Seasonal Home Insurance – British Columbia
Outdoor adventures, lakeside moonlight evenings, the silence of a retreat out of the city, or the cabin in the woods you’ve always dreamt of owning. Memories are made at your seasonal home, and we’re here to protect it. Your seasonal home may be one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make.
As your local insurance experts for over 40 years, we know that each seasonal home in BC is unique in its own way. From getaways on the coast with never-ending ocean views to the weekend retreat in Whistler and those homes that are your hideaway in the woods, we’ve got you covered. With all it has to offer, it’s not hard to understand why so many people call BC home. And with 100 locations across the province, there’s sure to be a Westland location near you.
We understand its vital to protect what’s most important to you and your family. Our expert insurance advisors are here to ensure you’re protected and provide peace of mind so you can focus on what’s important in your life.
Why Choose Westland?
We know that your insurance needs to match your goals, your lifestyle and your budget. Our expert seasonal home insurance advisors get to know you, so that they can tailor a policy to your exact needs.
We’ll find the best coverage for you at the right price so that you can continue to live your life the way you want to.
Insurance can be complex sometimes. Let our expert insurance advisors do the heavy lifting! We’ll help you find a policy that you feel is the best fit and provides peace of mind. To learn more about the benefits of being a Westland client, Click here.
Seasonal Home Insurance Explained
There are so many aspects of coverage to a seasonal home insurance policy. Just because you may not live in a seasonal property year-round, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be protected all the time. Your seasonal home insurance will cover the damage to your home from any risks outlined in your policy to ensure that you’re able to get back to normal as quickly as possible. A few of the risks discussed in a policy include fire, water damage, wind, theft, and vandalism.
And that’s just the beginning. We have access to all the best home insurance products in Canada, so no matter what additional protection you need, we’re sure to have a solution for you!
As a seasonal homeowner, you know the benefit of having a place to escape is that you don’t have to constantly bring all the belongings from your primary home to have a good time. You’ll have belongings that are specific to the décor and use of the house. You may have equipment that is specific to the activities you love to do at your seasonal home. It’s essential to cover all contents that remain permanently at this location. The items you continually take back and forth week after week need to be covered on your primary home insurance.
Your seasonal home insurance policy will extend to cover more than your “four walls.” However, depending on your property, you might want to buy additional coverage on structures. Coverage may be limited for outbuildings such as boathouses.
This coverage is one of the most important in your policy. It covers you for liability that may occur whether you are at home or away. Regardless of whether your property is used year-round or seasonally, liability coverage is important as accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. This will also cover you for any damage you may cause to a neighbour’s property.
How Much Does Seasonal Home Insurance Cost in BC?
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Seasonal home insurance rates will vary from one city or town to the next in British Columbia. Insurance companies will use rate tables to create the price for home insurance within territories based on experience ratings, exposure to risk, claims data, etc. Pulling from our experience in BC, we’ve put together examples of monthly seasonal home insurance prices that we see most often. For a quote specific to your needs, connect with us today!
What Factors Determine the Cost of Seasonal Home Insurance?
Not all seasonal homes are the same which means not all policies will cost the same. Aside from the type of policy and coverage that you choose, factors that affect your home insurance price include:
Age of home
Depending on age, some homes may be at more risk of a claim than others
Postal codes provide insight into areas prone to flooding, vandalism, and other claims made
Type of building materials used to construct your home
There may be a discount applied if you’ve never had a claim
You can choose to have a soft touch credit check to apply a discount, depending on your credit score
Distance to Services
The distance from your home to a fire hydrant or a fire station affects claim risks
Review Your Insurance and Get a Quote with Westland
Ready to discuss your insurance needs? Our expert advisors are here to review your current insurance policies, discuss your unique needs, and find the perfect seasonal home insurance policy for you. Whether it’s over email, the phone or in person we are ready to help! To get started on a quote now and see price estimates for your seasonal home coverage, click the button below. Our advisors will contact you right away and help navigate your risk management needs. Of course, we are always available to talk over the phone or in person. Check out our locations page to connect with an office closest to you!
Ways to Save on Your Seasonal Home Insurance in BC
- Mature Customer
- Claims Free
- Local or Monitored Alarm
- Water Leak Detection Device
- Company Loyalty
- Mortgage Free • Credit Score Factor
Water damage is the most common claim we see when it comes to rental properties. For example, the supply line to a toilet can erode and cause flooding throughout the rental. This causes an issue for both your renter and your income when it comes to the property. The right rental property insurance policy will help mitigate these risks and get you back to your normal as quickly as possible.
Our goal is to find the best coverage for you so that you can continue to live your life the way you want to. To learn more about being a Westland client, click here.
10 Fun Facts About British Columbia
- Vancouver Island is home to a waterfall that is eight times the height of Niagara Falls. The Della Falls waterfall can be found in Srathcona Provincial Park and is a whopping 440 metres in height.
- Half of all British Columbians can be found in Vancouver and the surrounding area.
- BC is home to the world’s largest hockey stick ; how Canadian! You can find it in the city of Duncan and is 62,000 lbs and 62.48 metres long.
- Whistler is known for its beautiful views and slopes. It also has the longest unsupported cable car system in the world. This cable connects the two peaks of the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort.
- BC is one of the top three producers of blueberries and cranberries globally.
- Meares Island is home to the Hanging Tree Garden , which is between 1,500 and 2,000 years old. It features some of the oldest Western Red Cedar trees.
- You can find a quarter of all grizzly bears and black bears in BC.
- Have you ever heard of bathtub racing? Nanaimo is the Bathtub Racing capital of the world, starting in 1967. To complete, you’ll need to use a bathtub as a boat.
- Lights, camera, action! BC is the fourth-largest television and film production centre in North America.
- Wine country lives in BC. Each year BC vineyards welcome over one million visitors. Over 929 vineyards cover more than 10,260 acres of land.
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