Destination guide

Getting to know Vancouver—it's a shore thing

Set on a peninsula on the west coast of British Columbia, Vancouver is a bustling cosmopolitan city with a profusion of international cuisine, plenty of scenic outdoor space, and a thriving arts scene. It's also a popular stopover for cruise passengers en route to Alaska. Visitors are drawn to the city's culture and entertainment, and you can find loads of independent shops, eateries, and nightlife destinations in the trendy Gastown district. Your Vancouver vacation rental will put you close to must-see Vancouver sights like Stanley Park, VanDusen Botanical Garden, and the Vancouver Aquarium.

Activities

Opt out(doors) in Vancouver's scenic parks

The city's ample shoreline includes a number of beaches, but the area's relatively cool summer weather means visitors typically prefer the bounty of boating, kayaking, and paddle boarding options available. In Stanley Park, you'll find more than 1,000 acres of preserved waterfront wilderness just outside of downtown Vancouver. Here, you'll find more than 17 miles of trails through the park's towering forests of spruce, hemlock, and douglas fir. The park's harborside sea wall serves as a popular spot for running, biking, and fishing, and you can also find swimming pools, sports facilities, and an open-air pavilion that hosts regular summer concerts.

Weather

Vancouver—Canada's coolest coastal climate

Boasting one of the mildest winters in all of Canada, Vancouver has a marine west coast climate, featuring warm, dry summers, and cool winters with plenty of rainfall. Summers average a high of 72 degrees in July and August, while average winter temperatures range from just above freezing to the mid 40s from December through February. A popular destination all year round, the city's busiest season is summer. You'll find that prices for Vancouver vacation rentals tend to be somewhat lower during the city's less frenetic winter months.

Natural features

Park it for a while in natural Vancouver

The most densely populated city in Canada, Vancouver lies on a sometimes-flat, sometimes-hilly peninsula that's bordered on the north by the Burrard Inlet, and on the south by the Fraser River. To the west of the city are the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver Island, and the North Shore Mountains are only a short drive away. The city's 1,000-acre Stanley Park boasts majestic second- and third-growth forests of hemlock and douglas fir. It's also home to a number of lakes and ponds, and you can spot local wildlife like beavers, coyotes, and bald eagles.

Transport

How to get to and around Vancouver

The nearest airport is in Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.), located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base), which is 29.7 mi (47.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Vancouver Waterfront Station, Vancouver Pacific Central Station and Vancouver Rocky Mountaineer Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Vancouver by jumping on the metro at Vancouver City Center Station, Granville Station or Burrard Station.

Where to stay around Vancouver, BC, CA?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,183 vacation rentals near Vancouver. From 465 Condos/Apartments to 597 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Vancouver for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Vancouver?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vancouver:

  • Downtown: 379 vacation rentals
  • Kitsilano: 167 vacation rentals
  • Yaletown: 359 vacation rentals
  • City Centre: 352 vacation rentals
  • Granville Island: 124 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Vancouver?

VRBO offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Vancouver. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Canada Place: 1,231 vacation rentals
  • Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal: 1,235 vacation rentals
  • Vancouver Waterfront Station: 1,229 vacation rentals
  • Stanley Park: 1,253 vacation rentals
  • BC Place Stadium: 1,232 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vancouver listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Vancouver?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 465 Condos/Apartments in Vancouver. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Vancouver include:

  • Houses: 597 rentals available
  • Cottages: 13 rentals available
  • Villas: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Vancouver?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 209 vacation rentals with pool available in Vancouver. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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