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Vacation rentals in Vancouver Island

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Cabin in Tofino
Cedarwood Cove | Waterfront Cabin | Tofino
Cedarwood Cove is a boutique waterfront cabin offering special getaways, paddleboard tours, complimentary bikes and surf gear. Nestled on the coastline of the Pacific North West, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, mountains, forest and wildlife from the comfort of your private cabin. Perfectly located between major surf beaches, coffee and a delicious food scene, it provides all of your home comforts including a hot tub, breakfast supplies, campfire and wifi. Business Licence: 20230390
Cabin in Jordan River
The Surf-Jordan River-Right by the Beach
A private, West Coast retreat located 40 meters above the surf, bordering China Beach. Enjoy beach fires, forest walks, hiking, mushroom forging and surfing. A short intermediate trail besides the cabin will take you down to the beach. The 560 square foot cabin is set back on the property, offering spectacular panoramic views of the Juan de Fuca Straight and the Olympia Mountains. Cozy up by the wood fire in this modern cabin or have a bath in outdoor bathtub and enjoy the breathtaking views!
Guesthouse in Ucluelet
SALTWOOD - The Trees - w/ Hot Tub
SALTWOOD - Bit of a good spot IG: @saltwoodbeachhouse LAID BACK LUXURY WITH NON STOP VIEWS. The ultimate getaway in Ucluelet BC. Located right on the ocean and Wild Pacific Trail. Storm watch by your fireplace or watch the sun go down from your private hot tub. 2 bedroom with all the things. Gourmet kitchen, open layout, vaulted wood ceiling, gas fireplace, private deck with hot tub, and that view. Comfortably sleeps 4 adults - and of course is the perfect romantic retreat for 2.

Other great vacation rentals in Vancouver Island

Cabin in Sooke
Oceanfront Cabin w/ hot tub, 2 BR w/ King bed
Guesthouse in Sooke
Otter Point Cabin with Hot Tub
Yurt in Courtenay
Elderwood Yurt—An Elven Retreat (Rainforest Yurt)
Home in Tofino
Quiet forest cabin. Beaches nearby
Cottage in Sooke
The Covehouse - a secluded oceanfront cottage
Home in Tofino
The Tofino Beach House
Home in Port Renfrew
Magical cozy house in Jordan River hot tub & sauna
Treehouse in Chilliwack
Private Modern Treehouse on Highland Farm
Cabin in Ucluelet
Private Oceanfront Cabin & Hot Tub - 1H
Guest suite in Campbell River
Waterfront West Coast Suite
Cabin in Jordan River
Jordan River Cabin
Home in Tofino
Nice quiet 2 bedroom cabin with amazing views

Your guide to Vancouver Island


Defined by pebbled beaches and ancient forests, Vancouver Island is known for its scenic landscapes and First Nations cultures. The island stretches out along the coast of British Columbia, Canada, making it a popular side trip from the metropolis of Vancouver. The mild climate draws travelers year-round to its vast wilderness areas, clusters of small fishing villages, and the regal provincial capital of Victoria. Even though it ranks as the largest island on the west coast of the Americas, its population remains mostly concentrated in the island’s southern tip, where English-style gardens, neo-baroque Parliament Buildings, and the historic harbor reveal the region’s lingering British influences.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Vancouver Island

In comparison with much of mainland Canada, Vancouver Island is remarkably mild, especially in the south. The southernmost city in the province, Victoria experiences dry summers, with little to no rainfall and average highs in the upper 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Warm spells sometimes reach the 80s, typically from June to August. The temperatures in Victoria remain mild but drizzly through the winter months, when average highs hover in the mid-40s Fahrenheit and freezing weather is a rarity in the city.

The island’s length and its varying elevations create somewhat unpredictable microclimates — and lots of precipitation. Henderson Lake receives the most rainfall in North America, amounting to more than 23 feet of rain per year. Meanwhile, the mountains experience some of the snowiest conditions in North America. Needless to say, you’ll want to bring waterproof gear, warm coats, and sturdy boots for a winter visit.

Top things to do in Vancouver Island

Downtown Victoria

You’ll notice a cosmopolitan vibe in Victoria’s small urban core. It’s home to historic districts like Chinatown; acclaimed museums and galleries; and the sparkling Inner Harbour. The regal British Columbia Parliament Buildings are among the most popular landmarks in the province.


Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is part of the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht people. The small coastal village is surrounded by stunning beaches and old growth rainforests that attract hikers, whale watchers, surfers, and winter storm watchers. Its proximity to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Maquinna Marine Provincial Park mean there’s plenty to explore in and around Tofino.

Whale Watching

Vancouver Island is one of the world’s top locations for whale watching. Book a guided boat, kayak, or even a seaplane tour to catch a glimpse of these gentle giants. While a smaller population of whales resides in these waters year-round, you’re almost guaranteed an encounter during peak season (May to October), when thousands of whales swim by. Commonly spotted species include humpback, gray, minke, and the fan-favorite orca.

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