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One of a kind converted 1969 School Bus
Tiny house · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

One of a kind converted 1969 School BusThis is a 1969 school bus lovingly converted into a tiny guest house in a whimsical garden space. We are located in a rural residential area near Sooke BC, just off the Galloping Goose Trail. (Km37) Surrounded by stunning beaches, pristine forest and coastal hikes, refreshing lakes and rivers, wildlife and natural beauty galore. A 30 minute drive from Victoria, or approximately 3 hour bike ride if you’re feeling adventurous.

Lakefront Hideaway
SUPERHOST
Entire guest suite · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Lakefront HideawayIn the heart of the Lakes District boasting of 3000 miles of fishing and access to natures playground. The suite on Gerow Island is two minutes from Burns Lake offering guests a quiet getaway in a private, modern and bright 500 sq ft suite with all the amenities of home. Out your door is full access to the lake. Perfect for all travelers & business professionals looking for privacy wishing to be close to town while enjoying a serene environment.

Moon Tree Yurt - Lake Cowichan Adventure Camping
Yurt · 3 guests · 2 beds · Half-bath

Moon Tree Yurt - Lake Cowichan Adventure CampingMoon Tree Yurt, a traditional Mongolian yurt with timber framed outdoor living space. Set on a private rural property in the magical Cowichan Valley. Just moments from Skutz Falls and Cowichan Provincial Park. Surrounded by nature with basic amenities the yurt offers a sustainable, one of a kind "Glamping' experience. Adventure awaits you with Cowichan Valley Trail for epic hiking, biking and many more outdoor activities. Lake Cowichan a short drive away for boating, swimming and tubing fun!

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Popular amenities for British Columbia vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Other great vacation rentals in British Columbia

SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Sicamous
Comfy cabin surrounded by nature
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Bowen Island
the legendary wildwood cabins ~ CABIN 2
  1. Tiny house
  2. Vernon
Tiny House - Big Adventure
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. D'Arcy
Rustic contemporary escape on acreage
SUPERHOST
  1. Tiny house
  2. Vernon
"Sandy Feet Retreat" by Okanagan Lake
  1. Tiny house
  2. Salt Spring Island
Tiny House in Salt Spring's Beautiful South End
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Quathiaski Cove
Milton Cottage on Quadra Island
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  1. Treehouse
  2. Likely
Creekside tree house nestled in an interior forest
  1. Tiny house
  2. Chilliwack
Tiny House Big View
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Bowen Island
Koko's Cabana
  1. Farm stay
  2. Coldstream
Cozy cottage on hobby farm w/stunning valley views
  1. Dome house
  2. Cherhill
Escape to Off Grid Luxury at Refuge Bay

Top-rated things to do in British Columbia

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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 book a British Columbia vacation rental?

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 visit 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.