Top British Columbia Towns for Summer Cottaging

British Columbia is perhaps the most beautiful destination on the North American continent. If you plan to cottage in BC this summer, you’ll certainly have plenty of locations to choose from! Whether you want to spend time in urban centers or just get away from it all, there is a fantastic town and cottage rental for you!

Check out a few of our picks for the top British Columbia towns for summer cottaging.

Campbell River

This lovely British Columbia community is the perfect place to get outdoors and experience some of the best natural beauty BC has to offer! If you like fishing, boating, and hiking, you’ll love cottaging here! Summer is the perfect time to experience one of Canada’s most incredible vacation destinations. Book a vacation rental in Campbell River, and you’ll find yourself in the ideal place to get outside this summer.

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Nanaimo, British Columbia is one of the most popular cottaging destinations in Canada. It’s easy to see why! Surrounding by woodlands and lakes, this community offers plenty of fascinating wildlife excursions and fun water sports for the whole family to enjoy. Several nature parks, such as the ever-popular Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park and Petroglyph Provincial Park, are waiting to welcome you! Don’t miss out on this wonderful destination.

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James Bay

If you’re looking for a more urban destination this summer, you can find plenty of rental homes in James Bay! This neighborhood in Victoria, British Columbia is a wonderful city vacation spot for the summer. Enjoy the vibe of this seaside community, with its stately homes, historic architecture, and marine lifestyle! Since this is one of the oldest West-Coast communities on the North American continent, you can find many historic tours on any day of the week. You can also check out the museums, shopping, and water adventures! If urban living is your thing, you are sure to love cottaging here!

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Besides having an interesting name, Osoyoos has plenty that makes it unique! After all, how often do you get the chance to cottage in a waterfront community that is surrounded by desert? Book a vacation rental here for the opportunity to experience everything that Osoyoos has to offer! You will find plenty to do, from the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Center to Spotted Lake, which lives up to its name! Whether you’re a wine lover or a water sports aficionado, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy and happy in Osoyoos.

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For the perfect mix of outdoor adventure and city excitement, cottage in Kelowna! This city is surrounded by beautiful natural wonders, and you won’t want to miss a single one. Spend a few days at Lake Okanagan, or visit any of the area’s many parks. You can also take a variety of vineyard tours and even visit a honey farm!

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Now that you know where to go, all you need is a place to stay! To pick out the perfect British Columbia cottage rental for you, head over to CanadaStays. You’ll find plenty of wonderful vacation rentals to choose from! What are you waiting for? Your vacation awaits.

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