Dock Talk

Opening Day is Almost Here

Painter's Lodge and April Point Resort & Spa - May 1, 2013

With opening day less than 24 hours away, the Painter’s Lodge and April Point Resort & Spa crew are working furiously to get things ready. The gardeners are putting the final touches on the grounds, the kitchens are perfecting their menus, and everyone is pitching in to make sure these two resorts are in pristine condition.

It may only be our first week, but we already have lots on tap. The 8th Annual Photographers at Painter’s kicks off on May 3rd. Some of British Columbia’s premiere photographers will be descending upon Painter’s Lodge to participate in presentations, panel discussions and more. It’s the perfect event for aspiring photographers or anyone interested in the art of still photos. Passes are still available, so register today before it’s too late! Call 1-800-663-7090 to order.

Brunch will also be available at Painter’s Lodge this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday, so locals are encouraged to come by for a meal. A breakfast buffet will be held from 8 am to 10 am, followed by full brunch which will be served until 2 pm. After sampling some of the food today I can assure it’s worth the trip. Reservations are recommended.

Those who are looking for a unique dining experience are encouraged to take the free water taxi from Painter’s Lodge to dine at April Point. The Quadra Island resort features a new menu created by executive chef JD Runnells that’s sure to have something for everyone. It’s the same great location with some fresh new twists, so be sure to check it out.

Finally, our Spring Fling Derby will be held from May 2nd to June 8th. Every Chinook (Spring) salmon caught at Painter’s Lodge and April Point will automatically be entered to win a prize. The angler with the biggest Chinook each day will win a prize, and at the end of the derby we’ll tally up all the catches and award some huge prizes, including a trip for two to Painter's Lodge. Special Derby Packages are available (go to for pricing) so don’t miss out on all the action.

Painter’s Lodge and April Point Resort & Spa are officially open at noon tomorrow, so I hope to see you there.

Catch you later,