Popular Accommodations on Vancouver Island
Highlights Vancouver Island
- White water rafting
- Hiking on the West Coast Trail
- Whale watching
- Royal British Columbia Museum
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Vacation rentals in Vancouver
Do you dream of the endless wilderness of Canada, untouched forests and lonely bays? Then Vancouver Island is an ideal destination. North America's largest Pacific island offers a wide range of holiday accommodation, from a cosy apartment for two to a family-friendly vacation rental at Port Harty's ferry port and a rustic log cabin with wood-burning stove in Pacific Rim National Park. Victoria, the island capital and capital of the state of British Columbia, offers a particularly wide range of activities. You will also find what you are looking for in Port Alberni, in Tofino and in the port city of Nanaimo.
Vacation in Vancouver
Travelers and Activities
Vancouver Island is a true natural paradise, attracting holidaymakers with lonely moments in breathtaking scenery. So, put on your hiking boots and set off into the rainforests of Pacific Rim National Park. A real highlight is certainly a tour on the legendary West Coast Trail, which takes you over 75 kilometres along the wild coast with its ancient tree population. The Nuu-chah-nulth Trail is at least as worth exploring as the Rainforest Trail. Alternatively, visit the 600-year-old tree giants in Cathedral Grove, admire colorful butterflies in Butterfly Gardens or learn more about the development history of the Canadian jungle in the British Columbia Forest Museum.
Things to know
Thanks to its special location, Vancouver Island has a comparatively mild climate. Especially between the beginning of May and the end of September there are ideal travel conditions for active holidaymakers. After all, an average of eight to ten hours of sunshine per day and average maximum temperatures above the 23-degree mark offer ideal conditions for hiking, canoeing and relaxing. If you have nothing against snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures, you can book your vacation rental between December and February and enjoy the romance of the Canadian winter.
The most famous daughter of Vancouver Island is Pamela Anderson.
Top 3 travel tips
A visit to Comorant Island proves that you can look forward to animal encounters not only in the forests but also at sea. After all, killer whales, dolphins and Co belong here to the more frequent guests. An excellent spot for observing the majestic animals is Alert Bay. Alternatively, you can set sail on a tour and get very close to the marine mammals.2. Visit the most important museum of the island
Want a little culture? Then you should visit the Royal British Columbia Museum not far from your vacation rental in the island capital Victoria. Immerse yourself in the fascinating natural history, get close to the culture of the indigenous people and embark on a journey into the deep sea in the attached IMAX cinema.3rd White Water Rafting on Vancouver Island
The wild rivers of Vancouver Islands are perfect for river rafting. So if you're looking for a very special nature experience and an extra dose of adrenaline, there's nothing better than paddling through infamous rapids like "The Slot" or the "Twisted Sisters".