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Adorable ocean, mountain & forest view guest suite
Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Adorable ocean, mountain & forest view guest suiteThe Hummingbird Hut is well known to many and is now listed for the first time ever on AirBnB. This very special private hut overlooks ocean, mountains & a lush green forest, creating a peaceful place to unwind, relax and refresh. With private entry, this efficient bungalow is beautifully decorated with a queen bed and luxurious bedding and linens. Relax in a chair while viewing the smart tv with cable connection. The Luxurious bathroom has a floating vanity, tub and walk in shower.

Stix Cabin
Entire cabin · 6 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath

Stix CabinStix Cabin provides the perfect getaway for couples, families, and friends. Scenically situated, the expansive windows create a light filled space to take in the breathtaking forest vista. Instagram @stixcabin

Modern Vintage Airstream on the Sunshine Coast
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Camper/RV · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Modern Vintage Airstream on the Sunshine CoastHighly aesthetic ranch style property with a renovated 1970's vintage Airstream. Complete with an outdoor shower, bathtub and sauna, local handmade pottery, furnished with Barter goods, bathroom with full sized shower, flushing toilet and toiletries, queen sized bed, twin sized sofa bed, cable and wifi, fire pit and large property for activities, including bocce and horseshoes. Located in Gibsons on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, BC. Follow us on Instagram @tincan.ranch

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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 guesthouse
  2. Pender Island
Pender Island wooded Cottage Splendor
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Bowen Island
the legendary wildwood cabins ~ CABIN 1
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Sayward
Ravenwood Retreats: Forest Cabin
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Sechelt
New Waterfront Cottage with Panoramic Views
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Forest Grove
"Peaceful Heart" Log Cabin on Ruth Lake
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Chilliwack
Cozy Log Cabin
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Sooke
The Covehouse - a secluded oceanfront cottage
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  1. Tiny house
  2. Duncan
Akasha Meadows Micro Cabin on Acreage ♥︎
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Sooke
Beau Mountain Private Ocean View Cottage - Alpacas
SUPERHOST
  1. Tiny house
  2. Kamloops
Relaxing River Cottage
  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Agassiz
Modern Ski In/Ski Out Chalet*Fireplace*Pool*Views
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Seymour Lake, Bulkley-Nechako-A
Seymour Lake Guesthouse

Top-rated things to do in British Columbia

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  • Explore the Lost Souls of Gastown
    Immerse yourself in the chilling dramas of historic Gastown as you venture into Vancouver's earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute walking tour. Follow the lamplight of your guide as you discover the terror of a Great Fire that ate up Gastown in minutes, the long forgotten plague of smallpox, and the unsolved murder of John Bray. Designed for adult audiences, the experience is both a walking tour and a theatre piece. Your guide is a professional actor, performing in character throughout. Every story is grounded in documented Vancouver history, taken from the city archives. The plot line is woven together as the tragic tale of one person's life, ending in a dramatic finale in Gastown's Maple Tree Square. Every one of Gastown's must-see sites and landmarks is visited on the walk, the oldest hotel, the Gastown Steam Clock, you’ll see how Vancouver looked before and after the Great Fire, explore notorious Gaoler's Mews, and walk down the back alleys of Water Street to famous Maple Tree Square. Do not expect a ghost tour or conventional walking tour – this is a performance experience that will pull you so deep into the swirling lamplight and darkened alleys of Gastown’s murky past, you may have a hard time finding your way back out… Other things to note We run the tours rain or shine, if it is raining, be sure to pack an umbrella and wear your rain boots! There are no bathroom breaks on the tour.
    From Price:$32/person
  • Bike & Hike Vancouver Nature Adventure
    Join us for an action packed day exploring the forest of Lynn Canyon Park & the breathtaking valley of Pitt Meadows. We start the day with a leisurely hike through Lynn Canyon Park. Crossing the 50m high suspension bridge allows a panoramic view over the canyon, forest & raging waters below. Leaving the bridge, we enter into the ancient rain-forest and take a stroll beneath the towering trees above. We join the Baden Powell Trail and learn some interesting facts about the rain-forest and local ecosystem. Following the hike, we take the short drive out to Pitt Meadows. Here we enjoy a fresh and healthy lunch before we begin our bicycle ride along the beautiful dikes & farmland. Pitt Meadows is located in the lower Fraser valley, 50 km from downtown Vancouver & surrounded by the glorious mountains of Golden Ears & Pinecone Burke Provincial parks. We are delighted to be the sole tour operator with access to the stunning Trans Canada Trail located at Pitt Meadows, BC. The Trans Canada trail is the longest recreational trail in the world and spans the entire width of Canada. Enjoy the colorful surrounding farmland, fauna and blooming meadows as we pedal along the majestic trail. Other things to note Bring your own camera/cellphone for photos, sunglasses and sunscreen, loose fitting comfortable clothes or sportswear, sneakers or any closed footwear.
    From Price:$125/person
  • Making Cocktails at Home & More
    Learn how to make world class cocktails from the comfort of your own home! I'll be teaching you all about cocktails; the history, techniques, tools, recipes and more while we make two different cocktails along the way. Be sure to bring your notepad as I have lots of information to share! We'll start by discussing the main techniques used in making cocktails: stirring, shaking and built cocktails and when to use them, followed by an introduction to cocktail tools. From there, we'll make our first cocktail and I'll teach you the history of cocktails and their modern renaissance, while you sip your first drink. I will also discuss some staple ingredients and spirits, some awesome ingredients you can make at home such as flavored syrups, a brief explanation of how ice affects cocktails, the major families of cocktails and more, all with some fun stories thrown in. We'll wrap up with a little more in-depth information before allowing an open period of discussion. As mentioned, I've taught everyone from absolute beginners to world class bartenders on various aspects of this seminar so please reach out beforehand and we can tailor the seminar to your knowledge level! *Please note - the seminar booking is by the number of people, not devices.*
    From Price:$22/person
  • Copper Cayuse One Hour Rides
    Come join us for a 1 hour ride along the dyke at the confluence of the Ryan and Lillooet River. The ride continues through quiet wooded forests, grassy fields bright with a display of wild flowers and even through one of the local rivers (levels permitting). The 1 hour ride shows off the tranquility of the Pemberton Valley nestled under the watchful eye of Mount Currie. Other things to note Wear long pants with closed toes shoes or boots, all riders must be at least 4' tall Covid - 19 potocols in place
    From Price:$83/person
  • Play a Part in a Heist
    You'll interact with actors; shadow the target; use disguises, the art of distraction and more. This clandestine live-action experience combines my storytelling/ writing; acting and tour guide skills. The heist will bring you through spots of interest around the famous Olympic Village and perhaps make us all rich beyond our wildest dreams. At a specific time of day, an Agent is transporting a valuable object worth millions to exchange for a dangerous device that could destroy our city. We have been contracted by a local spy agency to obtain the object. If we switch and return a decoy back to the Agent without him knowing, we save the city and get to divide the money. This caper is in public outdoors areas, we'll have to blend in with the locals and not draw attention. I've been watching the target and have an excellent plan. Meet me at a table in the park to walk through the details and choose our different roles for the heist, then we will go to our assigned positions to execute the perfect heist in time to get the score.
    From Price:$15/person

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 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.