Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Vancouver Island

Enjoy the museums and other features of Vancouver Island. Travellers to this walkable city praise the gardens, local tours and sightseeing. Butchart Gardens and Fisgard Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Vancouver Island

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like whale watching and hiking. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Vancouver Island a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nimpkish Park (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Gold Muchalat Provincial Park (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Upana Caves (22.7 mi / 36.5 km)
  • Mount Washington Alpine Resort (23.6 mi / 38 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Vancouver Island

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Vancouver Island is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Strathcona Provincial Park (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Nimpkish Park (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Della Falls (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Gold Muchalat Provincial Park (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Hot Springs Cove (28.1 mi / 45.2 km)
  • Clayoquot Sound (29.6 mi / 47.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Vancouver Island

Fly into Campbell River, BC (YBL), the closest airport, located 31.9 mi (51.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Campbell River, BC (YHH-Campbell River Water Aerodrome), which is 37 mi (59.6 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Vancouver Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,402 holiday rentals around Vancouver Island. From 306 Cabins to 1,127 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 Island is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Vancouver Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Vancouver Island. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Vancouver: 1,362 holiday rentals
  • Whistler: 1,881 holiday rentals
  • City Centre: 365 holiday rentals
  • West Side: 760 holiday rentals
  • Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort: 1,794 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Vancouver Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Vancouver Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Vancouver Island with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Vancouver: 1,362 holiday homes
  • Whistler: 1,881 holiday homes
  • Victoria: 1,147 holiday homes
  • North Vancouver: 1,233 holiday homes
  • West Vancouver: 1,180 holiday homes

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Vancouver Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Vancouver Island are:

  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR): 1,407 holiday houses
  • Victoria Inner Harbour Airport (YWH): 1,144 holiday houses
  • Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base): 381 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Vancouver Island?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Vancouver Island. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Campbell River Visitor Centre: 74 holiday rentals
  • Victoria Harbour: 1,119 holiday rentals
  • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art: 1,423 holiday rentals
  • Party Ponies and Farm Ventures: 278 holiday rentals
  • Williams Island: 169 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vancouver Island listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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