Discover a selection of 72 vacation rentals in Campbell River, BC, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $73 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Campbell River. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Go ape for Campbell River

If you've been to the movies in the past 20 years, then you've probably come across Campbell River. Nestled between majestic forest and crystal waters, it served as the stunning backdrop to the epic 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', along with many other movies. What's more, it's also the 'Salmon Capital of the World', and attracts whale watchers the world over, who flock there to catch a sight of the magnificent orca whales that call the Georgia Strait home. Make the most of your visit and book a Campbell River vacation rental to be near its many attractions.

Things to do

Whales ahoy in Campbell River

Fancy catching a glimpse of some magnificent orca whales in their natural habitat? Then head down to Discovery Harbor Marina. There you'll find numerous tour operators, whose seasoned guides will take you to all the best spots to see these incredible mammals, and if you're lucky, some humpback whales and sea lions as well. Another not-to-be-missed attraction includes The Museum at Campbell River. This captivating seafront museum tells the story of Vancouver Island's unique history and heritage. Among its many highlights is a large collection of First Nations carvings and artifacts.

Activities

Land a big one on the Quinsam River

Whether you're on land or water, you're sure to be amazed by Campbell River. In the beautiful Elk Falls Provincial Park, you can hike deep into the forest along scenic trails, or pitch up by Quinsam River and try and land some salmon or trout. On the Georgia Strait, you can catch sight of orca whales and seals, or just take in nature's wonder from the vantage of your kayak. Back on land, there's no shortage of things for you to do in downtown Campbell River either, what with its lovely boutiques, art galleries, and lively waterfront bars and restaurants.

Weather

When the sun comes after rain

Here's a simple rule. If you don't need a raincoat, bring sunscreen. And if you don't need sunscreen, bring a raincoat. Campbell River's warm Mediterranean climate means it gets both a healthy dose of sunshine and rainfall. The warm months extend from May through to September, with July and August temperatures soaring into the high 80s. September is a particularly good month to book a Campbell River vacation rental, as it's after the summer peak, before the rainy months, and the orcas are still about in the Georgia Strait. After September, Campbell River can get chilly, so come prepared for occasional downpours and biting wind chill.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Campbell River

Travelers enjoy Campbell River for its riverfront, seaside and island views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Campbell River is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Elk Falls Provincial Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Elk Falls Suspension Bridge (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Miracle Beach Provincial Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Seal Bay Nature Park (22.3 mi / 35.9 km)
  • Ripple Rock Trailhead (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Campbell River

Fly into Campbell River, BC (YBL), the closest airport, located 5.4 mi (8.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Comox, BC (YQQ-Comox Valley), which is 26.9 mi (43.3 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Campbell River?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Campbell River that's perfect for you. Here are some of our faves:

  • Around 4 miles from the center of Campbell River, you'll find it hard to resist "Seaside Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Hot Tub". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a restaurant dining guide and an electric kettle.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Lil Yellow House". Around 1 mile from the heart of Campbell River, it has 1 bedroom and features a blender and outdoor furniture.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Campbell River vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Campbell River?

If you've been busier than an ant in a picnic basket, you deserve a break for a few blissful days. Skip out of work early on Friday and make your way to one of these weekend getaways in or near Campbell River:

  • "Beautiful Home With Unobstructed Ocean View" is perfect for a weekend of relaxation and fun. It comes with a host of amenities, such as shopping and nearby ecotour services, and is located about 1 mile to the southeast of Campbell River.
  • Otherwise, create new memories with loved ones at "Ocean View And Garden Oasis Suite", which is around 2 miles to the south of Campbell River. You'll have use of internet services, a stovetop and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Campbell River?

If you want a simple but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently found in the middle of town. We recommend the following options in or near Campbell River:

  • Escape on your own or take a travel buddy along to "Lil Yellow House". You'll have plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable, including a microwave oven and internet services.
  • "Ocean View And Garden Oasis Suite" is another superb stay, offering all you could need for the perfect Campbell River escape. Some amenities here include a kitchenette and an iron and ironing board.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Campbell River?

Whether you're seeking a cabin just for you or a condo with space for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Campbell River. These retreats make a comfortable base for a quick trip:

  • If you only need to stay a couple of nights, "Ocean Front, West Facing With Incredible Sunsets" is a good choice. It's close to central Campbell River, so you'll be near lots of attractions.
  • Another fantastic option is "Bright 3 Bedroom Home With Home Theater". Round up your squad and enjoy a comfortable stay near the heart of Campbell River.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Campbell River?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to say "I love you." Whisk your sweetheart off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Campbell River:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a couple of passionate nights at "Seaside Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Hot Tub". Roughly 4 miles from Campbell River, this property comes with lots of nice touches, including a fireplace and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, spend your break sipping wine and canoodling at "Lil Yellow House", around 1 mile from Campbell River. A dining table and outdoor furniture will help set the mood for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Campbell River?

Vacation with others and multiply the fun. Whether you're organizing an action-packed getaway with pals or a family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Campbell River:

  • There's plenty of room to move at "Cabin - Secluded Oceanfront Property In A Peaceful Cove In Desolation Sound". Around 19 miles east of Campbell River, this grand property has 9 bedrooms and sleeps up to 20 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including an ocean view and mountain views.
  • Nothing's more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Beautiful Ocean View Villa With Pool On Cortes Island" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 11 miles to the east of Campbell River, as many as 16 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 7 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a kitchen are among the various amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Campbell River?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is one of the most coveted. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Campbell River and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to take your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Get your vacation on at "Lil Yellow House", where your top priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities such as a TV and a kitchen help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy days splashing about or catching a few peaceful moments by the water at "Spacious House 2 Blocks From The Beach". This property is another guest favorite and features a dining table, towels and more.

Wondering what the weather is like in Campbell River? It has an oceanic climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 50 ºF to 70 ºF. If you're searching for a little more inspiration on places to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Campbell River vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Campbell River?

The first stage of any big family trip is finding the perfect place to stay. Whether you're organizing a quick break with the kids or a multi-generational getaway with relatives, we've got large family vacation rentals in and around Campbell River that'll fit everyone. Here are a couple of popular options that are ready to welcome you:

  • Make your visit one you won't forget at "Sunny Lakefront Home With Ocean Moorage". This escape has 3 bedrooms, can fit up to 8 guests and comes with many useful amenities, including a separate dining area and childrens activities. You'll find it around 10 miles north of Campbell River.
  • "Smelt Bay Beach House", around 11 miles to the east of central Campbell River, was made for family gatherings. As many as 8 of your favorite people can fit into this rental which offers 3 bedrooms, a dishwasher, a fenced yard and more.

When you're ready to do some sightseeing, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to stick on your to-do list. Discovery Pier is a great place to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Campbell River?

Cozy up with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Campbell River and create some lovely new memories together. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "Cabin - Secluded Oceanfront Property In A Peaceful Cove In Desolation Sound" - Enjoy quality time with your nearest and dearest at this retreat, which is around 19 miles east of the center of Campbell River. A kitchen and on-site watersports are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "2 Bedroom Ocean View Cottage Quadra Island" - Another awesome choice, this vacation rental comes with a TV, a nearby laundromat and more. You'll find it around 4 miles to the east of Campbell River.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Campbell River vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Campbell River?

Often situated in sought-after positions due to their smaller size, a one-bedroom rental is an ideal solution for one or two travelers. Check out Vrbo's range in or near Campbell River:

  • It's true! Great things come in small packages, and "Lil Yellow House" is a fantastic example of this. This one-bedroom property is just a short distance from the center and features amenities like a garden and a kitchen.
  • "Ocean View And Garden Oasis Suite" is another lovely one-bedroom escape also a stone's throw from the center. When you're not out and about seeing the area, make use of a water view and a kitchen.