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Staycation Ideas For BC This Summer

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Photo: Loden Hotel Vancouver

Looking to stay local this year? Sometimes the best vacations are the ones spent exploring your own backyard. Check out these amazing spots in British Columbia for your next spring staycation.


Tree House Cottage in Halfmoon Bay

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Spend the weekend away nestled amongst the lush forest in this romantic tree house cottage.

Located on the Sunshine Coast in the picturesque Halfmoon Bay. It’s a 40-minute ferry ride across Howe Sound from Vancouver.

It’s considered to be a “glamping” experience as it is in the outdoors, but more luxurious.

There are plenty of activities to take part in, including biking, canoeing, boating, whale watching, hiking, horseback riding and more.

The nearby town of Sechelt also has a lot to offer with its pubs, restaurants and shopping.

The accommodation includes a BBQ, coffeemaker, bathtub, board games, and a balcony to soak up the views.

Prices start at $280 per night, with a minimum two-night stay, but Summer can be up to a 7-day minimum. It’s pet-friendly for an additional charge. The treehouse cottage can accommodate up to four guests.


Tipi Camping at Whitewater Rafting Resort in Lytton

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If you’re looking for a more unique accommodation, this will not disappoint. Lytton has vivid landscapes with cascading waterfalls, hence it’s the perfect local spot to vacation. It’s about a 3-hour drive from Vancouver.

There are five tipi rentals available at this family-friendly resort. Each tipi can accommodate up to four guests.

They come fully equipped with beds, cozy duvets, linens and towels. There’s a large rock in the middle of the tipi which holds candles for extra warmth at night. There’s also a fire pit, shower, washer/dryer, pool table, and more.

Finally, the area is great for rafting, biking, hiking, shopping, and sightseeing. Prices start from $158 a night, with a minimum one-night stay. Pets are also welcome.

Loden Hotel in downtown Vancouver

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Photo: Loden Hotel Vancouver

Stay close to home with a night away at this luxurious hotel right downtown. The hotel is steps away from the harbour, and offers modern rooms with spectacular views.

The five-star award winning boutique hotel is the perfect place to unwind. It’s located at 1177 Melville Street. Unlike a lot of other hotels, they offer pet-friendly suites.

For a bite to eat, grab something at the Tableau Bar Bistro.

Prices are dependent on room selected but start around $280 a night for a signature queen suite.


Houseboat Rental in North Vancouver

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There are many companies and places across BC that offer house boat rentals. Check out this spot which features a modern two bedroom and den float home near Lonsdale Quay, with a beautiful view.

It costs around $400 a night but can sleep up to six people. There’s a minimum of a three-night stay.

Enjoy views of the marina, Burrard Inlet and Vancouver’s downtown skyline. The float home is equipped with a music system, a 50-inch plasma TV with surround sound, and comfortable furniture.

There’s also a BBQ on the deck, a coffee machine, cooking staples, and a five-burner gas cook-top.


For additional adventures and staycation ideas, check out our guides to 10 Magical Destinations To See In British Columbia and 25 Places In British Columbia You Must See Before You Die.

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