Digital nomads and nature lovers alike can’t get enough of the airstream travel trend.
The stylish mobile RVs are an old-school take on camping and can fit just about anywhere.
From Woods on Pender Island to the Tin Can Ranch, here’s a list of the chicest airstreams (and some RVs) in BC.
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Woods on Pender
King of them all.
The property — which includes nine airstreams, cabins and a motel — touts itself as a “glamping” destination on the stunning Pender Island.
These airstreams are anything but your parents’ RV from the ’70s. While each is slightly different, designs are sleek and modern with leather upholstery, cozy queen beds, BBQs and, perhaps most importantly, a cedar wood hot tub.
Food and drink is also a main attraction at Woods on Pender, with the Camp Truck and Coffee + Kitchen, which serves casual fare and cocktails.
August the Airstream
Bright and airy August the Airstream has everything you could want for a Salt Spring Island escape.
This 1985 Sovereign model has been sleekly re-modelled and decorated in a minimalist style with a boho twist.
There’s plenty of space to relax and lounge between the cozy bed and grey sofa. Your private heated bathroom is also just a short walk outside.
The white bed looks ultra cozy to boot.
Tin Can Ranch
Unwind and relax at this old-school ranch-style property.
With a retro ’70s feel, the renovated Tin Can Ranch is the perfect Gibsons escape.
From the cedar-lined shower to the spacious sauna and cozy bed, everything about this dreamy Airstream is totally Instagrammable.
Bonus: the outdoor fire pit is perfect for some summer s’mores.
Airstream Island Retreat on Bowen Island
This tropical-themed airstream (a 1975 Trade Wind model, to be exact) is the perfect BFF or couple’s getaway: the twin beds, which are outfitted in high-quality bamboo sheets, can easily convert into a large double.
Equipped with everything you need, you’ll feel more like you’re on the islands of Hawaii than Bowen (inside, at least).
Kick back and relax in the cozy hammock or private deck, which overlooks the scenic Deep Bay.
We’re also loving the tiled bathroom adorned with turquoise river crystals made of 100% recycled glass.
Joffre Creek Airstream
This adorable airstream is the newest offering from Joffre Creek Cabins.
The restored 1970 Outlander model joined the cabins in 2019, and is the only space in the lower area of the property — offering complete seclusion in the whimsical forest.
The cedar shower-shack is complete with a clawfoot tub and shower for a spa-like experience.
Visitors can also hang in the gazebo’s hammock chairs, as well as explore the surrounding nature (Lower Joffre Creek waterfall is a must).
’70s-inspired RV in Parksville
Throwback vibes. This unique Parksville camper (a 1976 Silver Streak Argosy) is reminiscent of a Gucci ad with its orange velvet chairs and turquoise bed sheets.
Woodsy and homey, this RV home will have you feeling like it’s 1976, when Trudeau Sr. was still PM, the CN Tower finished completion, and The Who was at the top of the charts.
Rustic and rural, this spot features a large covered deck, private fenced yard and all the fresh air one could want.
Harvey the RV in Lake Country
Bold and modern, Harvey the RV might be 20 years old, but after a full renovation, he’s certainly not looking it.
Parked on an acre of land in Carrs Landing, this is a perfect (and unique) way to experience the Okanagan’s Lake Country.
The decor is reminiscent of a trendy bachelor pad with its bright red couch and patterned carpet, but it somehow all works.
Light breakfast is provided, along with a BBQ. The RV also includes a fireplace.
Chicer than a New York City apartment. We never thought about RV-ing it in Vancouver, but the Chickadee has more than sold us.
It’s bold black and wood interior is accented by modern, leafy plants for a cozy but modern vibe.
Located in the upscale Shaughnessy neighbourhood. Short stays only: this airstream doesn’t have a shower or bath option.
Converted School Bus in Sooke
This converted 1969 school bus has been totally renovated and converted to become a sweet, tiny guest house near Sooke, BC. The spacious vehicle turned mobile home used to be used in the Courtney area to drive students to-and-from school.
The garden-side “Old School BnB” has since changed colours (yellow to bright turquoise) and got a roof on its head.
A bathroom “fit for a queen” is attached outside, near the sweet little outdoor deck, while the inside boasts a cozy queen bed, kitchenette and fridge filled with regular and non-dairy milks, along with farm-fresh eggs.
Just off the Galloping Goose Trail, there’s plenty of hiking to do around here.