Destination guide

Off the grid getaways in Long Harbour

A gateway to Salt Spring Island, Long Harbour lures vacationers with sumptuous produce, gorgeous Gulf Islands scenery and a friendly welcome. It may be just a short ferry ride from Vancouver, but Salt Spring feels wonderfully off-grid. Step ashore and you'll find yourself immersed in a community of artists, free-spirits and young families. Want to rest, relax and reconnect with nature? Set among towering arbutus trees, secluded Long Harbour vacation rentals promise a rejuvenating stay on Salt Spring Island.


Connect with the Salt Spring community in Long Harbour

Salt Spring may be small, but it doesn't scrimp on community. Spend your days dining at farm-to-table cafes, stretching it out at local yoga studios and stocking up on local produce at the Salt Spring Weekend Market. Want to live and breathe the good life? Designed to merge with the island's natural beauty, Long Harbour vacation rentals capture the spirit of the laidback Gulf Islands lifestyle. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fresh island air, from hiking through ancient Garry oak trees in Mount Maxwell Provincial Park to kayaking in the Strait of Georgia.


Sun-drenched summers in Long Harbour

Sun seekers rejoice, for the Gulf Islands enjoy one of Canada's most temperate climates. Summers are warm and dry, with long days and highs that hover around the 70s. However, thanks to Vancouver's humidity, it often feels a lot warmer. Nights can get chilly, so don't forget to pack layers. Spring and fall are both beautiful times to visit, with cooler temperatures and every chance of sunshine. While Long Harbour definitely slows down in winter, the cold weather lends itself to beachcombing and sitting beside a blazing fireplace.

Natural features

Orca watching in Long Harbour

Long Harbour is one of 3 ferry terminals on Salt Spring Island, the largest of British Columbia's Gulf Islands archipelago. The town is perched on a glassy inlet that runs out into the Strait of Georgia. Spend a few days exploring the island and you'll discover a patchwork of mountains, lakes, forests and farmland. British Columbia is home to a year-round population of orcas, which means you could spot the iconic whales breaching in the Strait of Georgia.


Transportation to and around Long Harbour

The nearest airport is in Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base), located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Mayne Island, BC (YAV-Miners Bay Seaplane Base), which is 6.4 mi (10.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Long Harbour?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 134 vacation rentals near Long Harbour. From 58 Houses to 10 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Long Harbour for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Long Harbour?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 58 Houses in Long Harbour. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Long Harbour include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 10 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 44 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Long Harbour?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 20 vacation rentals with pool available in Long Harbour. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.