Find accommodations on Central Vancouver Island,
British Columbia, Canada. Find a vacation rental home near the beach, rent a cabin near one of the lush provincial parks, find lodging near Mount Washington
, or take in views of the Georgia Strait from the top floor of a condo rental.
Central Vancouver Island is separated from the mainland of Canada by approximately 30 nautical miles. It can be reached by taking a ferry from the Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) to Nanaimo or by driving from one of the two other ferry docking points, Victoria and Comox. It takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to cross from the mainland by ferry.
Central Vancouver Island is renowned for it’s pristine sandy beaches, whale watching, wilderness camping, hiking, fishing and incredible winter storms. This scenic region has numerous accommodation options with nature, ocean, beaches, and wildlife right at your vacation rentals doorstep. Cities and towns in this area include Nanaimo, Parksville, Coombs, Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet and more. Arrange vacation rentals directly from owners
of cottages, lodges, bed and breakfasts, cabins, holiday homes, and condo rentals on Central Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Find a vacation rental home in Tofino,
a jewel of the west coast of Vancouver Island. There is something for everyone in Tofino, whether you’re into the outdoor adventure or relaxing on a beach. Fishing, paddling, whale watching, bear watching, hiking, camping, storm watching, diving, swimming and hiking are in abundance here. Arguably the most famous activity in Tofino is surfing, where you will find 35 kilometers of surfable waters. There are several surf schools for beginners and with the abundance of surf beaches you will never be crowded for space. Tofino also boasts world-renowned resorts, five star chefs, trendy cafes and several stunning art galleries. It is also an area of rich aboriginal cultural heritage, which is not to be missed.
Further south is the town of Ucluelet, which some say is the easy going little sister of Tofino. Here you will find a laid back culture, similar to Tofino but less hustle and bustle of tourists. The open Pacific Ocean, islands, inlets and and rainforests make it a stunning holiday destination. Find accommodation here and tour the west coast. Join a whale watching tour, hike the rainforests, relax on a beach.
Find vacation rentals in Sproat Lake
, in the center of Vancouver Island. People come here for fishing, swimming, water skiing and windsurfing. A vacation rental can be found for two or for a large family retreat. The east coast of Central Vancouver Island is much more populated than the west or center. This is where you will find the city of Nanaimo, population 85,000. Nanaimo boasts one of the most beautiful waterfronts in Canada. Kayaking, hiking, biking, scuba-diving and snorkeling are everyday activities in this active city. Find accommodations in Nanaimo and you will be centrally located to explore the whole island.
Whatever your Central Vancouver Island destination, Owner Direct offers a wide variety of accommodations to suit your needs.