checked out, this was the best option.

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Overnight parking is still allowed here as of September 17, 2022 when I stayed overnight here again. Overnight road construction on the highway is almost complete. It was pretty quiet when I stayed here on the 17th. Costco is a great place to stay the night.

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Après avoir été chassé du Walmart situé de l’autre côté de la rue à 23h, nous nous sommes déplacés au Costco. Tranquille et sécuritaire. Plusieurs autre RV déjà présents.

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Après avoir été chassé du Walmart situé de l’autre côté de la rue, on nous a invités à déménager au Costco. Tranquille et sécuritaire.

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Good place to sleep ! No one bothered me😊

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Stayed a night. Quite. No issues. Seemed like there were several other people camped out. A security guard at Walmart even told us to come here sayin “ no one will bother you”

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Costco appears to allow overnight parking at their Nanaimo location. I have had no problems parking here overnight. One morning I woke up and counted 14 RVs parking here overnight. It can be a tad bit noisy because of the highway, which runs right beside Costco. And right now (August 7, 2022) the highway department is doing road construction between 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM along the highway beside Costco, so it's extremely noisy. See my profile for other, better overnight free camping/parking locations in Nanaimo.

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Very big parking lot, employees saw us staying there and had no problems or issues.

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had no issues parking overnight there. just stay far from the entrance. Walmart is Not allowed (signs are saying so)

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Parked overnight for two nights, no issues. Nowhere else in this area allows overnights, don't use Walmart, Superstore, or Home Depot. Costco is a bit noisy, there's trailers and workers moving around all night.

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Just another parking lot but been crashing here off and on for the past 3 months. Lot fills up pretty quickly in the morning. Some traffic noise but not to bad.

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Stayed over night in the back by the thrift store no issues

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Security at a nearby Walmart sent me here when I tried to stay overnight there. it's just a parking lot, but if you need a place to just sleep as I did, then this works.

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A quelques minutes du traversier, parfait pour une nuit.

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Stayed one night in the back corner. Quiet. One other van stopped (arrived after and left before us). No problems.

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We were kicked out of the Walmart parking lot at 11:30pm so came here. Parked behind Costco and were not bothered. Had an early ferry crossing so great place for a 1 night stay! The pic is the view from our kitchen window lol

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Stayed one night. No troubles. We stayed at the back corner near the Salvos Thrift store. A few people walking past on the thrift store side and someone was digging through their bin in the early evening.
Workers are parked in the Costco parking in the evening as well.

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ok to sleep overnight. we asked one of the employees. however, no toilet opened overnight.

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No problem here behind the store! Talk with the security and he tells me its allow but not along the building!

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Stayed here for one night. Arrived around 130am to 4 vehicles staying the night on the west side. Parking lot was completely full the next morning so recommend staying on the outer edges to allow customer parking. Quiet, no issues.

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well lighted parking lot and an RV and a van parked with us as some cars that park there at night
actually really quiet with lots of space

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Good, safe place for overnight parking. I’d recommend parking in the lot away from the front doors and not too close to the loading trucks since they load all night.

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Stayed 2 nights with one other camper, no problems.

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well, it's a Costco parking lot. can't expect much.

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We arrived; no signage to discourage overnight parking. 2 employees greeted us, directed us to the parking behind the building, and told us we were welcome to stay the night as long as we didn’t plug in.

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All the parking around are "no overnigth parking" but no indication in the Costco Parking and the Home Depot. The second one was a small parking and we didn't try, but we passed a night behind Costco, looks like the employees parking. We were juste in a corner where are few trees. No problem.

Behind the trees there is a garbage that look to be used for dumper, so we saw few people getting there during the night.
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