Top British Columbia Family Resorts
Long Beach Lodge Resort
Tofino, British Columbia
An exceptional oceanfront location, luxurious accommodations, and endless activities make for the best kind of family vacation. At Long Beach Lodge Resort you'll find all this - and more!
Located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Long Beach Lodge Resort is the perfect destination for your next British Columbia family vacation. Choose from two distinctive lodging options when you stay at the resort. The luxurious lodge rooms offer incredible ocean views, bathroom amenities, and plush duvets. Or, you can stay in a spacious rainforest cottage that puts you just steps away from the beach! Each cottage features two bedrooms and two baths, plus a full kitchen, living area with gas fireplace and a private patio with hot tub! It's the perfect option for the family to spread out and unwind in this stunning natural setting. And when it comes to family fun, Long Beach Lodge Resort has you covered. The kids will love The Surf Club, the only onsite surf school at any Tofino resort or hotel! With equipment rentals and private marine adventures it's the perfect way to learn how to hit the waves! There's also a variety of activities just for the little ones; explore the tidal pools for sea stars and crabs or visit the Ucluelet Aquarium! Adventure through the breathtaking surroundings on a rainforest hiking trail, or rent a bike and zip along the 7km trail. The options are truly never-ending and you're sure to find something that appeals to everyone's taste!
1441 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
The Wickaninnish Centre is the perfect place to visit together as a family! Explore the various exhibits and displays about the ocean and enjoy an active learning environment with the kids!
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When you're ready to relax after a day of fun, head to the Great Room for a delicious family dinner. Or, you can unwind by the fireplace and exchange stories about your day!close
Tofino, British Columbia
Make your family vacation a little bit wilder with Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, British Columbia.
Whether your idea of an ideal family vacation is a relaxing spa day or an exciting outdoor adventure, you'll find it amid a charming rustic setting at Wickaninnish Inn. Walk the rocky beach, see wildlife in their native habitat, and much more. And, at the end of a day of adventure, savor a delicious meal at the inn's on site restaurant, The Pointe. Then, retire to your room to relax, watch a family-friendly movie provided by the inn, and get a good night's sleep before another day of fun.
500 Osprey Ln Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
Cedar House Restaurant & Chalets
Golden, British Columbia
Experience rustic elegance in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at Cedar House Restaurant & Chalets. This little slice of paradise is situated on 10 acres of secluded mountainside just five minutes south of the village of Golden. Step inside your chalet and discover a world of rustic tranquility found nowhere else!
If you're looking for a great Canadian Rocky Mountain vacation spot, don’t skip a visit to Golden! The surrounding Rockies include a supreme amount of outdoor activities for you to enjoy. Golden makes a great base camp for skiers headed to the many ski resorts found on I-70. The hills closer to home also supply miles of trails for snowshoers and cross-country skiers. Come enjoy a white Christmas on the slopes near Cedar House!
735 Hefti Rd, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H2
Each unique chalet features a full kitchen, private hot tub, fireplace, and even a barbecue grill. Meanwhile, Cedar House also features an onsite restaurant, which has been named one of the “Top 50 Places To Eat in Canada” for over 10 consecutive years by the National Restaurant Guide.
An experience at nearby Golden Golf Club is as valuable as its namesake! Enjoy a world-class experience with excellent value. Play a course that is challenging and fair, with straightforward views from each tee box. Frame your next perfect shot with the spectacular background of the Rocky Mountains and the vibrant waters of the Columbia River Valley!close
Ocean Trails Resort
Parksville, British Columbia
Resting on seven beautiful acres beside Rathtrevor Beach, Ocean Trails Resort is the ultimate destination for your Parksville, British Columbia getaway.
Reconnect with your loved ones at Ocean Trails Resort! This stunning oceanfront destination lets you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life where you can play with the kids out on Rathtrevor Beach, build sandcastles on the shore, or search for seashells to bring home. Kayak across the waters together, or plan a fishing trip for local salmon. You can also head to Parksville Vacation Mini Golf Family Fun which offers mini-golf courses that the kids are sure to love!
1135 Resort Drive, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2T6
When you're not lounging in your room, dive into the outdoor pool for a swim, play a tennis match at the onsite courts, or relax in the large 12-person hot tub. The kids are sure to love the onsite playground as well.
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The condos have a fully-equipped kitchen, comfortable living room with television and DVD player, fireplace, and patio or deck.close
Mt Kusam View Lodge
Sayward, British Columbia
Mt Kusam View Lodge just outside Sayward, British Columbia is the perfect place to relax after a day of adventuring, skiing, hunting, or working.
Tucked into the woods on British Columbia's beautiful Vancouver Island, Mt Kusam View Lodge has abundant opportunities for adventure right outside their front door. You and your family can easily walk to the Salmon River or visit the small waterfall onsite, as well as explore the wide range of hiking trails nearby. Canoeing, fishing, whale watching, and more are also easily accessible from the resort. Mt Kusam has a variety of lodging options, from a deluxe room with a fireplace and en-suite bathroom to affordable hostel beds.
1165 Salmon River Main, Sayward, BC, V0P 1R0
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Onsite amenities include a cedar sauna, a downstairs common area with table tennis and pool, and a dining room that seats up to 10 people.close
Red Tree Lodge
Fernie, British Columbia
Discover an unforgettable vacation in the Canadian Rockies when you and your family stay at the Red Tree Lodge in Fernie, British Columbia.
Red Tree Lodge makes it easy to spend quality time with your family. Their various hotel room types ensure that they have a configuration that will suit your family’s needs. Enjoy a meal in Red Tree’s Smokehouse Restaurant or cook for yourselves in their guest kitchen, fully equipped to make a great family meal. Fernie is surrounded by the Canadian Rockies and the neighboring Elk Valley, making it a prime destination for nature-lovers of all age. Fernie is not only great for all ages but all seasons as well! In wintertime, you and your family can enjoy activities such as skiing, dog-sledding, and ice skating. During the warmer months, you and your family can explore the area on a hiking trip, cast your line at a local lake for a variety of fish, or take things up a notch with whitewater rafting.
1101 7 Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0, Canada
A walk down Victoria Avenue (2nd Avenue) provides a stunning vista of the Lizard Range framed by the architecture of the heritage buildings lining the street.
This region remained relatively untouched until the exploration of the Crowsnest Pass in 1873 by Michael Phillips. This discovery, and the sighting of outcroppings of coal, opened the region to the rest of the continent.close
South Thompson Inn
Kamloops, British Columbia
This four star riverfront Inn has all the space, amenities, and hospitality your family could ever want!
Each of South Thompson Inn's 57 guest rooms are meticulously upkept and superbly upholstered for optimum relaxation. All sizes and occasions can be accommodated, from three person family vacations to humongous reunions in the private manor house onsite. When the sun is out, get out and have a blast playing horseshoes, badminton, bocce ball, or take a complimentary mountain bike for a ride. The hot tub and heated seasonal pool are always refreshing as well!
3438 Shuswap Rd, Kamloops, BC V2H 1T2, Canada
For corporate retreats, weddings or family reunions, book the seven-bedroom Manor House.
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There's also a fully-licensed Bourbon lounge on-site, along with a smart casual dining room "madisens" featuring a menu specially-created in-house by the executive chef.close
King Pacific Lodge
Vancouver, British Columbia
King Pacific Lodge is the crowning glory of British Columbia wilderness lodges. In the heart of Great Bear Rainforest on the west coast, and only accessible by plane, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be shared with your most special loved ones.
This floating lodge on Princess Royal Island is a culmination of comfort and the outdoors. That’s a contradictory statement, you say? Well, take a peek at the Princess Royal Suite: two floors that face the ocean, the wilderness and the waterfall. It includes a dressing room, Jacuzzi tub, rock fireplace, dining room that can hold up to eight and two balconies for glimpses of the abundant wildlife and unforgettable West Coast sunsets. When you’re finished basking in this luxury, put the kids’ boots on and let the resort take you to the coastal rainforest to see rare white Kermode or Spirit bears, humpback whales, otters, eagles, and more. Exploration doesn’t stop at nightfall! Use the high-powered telescope for star-gazing from the wrap-around deck. With only 17 rooms that overlook Barnard Harbour, Whale Channel, the ocean, the rainforest or the waterfall, this King Pacific Lodge is a truly a one-of-a-kind experience!
We haven’t mentioned the dining: At King Pacific Lodge, the executive chef prepares unforgettable Pacific Northwest cuisine based traditional native recipes and foraging, seasonal local delicacies from organic produce and modern cooking techniques, combined with the ethical use of the sea. Sounds great to us.
King Pacific Lodge is accessible only by air. Your reservation includes travel to the lodge in a privately chartered plane from Vancouver to Bella Bella on the North Coast; here you transfer to a floatplane to the lodge.
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King Pacific Lodge welcomes business and event groups of up to 30 theatre-style. The game room can be converted to an executive boardroom or small meeting room with a capacity of 20. And the Princess Royal Suite offers corporate groups who have booked the entire lodge an additional, intimate meeting room and lounge.close
Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort
Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia
Sometimes family vacations are best when they are simple and soothing. Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort has just that for you and your family. Immerse yourself in the serene hot springs, most likely discovered by native Indians that came to Canada’s Kootenay Lake for the late summer Kokanee Salmon run.
Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort has harnessed this wonderful water that flows in at 117 degrees F. and enters the cave at 114 degrees. A natural steam bath is created in the horseshoe-shaped cave when mineral water falls from the roof. The result is warm, waist-deep water, among stalagmites and stalactites that nature has created as decoration for your hot springs experience. If you prefer to stay above ground, relax in the pool that has an average temperature of 96 degrees F. And if for some reason lounging in warm water doesn’t appeal to you, there’s always the stream-fed cold plunge – not for the faint of heart! Explore the area activities, such as golfing, skiing and fishing. But don’t forget to bring your appetite back to Ainsworth Hot Springs Dining Room for homemade food and spectacular views of Kootenay Lake and the Purcell Mountains.
Dates and Prices
Hot Springs public hours are from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.365 days per year. Adults are $9; seniors and students are $8; children 3 - 12 are $7. Day passes are also available.
Ainsworth Hot Springs was known as Hot Springs Camp in the late 1800s and was much sought-after by miners. In the 1930s, the springs were open 24 hours a day at a cost of 10 cents per swim.
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Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort is ideal for romance, and offers custom gift certificates for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and weddings. Custom packages include champagne, flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries and much more.close
Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa
Victoria, British Columbia
Want to turn your (slightly spoiled) children into wilderness explorers? Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa has ample options for kids - and you - to enjoy the diverse British Columbia landscape. Bring your spirit for adventure. And never fear - Brentwood Bay Lodge will spoil you later.
This is Victoria’s only five-star oceanfront boutique resort. Victoria’s natural environment by kayak, eco-cruise or SCUBA diving. Kayak on Brentwood Bay and watch the seals play. Celebrate a family occasion on a charter eco-cruise with an ecologist onboard and discovering starfish, eagles, seals and much more. Or, venture beneath the waters with experienced dive professionals to discover the marine life an arm’s length away! If you’d prefer to take in beauty on land, take a water shuttle to the Butchart Gardens with its ingenious landscaping. Now for the spoiling part: back at Brentwood Bay Lodge, treat everyone at the Seagrille, Brentwood Pub or the Sushi and Sake Bar which uses local seafood and fresh ingredients flown in daily from Japan. Or slip away to the spa with its heated pool, hot tub and aroma garden. And you’ll adore your oceanfront suite with handcrafted furnishings, a fireside seating area and fine Italian linens.
Much of the above fun takes place from resort’s 40-slip marina on Saanich Inlet. On-dock facilities include showers, laundry and fitness room, pool and adults-only hot tub. Did we mention bring your boat?
Even the location on the eastern peninsula of Vancouver Island is enviable at Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa. It’s only 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, 10 minutes from Victoria International Airport, and 20 minutes from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.
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With just 33 suites, Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa is an intimate, exciting, luxurious spot for a Victoria, BC meeting or event - yet its conference rooms can accommodate receptions for up to 120. You won’t believe the gourmet catering!close
Harrison Beach Hotel
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
Overlooking the sparkling shores of Harrison Lake, this British Columbia stay offers family fun on land and on water. No matter the temperature, the entertainment level is always high, as outdoor adventures, onsite amenities, and exceptional accommodations offer something for everyone!
The family festivities begin onsite, where guests can sample the fare at the Hotel’s seasonal restaurant, make a splash in the indoor pool, work up a sweat in the fitness centre, or soak in the views in the outdoor hot tub. Wander just off the property for an array of adventures. Stay on land for nature hikes through the towering pines and mountains, cast off for salmon and sturgeon fishing in the Fraser River, enjoy boating and other water sports, and visit a host of agricultural tours and historic sites. After a day of family exploration, find relaxation in your room. Harrison Beach Hotel rooms and suites overlook majestic Harrison Lake, the charming village, or breathtaking mountains. Curl up beside the fireplace, kick up your feet on the private balcony, or surf the web with complimentary wireless internet. Whether you came to get crazy or lazy, Harrison Beach Hotel offers a world of family options!
160 Esplanade Avenue, Box 460, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia V0M1K0
Harrison Hot Springs is also host to a number of annual festivals and events, including the Harrison Festival of the Arts and Sasquatch Days, among others.
Located north of Harrison Hot Springs, Sasquatch Provincial Park is characterized by a series of pocket lakes, a unique second-growth and birch forest, and scenic mountain ridges.close
Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat
Honeymoon Bay, British Columbia
From the name alone, you wouldn’t guess that The Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat is an incredible family destination. But, and bear with me here, it is!
As a health & wellness center, there is a ton for parents to love here. Let’s just get to the point: your body is going to leave feeling a heck of a lot better than when you come. The saltwater hot tub, and infrared sauna will mellow you out, then a massage, reflex-foot therapy, laser acutherapy, and medi-spa facial will make you feel like a million bucks. Meanwhile, the kids will go bananas for the incredible surroundings. The beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island is the perfect place for hiking, biking, and all manner of outdoors activities. Good luck with having the willpower to leave!
10028 Park Dr, Honeymoon Bay, BC V0R 1Y0, Canada
Continental breakfast is complimentary, so dig in!
The lodge is a 10-minute walk from the shores of Honeymoon Bay and 3.8 km from Honeymoon Bay Ecological Reserve.close
Playa Del Sol Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia
When you hear the name Playa Del Sol (meaning "beach of the sun" in Spanish), you probably wouldn't expect it to be in BC. But here it is, and it's truly spectacular!
With a grand total of 40 one, two and two bedroom/den luxury vacation condos, there certainly won't be an issue of space at Playa Del Sol. Discover the perfect fit for your family- when you step inside you'll find full kitchens, living and dining areas with high-tech lighting, a TV for each bedroom, and private outdoor patios complete with furniture and gas barbecue (just to name a few). When your family isn't basking in the glory of their accommodations, they'll be out enjoying a stroll around the expansive landscaped courtyard or maybe a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or hot tub. Finally, Okanagan Lake is just steps away from the near-beachfront accommodations. It's everything your family could ever want!
654 Cook Rd #254, Kelowna, BC V1W 3G7, Canada
Amenities consist of a landscaped courtyard with an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, plus a grill restaurant and a coffee shop.
The hotel is 1.3 km from Gyro Beach Park and 5 km from downtown Kelowna.close
Vernon, British Columbia
Can you say “Okanagan” three times fast? We can’t either, but what we can say is that Predator Ridge has three times the fun of a standard family vacation. A discrete distance from metropolitan mayhem, this BC family resort features a completely uncommon blend of natural beauty and luxury.
Located in the Okanagan Valley, this secluded hotel and spa is a hot spot for any season. In the winter, go snowshoeing or cross country skiing; and in the summer, visit nearby farmer’s markets, play a match of tennis or tee off on Predator Ridge’s own prestigious 18-hole golf course. Make sure you’re up to the challenge for the 8th hole – a 578-yard downhill par five! Meet the family at r a n g e, the onsite gourmet restaurant. Or, return to your spacious cottage and make dinner with the groceries that you pre-ordered and were delivered straight to your kitchen before you arrived! You’ll have a tough time keeping the kids indoors with the 1,200 acres of Predator Ridge property, complete with walking trails. Find animals like painted turtles, red-winged black birds, mule deer and one of the 100 species of predator birds, for which the Ridge got its name.
Sandy beaches are only ten minutes away from the resort and Big White and Silver Star ski resorts are less than an hour and a half away!
The Golf Performance Centre has clinics for individuals and groups, conducted by Canadian PGA professionals.
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If your stay at Predator Ridge is like coming home, then make it your home! You can buy a luxury home in one of the four Predator Ridge neighborhoods.close
REO Rafting Resort
Boston Bar, British Columbia
Is there a better way to quickly build family unity than collectively fearing for your lives? While that is a slight exaggeration, REO Rafting Resort will toss you and your family on a raft and send you hurtling down a river. If you don’t work together, you’re gonna have a bad time. Luckily, REO will provide you with the proper equipment needed to survive and a probably much-needed guiding hand. If you’d like to test your grit against mother nature herself and have a fantastic vacation at the same time, look no further.
A mere 2.5 hours from Vancouver, REO Rafting Resort offers rafting for all skill levels. Beginners can ease their way into the Class 2 Green River, while hardened veterans and confident fools are more than welcome to enter the domain of the dreaded Class 5 Stein River. Whatever your comfort level is, REO will make sure that you feel safe and supported the whole way. Families are encouraged to try out one of their multiple-day trips, which entail days on the river and nights camping on the shoreline. Your family will HAVE to talk to one another. When you aren’t plowing into the torrid waters, you can relax in a soothing hot tub or on the private beach. Eat a delicious meal, and enjoy a campfire under the stars. Your family will come out of the experience closer than they were going in, guaranteed.
61755 Nahatlatch Forest Service Rd, Boston Bar, BC
BC is one of the world’s top three producing regions for cranberries and blueberries.
One in four North American grizzly bears are found in BC, and a quarter of all black bears in Canada are found in BC.close
Glacier House Resort
Revelstoke, British Columbia
If you family is so naturally-inclined, you couldn't dream up a better destination than Glacier House Resort. Located in the heart of the majestic Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges, it's the perfect setting for a family getaway!
Pure tranquility is everywhere you look! Go for a walk in the woods and get a little closer to Mother Earth- if you listen closely enough, you might hear her whisper to you. Glacier House also has a list of amenities as tall as the surrounding mountains, including indoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, massage services, and a direct trail access to the wealth of surrounding snowmobile, dirt bike, ATV, hiking and biking trails. It's not an exaggeration when they say that adventure is right at your doorstep! Grab a bite to eat at the onsite Gallery Restaurant overlooking Mount Begbie, and relax- you're on vacation!
1870 Glacier Ln, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0, Canada
Just 10km north of Revelstoke, Glacier House has a true ‘backcountry’ feel!
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The cozy downstairs Gallery Bar opens at 4.30pm.close