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PAINTERS LODGE

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Accommodations

Fishing British ColumbiaPainter's Lodge offers a wide variety of ocean and garden view rooms to suit individual tastes. Each room has a colour television, telephone, balcony or terrace, and a bathroom with tub and shower. Ask your reservation coordinator about specialty rooms.

Marine Adventure Centre

The Painter's Lodge Marine Adventure Centre, located adjacent to the main lodge building, is where seasoned and novice anglers alike can get fishing licenses as well as helpful tips to ensure their success and enjoyment on the water. Guests booked on fishing packages may wish to book extra fishing in addition to the pre-set scheduled times; if so, arrangements should be made well in advance through your reservation coordinator, or at the Marine Adventure Centre. Note: we require 24 hours notice of cancellation of pre-booked extra fishing.

What To Bring

King Salmon FishingWe provide Helly-Hansen two-piece wet weather gear and rubber boots for all guests, but you are welcome to bring your own. Dress is casual. Bring a warm jacket, hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, film, personal toiletries and your swimsuit for the pool and hot tub. Do not forget to bring any necessary medication (if you are prone to sea-sickness, we recommend you bring your own treatment).

Water Shuttle

A complimentary 10 minute water shuttle regularly transports guests between April Point Resort and Painter's Lodge. This allows Painters Lodge guests to enjoy additional activies such as kayaing in Gowlland Harbour, helicopter tours, and exploring Quadra Island on a scooter or mountain bike. In addition, guests may enjoy additional dining facilities such as the Sushi Bar or April Points Dining Room overlooking the beautiful Discovery Passage. Guests may also enjoy a meal on the outdoor patio or a spirited game of checkers or chess on the giant outdoor board.

A La Carte Fishing

We encourage all guests who are not on a package to pre-book their fishing before arrival to ensure the availability of preferred fishing times. If you are unsure of your arrival time, you will need to be at the Marine Adventure Centre no later than 3:00 pm to ensure a guide will be available for the evening fishing trip. Any additional fishing can be arranged on a daily basis as requested. Note: we require 24 hours notice of cancellation of pre-booked a la carte fishing.

Tyee Club

Salmon British ColumbiaIf you are visiting Painter's Lodge between July 15 and September 15, you can try for membership in the Tyee Club of British Columbia, founded in 1924. The time-honoured tradition of Tyee fishing is a well-respected practice in Campbell River, and the ultimate challenge for any adventurous angler. A Tyee is a Chinook (King) salmon weighing 30 lbs. or more and caught from a rowboat using registered light tackle. Inquire at the Marine Adventure Centre for additional information and rules. You can book rowboat fishing prior to your arrival, or make arrangements during your stay. Rowboat fishing is not included as part of any package.

Fish Handling

Fish will be cleaned and refrigerated during your stay with us. Freezing is available upon request for extended stays. If you prefer to have your catch canned or smoked, we can deliver your catch to the cannery for a reasonable cost. The cannery will forward it directly to you after processing. There is no charge to our guests for cleaning, refrigerating or freezing of your catch. Fish boxes and gel packs are available for transport. We recommend that guests driving home bring a cooler for their catch.

Identification

Guests arriving from outside of Canada must have proper identification to clear Canada Customs. Oak Bay Marine Group is not responsible if a delay should occur. It is vital to keep your fishing license with you on your return trip home. You may be asked by Customs or Fisheries to produce it.

Guest Services

Lodge Fishing BCPainter's Lodge is a full facility resort hotel. Our special features include: Legends Dining Room, outdoor swimming pool, Tyee Pub, hot tubs, Fireside Lounge, tennis courts, conference facilities, fitness centre, gift shop, car & bike rentals and children's activity centre.

Delicious boxed lunches may be pre-ordered at reasonable costs, the evening prior to your fishing trip. Banquet facilities, hospitality suites and outdoor barbecues catered by the resort are available for groups. If you are interested in reserving these facilities, please contact  Eastern Townships Adventures

915 King West
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Canada, J1H-1S3
 
Phone:     1-819-820-1850
Toll Free 1-888-820-1850

Painters Lodge guests are welcome to use all of the facilities at April Point Resort: kayak rentals, motor scooter rentals, helicopter tours, bike rentals, wildlife adventure tours, gift shop, lounge, conference facilities, Sushi Bar, Dining Room and outdoor patio.

Payment

We welcome payment by travellers cheques, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, enRoute and Diner's Club. We are unable to accept personal cheques at the resort.


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Fishing British Columbia
King Salmon Fishing
Resort Fishing BC
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Oak Bay Marine Group
   

Fly fishing CanadaFly-In Fishing Packages

Accommodation (based on at least two people sharing), four-hour guided fishing trips in 17' Boston Whalers, tackle, bait, rain gear and rubber boots (fishing licenses, meals and beverages are not included). 

Approximate fishing times are as follows:
Morning - 6am to 10am.
Mid-day - 11am to 3pm.
Evening - 4pm to 8pm.


Fishing times are set by the Marine Adventure Centre and can vary by up to one hour either way, depending upon the time of year and available daylight. Your reservation coordinator will confirm available fishing trip times when you book your trip.

From Vancouver

Packages include round trip air from Vancouver, B.C. to the resort, deluxe hotel accommodation, four-hour guided fishing trips in 17' Boston Whalers, tackle, bait, rain gear, cleaning and packaging. Prices in U.S. dollars, per person.

From Seattle

NEW - Direct air service from Seattle to the resort.

Packages include round trip air from Seattle, WA. to the resort, deluxe hotel accommodation, four-hour guided fishing trips in 17' Boston Whalers, tackle, bait, rain gear, cleaning and packaging. Prices in U.S. dollars, per person.

2004 PRICES
PROFESSIONALLY
GUIDED 4 - HOUR
FISHING TRIPS
 STANDARD SEASON
MAY 30 - JUN 17
SEPT 5 - SEPT 22
PEAK SEASON
JUN 18 - SEPT 4
DOUBLE TRPL/QD DOUBLE TRPL/QD
3 days / 2 nights / 2 trips
From Vancouver
from $519 $479/$459 $559 $529/$509
4 days / 3nights / 3trips
From Vancouver
from $709 $655/$625 $775 $715/$685
3 days / 2 nights / 2 trips
From Seattle
$569 USD
$537/519 USD
$635 USD
$603/585 USD
4 days / 3nights / 3trips
From Seattle
$719 USD
$679/649 USD
$801 USD
$755/725 USD

All rates are per person and shown in Canadian dollars except where noted. For US rate equivalents, please contact your reservationcoordinator.

Drive-In Fishing Packages

Accommodation (based on at least two people sharing), four-hour guided fishing trips in 17' Boston Whalers, tackle, bait, rain gear and rubber boots (fishing licenses, meals and beverages are not included). 

Saltwater salmon fishingApproximate fishing times are as follows:
Morning - 6am to 10am.
Mid-day - 11am to 3pm.
Evening - 4pm to 8pm.
Fishing times are set by the Marine Adventure Centre and can vary by one hour either way, depending upon the time of year and available daylight.

Packages include deluxe hotel accommodation and four-hour guided fishing trips in 17' Boston Whalers, tackle, bait, rain gear, cleaning and packaging prices in U.S. Dollars, per person.

2004 PRICES
PROFESSIONALLY
GUIDED 4 - HOUR
FISHING TRIPS
STANDARD SEASON
APRIL 1 - JUN 17
SEPT 5 - OCT 17
PEAK SEASON
JUN 18 - SEPT 4
DOUBLE TRPL/QD DOUBLE TRPL/QD
3 days / 2 nights / 2 trips
from $389
$359/$339 $419 $379/$359
4 days / 3nights / 3trips from $579 $535/$505 $625 $565/$535
All rates are per person and shown in Canadian dollars except where noted. For US rate equivalents, please contact your reservation coordinator.


ADVENTURE TOURS

HERE'S WHERE ADVENTURE TRULY BEGINS. JOIN US FOR A THRILLING RIDE TO SEE THE ABUNDANT WILDLIFE ON BC'S INSIDE PASSAGE.

Each of our 12-passenger, 24' Zodiacs is accompanied by a professional marine adventure guide and naturalist. We supply the best in weather gear including cruiser suits designed specifically for this program. Our Zodiacs have all the latest navigation and communications aids along with safety equipment to provide you with a secure adventure.

Canada fishing resortWhale Watching

Hold on for a sensational ride through the incredible beauty of B.C.'s Discovery Passage aboard our 24' Zodiac. See Killer Whales in their natural habitat while visiting famous Robson Bight, where Orcas rub their stomachs in the shallow sand, historic Telegraph Cove and a working fish farm. This tour includes lunch and is a full day mini-coach/Zodiac whale watching adventure.

Adult: $149
Child: $105 (12 & under)

Eco tour adventure

Ocean Rapid Tours

There's a new West Coast Adventure in B.C.'s Inside Passage - nature has created an Extreme Ocean Rapids experience that's guaranteed to have you white-knuckled, wide-eyed and wet! It's definitely an adrenaline rush. The ocean rapids are caused by the incoming tide and as the tide rises, the speed of the water increases through the narrow channels and passages between the islands. Beware of ' The Drain' - an invigorating rush of water located on the flood in the Arron Rapids. Plunge over 10 foot standing waves and experience the exhilaration of white water. This is not for the faint of heart.

Wildlife Adventure Tours

Painter?s Lodge Experience the thrill of travelling through the breathtaking Discovery Islands on a hurricane zodiac boat in search of wildlife in their natural habitat. The abundant salmon in the waters attract an assortment of wildlife including black bears, Stellar sea lions, Minke Whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, feeding eagles and more. See Mitlenatch Island Marine Park and Bird Sanctuary and local fish farms. Enjoy the majesty of Desolation Sound from the comfort of a zodiac and get up close and personal with the local wildlife.

Adult: $79 Child: $45 (12 & under)

APRIL POINT LODGE

April Point Lodge
 
   

Accommodations

April Point Resort offers guests a variety of accommodation alternatives to match the long list of activities that have kept guests coming back again and again. The rustic West Coast decor is carried through the main lodge accommodation, spacious suites, cozy cabins and guest houses.

Are you looking for that private hideaway nestled among the trees in the forest? We'll make every effort to ensure your dreams come true. That also holds true for your recreational requests. Our staff can assist you in arranging an eco-adventure tour in a Zodiac inflatable or one of our famous fishing adventures.

Restaurants

The meals at April Point Resort are as spectacular as the surroundings. The large dining room features ocean views from every table and outdoor dining on the wrap-around sundeck. Culinary features include taste-tempting seafood dishes, pastas, and culinary classics with an island twist. Be sure to visit our spectacular Sushi Bar! Guests will enjoy relaxing after dinner in the cozy fireside lounge in the main lodge. Dinner reservations are recommended!

Activity Centre

The April Point Resort Activity Centre, located in the main lodge building, is where seasoned and novice anglers alike can get fishing licences as well as helpful tips to ensure their success and enjoyment on the water. Guests booked on fishing packages may wish to book extra fishing in addition to the above pre-set scheduled times; if so, arrangements should be made well in advance through your reservation coordinator, or with the Activity Centre. Note: we require 24 hours notice of cancellation of pre-booked extra fishing.

Water Shuttle

A complimentary 10 minute water shuttle regularly transports guests between April Point Resort and Painter's Lodge. This allows April Point guests to enjoy additional activities such as the heated outdoor pool, hot tubs, tennis courts, fitness centre and more. In addition, guests may enjoy the additional dining facilities at Painter's Lodge including the Tyee Pub, Legends Dining Room and Fireside Lodge. Painter's Lodge guests also enjoy the kayaks, mountain bikes and scooters available at the April Point Resort Activity Centre.

A La Carte Fishing

We encourage all guests who are not on a package to pre-book their fishing before arrival to ensure the availability of preferred fishing times. If you are unsure of your arrival time, you will need to be at the Activity Centre no later than 3:00 pm to ensure a guide will be available for the evening fishing trip. Any additional fishing can be arranged on a daily basis as requested. Note: we require 24 hours notice of cancellation of pre-booked a la carte fishing.

Tyee Club

If you are visiting April Point Resort between July 15 and September 15, you can try for membership in the Tyee Club of British Columbia, founded in 1924. A Tyee is a Chinook (King) salmon weighing 30 lbs. or more and caught from a rowboat using registered light tackle. Inquire at the Activity Centre for additional information and rules. You can book rowboat fishing prior to your arrival, or make arrangements during your stay. Rowboat fishing is not included as part of any package.

Fish Handling

Fish will be cleaned and refrigerated during your stay with us. Freezing is available upon request for extended stays. If you prefer to have your catch canned or smoked, we can deliver your catch to the cannery for a reasonable cost. The cannery will forward it directly to you after processing. There is no charge to our guests for cleaning, refrigerating or freezing of your catch. Fish boxes and gel packs are available for transport. We recommend that guests driving home bring a cooler for their catch.

Guest Services

April Point Resort is a full facility resort. Our special features include: fishing, kayak rentals, motor scooter rentals, helicopter tours, bike rentals, Zodiac Adventure Tours, Gift Shop, lounge, conference facilities, Sushi Bar, Dining Room, outdoor patio. Delicious boxed lunches may be pre-ordered, at reasonable costs, the evening prior to your outing. Banquet facilities and hospitality suites are available for groups. If you are interested in reserving these facilities, please contact us today

April Point Resort guests are welcome to use all of the facilities at Painter's Lodge: Legends Dining Room, outdoor swimming pool, Tyee Pub, hot tubs, Fireside Lounge, tennis courts, conference facilities, fitness centre, Gift Shop, children's activity centre.

Weather Conditions

While we fully expect to adhere to the schedule outlined above, please be aware that it is subject to change due to sea and weather conditions, over which Oak Bay Marine Group has no control.

Adventure Tours Equipment & Services

24', 12 passenger, Transport Canada-certified, rigid hull Zodiac Vessel equipped with radar, cellular phone, VHF, GPS and all regulation safety equipment. Vessel handled by trained, professional marine guide.

Note: Trips are dependent upon weather conditions. Oak Bay Marine Group is not responsible for delays.

 

   

OUR 235' FLOATING HOTEL, M.V. CANADIAN PRINCESS, FEATURES AN EXTENSIVE A-LA-CARTE MENU IN OUR STEWART DINING ROOM. THERE ARE ALSO LOUNGES FOR RELAXING AND SOCIALIZING AFTER A FULL DAY OF EXCITEMENT.

Salmon fishing at our resort offers the chance to hook into a big tough Pacific Chinook, but the deep waters also offer a chance at halibut, Lingcod and Red Snapper. Our fleet is equipped with first-class tackle and gear. We have the most advanced electronic navigation and fish finding technology available, and will take you right to where the fish are biting.

Our 235' floating hotel features a variety of room accommodations and restaurants facilities. The Stewart Dining Room features an extensive a-la-carte menu and the Chart Room (with full beverage service) and Quarterdeck lounge are great meeting places. Join us in one of these lounges to relax and swap fish stories after a full day of excitement.

Accommodation

fly fishing trip The Canadian Princess Resort offers two choices of accommodation. Authentic staterooms on board the ship offer a lot of nautical character. Each cabin has bunk style beds and a washbasin; showers and washroom facilities are shared with other guests and are conveniently located nearby. Well appointed accommodations onshore, next to the ship, contain rooms with two double beds, cable, colour television and private bathrooms. For groups of three or four, large rooms are available with two additional beds in a loft.

Top Quality Gear & Equipment

Our comfortable deep-sea cabin cruisers have plenty of deck space, heated cabins and lavatory facilities. A professional skipper and deckhand accompany you on the trip and familiarize you with the equipment. We provide top quality mooching rods with star drag reels and drift fishing lures. We use level wind Shimano Rods and Reels and 8 oz. Salmon Slayer lures. They've been tried and tested in Barkley Sound and produce the best results. You are always welcome to bring your favourite rod and reel if you prefer. Coffee and hot chocolate are available during fishing trips.

Care For Your Catch

Vancouver IslandYour fish will be cleaned and packaged in strong plastic bags, ready for you to take with you. If you are staying on at the resort, your catch will be refrigerated. Styrofoam coolers may be purchased at the resort.

If you are flying from the resort, our crew will clean, bag, label and refrigerate your fish, and it will arrive back in Vancouver with you, cold and fresh. Guests are responsible to care for their fish after arrival in Vancouver. Insulated boxes are available for purchase at the South Terminal in Vancouver. Should you prefer to have your catch canned or smoked, please inquire at the South Terminal, where arrangements will be made to forward your catch to the cannery for processing at a reasonable cost. The cannery will then forward it directly to you. There is a nominal fish cleaning charge for optional afternoon fishing charters.

Dining

BC Canadian resortExcellent meals are served in the Stewart Room on board the ship. The Chart Room Lounge (with full beverage service) and the Quarterdeck Lounge are popular gathering places. Delicious boxed lunches may be ordered ahead for fishing trips. No trip to Ucluelet is complete without a visit to beautiful Long Beach; why not enjoy dinner at our bistro-style Wickaninnish Restaurant... the view alone is worth the trip! Inquire at the Front Desk for information.

Gift Shop

Be sure to visit our gift shop, located next to the ship, where you will find quality clothing, souvenirs, sundry items and unique gifts.

Payment

We welcome payment by travellers cheques, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, enRoute and Diner's Club. We are unable to accept personal cheques at the resort

Weather Conditions

While we always fully expect to adhere our fishing schedules, please be aware that they are subject to change due to sea and weather conditions, over which Oak Bay Marine Group has no control.

Oak Bay Marine Group
   

Fly-In Fishing Packages

Packages include round trip air from Vancouver, BC to the resort, stateroom or hotel accommodation, seven-hour guided halibut, salmon or bottom fishing trips, tackle, bait, cleaning and packaging.
(* ADD $50 PP FRI/SAT PKGS.) .

2004 PRICES
PROFESSIONALLY
GUIDED 7 - HOUR
FISHING TRIPS
STATEROOM*
HOTEL*
SINGLE DOUBLE TRPL/QUAD DOUBLE TRPL/QUAD
APRIL 16 - MAY 31 & SEPT 1 - 19
3 days / 2 nights / 2 trips $309 $289 $249/$239 $349 $309/$299
  PEAK SEASON 3 Day: JUN 1 - AUG 31
3 days / 2 nights / 2 trips $409 $389 $349/$339 $449 $409/$399
  PEAK SEASON 4 Day: MAY 31- AUG 13
4 days / 3 nights / 3 trips $549 $529 $479/$469 $589 $559/$549
All rates are per person and shown in Canadian dollars. For US rate equivalents, please contact your reservation coordinator.

Drive-In Fishing Packages

Packages include ship or shore accommodation and seven-hour guided halibut, salmon or bottom fishing trips, tackle, bait, cleaning and packaging.
(* ADD $50 PP FRI/SAT PKGS.)

2004 PRICES
PROFESSIONALLY
GUIDED 7 - HOUR
FISHING TRIPS
STATEROOM*
HOTEL*
SINGLE DOUBLE TRPL/QUAD DOUBLE TRPL/QUAD
APRIL 16 - MAY 31 & SEPT 1 - 19
3 days / 2 nights / 2 trips $219 $199 $169/$159 $259 $219/$209
  JUN 1 - AUG 31
3 days / 2 nights / 2 trips $319 $299 $259/$249 $359 $319/$309
  PEAK SEASON 4 Day: MAY 31- AUG 13
4 days / 3 nights / 3 trips $459 $439 $389/$379 $499 $469/$599

All rates are per person and shown in Canadian dollars. For US rate equivalents, please contact Eastern Towships Adventures

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