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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in British Columbia, Canada your home away from home

It is very hard to describe the staggering natural beauty of British Columbia, Canada. Guides to British Columbia have tried, but you need to go there to understand exactly how stunning the landscape is. It is a haven for outdoor sports and wilderness leisure, from the world famous skiing, fishing and whale watching to the more closely held secrets like kayaking around the Broken Islands to hiking the wilderness parks. A holiday rental in British Columbia’s cities and towns make for a hugely enjoyable break too, without ever having to pack a sturdy pair of boots!

Things to do in British Columbia, Canada

There is no end of possibilities for entertainment in British Columbia, but it is strongly advised that you take accommodation in British Columbia which allows you to come and go as you please, which makes a holiday rental apartment or cottage an ideal solution.

More in depth guides to British Columbia will provide the ideal spots for the following activities, but from the vast majority of holiday rentals in British Columbia you can reach spectacular fishing, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and wildlife viewing destinations.

British Columbia is one of the most exciting and varied places to see wildlife in their natural habitats anywhere in the world. Kayaking with Orca Whales on the Campbell River is an unbeatable experience, but seeing moose, mountain goats, bears, bighorn sheep and cougar in their natural habitat certainly come close. Bird enthusiasts will be in their personal haven too, with millions of birds migrating on the Pacific flyway.

Fishermen taking a self catering cottage in British Columbia are spoilt for choice too. There are so many lakes and rivers for fishing in British Columbia that if you are armed with a high clearance vehicle and a rod, you can fish for years, and never touch the same stretch of water twice! Sea fishing, especially for salmon, is not limited either!

British Columbia is a golfer’s paradise too. Set in breath taking scenery, the 250 golf courses which surround the holiday accommodation in British Columbia present a massive variety of challenges.

Not even a rough guide to British Columbia would be complete without mentioning the phenomenal skiing. The crisp air and soaring mountain ranges make skiing in British Columbia a highlight of many winter sport enthusiasts career.

Places to go on holiday in British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Island is a magical place stay. Whale watching is particularly spectacular, but fishing, diving, golfing, skiing, and spa holidays make taking a holiday rental in Vancouver Island an unbeatable treat.

Whistler is one of the most famous skiing resorts in the world, with some of the best downhill and slalom runs available. In summer, the resort turns into a mountain biking and hiking haven. Kimberly is a stunning Alpine style resort, and the highest town in British Columbia, which also manages to be a golfers dream.

Weather in British Columbia, Canada

Taking a British Columbia holiday rental will never mean that you are basking in soaring temperatures, but that is not why people keep flocking to accommodation in British Columbia. Seasonal average temperatures are between 2°C in winter to around 12°C in summer.

Travel to British Columbia, Canada

British Airways provide a huge number of cheap flights to British Columbia, landing in Vancouver (XEA), Victoria (YYJ), Kelowna (YLW) and Abbotsford (YXX).

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