At the Resort

Check in time is 3:00 pm. Check out time is 12:00 pm.

Complimentary Child Care

Parents need a vacation, too. Painter’s Lodge offers complimentary child care while you’re out fishing so you can enjoy some real R & R during your stay. Our kid’s room is stocked full of games, books and videos. Please let the front desk know your plans as soon as possible so we can make arrangements.


Traveller’s cheques, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Interac (debit cards) are welcome. We regret we cannot accept personal cheques at the resort.

Weather Conditions

While we fully expect to adhere to our set activity and transportation 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. You can check the current conditions on our Weather & Marine Forecast web page.


The Painter’s Lodge Marine Centre 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 their scheduled times; if so, arrangements should be made in advance through your reservation coordinator or at the resort’s Marine Centre.

Approximate fishing times are as follows:

Your reservation coordinator can advise which fishing trips are included in your package. Please confirm your fishing times upon arrival at the resort.

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 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.

Fish Handling

BC salmon fishing resortFish 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.