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BC Travel Tuesday: Week 7 Painter’s Lodge Campbell River

May 24th, 2011 @ 3:05pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Welcome to Week 7 of the BC Travel Tuesday series. It’s been really fun to highlight regions of the province while putting smiles on the faces of our contest winners so far – and we’re not done yet. We still have a handful of great giveaways over the remaining weeks.
backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist in your own backyard” program, participating hotels & resorts offer residents of BC exclusive rates and specials, designed to motivate BCers to travel more within the Province. Each offer has its own unique reservation code, and all bookings are done directly with our hotel and resort partners. Visit backyardbc online, on Twitter, or Facebook and see more of BC!

The winner of BC Travel Tuesday: Week 6 Accent Inns Okanagan is Sarah C (and she has been notified by email). This week’s property is located in Campbell River, on the eastern side of Vancouver Island. I’ve been to Campbell River only twice before but the Salmon Capital of the World has plenty to offer.

Image courtesy Painter’s Lodge

Painter’s Lodge
Website, Twitter, Facebook, backyardbc listing
Location: 1625 McDonald Road, Campbell River, BC
About: “Painter’s Lodge has been home to angling and outdoor adventure for decades. Feel the thrill of a salmon on a fishing trip or the spray of an Orca on a whale watching adventure. Swim, kayak, golf, take a wildlife adventure tour or relax with a massage. The resort offers spacious accommodations with ocean or garden views and a variety of dining choices including west coast cuisine or pub-style fare. Enjoy first-class service in a spectacular setting and adventure for the entire family.”
Prize: Two nights accommodation for two, one 4-hour fishing trip.
Value: $700

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and/or post the following on Twitter:

I entered this week’s @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest #tt

Gift certificates for hotel and resort stays will be sent directly to each weekly winner so they can arrange their visit personally with the property. Some restrictions apply, based on availability. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win.

Update The winner is Renfrew!

View all posts in the series by following or subscribing to my BCTravelTuesday tag. Open to residents of BC.

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  1. Kristyn says:

    Fab contest, I just started following your blog and I am already a fan because I love everything West Coast!

  2. Mandy Wong says:

    I have never fished before and this amazing trip would be a great start :) I’m also camera obsessed so I would post many beautiful photos! EEK, wish me luck hehe

  3. Brad says:

    Wow, the photos look amazing!

  4. Erin says:

    I love the Island! And Campbell River is so beautiful!

  5. Natalie W says:

    I’ve been DYING to stay at this hotel. I’ve heard wonderful things!

  6. Charles says:

    That sounds great!

  7. ML says:

    Fishing Fishing Fishing

  8. Diane says:

    Send me home for my high school reunion! :)

  9. marketgirl says:

    Ohhh, could use a few nights away…and the catch of a lifetime!!! (fishing, I’m refering too :) )

  10. Jamie says:

    Another great contest! Lots of great travel ideas.

  11. lud says:

    what a beautiful lodge. i hope i win this time :)

  12. Louise says:

    I love Painter’s Lodge. It’s such a beautiful place.

  13. Selma says:

    Amazing! Have never been up to Campbell River before and the Painter’s Lodge looks fabulous.

  14. I’ve had dinner at Painters Lodge then took their boat shuttle over to April Point for dessert! It was the best evening!
    All of this was after I moved away from Campbell River:) Would love to go back!

  15. Tyler Ingram says:

    What an awesome trip this would be! I’ve never been past Comox, so if I win and get to see Campbell River, it will make for an awesome road trip!! (go up via the Sunshine Coast and then back down along hte Island Highway)

  16. Vanessa says:

    Would love to visit Campbell River!

  17. liz says:

    I’ve heard amazing things about this resort and would love to spend my 16th anniversary there.Wow what a getaway!

  18. Rebecca says:

    Have never been to Campbell River and would like to.

  19. Gerald says:

    The lodge looks like it is very special. It would terrific to have a weekend to explore an area of Vancouver Island I am unfamiliar with. Good luck everyone!

  20. Marina says:

    This looks beautiful – and I could combine the stay with a visit with friends. Perfect! :)

  21. Maryanne says:

    oh please!

  22. dyena says:

    My fingers are officially crossed!

  23. Darcy says:

    We try to get to Campbell River once a year. I have ALWAYS wanted to stay at Painter’s Lodge but my wife’s sister lives in Campbell River, so we always stay there. If I WON this amazing prize, we could finally stay at Painter’s Lodge!

  24. Meghan W says:

    What a great package!

  25. J says:

    I would love a weekend away.

  26. Tanya says:

    I always love Campbell River!

  27. Donna L says:

    I’ve never been fishing before. Time to shed my girly gloves!

  28. Aimee says:

    Have rels up there. Time to make a visit.

  29. Sunshine G says:

    Never been to Campbell River but would love to!

  30. RajuS says:


  31. Rachel says:

    Looks awesome! 😀

  32. Tracy says:

    Gorgeous! Would love to win :)

  33. Teresa says:

    Nice view!

  34. Lynn says:

    I’d love to win!

  35. Vinnie says:

    My boyfriend said he would take me fishing, but it’s been a year and he still hasn’t gotten around to it! I’ve never been fishing before and would love to go!

  36. rino says:

    It would be great to catch a big one!

  37. tania says:

    Looks beautiful!

  38. Tessa says:

    Beautiful place

  39. Meagan says:

    Here’s to hoping!!! Would love to go 😉

  40. MaryAnn says:

    Never been up to Cambell River, would love to take someone special up there to experience the fishing, and sights, the lodge looks very inviting

  41. wono99 says:

    looks amazing, would love to get out fishing.

  42. Abbie says:

    Looks really nice, heard about Painters before and would love to see it!

  43. Margaret says:

    Have a good day :)


  44. Ennie says:


  45. Nick says:

    Sweet one of my class mates is from that area.

  46. Ann says:

    Looks so nice – can’t wait to go there….

  47. Phyllis says:


  48. gail whitworth says:


  49. C Wilson says:

    I need a weekend away so badly and this would be an amazing place to go…fingers crossed!!

  50. Emily H says:

    Ooooh! Gorgeous!

  51. Bonnie says:

    Another great getaway. Would love to win this.

  52. Julia says:

    Never been fishing & never been to Campbell River – great prize to win!

  53. linda says:

    fun… my first fishing trip. I guess after all the hard work I’ll need a couple nights of rest.

  54. Niamh says:

    I would love to bring my partner on a trip. Thanks for the contest opportunity!

  55. vincent says:

    love to share this with my girlfriend. XD

  56. Alex says:

    Awesome contest. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  57. Bon says:

    This place sounds amazing!

  58. Jen says:

    I have never been to Campbell River, but would love to!

  59. Jeremy says:

    This looks like a great place to relax and enjoy time away from the city :)

  60. Maria says:

    Campbell River, not only is it beautiful there, the latest Loto winner is from there!

  61. Brenda says:

    I’d love to spend time in Campbell River.

  62. Cliff says:

    Seems like a great way to spend a weekend.

  63. Erica says:

    Gorgeous place!

  64. Abigail says:

    Wherefore art thou Chromeo?

  65. Sylvia F F says:

    BC is such a beautiful province. I’m amazed at how many different and beautiful places there are and even though I’ve lived here all my life I have yet to see many of them! I saw the Okanagan and the Kootenays last year for the first time and was amazed at how different the terrain was. I felt like I was in a different country! Some of the scenery was what you would see in the movies. Stunning!!!

  66. Andrew C. says:

    Nice spot!

  67. Derek says:

    Would love a nice stay at the painters lodge, what a great summer get away it would make. Here is to hoping, crossing fingers for the draw

  68. alex says:

    Looks beautiful!

  69. Adrienne says:

    Would make a few dreams come true!

  70. Isva says:

    I want to go there!

  71. Fiona says:

    What a beautiful trip away it would be!

  72. Samantha says:

    love the island <3

  73. Jill says:

    Fishing at Painters Lodge would be awesome.

    Wooooooohoooooooo !

  74. Breeze says:

    I’ve stayed there once for a conference and loved it…now I’d like to go back on my own time:)

  75. Brenda says:

    It’s been forever since I’ve fished so this would be a great opportunity!

  76. Karen says:

    Would love to take my husband here to get his fishing fix!

  77. lindawwww says:

    I haven’t been to Campbell River for years and would love a chance to go back again.

  78. Christine says:

    I’d love to take my boyfriend fishing!

  79. Chris S. says:

    This would be a perfect 2nd honeymoon for me and my wife. We’ve never been there.

  80. Carly M says:

    Sounds amazing and looks gorgeous!

  81. jean says:

    looks amazing!

  82. Jennifer M. says:

    Painter’s Lodge is famous for being a luxurious and wonderful escape! Would absolutely love to go. :)

  83. Kat says:

    I always wanted to try this lodge out.

  84. Mark C says:

    Always wanted to go!

  85. David D. says:

    This place looks fantastic!

  86. Sarah says:

    I’d love to take my husband on this fishing trip!! He needs to get away!

  87. Linc says:

    One word – FISHING!

  88. amanda says:

    I wish I had heard about this contest earlier!

  89. Sean Turvey says:

    This would be the perfect gift for my wife who was raised in CR but has only been back once in about 20 years.

  90. Robin says:


  91. cheryl says:

    wow this is beautiful!

  92. Julie Nicholls says:

    I hear it is an amazing place to visit.

  93. Rashpal says:

    Wow, these places just get more and more beautiful.

  94. Summer says:

    Yes, please!

  95. muckymoo says:

    This looks wonderful and the fishing trip would be the icing on the cake!

  96. Dilara says:

    This looks like a great place!

  97. Scott says:

    It looks like a beautiful place to try kayaking.

  98. Sita says:

    I would love to check this place out!

  99. Deidre says:

    What a beautiful place – wonderful photos!

  100. Becky says:

    I have always wanted to go here, ever since I saw the lodge on the cover of the accomodation guide!!

  101. Laura E. says:


  102. Paul D says:

    I heard this place is great, would love to go!

  103. Renfrew says:

    I want this for my husband who is celebrating his 40th this year.

  104. Kate says:

    This looks awesome. Yay for Travel Tuesday!

  105. Agatha says:

    Never been to Campbell River. Would definitely like to check it out.

  106. Nancy says:

    Thanks for another great contest! I’ve always wanted to spend a bit of time in Campbell River!

  107. Albert C says:

    Fishing at Campbell River. Awesome Contest!

  108. ks says:

    Would be great to win this one!

  109. Garrett says:

    Looks like a great time to be had!

  110. Lisa says:

    We checked out this resort as a spot for our honeymoon but went to Ucluelet instead. It was beautiful, but I would still love to check out this location. Thank you.

  111. Gabi says:

    Staycations will be this summers Vacations! Love BC!

  112. Katie says:

    I grew up near here and have never got to stay! Would love love to check it out

  113. Vanessa says:

    Sounds amazing! I would love to visit!

  114. Justine says:

    I’ve never visited Campbell River before. It sounds like it would make for a fantastic trip!

  115. Sherry says:

    All I can say is Wow!!!! That place looks amazing.

  116. Jodi says:

    Have heard great things about Painters Lodge and have never been to Campbell River.

  117. Heidi says:

    This would be a great getaway.

  118. Barbara says:

    Awesome place, I would love to stay there.

  119. Danielle Scott says:

    I would love to win this!

  120. Joey says:

    The property looks lovely!

  121. Bons says:

    Never been to Campbell River, would love to win this prize for a short getaway!

  122. Carol says:

    This would be an awesome trip to win.

  123. Jim says:

    A 4 hour fishing trip in the “Salmon Capital Of The World” – nice.

  124. Carina Vause says:

    Fingers crossed, Thank-you for the chance.

  125. Alyson says:

    Looks lovely! Would love to take my fishing-crazy husband here for our 2nd anniversary this summer.

  126. christina says:

    Painter’s Lodge in Campbell River, BC looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Wow!
    Who wouldn’t love to win this package?!

  127. Stephanie says:

    Would love to go. Thanks

  128. Emma says:

    That place looks great!

  129. Shailu says:

    The picture of the lodge looks so beautiful. I have never had an opportunity to go to Campbell River or go fishing. Please pick me :-)

  130. kels says:

    this looks great! awesome getaway :)

  131. Mitra says:

    I would love to check out the lodge.It looks amazing.

  132. Eileen says:

    I’d love to try fishing!

  133. Brenda says:

    And a fishing trip…wow!

  134. Paul Shore says:

    zomg… that place looks unreal!!

  135. Kristen says:

    Sounds like paradise!!

  136. Chrysta Archer says:

    My parents live in Campbell River and it is a great place to visit although I have never been fishing there.

  137. Kathy says:

    The lodge looks lovely! I have yet to fully explore BC’s backyard actually though I was born in Vancouver. I miss the teenage camping days.

  138. Leah P says:

    My boyfriend loves fishing (and I’m just starting out) so this would be so perfect for a getaway!

  139. Jeremy V says:

    What an awesome getaway

  140. Eunice says:

    Looks like an amazing getaway!

  141. Sean K says:

    Looks amazing! Great contest.

  142. Brian says:

    4 hours on the water and a wonderful lodge to relax at. Sounds like a fantastic weekend.

  143. ian says:

    I worked at the original Lodge that burnt down in the early 80’s

  144. Michael S says:

    This would be sweet!

  145. Lori says:

    Wow – terrific location!

  146. Meg says:

    Looks beautiful! I would love to take my bf on a fishing trip – he would be shocked!

  147. Gazza says:

    please, please, please!

  148. Susan says:

    Great prize – I think personally I’d skip the fishing trip but who knows – trying new things is good for the psyche right :-) ! (Just don’t make me eat anything I catch please)

  149. Angie says:

    Mmm… Fresh fish on the bbq sure woud be great…

  150. debbie says:

    wow that looks amazing, what a fabulous prize!

  151. Don says:

    Would love to take Carmel here for our anniversary!

  152. brandi says:

    It looks absolutely beautiful!!

  153. E. Tang says:

    the lodge looks incredible!

  154. Sheldon says:

    Sounds great! I love that it includes fishing!!

  155. Stephanie says:

    My husband and I would love this weekend getaway.

  156. Gina says:

    This could help resolve my Omnivore’s Dilemma–next trip, the poultry farm!

  157. Everett says:

    I need a week-end away from house work, that getaway week-end would be great. The lodge looks great.

  158. jenni says:

    pick me! pick me 😛

  159. Megan S says:

    I’ve always wanted to do a fishing trip on the island… What a great trip!

  160. Ian says:

    I have never fished at Campbell river so hopefully I may win this one!!! Great bonding time with my father!

  161. Steven says:

    Please pick me!!! PLEASE!

  162. Grace says:

    I would absolutely love to have this!

  163. Ken says:

    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

  164. Leanne says:

    Looks beautiful! Never been to Campbell River, but would love to.

  165. Tazim says:

    Love these BC travel giveaways

  166. Janna says:

    I would love a getaway!

  167. DonB says:

    Road trip! I’m in!

  168. Heather B says:

    I have always wanted to do a guided fishing trip!

  169. Lindsay says:

    Pick Me!!!

  170. Garrett says:

    Would love to go back to the island this summer!

  171. Aisha says:

    I would love to win this prize!

  172. Adam says:

    This prize is awesome!!

  173. taylor says:

    I love fishing as well as great scenery. This trip would be absolutely amazing! Never seen a blog giveaway before but this is great! Keep up the good work :)

  174. jodi says:

    i would love to a getaway with my husband, we havent had alone time in awhile!

  175. Robyn T says:

    Sounds like a great Father’s Day gift!

  176. oana says:

    Would love this!!

  177. PB says:

    Fishing for wild pacific salmon when the sun rises

  178. Terry M. says:

    Northern Vancouver Island when the sun is shining is the place at the end of the rainbow

  179. Caroline says:

    Please count me in Painter`s Lodge is another one of my husband & I`s dream, also twittered cotec007

  180. Dave K. says:

    Spectacular looking property and salmon fishing too!

  181. Ron says:

    The Picture says it ALL! Just simply Super BC!

  182. Bonnie R says:

    Fantastic prize! This is such a beautiful area.

  183. Mae says:


  184. John Mah says:

    This place looks beautiful ! Went to Campbell River to visit a friend and the scenery is just amazing. I wouldnt mind going back there at all!

  185. Mav says:

    I love the lights in the picture.

  186. Maggie says:


  187. Cameron W. says:

    I’d love to go. My fiancée has friends that live there.

  188. Jen says:

    I have ALWAYS wanted to go here. It looks incredible! And hubby and I could definitely use some time away sans le bebe :) Thanks for the opportunity.

  189. Morten says:

    Pick me. Pretty please with sugar on the top.

  190. Jewels says:

    sounds like a lovely place to visit 😀

  191. kristof says:

    I used to go to Campbell River when I was a kid to visit my great-grandparents… it will always be a very special place to me & I would love to go back. I can remember my Dad taking me fishing there when I was only 8 or 9 and it was the first time I ever salt-water fished… pretty exciting for a boy from Edmonton~!

  192. Kristine says:

    Fantastic picture. Hate to admit it, but I was raised in BC and have never been to Campbell River!

  193. Mary Ann Waysin says:

    It is an item on my bucket list. Would be so stoked if I could finally go.

  194. murray f says:

    That place looks beautiful.

  195. Chris Slater says:

    Looks fantastic!

  196. Ron says:

    This would make for great bonding time for me and my dad!

  197. kmazz says:

    My husband’s dream is to go fishing in B.C. and Campbell River in particular.

  198. Trevor says:

    Super lodge in the salmon capital of the world!

  199. Aileen R says:

    Ahhh to relax in such a beautiful place! :o)

  200. Jenn says:

    I would LOVE to go fishing! Just drove past this place on my way home from a May Long camping trip on the island :)

  201. Grace says:

    awesome contest, i’ve never been fishing before!

  202. Caroline says:

    Great contest, for sure.
    I really love your blog and Twitter feed – I learn so much about what’s going on in BC from you!

  203. Allie Munro says:

    This would be an amazing *1st* Fathers Day gift for my husband :) He LOVES fishing!!! Great contest!

  204. Nicky says:

    I love that locals are supporting the word of how lucky we are to live where we live. What a privilege to have this beauty and fun in our own back yard! 😉

  205. Teresa says:

    That hotel looks amazing! BC definitely has tons to offer!

  206. KW says:

    Looks amazing.

  207. Michelle says:

    This place looks beautiful! Thanks for your great blog, it keeps me in the loop of what’s going on here and makes for great summer activities with friends and family!

  208. Kate says:

    this looks like a perfect place for the Wine Mistress to take a break!

  209. Adrian P says:

    Looks fab, hope I’m still in time to enter!

  210. Sandra says:

    I want to win! Sounds great!

  211. brady says:

    Would love to take my girlfriend up there. She was born and raised in Iowa, it would blow her mind.

  212. Jenn W says:

    THe island is such a beautiful getaway. I have my fingers crossed!

  213. Benjamin says:

    Dang, I keep thinking inland for vacations. When we got married, we went to the Okanagan and Rossland for our honeymoon (Mtn biking) but heading up the island? Completely forgot about it. Hopefully BC Ferries really will put a cap on ticket prices. Thanks Miss604 for reminding me about other options!

  214. Marline says:

    I would love this opportunity to see more of BC!

  215. Kristina says:

    Would love to win! Thanks for having this awesome giveaway!

  216. I would love to take my best friend on a girls weekend fishing trip! Leave the kiddies with the hubby!!!! I love to fish and have always wanted to go to this lodge!!

  217. Sherri Robson says:

    I would LOVE to show my husband who the best fisherman REALLY is!

  218. I’ve always wanted to go to Painter’s Lodge!

  219. Kristen McIntyre says:

    I stayed there for a night a couple years ago, was blown away by their service!

  220. Jenn says:

    wow this place looks stunning! would love to visit

  221. Angie says:

    Looks like a great destination! Would love to visit :)

  222. Monica says:

    Sounds lovely!

  223. Meredith says:

    The pics look amazing! Can’t wait to go!

  224. Helaine says:

    This would be an amazing gift to give to my boyfriend!

  225. Susie says:

    Here’e hoping….
    Another great getaway! Thanks, and keep up the awesome work.

  226. Tom says:

    Would love to take my gf on vacation

  227. Dennis L. says:

    I’ve heard good things about this place.

  228. Lori says:

    I would love to win this!

  229. Hilary says:

    Oooh…I was just thinking how much I’d like to win a fishing trip! Yes please!

  230. Alv says:

    Count me in!

  231. Mike says:

    Wants. Look at that place.

  232. Stephanie says:

    We have always wanted to go stay & fish at Painters Lodge. Would be an AMAZING vacation for family bonding time!

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