Where to stay around Gulf Islands?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 796 holiday lettings near Gulf Islands. From 375 Houses to 113 Cottages, 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 Gulf Islands is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gulf Islands?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gulf Islands. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • United States: 482,977 holiday homes
  • Vancouver: 958 holiday homes
  • Vancouver Island: 2,053 holiday homes
  • Victoria: 940 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 285 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gulf Islands! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gulf Islands?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gulf Islands with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Vancouver: 958 holiday lettings
  • Victoria: 940 holiday lettings
  • North Vancouver: 928 holiday lettings
  • Nanaimo: 178 holiday lettings
  • West Vancouver: 839 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Gulf Islands?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Gulf Islands are:

  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR): 1,005 self catering accommodations
  • Texada Gillies Bay Airport (YGB): 96 self catering accommodations
  • Nanaimo Airport (YCD): 212 self catering accommodations

For other airports, 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 in Gulf Islands?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Gulf Islands. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Old School House Arts Centre: 264 holiday rentals
  • Canada Place: 1,009 holiday rentals
  • English Bay Inukshuk: 1,044 holiday rentals
  • Stanley Park: 1,033 holiday rentals
  • Cypress Mountain: 974 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gulf Islands listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in British Columbia Gulf Islands, Canada your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a mixture of a dry and warm climate with beautiful scenery and Canadian hospitality may look no further than the British Columbia Gulf Islands. These spectacularly scenic islands are located between Vancouver Island and the west coast of British Columbia in Canada. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages, B&Bs and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to British Columbia Gulf Islands, Canada

There are many fun things to do on the dozen or so larger islands as well as the numerous other small ones. Of course being islands means there are lots of water based activities including swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, diving, sailing and moonlight cruises. All of the islands have public beaches for visitors to relax and soak up the sun.There are some excellent golf courses on a couple of the islands including two on Salt Spring Island and another on Gabriola Island. With so much flora and fauna to see the islands are excellent locations for hiking, horse riding and cycling as well as staying still and doing some bird watching. Visitors can also try other diverse ranges of sports from tennis and rollerblading to skydiving.Almost all the islands have at least one pub serving food as well as restaurants, although the selection is somewhat limited on the smaller islands. There are numerous places for self catering holidaymakers to purchase food and drink, especially on Gabriola Island. On Mayne Island there is also a farmers market at Deacon Vale Farm.

Places to visit on holiday to British Columbia Gulf Islands, Canada

There are a number of interesting places to visit here including historic buildings and churches such as St. Mary Magdalene Church on Mayne Island. The islands have many artists, sculptors and potters and there are local galleries for visitors to go and see.Island maps often suggest to some helpful walking or driving tours. Holidaymakers can also take boat trips around the islands and to the Canadian mainland. Boat trips will take passengers to the neighbouring Vancouver Island, which has some interesting attractions such as Paradise Fun Park and Craig Heritage Park, Museum and Archives.

Weather in British Columbia Gulf Islands, Canada

The warmest time of the year in this part of Canada is generally July and August when the average high temperature is around 23 degrees centigrade. In December and January the temperatures dip with an average high of only 5 degrees centigrade. The summer months of June to August will see very little rain, but late in the year you might see as much as six inches of rain especially in November and December. However, the islands get only 30 inches of rain throughout the whole year.

Travel to British Columbia Gulf Islands, Canada

Vancouver International Airport is the nearest major airport to the Gulf Islands with Air Canada the main airline operating here. They have flights to and from Beijing, Cancun, Hong Kong, London-Heathrow, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo as well as major U.S cities such as Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco and San Diego amongst others. Other airlines fly from other major cities around the world such as Auckland, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London-Gatwick as well as many others during the holiday season. The Gulf Islands are accessible via BC Ferries or private and commercial boats.

Sightseeing in and around Gulf Islands

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Travellers enjoy Gulf Islands for its hiking, bird watching and boating. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Gulf Islands a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Salt Spring Vineyards (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Gary Oak Winery (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Garry Oaks Winery (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Mistaken Identity Vineyards (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Pender Island Golf and Country Club (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Salt Spring Island Golf Club (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Gulf Islands

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Gulf Islands. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Butchart Gardens (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Cusheon Lake (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Ruckle Provincial Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Mount Maxwell Provincial Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Dinner Bay Japanese Garden (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)