Where to stay around Vancouver?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 963 holiday lettings near Vancouver. From 460 houses to 233 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Vancouver is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Vancouver?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Vancouver:

  • Downtown: 287 holiday homes
  • Kitsilano: 155 holiday homes
  • Yaletown: 213 holiday homes
  • City Centre: 230 holiday homes
  • West End: 202 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Vancouver?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Vancouver. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • River District Vancouver: 1,051 holiday lettings
  • Canada Place: 1,002 holiday lettings
  • English Bay Inukshuk: 1,027 holiday lettings
  • Stanley Park: 1,023 holiday lettings
  • University of British Columbia: 980 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Vancouver listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Vancouver?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 460 houses in Vancouver. Our other popular types of Vancouver holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 233 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 176 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 12 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including boats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Vancouver?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 165 holiday homes with pool available in Vancouver. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make holiday rental house or apartment in Vancouver, Canada your home away from home

    Right in the south of British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver is a vibrant city of historic landmarks, tranquil parks and magnificent shopping streets. There is so much to see and do in Vancouver that tourist information is usually split into two sections; cultural holidays and outdoor activity holidays. It is very easy to tale a day trip from a house to rent in Vancouver into the glorious nature of British Colombia, where Vancouver wildlife holidays and skiing and snowboarding breaks thrive.

    Things to do in Vancouver, Canada

    Vancouver is a very lively city to visit, and there is always a huge amount to see and do from an apartment in Vancouver. If you take a Vancouver apartment, you can be guaranteed that there are enough shopping streets, world class restaurants and some of the finest bars and nightclubs in the whole of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery and Vancouver Maritime Museum are among the best attractions to explore when you arrive at your self catering Vancouver accommodation for the first time. The Vancouver tourist information office will have all the listings for performances, events and festivals in Vancouver.

    Vancouver is surrounded on three sides by water and on the fourth by a huge mountain range known as the Coast Mountains. There are breath-taking views in every direction, and wherever you take holiday rental housing in Vancouver, your first views in the morning will certainly set you up for a full day of activity. There are a great range of sporting events possible in the city itself, including tennis, beach volleyball and cycling. There are also a range of golf courses surrounding Vancouver, but play if often difficult as the awe-inspiring views are more than a little distracting!

    There are beaches around three sides of Vancouver, with plenty of golden sand on which to find a good spot to grab some sun. Kitsilano Beach is the Venice Beach of Vancouver, acting as a huge hub of activity during the summer. If you would prefer a slightly quieter beach from your Vancouver apartment, for either relaxation of beach fishing, head to Jericho Beach or Spanish Banks. Vancouver wildlife holidays are excellent. Whales, sea lions, dolphins and eagles can all be seen off the Vancouver coast on a regular basis.

    Although the city itself is rarely covered in snow, skiing and snowboarding in Vancouver’s mountains is some of the best downhill skiing in Canada. The local resorts of Cypress, Mount Seymour and Grouse Mountain offer absolutely sensational skiing and snowboarding in Vancouver, and the world famous resorts of Whistler and Blackcomb are just 2 hours from Vancouver apartments.

    Weather in Vancouver, Canada

    During the summer months, daily temperatures are blissfully warm, with daily temperatures reaching between 23 and 28˚C, perfect weather for the beach. In winter, although Vancouver is the mildest spot in Canada, conditions are still very cold, and layers are vital!

    Travel to Vancouver, Canada

    Vancouver Airport (YVR) is located just 15km from the city centre. Luckily for those of us trying to get to an apartment or house to rent in Vancouver from the UK, there are direct flights to Vancouver leaving from London, Dublin (DUB), Glasgow (GLA) and Manchester (MAN), meaning that we can be settling into Vancouver accommodation within 12 hours of leaving home.

    The great outdoors is just a stone's throw from your holiday let

    From long stretches of beach to snow-capped mountains, you don't have to go far to experience the great outdoors. It's one of the only places where you could hit the snowy slopes in the morning and wax up your surfboard in the afternoon. In fact, there's plenty to do closer to your Vancouver holiday rental, like kayaking along the harbour or cycling along the water's edge in Stanley Park. Alternatively, you could leave the city behind and head out along the forested trails to spend a night under canvas – and the stars. There are few cities on earth that offer such close connections with the surrounding wilderness.

    Exploring the natural landscape of Vancouver

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Vancouver is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Stanley Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
    • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
    • False Creek (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
    • Sunset Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
    • Vancouver False Creek Seawall (1 mi / 1.6 km)
    • English Bay Beach (1.1 mi / 1.9 km)