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Vacation rentals in British Columbia

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  1. Earth homes
  2. Mayne Island
Cob Cottage

Channel the pursuit of pause in this one-of-a-kind earth house. The cozy retreat was hand-sculpted using local and sustainable natural materials, and features a central living space with cantilevered slab stairs leading to the loft bedroom.

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  2. Kootenay Boundary E
Second Breakfast Hideaway

An authentic earthhouse and hobbit themed inspired fantasy escape located 25-30 minutes east from Osoyoos in the Okanagan Highlands of British Columbia. (Please note: we are not at the pin drop location in Osoyoos)

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  1. Treehouse
  2. Sooke
Owl’s Perch Treehouse Unique Treetop Escape

Nestled between large cedars and a giant maple, Owl’s Perch offers stunning views across the Salish Sea to the mountains of Washington state. This one of kind treehouse reaches 30 feet off the ground and has a full bathroom and kitchenette. The large deck is perfectly situated in the trees canopy and provides maximum privacy. Located along the Galloping goose trail only 5 minutes from Sooke city center and the Sooke Potholes. Owl’s Perch is the perfect place to stay for your island adventure!

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  2. Edgewood
Rivers Edge Cottage & Sauna
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  2. Golden
Mountain Cabin in Heartland Acres
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  2. Courtenay
Rustic Waterfront Cottage
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  1. Tiny homes
  2. Jordan River
Oceanfront Tiny Home - Jordan River
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  2. Clearwater County
Stix Cabin
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  2. Juan de Fuca
The Hideaway Cabin in Jordan River
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  2. Boswell
Log cabin, lake access, trails, canoe, snowshoes.
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  1. Shipping container
  2. Kamloops
Black Box Studio with a river view!
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  1. Private room
  2. Penticton
Rumspringa
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  2. Jordan River
Rustic West Coast Cabin
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  2. Comox-Strathcona C
Alpine Mountain oasis. Hot tub ! Dog friendly.
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  2. Jordan River
The Kelp Bed Oceanfront Beach House

Your guide to British Columbia

Welcome to British Columbia

In a geographic space the size of New Zealand, British Columbia features a diverse landscape defined by its spectacular location between the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. From lively pursuits on land, at sea, and in the air, Canada’s westernmost province is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts who can make their dream of skiing in the morning and kayaking in the afternoon a reality.

But it isn’t all active adventures here: rich Indigenous cultural experiences abound, and wildlife teems in the ocean, rivers, and mountains of the province. Visitors can appreciate cultural and culinary experiences in historical districts, ride horseback through seas of grassland, or enjoy secluded beaches populated by seals and cold water. Wherever you travel in beautiful British Columbia, expect to encounter vibrant urban centres, delicious global cuisine, bucolic islands, and wide-open backcountry spaces with room to roam under starlit skies.


How do I get around British Columbia?

British Columbia is accessible by frequent flights to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), with easy connections to other cities throughout the province. From eastern Canada, B.C. can be reached by car via the Trans Canada Highway 1 or Highway 16 through Edmonton, Alberta. Most visitors arriving in the province by air rent vehicles to reach their destinations. Within the compact urban centres of Victoria and Vancouver, you can use public transit: buses, the Canada Line and SkyTrain services, or the False Creek jitney ferries. Ridesharing, shuttles, taxis, bicycle rentals, and walking can be great choices for getting around, depending on your destination.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in British Columbia?

British Columbia’s busy seasons vary based on location and time of year. Its summer season runs from May to August. This peak visitation period coincides with the province’s best and sunniest weather, when temperatures reach into the high 20s Celsius. Fall is a lovely time to stay in one of the area’s cabin rentals for sunny days and fewer crowds, and humidity is rare thanks to the ocean breezes along the coast. In the mountains, the temperature can be cool due to the higher altitude. The winter snow sports season is at its peak from November to March in mountain resort towns like Whistler and Golden. In the northern and mountainous areas of the province, cold temperatures and snowy weather mimic the winter season found in the rest of Canada. In coastal areas of the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, the cooler rainy season begins in November and lasts into March, and snow is rare.


What are the top things to do in British Columbia?

Vancouver

A walkable urban core, large verdant spaces, a lively cultural scene, and an array of excellent cuisines are just the beginning in this city by the sea. From a dense downtown peninsula anchored by Stanley Park, the city gives way to vibrant neighbourhoods accessible by cycling and walking paths, while leafy parks offer spaces for nature appreciation and stunning city views.

Whistler

As Canada’s largest and most popular ski area, the village of Whistler has grown into a bustling four-season resort featuring on- and off-slope attractions in the shadow of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. In winter, snow sports such as skiing, ice fishing, and snowshoeing rule, while summer features mountain biking, hiking, and paddle boarding, rounded out with a lively après-ski, wellness, and dining scene.

Gulf Islands

Gulf Islands is the umbrella name for the 200 islands in British Columbia located in the Salish Sea between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Among all the wildlife and natural beauty you’ll find the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, a collection of land pockets on more than a dozen of the islands, including small islets and reefs. If you’re looking for forested places to play here, head to Pender, Galiano, Hornby, Gabriola, and the largest, Salt Spring, famous for its artisanal food producers and arts and culture scene.