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Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Cabin Rentals

Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Cabin Rentals

About Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands

Travelling to Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands, British Columbia

The Vancouver Island region—encompassing Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and some of British Columbia’s mainland—is a highly coveted cottage country area. In fact, Conde Nast Traveler named it the top island to visit in Canada! With rainforests, beaches and mountains, it has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems and there are cabin rentals scattered throughout.  

Vancouver Island is bisected by the Beaufort Mountain Range, and much of the land area is protected parkland and old-growth forest. Hikers and bikers can experience untouched wilderness and spetacular wildlife (hint: check out the Pacific Rim National Park), while anglers can fish for all five species of Pacific salmon in the area's lakes and rivers. In the spring and summer, the island has a Mediterranean-like climate and its tranquil beaches are swimming, sailing, and surfing hot spots. Come winter, there is world class skiing and snowboarding at Mount Washington. Year round, the region is a playground for food and culture lovers, as Victoria (BC's capital city) and Cowichan Valley’s “Gourmet Trail” are home to restaurants, farmers’ markets, and wineries and the north part of the island is rich in First Nations heritage, art and culture.

On the over 200 Gulf Islands, named by National Geographic Traveler as one of the world's best coastal destinations, visitors can fish, kayak, and scuba dive in the sheltered waters between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. This is also one of the world’s best places to see orcas, humpbacks, and grey whales. Then, after adventures in the great outdoors, spend time touring wineries and vineyards on Salt Spring and Saturna Islands, where artisan fare and fresh produce can be sampled at organic farms and farmers' markets. 

Vancouver Island cabin rentals and Gulf Island cabin rentals are easily accessible via BC Ferry from Vancouver and Victoria and are among the most coveted vacation rentals in British Columbia.

Why Rent Here

Why Rent in Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands, British Columbia

The Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands region is home to more then 200 beautiful islands and offers a variety of accommodation options including cabin rentals, cottage resorts and cozy bed & breakfasts. The Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands region has everything you need for a great adventure year round with wineries, hiking trails, great fishing, and beautiful beaches for swimming and relaxing.  

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the region from your very own Vancouver Island vacation rental or a private cabin on one of the Gulf Islands, and spend your days watching wildlife. Vancouver Island is one of the best locations in the world for whale watching and bird watching!  

With a large selection of vacation homes, bed and breakfasts and cabins for rent, Gulf Islands vacation rentals and Vancouver Island vacation rentals are a great way to enjoy this special part of British Columbia.

What to Do Here

What to do in Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands, British Columbia

Wildlife Viewing
Skiing & Snowboarding
On The Ocean
National & Provincial Parks
Mountains
Lake Country
Hiking & Biking
Fishing
Beach
Surfing
Sailing & Yachting
Food & Wine
Golf
Kayaking & Canoeing
Arts & Culture

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Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands Cabin Rentals & Cottage Rentals

Charming House Downtown Victoria

Cottage Rentals in Victoria, British Columbia

5
Beds

2.5
Baths

$2,100
Week

This well-appointed home is walking distance to downtown Victoria, the Inner Harbour, Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria Art Gallery and a lovely stroll to Cook … More →

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Long Beach Lodge Resort

Hotel Resorts in Tofino, British Columbia

$289
Night

Welcome to our luxury Oceanfront Tofino Accommodations. We are honored to be recognized as the #1 Vancouver Island Resort by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine (#3 … More →

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Anderson Cove House

Vacation Homes in Sooke, British Columbia

5
Beds

4+
Baths

$1,290
Week

This spacious oceanfront home is situated on a bluff overlooking Sooke Basin, on 4.5 acres of unmatched natural beauty, luxury, and total privacy. The house is … More →

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Beach Cottage With Amazing View

Cottage Rentals in Quadra Island, British Columbia

3
Beds

3
Baths

$1,195
Week

LOCATION Relax on the oceanfront deck after biking , hiking or kayaking while the kids play on the beach 10 feet away. Interesting beach with lots of sealife … More →

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Fly Fishing - Year Round Rental

Cottage Rentals in Cowichan Lake, British Columbia

2
Beds

1
Baths

$1,000
Week

The Cowichan Riverside Cottage sits literally on the edge of the famous Cowichan River on the outskirts of the town of Lake Cowichan, on Vancouver Island. Get … More →

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Blind Channel Resort

Cottage Resorts in Blind Channel, British Columbia

$980
Week

Fly in or boat in to Blind Channel, and you’ll find comfortable accommodations on an island in the wilderness, adjacent to great hiking trails and ideally … More →

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Spectacular Views, Country Estate

Vacation Homes in Victoria, British Columbia

2
Beds

1
Baths

$155
Night

This light and bright private suite enjoys southern exposure with beautiful views overlooking the gardens and meadows of Heathwood, the Mt Newton Valley, the … More →

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Riverbend Rv And Cottages

Cottage Resorts in Parksville, British Columbia

$139
Night

Visit our website: www.riverbendresort.bc.ca Riverbend RV Resort & Cottages is situated on 16 Acres of wooded parkland on the banks of the beautiful Englishman … More →

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The Inn At Tough City

Hotel Resorts in Tofino, British Columbia

$139
Night

Located on Tofino Harbor, this hotel in British Columbia features an on-site sushi restaurant and bar. The hotel features recycled bricks from downtown … More →


The Emperor’s Suite

Condo Rentals in Victoria, British Columbia

1
Beds

1
Baths

Call
Week

Located in the vibrant heart of downtown Victoria, The Emperor’s Suite leaves nothing more than five minutes from your fingertips. Stunning 270° views of the… More →


The Monaco Spectacular Suite

Condo Rentals in Victoria, British Columbia

2
Beds

1
Baths

Call
Week

Located in the vibrant heart of downtown Victoria, the Monaco Spectacular leaves nothing more than five minutes from your fingertips. Stunning 270° views of … More →


The Queen Victoria Royal Suite

Condo Rentals in Victoria, British Columbia

1
Beds

1
Baths

Call
Week

The Queen Victoria Royal Suite Thumbnails Located in the vibrant heart of downtown Victoria, the Queen Victoria Royal leaves nothing more than five minutes … More →


Nanaimo Harbourfront Townhome

Condo Rentals in Nanaimo, British Columbia

2
Beds

2.5
Baths

$3,000
Month

Monthly Rental. Luxurious 2 story town home with panoramic ocean/harbour view located on Nanaimo's downtown waterfront. This 2 bedroom , 2.5 bath beautifully … More →

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Fireflies Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfasts in Campbell River, British Columbia

$75
Night

Come and stay at this cozy bed and breakfast! It is a short distance to downtown shops, pier and harbour. There are many nearby hiking trails including Elk … More →

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Curious Cove Guest House

Cottage Rentals in Tofino, British Columbia

3
Beds

2.5
Baths

$1,300
Week

Curious Cove Guest House at Jensen’s Bay is a truly West Coast getaway. Our home is nestled in a quiet forested cul-de-sac that backs onto the tidal flats of … More →

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Cedar Creek Cabin

Cottage Rentals in Campbell River, British Columbia

3
Beds

1
Baths

$1,200
Week

This charming lakefront cabin is located on Upper Campbell Lake, 35 km West of Campbell River on the Gold River Road. It has a beautiful view in a quiet, … More →

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Madrona Resort

Cottage Resorts in Parksville, British Columbia

$1,120
Week

Welcome to the Madrona Resort Stay with us for an unforgettable Vancouver Island holiday See things from our perspective... Nestled along the shores of … More →

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New 2 Bdrm Suite W. Hot Tub

Cottage Rentals in Nanaimo, British Columbia

2
Beds

1
Baths

$1,000
Week

Imagine waking up to the reflection of the sunrise on the ocean. Watch the eagles, heron, kingfishers, ducks even humming birds from this bird watchers paradise… More →


Reef Point Cottages

Cottage Resorts in Ucluelet, British Columbia

$99
Night

Reef Point Cottages, where the west coast rain forest meets the mighty Pacific Ocean, is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet, British … More →

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Craidelonna

Vacation Homes in Sooke, British Columbia

6
Beds

4+
Baths

$1,100
Night

Luxurious Ocean Front Accommodations with multiple beach accesses & stellar ocean/mountain views - private and remote setting. Reservations are taken at any … More →


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