BC Staycation: Vancouver Summer Vacations

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There are so many amazing places to visit in Canada, but this spring and summer you may be wanting to stay closer to home. We know travel bans and social distancing can be a bit scary sometimes, so this summer stay close to home and book a BC staycation. Vancouver hotels are great, but why not book something more unique, and more secluded for that matter? Book your summer vacations now to enjoy later or plan a secluded staycation right near your home! Forget about trying to find the best places to stay in Vancouver and instead check out places like Sunshine Coast, BC islands like Vancouver Island, or inland destinations like Harrison Hot Springs. We’ll let British Columbia’s wild landscapes speak for themselves as you travel BC; from majestic mountain ranges to windswept beaches, your BC vacations will get you up close and personal with the great outdoors. There are so many places to visit in BC, but we have picked some of our favorites for you. Forget about the BC tourist attractions in Vancouver, get outdoors on your Vancouver staycations! Discover different things to do on Vancouver Island, places to go camping on the Sunshine Coast, or visit the best hot springs in BC!

Vancouver Island camping: things to do in BC

British Columbia tourism is often focused on Vancouver, accommodation near the top city attractions, and Victoria hotels. But if you can take a weekend to get out of the city, we highly recommend it. Forget about finding things to do in Victoria, BC this weekend, go glamping on Vancouver Island! Browse our Tofino accommodation options, places to stay in Courtenay, BC, or Nanaimo rentals and discover the perfect alternatives to Vancouver Island resorts. This summer get away from the crowds and enjoy a secluded cabin and private rental and go camping! BC islands, like Vancouver Island, offer the perfect mix of mountain and beach. Some of the top things to do in BC can be found here. If you love to go hiking, Vancouver Island has some great trails. In the south part of the island, we love the Galloping Goose Trail as well as Gowland Tod Provincial Park. In the central island region, Mt. Arrowsmith and Roberts Roost are two more great trails. Check out the different things to do in Courtenay, BC or get out on the water for whale watching. Here in BC, you can spot Orcas all year round! Additionally, with 3,400 km of coastline, Vancouver Island is a top fishing destination, great for catching salmon and halibut. However you decide to fill your days, you’ll love your experience luxury camping. Vancouver Island outdoor activities are hard to beat! So browse our places to stay in Tofino, Port Renfrew, Courtney, and more and book your Vancouver staycations.

Luxury camping: Sunshine Coast, BC

Another one of the best places to visit in BC is the Sunshine Coast. Hidden away in the southwest corner of the province, Sunshine Coast, BC covers 180 kilometers accessible by air or ferry. While the Sunshine Coast is part of mainland BC, here you can enjoy all the peace and quiet of island living. If you love camping, Sunshine Coast summer vacations are the thing for you. Browse our cabins for rent, glamping tents, yurts, and even tree houses in towns like Halfmoon Bay, Sechelt, and Roberts Creek and discover the best summer vacation spots and things to do. Sunshine Coast accommodation is perfect for staycations near Vancouver! Hike the Sunshine Coast Trail or go mountain biking, dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean or go scuba diving, it’s all possible here. The deep fjords and secluded inlets along the Sunshine Coast are great for cold-water diving. In fact, one of the best things to do in Sechelt, BC is diving in the waters of Skookumchuck Narrows, at the entrance of Sechelt inlet. Apart from the Sunshine Coast Trail, other popular hikes include Chapman Creek Falls, Suncoaster Trail, and Smuggler Cove, to name a few. However you decide to fill your staycation on the Sunshine Coast, it’s sure to be one of your best vacations yet.

Harrison Hot Springs & vacation home rentals

While hot springs may not seem like a summer destination, we promise you’re going to love your stay in Harrison Hot Springs Village. As BC summers are quite temperate, many guests still enjoy visiting the hot springs, as well as nearby Harrison Lake. These BC vacation home rentals are all an easy drive from Vancouver and offer the perfect alternatives to hot springs hotels or the Harrison Hot Springs Resort. For this staycation, you probably want to get away from the crowds and enjoy a more private retreat in a secluded rental. And what’s not to love about the best hot springs in BC? Harrison Hot Springs things to do include great hikes, like the Bear Mountain Trail or Hicks Lake Loop, boating and fishing on Harrison Lake, as well as kayaking, paddle boating, and much more out on the waters of Harrison Lake. No matter where you decide to go for your Vancouver staycation, if you go glamping, you’re sure to have an amazing time this summer.

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