Typically when planning out a summer vacation, Canada is not one of the first places to spring to mind. Yet with the weather getting warmer and the days growing longer, there may be no better time to book a beach house rental in the Great White North. Though there are plenty of amazing sites to see in the U.S.'s neighbor to the North, travelers searching for Canadian beach vacation rentals should consider booking a home on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
A sizable island off of the western coast of the province, Vancouver Island is one of the premier tourist destinations in the country thanks largely to beautiful cities like Nanaimo, and incredible beaches on the inland coast of the island. Visit Nanaimo during your British Columbia beach house vacation and enjoy the Bathtub Racing Capital of the World! This quirky oceanfront city is a thriving metropolis, perfect for beach enthusiasts. One of the best destinations in the area is the city's popular seawall, a pedestrian walkway along the beach that is populated with numerous shops, cafes, and restaurants. The seawall also leads vacationers to the Bastion, the oldest free-standing Hudson's Bay Company fort on the continent.
If you're looking for fun in the sun during your relaxing vacation, consider visiting one of B.C.'s many stunning beaches during your Canadian beach rental vacation. Visit Parksville Beach, which features white sand and an annual sandcastle competition, with convenient access to local shops and other amenities. For something more secluded, consider Long Beach, in the Pacific Rim National Park, on the far side of Vancouver Island. Long Beach goes on for miles, and is ranked as one of the Best Beaches in Canada, especially for surfers and bodyboarders.