Comfortable Accommodation Available This Winter

Canadian Princess Resort - November 19, 2014

Are you planning a trip to Vancouver Island’s west coast this winter? The Canadian Princess Resort in Ucluelet has rooms available all winter long starting from just $78 per night. Although our food services are currently closed until the spring there are still plenty of reasons to come visit us this winter.

Comfortable Accommodation for Just $78

Our spacious oceanfront rooms are one of the best deals on the west coast of Vancouver Island. We offer both standard hotel rooms with two beds and loft rooms that feature two floors and four beds. Pet friendly rooms are also available for those travelling with animals. Looking to warm up after a cold winter day? Many of our rooms feature fire places for those who enjoy curling up by a hot fire during the winter months.

Beautiful Views

The Canadian Princess Resort is situated right in Ucluelet Harbour. Every room features a balcony which offers excellent views of the harbour and the many wildlife species that call this beautiful area home.

Learn the History

The Canadian Princess, previously the William J. Stewart, has a rich history that we’re always happy to share with our guests. The Stewart sailed for 43 years, mostly as a hydrographic ship, but was also given several top-secret assignments by the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. If you any questions about the history of the ship feel free to ask our crew.

Great Location

The Canadian Princess Resort is just a short drive from many great restaurants and eateries. If you’re not sure where you should go ask our crew for some recommendations. We’ll be sure to point you in the right direction. You can also check Trip Advisor for a list of restaurants in Ucluelet.

Ucluelet is also home to some of the best hiking trails in British Columbia. The Wild Pacific Trail is open during the winter and is a popular destination for storm watchers. Go to to learn more.

Call Us Today!

For more information, or to book your room, call 1-800-663-7090. We look forward to seeing you!

2014 Octoberfish Chum Derby Results

Painter's Lodge - October 16, 2014

With the end of our season also comes the end of our Octoberfish Chum Derby. A big thank you to everyone who participated in the fishing derby this year. We hope you all had a blast out on the water!

There were some pretty impressive chum caught this fall, but the biggest was 16.6 pounds, caught by Phil Morris. His guide was legendary Painter’s Lodge angler Bruce Aikman. For his efforts, Phil will receive a 3 day/2 night fishing package at Painter’s Lodge. Congratulations Phil and Bruce!

Matt Spindor nearly dethroned Phil as the leader with his 16.5 pound chum. Although he failed to grab the lead, Matt took second place in the derby and earned himself a 3 day/2 night activity package at April Point Resort & Spa.

Finally, we selected one derby participant at random to receive a free room night at Painter’s Lodge. The winner of our random draw prize is Ian Lamplugh, who caught a 14 pound chum during the derby.

Congratulations to all of our winners, and we hope to see you again next year!

2014 Fishing Season Wrap Up

Painter's Lodge and April Point Resort & Spa - October 10, 2014

Wow, time sure flies, doesn't it? It feels like just yesterday our fishing season was starting and now it's almost over. But what a season it was! Here's Dwayne with our end of season fishing wrap-up.

It is hard to believe that is already time for an end of season wrap up, it seems like only yesterday I was getting my reels ready with new line and a fresh coating of grease. But it was quite a season. My tackle got worked hard, that new line is now old and bedraggled and the fresh coating of grease has been replaced five times over.

Probably the single biggest story of the summer 2014 fishing season is the incredible Chinook fishing that happened south of town at the Lighthouse, the Hump and the Green Can. In fact, if you wanted to skip Chum fishing all together you could probably head to the Hump every day for the rest of the year and still limit out on keeper sized spring salmon. Make sure you take along this year’s lure of choice, which is none other than the UV belly army truck hoochie. This work horse of West Coast fishing must strike a chord with fish in all sorts of conditions because it constantly out-produces anything else I tie on. Mind you, all of the guides at Painter’s were mopping up with tomic plugs as well, which is great because there is no better fight than a big spring caught on a plug.

But the great fishing certainly didn’t stop with the Chinook return, this year saw almost 2,000,000 pink salmon flood the Campbell/Quinsam River system. Children of all ages spent hour after hour in the rivers hooking one fish after another. And then, of course, there was the August sockeye run that will keep canners and smokehouses going until well into the New Year. So now here we are, well into fall and the saltwater anglers are still hooking plenty of fish. Between big nasty chum and beautiful Northern Coho, this fall has seen some excellent fishing and fantastic weather.

And on that happy note, let me thank all of you for following along and…

Until next year,

tight lines and keep on fishin’