Living the van life in Van City.
After a year and a half of being stuck indoors, we're all itching to get out and start exploring our own backyards again.
Companies like Outdoorsy make it super easy to rent an RV for a week and be in tune with nature. You can explore a whole lot more without having to drive back and forth from a hotel every night.
There's so much to do in Vancouver over Canada Day long weekend like hiking through gorgeous Cypress Provincial Park, biking around Seawall, even renting a BBQ boat on Granville Island. The adventures are endless.
What better way to get around than in a vintage Volkswagen? Outdoorsy is chock-full of them – plus other campers, RVs and trailers – all for as little as $65 a night. And you don't have to feel guilty about leaving your dog at home all week because most rentals are pet-friendly.
It's been a long time since we've been able to travel, so let's get outside and explore nature! Here are some awesome rentals you can find in and around Vancouver this long weekend.
Details: Can you tell this used to be an old shuttle bus? The owner of this camper recently installed a fully equipped kitchen, washroom with compost toilet and standing shower plus a huge side awning so you can cool off and relax in the shade after spending all day at Kitsilano Beach.
A Star(craft) is Born
Details: The owners of the Dodge Starcraft have driven it all over B.C. and now it's your turn! Take it with you when you want to go hiking at St. Mark's Summit during the day, and catch a beautiful sunset at English Bay Beach in the evening.
2018 Adventurer Lp Adventurer
Details: This RV is perfect for small families travelling for a longer period of time because there is a four night minimum requirement. The owners of the RV also own a riverfront bed and breakfast in North Vancouver if you want a place to decompress after all that driving.
"Sasamat" 1987 Volkswagen Westfalia
Details: if you can drive a stick shift, you can certainly handle Sasamat, derived from the Salishan word meaning "cool place". You also have access to inflatable kayaks if you want to paddle through Deep Cove or explore the calm waters of Burrard Inlet.
2020 Droplet Teardrop Trailer
Details: If you have your own sturdy vehicle, you can attach and tow this trailer for additional space as you spend the long weekend relaxing in and around Salt Spring Island. The trailer looks small from the outside but it has enough room inside for a queen mattress because you'll be wiped after walking around the main town, Ganges, all day.
1969 Westfalia Original Named "Darlin"
Details: VW enthusiasts would be happy to drive around in this thing. "Darlin'" comes with a portable BBQ, bluetooth speaker, solar panel for your electronics, and everything you need to have a wonderful and fun camping trip. You can either pitch a tent at Alice Lake Provincial Park or up north at Mount Seymour.
Lil’ Sammy #2
Details: This Volkswagen camper from the '90s is perfect for couples on a romantic weekend getaway to Garibaldi Lake or a more sporty excursion in Whistler. Even though it looks like an old vehicle, it has modern features like Apple car play, solar panels, skylight and 15-inch steel rim wheels that can handle highways and forest roads.
Prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.
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