Nicknamed the “Garden City,” Victoria is an attractive and historic city in close proximity to many of British Columbia’s natural attractions. Enjoy this island capital and use a nearby vacation rental with a pool as a jumping point for your adventures. View the city’s historic buildings and and the famous Empress hotel before taking a road trip around Vancouver Island, or taking a ferry across to the Canadian mainland. The area is incredibly popular for boaters because of the temperate and usually snow-free weather. Kayak around the rocky beaches filled with washed up lumber from the logging days. Rock climbing, golf, hiking and water sports are all common activities in the area. If your trip is based around relaxing, then stay in your vacation rental and enjoy a few laps in your pool.