Welcome to Vancouver, home of the Canucks and a great starting point for your British Columbia motorhome holiday.
Hiring a motorhome from Vancouver
With fewer than a million people living in the city, Vancouver is the eighth most populous city in Canada. A city where the water meets the mountains, Vancouver makes for a beautiful beginning to your RV vacation. When you organize your Vancouver motorhome hire with Motorhome Republic, you’ll have the choice of 13 fleets of campervan rentals. If you’re traveling with a partner and only need a small two-berth motorhome, you’ll have countless options within this range, and the same goes for if you’re looking to travel with a family, or a group! Hire a Vancouver motorhome for a few days or a few weeks and get a taste of what Canada really has to offer.
What to do with your Vancouver motorhome
Only a quick 90 minutes north of Vancouver is the beautiful Whistler, a small resort village that thrives throughout the year. The drive there along the Sea to Sky Highway offers mountains, trees and lakes at every turn, and Whistler itself is the perfect spot for a ski holiday in winter, or a golfing, hiking and camping break in summer.
The Okanagan Valley in BC is a little-known gem that’s a wine lover’s paradise, as it plays a large part in the production of 15 million liters of wine that the area produces every year. It specializes in ice wine, but also does a delicious chardonnay, merlot, cab sav, pinot gris and pinot noir.
While you’re in the Okanagan area, be sure to visit Myra Canyon. It’s home to the Kettle Valley Railway Trail which you can bike or hike, as well as numerous adventure activities such as Frisbee golf, horseback riding, and slack lining.
Almost 9 hours east of Vancouver are the Fairmont Hot Springs. This resort is situated in the Rocky Mountains, and has everything from world-class skiing to relaxing hot springs, golf courses, spa treatments and hiking tracks.
North of the Fairmont Hot Springs, or roughly 8 hours northeast of Vancouver, you’ll find the incredible Takakkaw Falls in the Yoho National Park. The word Yoho comes from a Cree word that means ‘awe’ and that’s certainly what you’ll feel when you see the falls, lakes and mountains of this 1,310 square kilometre park.
In case you have some time to spare, you could start a road trip across the Rockies and then make your way to Calgary and/or Edmonton. Alternatively, you could head South to Seattle in the USA.
Best times of year to rent a Vancouver motorhome
Vancouver has the unfortunate nickname of ‘raincouver’, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t nice times of year.
For a Canadian city, the winters are quite mild, ranging from 30 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow won’t often fall or settle on the ground in Vancouver.
The rain tends to start in fall (October) and continues through to March, with its peak in November.
Spring and summer are often considered the best time of year to visit. While there can still sometimes be some rain, Vancouver is relatively dry throughout these hot months. The temperature can vary a lot, but it will generally average around the low 70s (degrees Fahrenheit) throughout July and August.