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ALBERTA

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Have had many wonderful vacations with our RV but wanting to try something different this summer. Planning a trip by SUV from Edmonton to Vancouver and hopefully to Victoria and we hope to be spending most nights in a cabin style accommodation.
Can anyone on this forum recommend good places to stay?
Traveling with my wife and a 9 & 12 year old and would prefer private cabins in locations that will allow us to experience the beauty of British Columbia.
I know this is an RV forum but hope someone can help me out

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There are a lot of great places such as ..Tigh-Na-Mara in Parksville or the cabins on the beaches in Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island......................here's a few sites to help in your search.........................Vancouver Island......Hello B.C...... Drive B.C....visitors-info......B.C Ferries


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Wells Gray Park

you won't want to leave

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lots to do and see in that park

have fun
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Whenever we visit family in Ontario we always hear them talking about the 'cottage'. Same on TV, "You going to the cottage this weekend Joe?"
many commercials mention items for the cottage.
I may be wrong here, but I very rarely hear people in BC talking about the 'cottage'. There are lots of cabins & cottages around but most of them are part of a resort or campground. I did look at that site for the privately owned cabins but most of the ones for the South Island are condos in and around Victoria.
Again I may be wrong but I dont think the BC is quite into the 'cottage culture'!


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The best place to look is VRBO

http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/canada/british-columbia

We use it anytime we rent a place. Although we usually rent in the winter.


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A lot of privately owned B C properties on here
Some will be cabin style.

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Sorry guys, I should have explained a bit better. I am not looking to rent a cabin by the week.
What I am looking for is campsites that have cabins for rent as well as RV spots.
Or something like Beckers Chalets in Jasper where you can rent a cabin by the night, spend a day sight seeing and carry on the next day. I assume BC would have this type of accommodations available?

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Orion wrote:

Whenever we visit family in Ontario we always hear them talking about the 'cottage'. Same on TV, "You going to the cottage this weekend Joe?"
many commercials mention items for the cottage.
I may be wrong here, but I very rarely hear people in BC talking about the 'cottage'. There are lots of cabins & cottages around but most of them are part of a resort or campground. I did look at that site for the privately owned cabins but most of the ones for the South Island are condos in and around Victoria.
Again I may be wrong but I dont think the BC is quite into the 'cottage culture'!


There are hundreds of privately owned cottages available for rent in BC. The challenge is that they tend to book from one year to the next with the same families. It is very rare for a cottage to have a free week.

Most do not have to advertise when they do have a vacancy, they either have a waiting list or word of mouth fills them up.

Mostly any advertising is either done through a local tourism office or in the paper, not online. Why? because the owners are older folks who often do not use the internet, or the location does not give access to the internet.

My family's cottage (not looking for business it is full) has been full every summer for 45 years. Usually booked a year in advance and only rented by the week. Dad still manages it (at 83) and does nothing online. If he gets a rare cancellation, he usually puts an ad in the Calgary paper and fills it immediately.

OP, Good luck finding private cottages that will rent for less than a week.

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Tothill wrote:

Orion wrote:

Whenever we visit family in Ontario we always hear them talking about the 'cottage'. Same on TV, "You going to the cottage this weekend Joe?"
many commercials mention items for the cottage.
I may be wrong here, but I very rarely hear people in BC talking about the 'cottage'. There are lots of cabins & cottages around but most of them are part of a resort or campground. I did look at that site for the privately owned cabins but most of the ones for the South Island are condos in and around Victoria.
Again I may be wrong but I dont think the BC is quite into the 'cottage culture'!


There are hundreds of privately owned cottages available for rent in BC. The challenge is that they tend to book from one year to the next with the same families. It is very rare for a cottage to have a free week.

Most do not have to advertise when they do have a vacancy, they either have a waiting list or word of mouth fills them up.

Mostly any advertising is either done through a local tourism office or in the paper, not online. Why? because the owners are older folks who often do not use the internet, or the location does not give access to the internet.

My family's cottage (not looking for business it is full) has been full every summer for 45 years. Usually booked a year in advance and only rented by the week. Dad still manages it (at 83) and does nothing online. If he gets a rare cancellation, he usually puts an ad in the Calgary paper and fills it immediately.

OP, Good luck finding private cottages that will rent for less than a week.


I agree there are tons of Cabins in BC and most are booked well inadvance of the coming season. As a past cabin owner we rarely if ever use the word cottage when referring to a cabin at the lake or in the bush in BC.
I used to have a cabin up the mountain used for Snowmobiling, and there were 11 other cabins in the same small area just for winter use. I also have a boat and there are cabins up and down every lake in the area, so there are LOTs, you just have to find an empty one.
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Here is another place for rentals:

http://www.vacationrentals.com/vacation-rentals/British-Columbia.html

or here:

http://www.cottagesincanada.com/cottage-rentals/british-columbia/default.aspx?ar=c

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