Knight Inlet Lodge is a floating village of buildings, providing comfortable rooms and an amazing wilderness experience.
April Point Resort and Spa
Located on the rugged west coast of Canada in a peaceful spot on Quadra Island, April Point Resort is the perfect getaway. You can experience tranquillity surrounded by pine forests and the teal waters of Gowlland Harbour.
Most of the rooms have ocean views and an outdoor patio. The oceanfront location is the perfect spot for lovers of wildlife; you will often be able to spot whales, curious harbour seals and other marine wildlife. You might spot bald eagles swooping from above and heron fishing below.
There are a number of the activities on offer at the hotel that make the most of the surroundings included guiding salmon fishing and grizzly bear tours. To explore further, kayak and bike rentals are available as well as more relaxing treatments in the spa.
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The rooms are simply decorated with floral fabrics and lots of pine, providing a clean and comfortable base from which to explore. Most are set in one- and two-story wooden-slatted cabins which blend in with the surrounding landscape.
Most rooms have views of the ocean but we particularly like the harbourview rooms which have a view across Gowlland Harbour. The oceanview rooms have dramatic views of Discovery Passage and the surrounding Coastal Mountains.
Tucked away on the shores of Quadra Island, the April Point Resort offers guests a peaceful getaway with scenic views of Discovery Passage. The remote location gives guests the unique opportunity to enjoy the wilderness of the area and watch the local wildlife from the comfort of the hotel. You’re also well located if you’re eager to get out and explore the surrounding waters or forest.
Food and drink
A buffet breakfast is available every morning from 7.30am – 11.00am.
Each Thursday is Oyster night. You can enjoy freshly shucked oysters that have been locally sourced by oyster farmers of the area.
The hotel’s sister property, Painters Lodge is located a short water shuttle away in Campbell River, Vancouver Island. Here you’ll find more extensive dining options such as the Tyee Pub where you can enjoy a casual pub meal in a cosy environment.
Interconnecting rooms are available.
Facilities and activities
The hotel can arrange grizzly bear spotting tours, whale watching and more general wildlife tours with a trained naturalist. Salmon fishing trips are offered around the island.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. You’ll also be able to make use of the bike, kayak and pedal-boat hire available from the hotel.
April Point makes an attractive alternative to Campbell River properties if you are staying for more than one night, but you will need to build in a little extra travelling time for getting to and from the resort either via the ferry or the shuttle boat.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Enjoy one of natures great shows as you watch coastal grizzlies, which can be up to 180 kilograms heavier than their interior relatives because of the abundant salmon they eat during the annual salmon runs.