Painter's Lodge

Location: British Columbia | Canada

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

It is not just its serene natural setting that draws visitors to Painter’s Lodge, but the wealth of thrilling outdoor activities that its enviable location affords. Set on the shores of Vancouver Island’s Campbell River, this adventure lodge is the perfect choice for nature enthusiasts, keen anglers or those simply seeking a relaxing stay in unspoiled wilderness.
Perfect forAn immersive experience in an unspoilt region of Vancouver Island 
In the knowEnjoy a scenic boat ride along the Orford River where you may find grizzlies snacking on salmon or get a west-coast-bald-eagle’s eye view of the Discovery Islands by helicopter

Recommended for...

  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Setting & Views
  • Lodge
  • Peace & Quiet

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The Painter’s Lodge is located along the Discovery Passage on the northern part of the Campbell River on Vancouver Island. The Campbell River is internationally recognised as the 'salmon capital of the world' and is home to a host of other wildlife species including whales and eagles.

Rooms at Painter's Lodge

A range of accommodation options caters for all types of visitors. Simple and spacious, rooms are set in the striking main lodge building and offer views over the gardens or picturesque Discovery Passage and Quadra Island. Detached cabins offer a secluded retreat in the woodlands, still within easy reach of the resort’s facilities. 

Food & Drink

After an action-packed day, satisfy a hearty appetite with fresh seafood and delectable west coast cuisine in Legends Dining Room, accompanied by a selection from the extensive wine list. Alternatively, Tyee Pub offers comfort food in a cosy, homely atmosphere.


Work out at the lodge’s fitness centre or with a game of tennis before freshening up with a dip in the outdoor pool and hot tub. Spa fiends in need of pampering can head to neighbouring April Point Resort & Spa, just a 10-minute ride away on the complimentary water taxi.

Activities at Painter's Lodge

Search for grizzly bears, witness majestic orca whales in their natural environment and see eagles soar with organised wildlife tours, guided by experts. Guests can also experience exceptional fishing in ‘the salmon capital of the world’, with trips to the islands and inlets of Discovery Passage from the lodge’s private dock.

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Hotel location

Campbell River Airport is a 12-minute drive to Painter’s Lodge.

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