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Popular amenities for Vancouver vacation rentals

Stay near Vancouver's top sights

Stanley Park2,658 locals recommend
Granville Island1,659 locals recommend
Canada Place433 locals recommend
BC Place418 locals recommend
Rogers Arena408 locals recommend
Queen Elizabeth Park830 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Vancouver

  • Total rentals

    6.8K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    274K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    2.7K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    1.5K properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    900 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    3.6K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Vancouver

All About Vancouver

Located on the southwestern edge of British Columbia, Vancouver is a busy seaport where rich greenery and stunning natural landscapes are intertwined with its cosmopolitan metropolis. The North Shore Mountains overlook the city and serve as a spectacular backdrop to Vancouver’s glittering skyline. If you want to immerse yourself in the city’s lush, natural surroundings, head to Lynn Canyon Park in northern Vancouver for scenic hiking trails, swimming holes, and one of the city’s iconic suspension bridges. Make your way to Queen Elizabeth Park for a peaceful stroll through the pristinely landscaped plants, or head to Chinatown to soak up the tranquility of exquisite Chinese gardens.

Vancouver’s culinary scene is one of Canada’s most exciting, known for its fresh ingredients and multicultural cuisine, with seafood a staple part of local dining and food trucks and brunch spots galore. For uninterrupted views of the city, ascend Vancouver Lookout, where you’ll be greeted with a stunning 360-degree panorama. The city’s spirited nightlife is also a major draw. If you want to hit the dance floor and explore Vancouver’s club scene, make your way to Granville Street. Gastown’s range of bars, pubs, and beer halls offers a more relaxed evening out.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Vancouver

Vancouver experiences warm, sunny summers, providing perfect conditions for sightseeing and pleasant temperatures for boat trips. If your visit includes a host of outdoor activities, summer may be the best time to explore. The city is known to have a long rainy season, which can span from October to June. Brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow paint the landscape during the fall as the foliage begins to change color. Temperatures begin to cool during this time, so layer up to stay cozy. Outdoor enthusiasts head to Vancouver during the winter to spend time on the snowy slopes just 20 minutes away from downtown.

A night market offers music performances, art installations, and a bounty of food stalls every weekend between May and October, while Bard on the Beach combines time-honored theater with unique takes on 16th-century plays throughout the summer.

Top things to do in Vancouver

Museum of Anthropology

You’ll find this iconic concrete and glass building on the University of British Columbia’s campus, overlooking the mountains, ocean, and Burrard Inlet just 20 minutes from downtown. Traditional weaving, intricate wood carvings, and contemporary works from First Nations peoples tell the story of Vancouver’s origins and explore its mix of cultures today.

Granville Island

Formerly an industrial site, historic Granville Island has been transformed into a cultural hub, housing art galleries, studios, and artisan workshops. One of the main attractions in this artsy neighborhood is the indoor Public Market, featuring fresh produce, baked goods, seafood, and other gourmet treats. Hop on a tugboat ferry to the other side of False Creek and peruse stalls selling handcrafted goods.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

The lush, 55-acre VanDusen Botanical Garden sits in the city center, home to thousands of species from around the world, local wildlife, and a hedge maze. In the spring, the Laburnum Walk is in full bloom, creating a stunning bright yellow tunnel of blossoms. From early December to early January, the gardens are bedecked with over a million lights, creating illuminated paths on dark winter nights.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Vancouver?

    Vancouver has a temperate marine climate. Summers are mild, with average high temperatures around 70°F (21°C), while winters, usually from December to February, are cool and damp with temperatures around 40°F (4°C). The city is known for its rainy winters, but snowfall is rare. Always consider the weather when planning outdoor activities.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Vancouver?

    Vancouver has a variety of activities to explore. You can walk or cycle around Stanley Park, visit the Vancouver Art Gallery, or learn at the Museum of Anthropology. For nature lovers, a visit to VanDusen Botanical Garden or a whale watching tour is often recommended. The Granville Island Public Market is a great place for foodies.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Vancouver?

    June to August is the most popular time to visit Vancouver due to the warm weather. During these months, you can enjoy local events like the Vancouver International Jazz Festival or the Vancouver Pride Parade. For winter activities, consider a visit from December to February for the Dine Out Vancouver Festival and the Lunar New Year celebrations.

  • What are the best places to stay in Vancouver?

    In Vancouver, neighborhoods to explore for your stay include Downtown Vancouver for its urban vibe and entertainment options; Kitsilano, known for its beaches and dining scene; and Gastown, where you'll find historic architecture and unique shopping opportunities. Alternatively, consider West End, a diverse and vibrant community near Stanley Park.

  • What are the best places to visit in Vancouver?

    In Vancouver, consider visiting places like Stanley Park with its scenic seawall, the historic Gastown neighborhood, or the bustling Granville Island. The Museum of Anthropology and the Vancouver Art Gallery are two popular cultural spots. For stunning views of the city, the Vancouver Lookout and the Capilano Suspension Bridge are often recommended.

  • What are some hiking trails in Vancouver?

    In Vancouver, you can explore a number of scenic hiking trails. The Grouse Grind, a 2.9-kilometer (1.8-mile) route up Grouse Mountain, is a challenging option. The Capilano Pacific Trail, an easier 15-kilometer (9.3-mile) path, takes you from Ambleside Beach up to the Capilano Dam. The Baden Powell Trail on the North Shore is another popular choice, spanning 48 kilometers (30 miles).

  • What are some family activities to do in Vancouver?

    For family fun in Vancouver, consider visiting the Vancouver Aquarium, exploring the interactive exhibits at Science World, or spending a day at the Kitsilano Pool. A visit to the Richmond Night Market, when it is held during the warmer months, can be a memorable family adventure. The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park also provides an exciting outdoor experience.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Vancouver?

    Day trips from Vancouver can include exploring the charming town of Steveston, hiking in the Golden Ears Provincial Park, or visiting the wineries in Fraser Valley. You could also take a ferry to Bowen Island for its quaint shops and hiking trails, or drive up to Whistler for its renowned ski slopes and mountain bike park.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Vancouver?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Vancouver. From over 40 villa rentals, over 1,980 apartment rentals, over 2,160 house rentals to over 1,230 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Vancouver?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 3,560 vacation rentals in Vancouver featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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