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RV Rentals in Victoria

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RV Rentals in Victoria

Discover Victoria

If you ever get the chance to spend some time on Vancouver Island, consider renting an RV and staying in Victoria, British Columbia. Some of the best weather in Canada can be found in this small city, with mild winters and comfortable summers. You can expect to experience temperatures in the low to mid 20s from June to August, which is the perfect time to enjoy all that Victoria has to offer.

Lovers of the arts and culture will be excited to visit the Royal BC Museum and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. X-Men fans can visit the infamous Hatley Castle, the site of the Xavier Institute. Nature lovers will flock to Sooke Potholes for a summer dip to cool off. Make the most of a clear day and hike up Mt Doug to experience 360 views of Victoria and the Gulf Islands, bonus points if you’re able to name them.

Things to Do in Victoria

Things to Do in Victoria

Now that you've set up camp, it's time to explore. Since Victoria is only about 10 km in height and width, we'd recommend walking whenever you can. You'll find a few public parking options for RVs downtown and in the surrounding area. Some places are only accessible by foot anyways such as FanTan Alley. The Alley is lit by beautiful lanterns hanging overhead and offers local shops, perfect for souvenir shopping. Stroll down Government Street to the Inner Harbour and take a look at the vendors selling hand-crafted goods. Continue your stroll to Fisherman's Wharf in James Bay for some fresh fish and chips while admiring the colourful houseboats.

If you're hoping to learn something during your visit, head to the Royal BC Museum situated right in the heart of downtown. The Museum is home to exhibitions and artifacts of BC's natural and human history. Take a stroll through the many exhibitions and learn about the First People's of BC, the plants that are native to the area, and the abundant wildlife found in British Columbia. For an experience you'll never forget, book a whale-watching tour that takes you out onto the Pacific Ocean, where you'll see seals, sea lions, and many types of whales. If you're lucky, the resident humpback whale, Scratchy, will come by your boat and say hi. Take a sunset tour to get the full breathtaking experience.

Victoria is considered the brunch capital of North America. It's not uncommon to see lineups in front of the many restaurants where people are waiting to taste some of the amazing food the city has to offer. Stop in at Jam Cafe for their famous red velvet pancake stack or chicken and waffles. Visit John's Place if you're looking for a diner experience surrounded by pictures of all of the celebrities who have graced their booths. After you've fueled up on brunch, head to Mount Doug in Saanich for an afternoon hike. Mt. Doug has routes of all levels of difficulty, making it a perfect spot for the entire family. You'll pass fellow hikers and dogs off-leash as you make your way to the summit. Be sure to pack a snack and a drink to enjoy at the top while taking in the view.

RV Campgrounds in Victoria

RV Campgrounds in Victoria

Victoria is a major draw for those living the van life, offering ample spots to park seaside, wherever you like. Victoria also provides several fantastic campgrounds offering full hookups for more traditional RV travelers. Sooke Potholes Campground is a must-see on the Island. Those looking to spend some time immersed in nature should consider setting up camp here for the duration of their stay. Ideal for small to midsize motorhomes and trailers, this site is first-come, first-serve, so be sure to get there early to reserve a spot. Located on the Sooke River and just off of the Galloping Goose Regional bike trail, it's a hit for campers looking to spend as much time in nature as possible. Take a dip in the unique freshwater pools, also known as "potholes," created by the deep holes in the river rock. The campground is only an hour's drive outside of the city or a 2-hour bike ride via the Goose. With all the basic amenities and firewood for purchase, you'll have everything you need for a memorial RV experience.

Another top-rated campground is Salish Seaside RV Haven, located right on the water and opposite the Inner Harbour. You can watch all of the action in the harbour, from floatplanes landing and taking off to kayakers paddling by. If you're lucky, you can spot seals and otters swimming in their natural habitat. At night, kick back around a campfire and appreciate the lights of the famous Empress Hotel just across the water, as well as epic sunsets over the skyline. Salish Seaside is big rig friendly, and all RV sites are level and paved, making it an easy spot to park your home on wheels. With brand new amenities and a clubhouse with a deck and fireplace, you will be vacationing in comfort. The campground is just a short, 10-minute drive into downtown Victoria, making it an ideal choice for visitors looking to make the most of their time in town.

If you enjoy days spent in town but prefer to wake up surrounded by peace and quiet, choose Weir's RV Park. Located right on Weir Beach, with views of the Pacific Ocean, you'll wake up to the sound of waves lapping on the shore. The lots are close together, but the view makes up for the limited privacy, and with the beach steps from your doorstep, the world is your oyster. The campground is a scenic 40-minute drive from Victoria, in the rural parts surrounding the city. There is a cute cafe nearby for you to grab your morning coffee on your drive into town. With free WiFi, hot showers, clean washrooms, and everything you need to have a cozy campfire, your crew will surely enjoy their stay at Weir's RV Park.

Frequently asked questions

How does RVezy work?

RVezy is a marketplace that connects RV owners with travelers looking to rent an RV. RVezy takes care of everything, including RV and renter verifications, payments, insurance, and customer support.

How much does it cost to rent an RV around Victoria?

Motorhomes around Victoria average $200/night while towable trailers are around $120/night. Most RV owners offer weekly and monthly discounts between 10 and 20%.

What’s included in the RV rental?

Most rentals include all the essentials you need for a great trip. From cookware, to linens, owners do their best to make you feel at home. Each RV listing will provide details around what’s included.

How far can I go with the RV? What’s the price for mileage?

Most owners offer either unlimited kilometers or very generous daily limits. The included mileage and extras appear on your booking estimate before you put in your booking request.

What’s required to rent or drive an RV?

In the majority of cases, RVezy rentals require a driver with an unrestricted license for 8 years and clean insurance profile. You don’t need a special class to drive most motorhomes.

How am I insured/covered during my rental?

Every RV rental is fully insured through our commercial fleet policy. You can also add-on our 24/7 roadside assistance at any time before your trip begins.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many owners allow pets in their RV. You can search for pet-friendly RVs or check the individual listings to see if there are any extra fees or deposits required for you to bring your furry friends.

How does RV delivery work?

As an add-on, most RV owners are willing to deliver and/or set up their RV to help simplify your trip. Ex: have a trailer delivered to a local campground so you don’t want to drive.

What do I do if I have additional questions?

RVezy’s customer support team is happy to answer any questions that come up before, during or after your rental. You can contact us anytime at help.rvezy.com.

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