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Vibrant culture near Vancouver holiday homes to rent

Pack your bags and save room for the poutine – you're going to Vancouver! With more than 2 million residents in the metropolitan region, Vancouver's a big city and one of the most populous in all of Canada. A serious arts and culture hub, you can find everything from operas, symphonies and ballets to lively local bands and stand-up comedy most nights of the week. It's easy to get around throughout the city, and you'll find loads of Vancouver vacation rentals within easy reach of local landmarks like Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Vancouver holiday rentals

Make no mistake, Vancouver's a major city – no matter how long you're in town, you'll never run out of things to see. Culture vultures can get up close with works by local and regional artists at the Vancouver Art Gallery, a sprawling museum whose permanent collection is packed with more than 10,000 works. Or you can take a deep dive into marine life at the Vancouver Aquarium – a big hit with families, the aquarium boasts all manner of sea life, including seals, sea lions and otters, plus more fish, amphibians and reptiles than you can shake a flipper at.


Things to do near Vancouver holiday homes

Feeling outdoorsy? Then head to Stanley Park, where you'll find more than 400 scenic hectares of wooded walking paths and beaches along Vancouver Harbour and the Burrard Inlet. Whalewatching's popular, too, and you can catch regular tours during the migration season. For a more cosmopolitan turn, check out the funky boutiques and eateries of Gastown, a hip countercultural hub that's home to some of the city's best nightclubs, bars and music venues. After that, you can sample the wares at the bustling Granville Island Public Market, where you can score local produce, hand-made crafts and other goods.


Local weather for your stay in Vancouver holiday homes

One of Canada's warmest cities, Vancouver boasts an oceanic climate with warm summers, mild winters and plenty of rainfall throughout the year. Average summer highs peak around 22 degrees in July and August, although spikes into the 30s aren't unheard of. The city's temperate winters average between 4 and 7 degrees in December and January. Most of the city's rain falls between October and June, with occasional snowfall between December and February. Summer is the busiest season to visit the city, and you'll have the best luck finding killer deals on Vancouver vacation rentals during the cooler winter months.

Natural highlights

Vivacious Vancouver's varied, vibrant vistas

Nestled between the Burrard Inlet and Vancouver Harbour, Vancouver lies on a broad peninsula on Canada's southwestern coast. On clear days, you can spot the aptly named North Shore mountains to the north, while the snowy peaks of the Cascade Mountains can be seen in the southeast. Vancouver itself is urban and densely populated, with sleek skyscrapers and high-rise hotels all along the city's skyline. Stanley Park's forests and beaches provide habitat for countless species of birds and other wildlife, and you'll find loads of Vancouver vacation rentals within a short walk, drive or bus ride from the park.

How to get there

How to get to and around Vancouver

The nearest airport is in Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.), located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base), which is 29.7 mi (47.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Vancouver Waterfront Station, Vancouver Pacific Central Station and Vancouver Rocky Mountaineer Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Vancouver by jumping on the metro at Vancouver City Center Station, Granville Station or Burrard Station.

Family friendly

Family fun near Vancouver holiday rentals

Vancouver boasts numerous kid-friendly attractions to enjoy on your trip. Holiday homes are available near places like Granville Island, a shopping district and island with a water park and unique shops, and English Bay, an oceanfront area with a public swimming beach and an annual fireworks competition. Kids will also like Science World at TELUS World of Science, a geodesic dome with interactive exhibits for kids of all ages.

Good for couples

Romantic attractions near Vancouver holiday homes

Couples can find plenty of romantic locations to explore in Vancouver. Holiday rentals can be found near places like Capilano Suspension Bridge, a large historic bridge that offers scenic views over the forest, and Queen Elizabeth Park, an urban landmark on a hill with manicured gardens, a conservatory, sculptures and sports courts. You’ll also like VanDusen Botanical Garden, a showcase for seasonal flowers, greenery and art installations.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Vancouver?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,203 holiday rentals around Vancouver. From 435 Condos/Apartments to 641 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Vancouver is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Vancouver?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Vancouver:

  • City Centre: 332 holiday homes
  • West Side: 676 holiday homes
  • East Side: 628 holiday homes
  • West End: 287 holiday homes
  • Coal Harbour: 242 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Vancouver?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Vancouver. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art: 1,424 holiday rentals
  • Stanley Park: 1,432 holiday rentals
  • Vancouver Convention Centre: 1,280 holiday rentals
  • Queen Elizabeth Park: 1,435 holiday rentals
  • Kitsilano Beach: 1,299 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vancouver listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Vancouver?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 435 Condos/Apartments in Vancouver. Our other popular types of Vancouver holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 641 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 10 holiday houses
  • Studios: 228 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Vancouver?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 218 holiday homes with pool available in Vancouver. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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