Where to Stay in BC
Selecting where to stay may be one of your most important decisions you will make in planning your holiday. To some it will be the ‘home-away-from-home’ or just a place to sleep, and for others it will be what makes the difference between a great vacation and a not so good one. So whether your accommodation is your destination or just a place to lay your head, our guide will help you gather all the information, view photos, videos and much more on where to stay in BC...after all, half the fun is planning your trip! Browse all Regions and Locations, or read about different accommodation options:
Adventure Destinations & Wilderness Resorts
Looking for a lodge with adventure activities or accommodation in a wilderness and remote location in BC? From a fishing and marine resort in Vancouver Island to a wilderness retreat in the deep interior of BC, it's here. Browse through our collection of the best adventure accommodation for your stay in BC. View accommodation offering adventure options or at a wilderness resort or lodge.
Bed & Breakfast
Let BC’s Bed and Breakfasts (B&B) welcome you to our province. Take a look at our list of accommodation that you can stay at. View and read the descriptions about each location. Make reservations based on your needs: whether you want a B&B located away from a main city or if you wish accommodation with a more "homey" feel to it. No two B&Bs or Inns are the same. Each will have its own distinct character with some B&Bs converted from historic homes offering a traditional stay with home comforts. View more about B&Bs.
Bike Friendly Accommodation
With the growing interest for bike friendly accommodation in BC, and especially in Whistler, many hotels are offering services and amenities to cater to the needs of serious and recreational riders. Lodging with bike-specific features may include a bike wash area, tuning station, laundry facilities, and convenient secure storage some with cameras and motion detectors. View more on bike friendly accommodation.
Boutique hotels are generally intimate and luxurious establishments with less than 150 rooms featuring distinctive designs, decor, ambience and architectural interest and creativity. Expressions of style range from quirky and artistic to lifestyle and environmentally conscious. Guests will find that boutique hotels pride themselves in providing personalized accommodation and services. For discerning visitors who view their hotel stay as part of the trip experience, here is a guide to view boutique hotels.
Cottages & Cabins
If you want an authentic BC experience consider staying in a cottage or a cabin. The intimate setting will let you enjoy the beautiful scenery. Cottages and cabins are perfect year-round accommodation for couples, families or friends to share. With options to stay close to ski areas for the ski lover, or summer time on the coast or relaxing by the lake. View more about cottage and cabin rentals.
Dude Ranch / Guest Ranch
A dude ranch, also known as guest ranch, offers an all-inclusive Wild West experience with accommodation, horseback riding, and many include other adventures and activities to enjoy a one-of-a-kind 'western' vacation in BC. There is a cowboy in all of us... View more about dude ranch stays.
Fishing Lodge Accommodation
Looking for a fishing lodge and resort in BC that caters to the angler? Then browse through our collection of the best fishing vacation options with accommodation offering amazing guided sport fishing adventures and experiences around BC. View fishing lodge accommodation.
Golf resorts are great places for those wanting a vacation and at the same time able to have instant access to a golf course. Accommodation getaways catering to those devoted players who wish to enjoy golfing every day in BC. View more on accommodation at golf resorts.
Environmentally responsible travellers will be thrilled with BC's many eco-friendly lodging and green hotels, where you can enjoy your stay without doing harm to the environment. View more on green hotels with eco-friendly policies.
Many travellers feel loyal to that certain name brand, to a hotel or resort chain that has offered them excellent service in the past, so while in BC go with the companies you already trust. View more on hotel chains in BC.
Houseboat Accommodation & Rentals
Enjoy houseboat accommodation on spectacular lakes of British Columbia and experience the beautiful natural scenery that has made BC legendary. Here we provide popular options known to offer a truly memorable holiday with your family and friends. The type of houseboat vacationers rent may depend on various factors such as the number of people, the duration of stay and the amenities desired. Sicamous, a town referred to as the 'Houseboat Capital of the World' on Shuswap Lake, is one of the top lakeside vacation spots in Northern Okanagan. View more about houseboat accommodation options.
If you want to experience BC in the lap of luxury then you are in the right place. Here we have listed the finest four and five star hotels around. View more about luxury accommodation options.
Stay at marina resorts for a different kind of accommodation experience. Breathtaking views of the water is something travellers dream about. Why not make it a reality. Book your stay at a marina resort and wake up to tantalizing water sounds. Some hotels may be reached by taking water taxis, floatplanes, or by ferry and car. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Our guide can help you decide on where to stay along the coast. View more about marina resorts.
Motel & Budget Stays
Motels are great places to stay when you are travelling on a budget and needing a simple and clean room, or if you are going to spend most of your time and money seeing attractions and just need a place for the night. Hostels are perfect for travellers of any age offering a friendly place to meet others who also enjoy trekking to new places on a budget. Some hostels even have bars or clubs on the premises. Food at these establishments is often fairly cheap. View options on motels and budget accommodation options.
Pet Friendly Accommodation
Why leave your dog behind at home when there are hotels that accept your furry friends? Welcome to our pet-friendly accommodation guide. Make sure that when you are booking your room that you mention you will be bringing your pet along. Check about policies and services for your pet. There are many hotels that will make your vacation stay a memorable one for your family members and four-legged travelling companion. View more about pet friendly establishments.
Pamper yourself during your stay in BC by staying at one of our beautiful resorts, where you won’t have to lift a finger if you don´t want to and everything you’ll need is right there! View more about resorts.
RV Motorhomes & Camper Vans
An RV (recreational vehicle) motorhome or camper van rental offers a unique opportunity to experience the landscapes of BC with an accommodation alternative to staying in a hotel or tent camping. In planning, view the selection of vehicles and amenities. With seven national parks and hundreds of provincial parks providing recreational camping sites, the vacation options available for RV facilities offer camping adventures for your family and friends. Book early to ensure vehicle and camp site availability. Enjoy the freedom of exploring British Columbia by RV. View more about RV rentals.
Self Catering Accommodation
Sometimes when vacationing one wants to have all the comforts of home. Self-catering studio or apartment can provide that option and extra space to relax while away from home. If you are travelling for a long duration, on business or with many family members you may want to have accommodation that provides a living room, separate dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen. Whether you wish to prepare breakfast, lunch or dinner yourself or go out and try BC’s diverse restaurant, you have the choice. View more about self catering options.
Many hotels have spas or wellness treatment facilities that can be found on the premises. Spas are a perfect way for one to take some time out of their busy schedule for rejuvenation, relaxation and all over well-being. Visitors and international travellers desiring a unique experience can venture out of the city to more remote vacation retreats. In BC there are numerous Spa resorts found in some of the smaller towns and even on some of the various islands surrounding both the mainland and Vancouver Island. View more about spa resorts.
British Columbia has an excellent selection of vacation homes and villa rentals for those travellers looking to bring the whole family. Vacation home or villa rentals may provide a greater value than staying at hotels, with many offering the same amenities as staying in hotel. These types of accommodation are great for visitors staying for a longer period of time. Make yourself at home and get out and enjoy all British Columbia has to offer. View more on vacation rentals.
Vancouver Airport Hotels
Take a look at our Vancouver airport hotel listing. We provide information about hotels that are close to the airport, their amenities, services, parking information and much more. Whether travelling with your family, friends or on business, our guide will help you find the type of lodging that suits your needs. Staying at a hotel close to the Vancouver International Airport is convenient for travellers especially if catching a 6:00am flight the next morning. Many hotels provide complimentary shuttle bus pick up and drop off. View more about hotels near the Vancouver International Airport.
Vineyard & Winery Accommodation
Dramatic sun-drenched landscapes with miles of vineyards and at the doorstep of a winery. If you are looking for a new experience then accommodation by a vineyard and staying at a winery estate guest house in BC sounds like it’s perfect for you. View more about accommodation at wineries.
Waterfront Accommodation by a Lake
Do you want a fabulous view of lakes and breathtaking rivers? Have a look through our guide of hotel accommodation that offers waterfront views across BC. Click on the accommodation that interests you and read in greater depth more about the establishment. We hope to make your decision of where to stay an easier one. View their photos and read about the location of the lodging, amenities and services. View more on lake waterfront accommodation.
Waterfront Accommodation by the Ocean
Picture waking up in the morning to a beautiful ocean view, or the glistening waters reflecting the boats steering through the water. Being by the ocean can make your vacation to BC a memorable one. Our guide of oceanfront and harbourside hotels will help you make a decision based on your accommodation needs and location. View more on ocean waterfront accommodation.
Articles of Interest:
- Remote Getaway at a Wilderness Resort in BC: Off the beaten path for summer adventures and natural serenity
- RV and Houseboat Vacations in BC: Experience BC from the comfort of your own rolling or floating home
- Hooked on Fishing on Vancouver Island: Freshwater or ocean, trout or Tyee, we've got you covered!
- Shuswap - A Perfect Summer Lakeside Holiday: Discover one of Canada's quintessential cultural experiences
- BC's Great Okanagan: Wine, golf, and sunsets - the ultimate Okanagan getaway
- Vancouver Island's Mystic Pacific West Coast: Just breathe in Tofino, Ucluelet, the Pacific Rim
- 72 Hours in Vancouver: How to make the most of your trip to the city of wonders in British Columbia
- Defining Vancouver: Bursting with diversity and youthful history, Vancouver is shaping an observable and attractive identity
- Victoria - City Comforts with Nature Next Door: Two local favourite day trips on the southern Vancouver Island
Photo credits: Houseboating on Shuswap Lake with a view of the mountains courtesy Tourism BC/Don Weixl; Ocean views from Sooke Harbour House in Sooke (Vancouver Island) courtesy Tourism BC/Mark Lee; Swimming pool and deck chairs at the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler courtesy Four Seasons Resort Whistler; King Pacific Lodge courtesy Tourism Vancouver
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