If you're looking for picturesque fall getaways that don't involve long flights out of town, there are several options to enjoy in our beautiful backyard.
Whether you want to curl up inside a rustic cabin near the beach or you prefer something a bit more luxurious, there is no shortage of cabins in B.C. to visit when the weather cools down.
Have a look at five cabins for rent to enjoy this fall in B.C.
Porteau Cove Cabins
Built for BC Parks for the 2010 Olympics, the Porteau Cove Cabins offer the ideal spot to star gaze on clear nights. You can also soak in spellbinding views of the Howe Sound and snow-capped mountains beyond.
Each of the one-bedroom log cabins has a "fully equipped kitchenette," a three-piece bathroom, a deck with seating, a BBQ, and a cozy common area. The cabins are ideal for visitors looking to go kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, as the launch site is steps away from the cabins. Hikers and bikers can also enjoy an extensive network of trails near the accommodation.
Taku Resort on Quadra Island
Taku Resort has beachfront A-frame cabins that can fit up to eight people, terrace-level suites in a variety of configurations, a treehouse suite for two, camping and RV sites, and a two-suite beach house.
The resort is located just across the water from Campbell River (a brief 10-minute ferry ride gets you there, with ferries running hourly and the fee only charged from the Campbell River port), Quadra is the gateway to the Discovery Islands, popular with boaters, adventurers, off-the-grid-ers, and anyone looking for some serious decompression in a spectacularly and ruggedly beautiful place.
Ocean Village Resort in Tofino
Folks looking to stay in their cabin while soaking in the rugged beauty of Tofino can enjoy a stay at the Ocean Village Resort on Mackenzie Beach. The iconic "beehive" cabins offer stunning, panoramic views right off the shore, featuring one and two-bedroom options. There is also a heated pool to enjoy on the property, and four-legged friends are welcome, too.
Visitors looking for a more economical option can also stay in the garden suites, located a short stroll from the beach. While you won't have the sweeping ocean views from your doorstep, you'll still enjoy a prime location in Canada's surfing capital.
Emerald Lake Lodge
Nestled in the awe-inspiring Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in British Columbia. Completely surrounded by a lush forest and soaring mountain ranges, its striking emerald green colour shimmers in the sunlight.
The Emerald Lake Lodge is located on the side of this breathtaking body of water, providing the ideal vantage point to soak in the surrounding scenery. What's more, it offers a range of amenities and exceptional service that make your stay in the Rockies extremely comfortable.
The lodge accommodates up to 200 guests and is laid out across the property's 13-acre peninsula. There are 24 cabin-style buildings, and rooms feature private baths, balconies and wood-burning fieldstone fireplaces. In addition, they offer a state-of-the-art steel outdoor hot tub, which has a stunning mountain view and is the perfect place to unwind.
Rowena's Inn on the River
Rowen's Inn on the River is a 1920s historical accommodation located in Harrison Hot Springs just west of Agassiz. While the 160-acre waterfront estate will feel like a secluded oasis, it is only about a two-hour drive from the city. Guests can stay in a "Gatsby-esque manor that was converted into a boutique inn" or in the luxury cabins that come in one, two, and three-bedroom layouts. Some of the cabins are pet-friendly, too.
Starting in November, the largest eagle gathering in the world also takes place in Harrison Mills. They are beautiful, regal birds with an astonishing wingspan of up to 8 feet. And while seeing one on its own is a remarkable sight to behold, seeing a convocation of the soaring raptors is truly spectacular.
With files from Lindsay William-Ross.