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Looking for a rustic-style vacation but not really into roughing it in a tent?

Try one of these Glamping spots! We have pulled together 8 amazing spots to go family glamping close to Metro Vancouver and across BC. 

Yurts, cabins, teepees, all sorts of creating ways to give the family the feel of an outdoorsy holiday without all the gear and stress of camping.


Never heard of Glamping? It's a style of accommodation that is a step (or two) up from your normal camping in a tent type experience.  You will be sleeping off the ground in a comfortable structure but you will still have an outdoorsy feel and a connection to the environment.

And there are even more camping options in our private campgrounds in BC article.

We've made it easy to find family glamping vacation spots with options in Vancouver Island & the Gulf IslandsSea To Sky, Fraser Valley, the Sunshine Coast, Okanagan, &  the Rockies.

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Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands

Browns Bay Resort - Campbell River BC 
The deluxe, luxury oceanfront tents are fully-equipped with everything you need including queen bed and bunk beds, living room, & kitchen. Their forest tents offer a more rustic experience while still providing the necessities.

Spirit of the West Adventures - Blackfish Sound BC 
Whales, kayaking on Swanson Island in the heart of Blackfish Sound. Big white cozy tents set against the backdrop of towering fir trees and the blues and greens of the ocean lapping at your doorstep. 

WOODS - Pender Island BC 
The ideal place to enjoy the outdoors without straying too far from the comforts of home. Choose from iconic Airstreams, rustic cabins, or the WOODS Motel. Enjoy the tranquility of the forest and stunning scenery for an unforgettable camp experience.

Fossil Beach Farm - Hornby Island BC 
Stay in a modern fully furnished glamping tent with an ocean view from your front door. Take in playful seals, and the soaring eagles on the sunset side of Hornby Island.  The Farm handcrafts delicious sustainable alcoholic & non-alcoholic cider. 

Wya Point Resort -  Ucluelet  BC
A west coast adventure lodging located only a few kilometres outside Ucluelet and minutes from the world-famous Pacific Rim National Park. Waterfront yurts and beachfront camping on pristine, private beaches surrounded by 600 acres of old-growth forest on Ucluelet First Nation’s traditional territory.

Riverbend Resort - Parksville BC
The family will love the luxury yurts at Riverbend RV Resort & Cottages. The resort is located on 16 wooded acres along The Englishman River, close to Parksville's beaches, & steps from Rathtrevor and Top Bridge Provincial Parks.  

Riverside Resort - Parksville, BC
Glamp in a beautiful RV, complete with amenities like a fully working kitchen with stainless steel appliances, or visit one of Qualicum Beach’s world-famous restaurants. 

Sea To Sky

Cheekye Ranch- Squamish BC
Cheekye Ranch encompasses over 60 acres of unique coastal forest and incredible mountain views. Escape the city for the weekend with family and friends in a riverside yurt. Cheekye Ranch is also home to Second Chance Cheekye Ranch (SCCR), a charitable organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes horses.

Fraser Valley

Great River Fishing - Chilliwack BC
Enjoy a family fishing trip with Great River Fishing Adventures where they provide all of the fishing gear and focus on family friendly service and safety that will make this trip one you’ll want to repeat year after year. Stay in a unique, waterfront, handcrafted, Luxury 20 foot teepee steps away from the Fraser river.

Sunshine Coast

Ruby Lake Resort - Madeira Park  BC 
Ruby Lake Resort safari tents make a great jumping off point to hike into world famous Skookumchuck Rapids, take a boat tour to the breath-taking Princess Louisa Inlet, plus a myriad of local villages, parks, and beaches just a short drive away!

Okanagan & Thompson

Chute Lake Lodge- Naramata BC 
Nestled in the mountains above Naramata Bench and the Okanagan Provincial Park, stay in cozy glamping canvas tents that are equipped with queen or single beds to ensure you have the best night’s sleep! Keep warm on chilly nights with a free-standing wood fireplace.

Tin Poppy Retreat- Salmon Arm BC 
Tin Poppy is a solar powered retreat located in the Larch Hills between the Shuswap and the North Okanagan valley. The 160 acre pet friendly property has four unique cabins all within a 5 - 10 minute walking distance from each other and kilometers of onsite maintained hiking/snowshoes trails for guests to enjoy.

REO Rafting Resort- Boston Bar BC 
Perfect for families who are wanting an amazing couple days away and some adventure! Enjoy nature, unplug and engage with your kids and raft the Nahatlatch River! Have fun on a whitewater rafting trip or scenic float trip and spend some down-time at the river-side beach. Re-connect as a family at the campfire and find out who has the best s’mores recipe.


Radius Retreat- Radium Hot Springs BC 
Get away from it all and stay in this forested year-round mountain side retreat offering hike-in Yurt rentals and 1000 acres of explorable wilderness. Yurts are all pet friendly but you will need to bring your own bedding. 

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