Vacation Rentals in British Columbia - Find Accommodations Here
Dubbed “Beautiful British Columbia”
by residents (and their license plates), this province’s natural beauty is as diverse as it is vast. British Columbia is well worth the visit. It has something for everyone – find your own holiday home on one of the stunning coastal beaches, shack up in a chalet rental in the majestic Rocky Mountains, rent a cozy cabin on one of the many pristine lakes or rivers, or take in the view of the breath-taking Okanagan Valley
from a luxury condo rental.
British Columbia is the western most province in Canada, with over 25,000 kilometres (over 15,000 miles) of coastline meeting the Pacific Ocean. The province shares a border with several U.S. states including Washington
, and Montana
, to the South and Alaska
, to the Northwest. East of British Columbia is the Canadian province of Alberta
, and North is the Yukon Territory
, and the Northwest Territories
. There are almost 4.5 million people living in British Columbia with over two million people living in the coastal city of Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city. This scenic city has numerous accommodation options with the best of Vancouver’s sights at your vacation rental doorstep.
The climate varies in British Columbia. As expected, the North and Interior can get much colder in the winter than the coastal and southern regions. Despite this, British Columbia is considered to have the mildest temperatures in Canada. The varying regions provide vacation rental opportunities in any season.
In winter the mountain ranges of coastal and interior British Columbia get heavy snowfalls, which provide excellent conditions for various winter recreation activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skating, tobogganing, and dog sledding. There is a variety of mountain lodging available in all winter recreation areas.
Summer is a popular season in all regions of British Columbia. The coast has over 6000 islands, the largest being Vancouver Island
and The Queen Charlotte Islands. Imagine your own private accommodation on an isolated island off the coast of B.C. If isolation isn’t for you, head to the popular and trendy west coast of Vancouver Island where accommodations can be found steps from the sand and surf. The world-renowned surf competition, The Cold Water Classic is held every October in Tofino
The Okanagan Valley is a popular area for vacation rentals in the summer. Attractions in this area include wineries and vineyards, fruit-laden orchards, and plenty of summer recreation sports such as boating, swimming, golfing and hiking. The Okanagan has the warmest and longest summers in Canada so don’t forget your sunscreen. Temperatures have been known to reach forty degrees Celsius on a summer day.
Check out apartment and condo rentals in downtown Vancouver
, or luxury waterfront vacation homes on Osoyoos Lake
. Whatever your British Columbia destination, Owner Direct offers a wide variety of vacation home rentals to suit your needs.