A MESSAGE TO PAINTER'S LODGE & APRIL POINT GUESTS
In the 1980’s the Oak Bay Marine Group re-built and re-opened the historic Painter’s Lodge after it had been destroyed by fire. In the 1990’s, we bought the smaller and unique April Point Resort on Quadra Island, just across Discovery Passage. Connected by a water taxi that ran day and night in season, these two amazing resorts hosted guests from around the world and employed hundreds of staff from the local community. Our “Crew” as we like to call them, greeted visitors like family, and treated them as if they were in their own home. Although the scenery, wildlife, and locations are spectacular, it was truly the efforts and passion of our Crew which turned vacations into memories that last a lifetime.
We are sad to announce that for us, the era of running these two properties has come to a close. A sale of both resorts has now completed, but we are delighted to advise that the new owners intend to keep operating the properties as going concerns. They have expressed that they have the utmost respect and admiration for the rich history, tradition, and guest experience that makes these two resorts so exceptional, and we are excited that the tradition will continue.
Moving forward, The Oak Bay Marine Group will focus on reinvesting in our continuing business areas which include our marinas, resorts, restaurants and attractions.
It has been an incredible journey for all of us and we all have our own special and lasting memories from these magical places. Whether it’s a story of your first fish on the line, an awe-inspiring wildlife or whale watching encounter, or an exciting day on the water followed by an extraordinary seaside meal with your family, these incredibly special moments will never be forgotten.
We would like to thank the communities of Campbell River and Quadra Island, our remarkable and dedicated Crew Members, and most of all, you. Thank you for choosing to share your time with us. We hope that you too have some special memories from your visit that will remain close to your heart.
If you would like to contact the resort, please call 1-250-286-1102 or visit www.painterslodge.com or www.aprilpoint.com.
From everyone at the Oak Bay Marine Group