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Protection for the way you use your cottage or cabin...
Seasonally or year-round as a secondary home, protect your cottage or cabin from the unexpected.
…with coverage that fits your lifestyle...
Every policy includes coverage for short-term rental up to 30 days, and coverage for damage caused by bears, raccoons, and squirrels.
…plus policy add-ons for even more coverage
Get more protection such as coverage for wet boathouses, septic and sump pumps, and increased short-term rental up to 180 days.
BC cottage and cabin insurance
The distinctive silhouette of birch trees, the refreshing tingle of a dip in cool waters, the cozy crackle of a campfire, the haunting call of the loon— cottaging or cabining in BC is a time-honoured tradition in Canada and it deserves custom protection.
A cottage and cabin policy covers…
- Fire, theft, explosion and vandalism
- Damage from falling objects
- Lightning, hail and windstorm damage
Coverage can extend beyond your cottage and cabin
- Short-term rental protection up to 30 days
- Docks, hot tubs and sheds, and bunkies
- Lock replacement
- Frozen food protection
Want to know more about optional coverages?
Short term rental coverage
Coverage for loss or damage while your cottage or cabin is rented, and rental income protection if your cottage can’t be rented out after a covered claim. This coverage allows you to rent your cottage up to 180 days of the year.
Septic and sump pump coverage
Coverage for direct damage caused by the back up or escape of water from a septic tank or sump pit.
Wet boathouses or wet buildings
Coverage for loss or damage to wet boathouses or wet building.
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Your lifestyle matters to us
You'll benefit from dedicated, expert claims service that helps you get back to doing the things you love.
Quick response makes the most of every season
No waiting until Monday to start a claim. You can call our 24/7 dedicated phone line to talk to an Aviva Lifestyle expert who will get things started for you, or report a claim online. The season is short in BC; we’ll work hard to make sure you get to enjoy it.
Dedicated claim adjusters who know cottages in BC
Our claim adjusters are enthusiasts too. They know the coverages inside and out, and the settlement options for every policy.
Choice of top-rated vendors
Priority service with top-rated vendors to get the job done right. We work with local expert appraisers, surveyors, dealers, and repair facilities in BC, and you always have the option to choose your own.
What Aviva Lifestyle offers
Expert claim service
Care and attention from dedicated claim adjusters who are enthusiasts too.
Coverage and extra built-in benefits designed for your vehicle or property on an individual policy.
A variety of optional coverages for even more protection.
Discounts to help you save.
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Have a home, multiple cars, and more?
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