Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Gulf Islands

The island views and gardens provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Gulf Islands. Well-liked for its hiking, bird watching and boating, this city is both walkable and welcoming. Take in top local attractions like Butchart Gardens and British Columbia Parliament Building. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Gulf Islands

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

  • 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)
Natural features

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 vacation in Gulf Islands. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Gulf Islands

Fly into Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base), the closest airport, located 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Mayne Island, BC (YAV-Miners Bay Seaplane Base), which is 7.2 mi (11.6 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Gulf Islands?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 762 house rentals around Gulf Islands. From 124 cabin rentals to 124 cottage rentals, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Gulf Islands is on Vrbo.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Gulf Islands. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Victoria: 1,042 vacation rentals
  • Vancouver Island: 2,212 vacation rentals
  • Qualicum Beach: 265 vacation rentals
  • Vancouver: 1,220 vacation rentals
  • Parksville: 234 vacation rentals

And Vrbo Canada offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Gulf Islands! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gulf Islands?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Gulf Islands:

  • Victoria: 1,042 rentals
  • Qualicum Beach: 265 rentals
  • Vancouver: 1,220 rentals
  • Parksville: 234 rentals
  • Sooke: 897 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Gulf Islands?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Gulf Islands are:

  • Victoria Inner Harbour Airport (YWH): 1,025 home rentals
  • Gabriola Island, BC (SYF-Silva Bay Seaplane Base): 246 home rentals
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR): 1,265 home rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Gulf Islands?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Gulf Islands. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve: 224 vacation homes
  • Otter Bay Marina: 370 vacation homes
  • White Rock Beach: 422 vacation homes
  • Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park: 320 vacation homes
  • Stanley Park: 1,281 vacation homes

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

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