We spent our last 5 days in BC camping on Sombrio beach on the West side of Vancouver Island. This place is spectacularly beautiful, one of my favourite in Canada. You can camp right on the beach, which boasts a number of gorgeous natural features. There is a magical moss-walled cave with a glistening cool waterfall. There is a larger hidden cave behind boulders in a cliff, which leads out onto scaleable precipice and the ocean. From there, you can climb up to a majestic bay with yet another waterfall. During the week we only saw a few other campers in the distance and some hikers walking by as they went along the Juan de Fuca Trail. That was wonderful. Over the weekend however there were significantly more people, even though the parks authority closes the trailhead to reduce the numbers (apparently because in past years the long-weekend parties and vandalism got out of control). We saw several bald eagles and seals, two black bears, one otter, and various and sundry other creatures (raccoons, mice, birds of all kinds). If you are in the area make sure to check out Port Renfrew, a very small town with a few nice restaurants and pretty easy access to Botanical Beach (with its many tidepools) and Avatar Grove (with its many old growth trees and copious mossy delights).