Where to stay near Vancouver Island?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,300 house rentals near Vancouver Island. From 933 Houses to 628 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Vancouver Island is on HomeAway.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vancouver Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Victoria: 1,045 vacation rentals
  • Tofino: 134 vacation rentals
  • United States: 447,991 vacation rentals
  • Parksville: 233 vacation rentals
  • Nanaimo: 180 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Vancouver Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Vancouver Island?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vancouver Island:

  • Victoria: 1,045 rentals
  • Tofino: 134 rentals
  • Parksville: 233 rentals
  • Nanaimo: 180 rentals
  • Sooke: 883 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Vancouver Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Vancouver Island are:

  • Tofino, BC (YTP-Tofino Water Aerodrome): 140 home rentals
  • Port Alberni, BC (YPB): 141 home rentals
  • Campbell River, BC (YHH-Campbell River Water Aerodrome): 70 home rentals

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

Discover Vancouver Island's wilderness from vacation rentals

Grab your sunscreen, swimsuit, hiking boots, and party clothes — you'll need them all once you arrive at your Vancouver Island vacation rental. If you have your own snorkels and surfboard, even better. You're sure to put all of them to good use as you laze about the island's beaches, ride the waves off its west coast, explore its inland wilderness, experience colonial British and First Nation cultures, and eat your way through its pubs and restaurants. Vancouver Island is a great place to expose your kids to the wonders of nature and other cultures, to forget the cares of the world with family and friends, and to grab a romantic getaway with someone special. So pack your bags and escape to the wilderness of Vancouver Island.

Head for the water from your Vancouver Island vacation rental

The climate around Vancouver Island is one of the mildest in the whole of Canada, so it's no wonder that the area is popular with water sports enthusiasts. You can don your snorkel and mask and explore the local marine life, or catch the Pacific waves on your surfboard. For those who prefer staying above the waterline, the waters around Vancouver Island are perfect for a sailing adventure. Pack a picnic and a bottle from your Vancouver Island vacation rental and enjoy the great outdoors in style.

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Vancouver Island

Whether you're an active traveler 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 center:

  • 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)

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