People of all sorts can find activities to enjoy on Vancouver Island, whether you're into outdoor activities like hiking, biking, golf, fishing, sailing, or sightseeing, or you enjoy looking into local culture and history, you won't be disappointed in all Vancouver Island has to offer. Once you disembark from the ferry or step off your prop plane, you'll be spoiled for choice in attractions, entertainment, activities, and dining, all in a location that is a feast for the eyes.

Awesome towns with apartments for rent on Vancouver Island

Compelling reasons to choose a holiday at Vancouver Island are the variety of choices in towns that offer different activities and choices in rental apartments with differing amenities and features. Looking for attractions, culture, culinary experiences, and animal life? Duncan sounds like the option for you! Looking for stone beaches and waterfalls? Parksville fits the bill. Drawn to the sea and local wines? You can't go wrong with Sidney.

Fabulous apartments in Duncan, BC

From 1-bedroom apartments with an ocean view to a 2-bedroom ultra-modern beauty close to Duncan centre, you'll find apartments for rent in Duncan, BC, that will take you close to the action. Some action may be lucrative, like a visit to Chances Cowichan, a nonprofit charitable casino with slots, bingo, and horse betting. You can explore the forest industry at a 100-acre open-air museum, the BC Forest Discovery Centre, or learn about the First Nations at the Quw' Wutsun' Cultural Centre.

Parksville apartment rentals

Parksville rental accommodation offers 2-bedroom condos with panoramic views of the ocean and 3-bedroom oceanside condos that are just a stroll away from the boardwalk. In Parksville, you can enjoy exploring and beachcombing on the Lighthouse Country beaches, a visit to bloom-filled Milner Gardens and Woodland, or go caving and rappelling at Horne Lake Caves.

Variety in apartments for rent in Sidney, BC

In Sidney, you'll have your pick of 1- and 2-bedroom penthouse apartments with ocean views, as well as a 3-bedroom condo that sleeps 6 near local vineyards. An abundance of activities awaits in Sidney, from strolling the Waterfront Walkway to shopping the Sidney Street Market in the warmer months. Take a culture and art walking tour or go see various exhibits relevant to the local area at the Sidney Museum.

Make the most of your trip from apartments for rent in Vancouver Island

Not only can you find lots to do in Duncan, Parksville, and Sidney, but you won't want to miss certain iconic activities and attractions available in nearby towns. By taking the time to discover all that's available for you and your family or friends on Vancouver Island, you'll make the most of your trip.

Whale watching in Tofino

Twenty thousand gray whales pass Tofino every year, a city that has a long whale-watching season that lasts from early March through October. Several operators offer different whale-watching packages that last anywhere from 2.5 to 3 hours. These same operators even offer bird-watching and bear-watching tours. For an intensive wildlife tour, try Hot Springs Cove, where you can see wildlife varying from puffins to bald eagles.

Biking and hiking in Nanaimo

Nanaimo is the second-largest city on Central Vancouver Island, and in addition to its incredible waterfront, it boasts some of the island's best single track mountain bike trails. You can rent a bike and try the Fine China trail, a moderately difficult path that was the first provincially approved trail built by the Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club. If you're looking for dirt jumps, dump tracks, and mulch jumps, try Steve Smith Bike Park. Don't leave Nanaimo without trying its signature Nanaimo bars, made from coconut, chocolate, graham crust, custard, and chocolate ganache.