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Professional Campground Operator, Living Forest Ocean Campground
David Littlejohn is Operator of the Living Forest Ocean Campground in Nanaimo.
has received national certification as a Professional Campground Operator, one of the few in BC to do so.
While David's main business interests are in the accommodation sector, he
also operates Bastion City Wildlife Tourism, which he
started with his
father in 1978.
He has a special interest in marine tourism, is a licensed marine captain and keeps up to date on marine access issues.
David is a Vice President on the board of the Council of Tourism Associations of BC and is responsible for the board's Marine Transportation Portfolio.
He also sits on the board of Tourism Nanaimo.
Previously, David was president of BC Lodgings and Campgrounds Association and represented BCLCA nationally on Campgrounds Campings Canada.
believes that tourism is the future of BC and promotes sustainable tourism both here and abroad.
Council of Tourism Associations of British Columbia - Board of Directors
First Vice Chair
David is operator of the Living Forest Ocean Campground.
expertise in the camping business has been generously shared on many occasions at conferences and various meetings.
In addition, he
has received national certification as a professional campground operator, one of the very few in B.C. to do so.
While David's main business interests are in the accommodations sector, he
still operates Bastion City Wildlife Tourism, which he
started with his
father in 1976.
David keeps up to date on activity in the marine tourism sector and is familiar with all the coastline of B.C., having seen firsthand the marine access issues that communities such as Prince Rupert and Bella Coola face.
has a special interest in BC Ferries issues and has long been a proponent of the Gabriola Island to Iona Island ferry crossing to solve fleet aging concerns.
David's first love is the wilderness and is a passionate supporter of our supernatural image and the wilderness tourism sector where he
first entered the industry.
believes absolutely that tourism is the future of this province and promotes BC's sustainable tourism product, both here and abroad.
In addition to his appointment to COTA's board, David sits on the board of Tourism Nanaimo.
From 1996 David has sat on the board of BCLCA and was president 1999 - 2002.
David represented BCLCA nationally on the Campgrounds Campings Canada and sat a number of years on the Highway Service and Attractions Signage Advisory Committee.
North America News - Editorial: People - The Council of Tourism Associations (COTA) Announces Appointments - Wed Jun 10, 2009
COTA board director David Littlejohn, operator of the Living Forest Oceanside Campground, was elected vice-chair and treasurer.
Council of Tourism Associations of British Columbia - Press Release
David Littlejohn is the owner of Living Forest Oceanside Campground in Nanaimo, Mr. Littlejohn is also a member and Past President of the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association, and sits on the Board of Tourism Nanaimo.
November 9th, 99 Press Release
David Littlejohn Appointed to the Council of Tourism Associations Board
...DAVID LITTLEJOHN APPOINTED TO THE COUNCIL OF TOURISM ASSOCIATIONS OF BC BOARD
the current President of the BC Lodging
and Campgrounds Association
has been appointed by COTA
replacement for the balance of the 2002/2003 year.
John Allen will be greatly missed but David Littlejohn
, (BCLCA President and co-owner of the Living Forest Oceanside Campground, Nanaimo); will bring certain zeal to the position.
is seeking solutions to transportation issues such as ferries, air travel and road maintenance.David
also has a passion for land use and understands that tourism must be considered in all land use decisions. David Littlejohn managing partner of Living Forest Oceanside Campground, a 193-site full service campground and RV Park overlooking Nanaimo Harbour and the Gulf Islands was elected President of the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association in 1999.David
built the park and has operated it since it's opening in 1994.David
also holds a marine captain's ticket and has been operating Bastion City Wildlife Cruises for the past 28 years.David
is 51years old and resides at Living Forest Oceanside Campground
wife, Roberta, and 3 children.