Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Gulf Islands

The island views and gardens provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Gulf Islands. Revered for its hiking, bird watching and boating, this city is both walkable and welcoming. Take in top local attractions such as Butchart Gardens and British Columbia Parliament Building. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Gulf Islands

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Travellers enjoy Gulf Islands for its hiking, bird watching and boating. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Gulf Islands a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Salt Spring Vineyards (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Gary Oak Winery (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Garry Oaks Winery (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Mistaken Identity Vineyards (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Pender Island Golf and Country Club (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Salt Spring Island Golf Club (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Gulf Islands

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Gulf Islands. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Butchart Gardens (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Cusheon Lake (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Ruckle Provincial Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Mount Maxwell Provincial Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Dinner Bay Japanese Garden (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Gulf Islands

Fly into Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base), the closest airport, located 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Mayne Island, BC (YAV-Miners Bay Seaplane Base), which is 7.2 mi (11.6 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Gulf Islands?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 759 holiday rentals around Gulf Islands. From 126 cabins to 378 holiday 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 Gulf Islands is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gulf Islands?

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

  • Vancouver: 1,220 holiday rentals
  • Victoria: 1,042 holiday rentals
  • West Side: 686 holiday rentals
  • City Centre: 349 holiday rentals
  • Central Lonsdale: 75 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gulf Islands! 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 Gulf Islands?

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

  • Vancouver: 1,220 holiday homes
  • Victoria: 1,042 holiday homes
  • Cassidy: 154 holiday homes
  • Squamish: 57 holiday homes
  • West Vancouver: 1,064 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 Gulf Islands?

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

  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR): 1,265 holiday houses
  • Victoria Inner Harbour Airport (YWH): 1,025 holiday houses
  • Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base): 336 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 Gulf Islands?

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

  • Lonsdale Quay Market: 1,250 holiday rentals
  • Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre: 399 holiday rentals
  • Winchelsea View Golf Course: 318 holiday rentals
  • Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal: 1,250 holiday rentals
  • Butchart Gardens: 1,123 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gulf Islands 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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