Painter's Lodge Fishing & Marine Adventures
How to get there
Painter’s Lodge is approximately 5 minutes north of Campbell River just off Island Highway (Hwy 19). Once you reach Campbell River follow the Island Highway, turning right at McDonald Road. Follow approximately 500 metres to the Resort. Painter’s Lodge is approximately 1.5 hours from Nanaimo, and 3.5 hours from Victoria, on the south end of the Island.
Latitude / Longitude: 50.05698, -125.2669
Our Locals' Tip: Campbell River is known for its salmon fishing—year-round fishing of Chinook, Kings and Springs; Coho and Silvers between June – October; Sockeye and Pinks from July – September; Chum from August – November. Millions of migrating salmon pass through Discovery Passage on their way to spawn every year
Located in rugged Campbell River, Vancouver Island, Painter's Lodge is a fishing and adventure resort specializing in all things outdoors. Featuring a variety of activities for wilderness enthusiasts, nature connoisseurs, and anglers, visitors travel to Painter's Lodge to experience all that BC's Discovery Passage area has to offer. Fishing is the Lodge's claim to fame. Between the knowledgeable guides with access to the best spots, and Campbell River's reputation as one of the world's best salmon fishing locations, makes this an idyllic destination.
For anyone unfamiliar with the term, a Tyee is defined as a Chinook or Spring salmon that weighs 30lbs or more; catching one earns you a spot in the exclusive Tyee Club of British Columbia. Sport fishing in its purest form, Tyee Fishing at Painter's Lodge is done the traditional way, in non-motored row boats, among the pools at the mouth of the Campbell River. The season runs from late July until mid-September.
Climb aboard a Hurricane Zodiac and embark on a three-hour Campbell River Wildlife Tour through the Discovery Islands in search of black bears, seals, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea lions, bald eagles, and herons. The beautiful Discovery Islands aren't just known for their wild animals, they also offer the rare opportunity to experience secluded lands and shores untouched by recent civilization.
From July to mid-September, Vancouver Island Whale Watching Tours follow the paths of coastal BC's transient and resident orca (killer whale) pods to Robson Bight and Telegraph Cove, the mammals' summertime gathering spots.
Whitewater Ocean Rapids Tours are hosted by accredited guides who navigate passengers through the narrow channels and thrilling waves of Arron Rapids, near Campbell River.
The Quadra Island Tour guides visitors around the landmarks (cemetery, Cape Mudge Lighthouse, and more) on this historic island, rich in First Nations culture and artistry.
Painter’s Lodge is approximately 1.5 hours from Nanaimo, and 3.5 hours from Victoria, on the south end of the Island.
Explore the Oak Bay Marine Group’s other fishing and marine adventures at April Point Resort & Spa on Quadra Island, just a short sail across Campbell River, and Canadian Princess Resort in Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Spring Fling Derby
With the spring thaw comes a big salmon run right between Painter's Lodge and April Point Resort & Spa. Spring salmon fishing can really heat up and to get anglers excited we've created the Spring Fling Salmon Derby May 2 - June 8, 2013. Contact Painter's Lodge for more information.
Valid From: 02 May 2013
Valid To: 08 Jun 2013
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Best For Whom:
- Families With Teenagers
- Mature Travellers
Best For What:
- Off The Beaten Path
- The Local Experience
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