Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Painter's Lodge in Campbell River, BC

Painter's Lodge Oceanfront View
Every cloud (even on a cloudless summer day) has a silver lining. After a very frustrating day trying to get to Strathcona Park for two days of kayaking, we ended up getting towed back to Campbell River.

After dropping our not so trusty 1989 Ford Tempo with her Big Yellow Banana (the nickname for our kayak) on top at Gord Knight for repairs, we started walking towards downtown to get a late dinner. Being a small town, a good Samaritan stopped to offer us a ride. And also because it's a small town, we accepted. While eating pizza and salad at Boston Pizza we tried to figure out a place to stay for the night.

We called Painter's Lodge north of town. It's a resort, which was fine with us. We felt we deserved a touch of our cloud's "sliver lining."  We checked in after 9:00 pm and still got a lovely garden view room.

Painter's Lodge is located right on Discovery Passage. It's well known for fine accommodations and dining. We were too lake for dinner, but had a wonderful breakfast in Legends. There's also the Tyee Pub for lunch, dinner and drinks with a view.

Painter's Lodge is well known for its fishing charters and wildlife adventures. You can bundle lodging and tours for some great deals. There's also a free water taxi across the passage to the April Point Resort, another property in the Oak Bay Marine Group Resorts. It runs from early to late linking the amenities of both resorts.

Click here for more information about Painter's Lodge. Wayne and I give it our own personal two kayak paddles up award!

http://www.amazon.com/Paddling-Pacific-Northwest-Wayne-Lutz-ebook/dp/B00GMWKC4OFor more information about kayaking in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, check the Powell River Books Blog by clicking here. You can also preview Wayne's book Paddling the Pacific Northwest on Amazon. It's available in print, Kindle and e-book formats at most online book retailers. -- Margy


  1. Really nice post! How I long for some time near saltwater! Have passed by Painter's Lodge in the past but never stopped - next time we will!

    1. It's a beautiful spot and a well kept resort. Plus, you can ride the water taxi (for free) across to April Point on Quadra Island. We didn't have time, but I went down to the dock to check it out. - Margy

  2. What a lovely setting.

    1. It was, and a great spot to wait for our car repairs. The gardens are beautiful and there are so many places to sit, relax and read. - Margy


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy