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Make a holiday rental apartment or accommodation in Vancouver Island, Canada your home away from home

Vancouver Island is a huge island off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Holidays to Vancouver Island are rich in outdoor activities, stunning historic buildings and culinary excellence, meaning that Vancouver Island tourism thrives with discerning travellers who wish to explore this wonderful island independently.

Things to do on holiday in Vancouver Island, Canada

Vancouver Island’s wildlife is amazing. Vast trees cover most of the island, interrupted only by the snow capped peaks that rise above the tree line, large glaciers and gushing rivers which carve their way to the rugged coast. There are thousands of mammals, reptiles and bird species which live here, making Vancouver Island accommodation the perfect destination for bird watchers and animal lovers. Black bears, cougars and many other large species can sometimes be seen in the inland areas, while holidays to Vancouver Island’s coastline enable you to view a staggering diversity of marine life, ranging from humpback whales to dolphins and from Orcas to porpoises. Whale watching and Vancouver Island wildlife tours can be arranged from many coastal resorts on Vancouver Island.

A holiday rental in Vancouver Island’s coastal regions also offers a stunning base for sailing holidays. There are a large number of smaller islands in the Vancouver Island region, with inspiring names like Cabbage Island and Rum, and even more inspiring scenery. The scuba diving is also incredible from Vancouver Island accommodation. Second only to the Red Sea for water clarity and wildlife diversity, the whole area is a diver’s paradise. The coastal region is also a surfer’s paradise, whether you are a pro looking for large barrelling reef breaks or easy beach breaks for beginners.

Inland, the rivers and lakes are a haven for fishermen. Vancouver Island fishing is simply exceptional, with amazingly large fish being caught with surprising regularity. There is never any shortage of expert advice available from Vancouver Island accommodation, and the locations of the best beats are readily available from the Vancouver Island tourist information office.

Despite the fact the Vancouver Island has a remarkably mild climate which means you can play golf, walk, cycle or ride horses through the lower level country all year round, you can also ski and snowboard in the higher reaches. There is some exceptionally tough pistes available and some fearsome off-piste.

Places to visit on holiday in Vancouver Island, Canada

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, located in the forested lowlands of Vancouver Island. The stunning inner harbour of Victoria should be on the attractions list of anyone staying in any Vancouver Island accommodation, and you will certainly not be disappointed the first time you lay eyes on it.

Sooke is a year round holiday destination on the coast. Offering some of the finest fishing, sailing and hiking in the area, it is little surprise the Vancouver Island holiday rentals in Sooke are so highly sought after.

Weather in Vancouver Island, Canada

Vancouver Island has the mildest climate in Canada, with warm summers in which daily temperatures often reach into the mid 20’s (°C). Evenings can be cold, and in winter, temperatures can average as little as 0°C, but during this time, the island has a magical sense of serenity, and winter is a great time to visit Vancouver Island accommodation.

Travel to Vancouver Island, Canada

Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is the main airport on Vancouver Island, and the main one for visitors arriving from international destinations. From the UK, visitors must change flights in a larger American airport, but the trip is more than worth it.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
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    • Sleeps 9
    Chalet #683788vb
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      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (26 reviews)
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      • 7 BR
      • 4 BA
      • Sleeps 28
      Chalet #752233vb
      26
      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.5/5
        (11 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 10
        Chalet #508792vb
        11
        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 12
          Chalet #914342vb
          6
          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (19 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 10
            Condo #559127vb
            19
            Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (6 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 8
              Townhome #730634vb
              6
              Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Condo #988260vb
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (16 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #408645vb
                  16
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    House #552202vb
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                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #557565vb
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (62 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #386526vb
                        62
                        Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          House #1049867vb
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (27 reviews)
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                            • 5 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 12
                            House #983535
                            27
                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #830570vb
                              1
                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (9 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                House #877176vb
                                9
                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #1039652vb
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Guest House #1049919vb
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (5 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #559396vb
                                      5
                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (55 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #438185vb
                                        55
                                        Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (11 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cabin #889246vb
                                          11
                                          Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Townhome #573492vb
                                            17
                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (19 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Condo #323664
                                              19
                                              Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                • Studio
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Condo #356720vb
                                                19
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Condo #475505vb
                                                  15
                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 7 BR
                                                    • 7 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 20
                                                    Estate #729841vb
                                                    2
                                                    Viewed 224 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (28 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #603416vb
                                                      28
                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #834738vb
                                                        5
                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 18
                                                          Chalet #1024374vb
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            House #875018vb
                                                            2
                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Cottage #4460181
                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #57283vb
                                                                13
                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                  Cottage #729532vb
                                                                  3
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (38 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Farmhouse #687109vb
                                                                    38
                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      House #901166vb
                                                                      3
                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 15
                                                                        House #994309vb
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Cottage #716833vb
                                                                          13
                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (11 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                                            House #3633949
                                                                            11
                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #599112vb
                                                                              12
                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (22 reviews)
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                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #616854vb
                                                                                22
                                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  House #1042465vb
                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #580586vb
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (44 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Studio #474041vb
                                                                                      44
                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (23 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                                        • Sleeps 14
                                                                                        House #171355
                                                                                        23
                                                                                        Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (27 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Condo #5139vb
                                                                                          27
                                                                                          Viewed 118 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (17 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Townhome #719079vb
                                                                                            17
                                                                                            Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #976166vb
                                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (31 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cabin #686946vb
                                                                                                31
                                                                                                Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #3985345
                                                                                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #488454vb
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (19 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      House #676210vb
                                                                                                      19
                                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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