Where to stay near Vancouver Island?

Our 2018 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,092 house rentals near Vancouver Island. From 935 Houses to 611 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: 978 vacation rentals
  • Tofino: 143 vacation rentals
  • Sunshine Coast Regional District: 239 vacation rentals
  • Parksville: 203 vacation rentals
  • Nanaimo: 175 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: 978 rentals
  • Tofino: 143 rentals
  • Parksville: 203 rentals
  • Nanaimo: 175 rentals
  • Ucluelet: 77 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): 148 home rentals
  • Texada Gillies Bay Airport (YGB): 99 home rentals
  • Port Alberni, BC (YPB): 134 home rentals

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Vancouver Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mount Washington Alpine Resort: 136 vacation homes
  • Saltspring Marina: 382 vacation homes
  • Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park: 311 vacation homes
  • Vancouver Island University Parksville Campus: 299 vacation homes
  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve: 220 vacation homes

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

Take in the waterfront beauty of Vancouver Island

Enjoy the museums and other features of Vancouver Island. Travelers to this walkable city praise the gardens, local tours and sightseeing. Butchart Gardens and Fisgard Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-sees. With a vacation 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? Travelers enjoy fun activities like whale watching and hiking. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Vancouver Island a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)

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)