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BC Travel Tuesday: Week 11 April Point

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 4:32pm PDT
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For those of you who paid attention to this spring’s “BC Travel Tuesday” series, you may have noticed that I said we have 12 weeks of local travel giveaways… then we stopped at 10. The good news is that your math was right, we were missing two weeks and we’re ready to make up for our delay.
backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist in your own backyard” program, participating hotels & resorts offer residents of BC exclusive rates and specials, designed to motivate BCers to travel more within the Province. Each offer has its own unique reservation code, and all bookings are done directly with our hotel and resort partners. Visit backyardbc online, on Twitter, or Facebook and see more of BC!

Just to recap, our previous giveaway destinations included: Oswego Hotel Victoria, Fairmont Empress Victoria, Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria, Painter’s Lodge Campbell River, Accent Inns Okanagan, Watermark Beach Resort Osoyoos, Inn at Laurel Point, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Howe Sound Inn & Brewing and the Delta Ocean Pointe in Victoria. In total, we had over 4,200 entries and the prize packages were worth over $6,000. The final two destinations are just as exciting as the rest.

Photos courtesy of the April Point Resort and Spa

April Point Resort and Spa
Website, Twitter, Facebook, backyardbc listing
Location: 900 April Point Road, Quadra Island
About: “Situated on beautiful Quadra Island, the resort features a full-service Aveda spa as well as a wide variety of adventures including fishing, whale watching, kayaks, bikes, scooters and more. Enjoy ocean view accommodations, dining choices including west coast cuisine, sushi or pub-style fare and first class adventure in one of the most spectacular places on earth.”
Prize: Two night’s accommodation and a four-hour fishing trip.
Value: $700

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and/or post the following on Twitter:

I entered this week’s @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest

Gift certificates for hotel and resort stays will be sent directly to each weekly winner so they can arrange their visit personally with the property. Some restrictions apply, based on availability. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win. This week’s winner will be announced when next Tuesday’s post is published.

Update The winner is Ryan! (There were a few Ryans who commented so please check your email inbox to make sure you’re the winner!)

View all posts in the series by following or subscribing to my BCTravelTuesday tag. Open to residents of BC.

Current contests on


  1. Diane says:

    April Point is so beautiful and tranquil. I’ve enjoyed dinner there and would love to stay at the resort.

  2. tracy says:

    i think a fishing trip is exactly what i need right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Steve says:

    OMG – Always wanted to visit Quadra Island!!!! Would be an amazing getaway for my finacee and me!

  4. Kate says:

    April Point looks beautiful!

  5. Sounds like an awesome vacation ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Lauren says:

    What an opportunity! I would love to win!

  7. Julie says:

    A most welcome opportunity for a crazy summer! Yes Please!

  8. Christine says:

    Sounds like a real getaway-which I need!

  9. stacey dempsey says:

    i was there when i was about 18 20 some plus years ago on a family vacation, the fishing was amazing !! and it is soo beautiful , would soo love to go back AWESOME

  10. mariska says:

    Such an amazing location and perfect representation of BC’s beautiful getaways! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Jas says:

    Its just amazing how many incredibly beautiful places we have in BC – this is one of them and would be an amazing place to visit!

  12. Tyler says:

    I want a vacation before I go back to school!

  13. Lauren says:

    Look amazing! A perfect reason for why BC is the most beautiful place on Earth =)

  14. Shawn says:

    Looks amazing…I so deserve a vacation.

  15. Chris says:

    A trip to Quadra Island? all paid for? yes please!

  16. Belinda says:

    breathtaking view and the weather is perfect.

  17. cheryl says:

    Wow I lost my job and returned to school….I never realized how much a vacation can do you good. I would love to win this

  18. Gerald says:

    We are finally having some summer weather and I think a trip to Quadra Island and a kayak adventure are just the ticket to enjoy the rest of the summer!

  19. Bonnie R says:

    Looks like a fantastic place! Would love to go there and enjoy!

  20. brad hay says:

    Very cool place

  21. Sherry says:

    What a fabulous place and an Aveda spa…..Heaven! Hope you pick me as I couldn’t afford a vacation this year.

  22. Marina says:

    Since moving to Vancouver Island, our goal is to see all the islands! This would be one great way to get to Quadra!

  23. I’d love to stay at April Point.
    I went for dinner at Painter’s Lodge then took their shuttle boat to April Point for dessert and the sunset…what an evening!

  24. Darcy says:

    April Point Resort & Spa…oh my!

  25. Sunshine G says:

    I’ve never been to Quadra – and one should see all of one’s backyard!

  26. Serena Debolt says:

    Wow, what a great contest! Thanks Miss604! I tweeted too1

  27. Andrew says:

    It’s been 24 years since I was last on Quadra Island. I’d love to go back to this beautiful island.

  28. Sanaz says:

    Sounds like a great place to visit

  29. AppleHead says:

    I would love to win so I can seduce my “I โ™ฅ home” husband!

  30. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    @AppleHead – haha!

  31. Eileen says:

    Oh please, oh please, oh please

  32. Dawn says:

    Looks beautiful! Would love it!

  33. Andre says:

    Perfect now that we finally have summer!

  34. Mariane Salvail says:

    Never been to Quadra…looks like the right place to go visit!

  35. Marline says:

    Visiting Quadra Island would be a fantastic getaway!

  36. Sharylin says:

    this would be a fabulous staycation getaway!

  37. Jessica T says:

    This looks gorgeous!

  38. Sandra says:

    Boy, could I use a weekend away.

  39. Phoenix says:

    Fishing?! Amazing!

  40. lori says:

    I’ve always wanted to go here!

  41. Nicole says:

    It looks beautiful! I would love to go!!

  42. Rachel says:

    I’ve never been to Quadra Island and would love to go!

  43. S.Field says:

    It really looks quite idyllic. Have fond memories of Quadra island – would love a getaway there.

  44. Rosette says:

    it breathtaking, it is my wish to getaway there.

  45. Jen says:

    This resort looks gorgeous! I would love to have a getaway there ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Jeremy says:

    I have never been, but this place looks amazing! I would love to relax there for a few days!

  47. Dorothy says:

    Bonus — my sister lives in Campbell River! Calling her now.

  48. Gazza says:

    mmmmm now there’s a nice summer getaway!

  49. liz says:

    April Point looks majestic.It looks very peaceful and relaxing.

  50. Kristy says:

    I could really use a vacation after a stressful month at work. This would be perfect!

  51. Veronica says:

    It could be my birthday present!!

  52. Blair Hirtle says:

    I would love to go fishing on Quadra Island.

  53. Jenny says:

    I’ve never been to Quadra! April Point looks amazing!

  54. Steven Barringham says:

    What an awesome getaway to win!

  55. Caroline M. says:

    Would love to win this trip. Thanks.

  56. Caroline M. says:

    also tweeted (userid cotec007)

  57. Katie says:

    This would be an awesome honeymoon trip for us!

  58. Kirby says:

    Would be a great anniversary getaway!

  59. Iris says:

    What a beautiful looking place!

  60. Iain says:

    Time to pull out the kayaks. Thanks for this one.

  61. Duncan Stephen says:

    Wow, stunning spot!

  62. meagan says:

    Would love to land a fish on this trip! Much needed r and r! Here’s to hoping;)

  63. Caitlin says:

    Would love to go!

  64. Heidi says:

    I would LOVE to win this prize. It’d be a wonderful birthday getaway.

  65. Dave K. says:

    Spectacular location! This would be a truly wonderful getaway.

  66. K says:


  67. Kathy says:

    Thanks for continuing this series! I’ve been entering Travel Tuesdays contests pretty consistently. An Aveda spa at this resort sounds amazing!

  68. Albert C says:

    Wonderful Fishing!

  69. Lucie says:

    I’ve never been, and it sounds super!

  70. Donna L says:

    I’ve never been to Quadra Island. What a hidden gem!

  71. Andrew says:

    A 4 hour fishing trip sounds perfect!

  72. Sarah Chow says:

    I would love to go!

  73. Brenda says:

    Wow that looks like a beautiful place!

  74. Cliff says:

    I’ve never been to Quadra island and this would be perfect

  75. Tracy says:

    Would love to go!

  76. Tanya says:

    Looks awesome!

  77. Sylvia F F says:

    Never been to Quadra Island…there are so many islands and not enough time to visit each of them but I sure as heck am trying! So far just Galiano Island,Thetis Island as a kid and Vancouver Island a few times. I would definitely love to go fishing again.

  78. Hayley says:

    me and a friend got out of long term relationships and could use a weekend in a place teeming with men

  79. Vincent says:

    nice for my family XD

  80. Gudrun says:

    I would love to go to April Point! Thank you for this opportunity.

  81. Lindsay says:

    I’ve never heard of this place but it looks gorgeous and very peaceful!

  82. Shannon says:


  83. Vince says:

    this would be a great getaway!

  84. Margot says:

    Loving the idea of touring in my own backyard. After all, BC is pretty close to heaven on earth.

  85. Jessica R.F says:

    Just had one of the worst days of my life, definitely would love to win this!:)

  86. Alakitten says:

    Looks so Relaxing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. Jennifer M. says:

    What a lovely place! I would love to visit Quadra Island and go fishing!

  88. Jesse C. says:

    OMG, looks (and sounds) sooooo amazing!

  89. lindawwww says:

    I’d love to stay at the April Point Lodge. What a great prize!

  90. Christine says:

    This would be awesome to win!!!

  91. Jeff says:

    Never been there but looks beautiful

  92. Margaret says:

    Just the place for a weary soul!

  93. Christine says:

    Sounds like just the getaway I need right now! Fingers crossed!

  94. Janet says:

    Looks beautiful!!!

  95. Stephanie says:

    Would love to win this giveaway. The place looks great.

  96. Julia says:

    I’ve heard how beautiful Quadra Island is – what a great BC backyard getaway!

  97. ho says:

    I could use a quite vacation.

  98. Peter says:

    A weekend getaway would be just what I need at this point! I’ll even learn to fish!

  99. Alex says:

    Sounds like a great weekend getaway!

  100. Ken says:

    I need a vacation!

  101. Glen says:

    This would be my ideal getaway.

  102. Kyle M says:

    What an amazing prize! I haven;t been fishing in years; would love to go.

  103. Iz says:

    Wow so beautiful! Would definitely want to experience more of the beauty within BC. ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. Katie Noon says:

    Hello Miss604, my sister and I would love to have some time away together at April Point. We live hectic lives with our young children and in my case teenagers and grandchildren. I quite getaway to regroup and maybe catch a fish is just what we need.
    Take Care

  105. Tracy S says:

    Looks like a wonderful property. Would love to go on this getaway

  106. I’d love to visit Quadra Island!

  107. Adrienne says:

    ooOOoo tres pretty. Je t’aime.

  108. Erin says:

    I love Quadra Island I spent many a summer on the island growing up. I would love to visit again to relive my childhood memories.

  109. Janice T says:

    Mr T and I visited Quadra Island many moons ago for a luscious romantic weekend. Quadra is gorgeous – clear water for spying on sea creatures, funky eateries & shops, and soul filling hiking trails. Love to rekindle the flames under the veil of a fishing trip. ;D

  110. Donna says:

    Thanks for another great BC getaway! I hear Quadra Island is gorgeous. And a fishing excursion would be a wonderful experience.

  111. Alan says:

    Would love to visit Quadra!

  112. rino says:

    Sounds amazing!

  113. tania says:

    What a trip that would be.

  114. Cornelius says:

    I’d love a trip to Quadra – never been there but love BC islands!

  115. Sandra says:

    This sounds wonderful. Good luck to all!

  116. Andrew C. says:

    Haven’t been to Quadra since I was a kid – wonder if anything’s changed since the 70’s?

  117. BC is a beautiful place. I love road trips through this province. April Point looks pretty spectacular!

  118. Jenn W says:

    I would love to win! I could make it a girls weekend!

  119. Selma says:

    Looks like an amazing gem in BC! Never have been to Quadra before, and this looks a great place to stay.

  120. Janna says:

    Oooo that fishing trip sounds fab! Would love to go!

  121. Emma says:

    Looks beautiful! I’d love to check it out!

  122. Deidre says:

    very beautiful – great prize to win!

  123. Lauren says:

    Fishing followed by time at the spa, what’s not to love?

  124. sp says:

    Sounds nice.

  125. Sunhee says:

    Would love to go with my family!

  126. Mae says:

    I’ve never been to Quadra Island. Would love to explore it.

  127. Tiffany says:

    Looks gorgeous! And I love Aveda products – they’re natural and they smell good.

  128. Jenn says:

    Wow, looks so beautiful! I’d love to go there!

  129. Parker says:

    What a great opportunity to explore more of our backyard!! Would love this

  130. Kristina says:

    Gorgeous! Would love to go somewhere local. Thanks for hosting this giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. J says:

    Oh boy, wouldn’t a couple days away be nice.

  132. Christina says:

    April Point? First time hearing about this destination… looks AMAZING!

  133. I’ve never heard of April point before. It looks beautiful!

  134. Priscilla says:

    I’d love to win!

  135. Anne says:

    You had me at Aveda.

  136. Maryanne says:

    Looks gorgeous! I want!

  137. Laura says:

    looks beautiful

  138. Heather B says:

    I would love this trip! count me in ๐Ÿ™‚

  139. Jennifer says:

    Fun getaway!

  140. E. Tang says:

    i’ve never been to Quadra Island, this would be a great opportunity to discover it!

  141. Arieanna says:

    This sounds amazing!

  142. Rod says:

    Sure would love a great getaway to The Island with family and friends!

  143. Ronald says:

    A vacation sounds nice

  144. Leanna says:

    This place looks stunning. How marvellous it would be to relax here!

  145. Emily H says:

    I’d love to go!

  146. Amy says:

    I’ll go! Now do I take my boyfriend or my best friend.

  147. Maria says:

    Such a beautiful looking place, no wonder tourist flock to our province.

  148. Ben says:

    I am supposed to plan our honeymoon, which is only a few weeks away, and this would be perfect!

  149. Jeanie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous

  150. Brenda says:

    An Aveda spa on an island? Sounds perfect!

  151. Carlos says:

    this looks awesome—fingers crossed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  152. HarjitCh says:

    I have never heard of this place before. It would be terrific to explore it.

  153. Suzanne says:

    Would that be a last relaxing weekend before the beginning of the school year?

  154. Kristal says:

    oooh, I have never been there, and my birthday is coming up!!!

  155. David D. says:

    Looks fantastic — can’t wait to get out there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  156. Summer says:

    Quadra is on my to-do list!

  157. Tyler C says:

    This vacation looks amazing!

  158. jenn says:

    would love to go!

  159. Laura says:

    Paradise. I could use a little of that right now…

  160. Daphne says:

    It looks beautiful and I’d love to go!

  161. vicky says:

    kayaking – would love to explore! Gorgeous!

  162. Jaime says:

    Looks amazing! I’d love a couple days out of the city.

  163. Mark says:

    What a beautiful resort! It would be a great place to relax!

  164. Katie says:

    looks wonderful!

  165. Lisa says:

    This looks so beautiful. My husband and I would love a weekend away together?

  166. Ceci says:

    Nice, I would love to win this!!

  167. Tara says:

    Looks wonderful!! Pick me, pick me!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  168. Amy says:

    Gorgeous spot. I hope to visit soon!

  169. Karen says:

    Looks like a perfect weekend getaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  170. Tessa says:

    absolutely gorgeous! would love to win this!!

  171. Jennifer says:

    Pick me pick me!

  172. Rory says:

    Wow, April Point Resort looks fantastic.

  173. Peggy Watkins says:

    One of the islands that I have not been to.

  174. Michelle W. says:

    Looks great! What a lovely getaway!

  175. Cameron P. says:

    I just bought a mystery book on Amazon called “Never Hug a Mugger on Quadra Island” by Sandy Duncan.

  176. Jordan says:

    Crossing my fingers.

  177. linda says:

    This sounds just as wonderful as the other giveaways. I’m in!

  178. Megan says:

    This looks amazing!

  179. Ashley says:

    would love to win ๐Ÿ™‚

  180. Bonnie says:

    This looks like another lovely local resort that I would like to visit.

  181. Mary says:

    Never been to Quadra. But would love to go and April Point sounds like a fabulous place to stay and enjoy it!

  182. Mark Chow says:

    Looks amazing!

  183. Lisa says:

    Looks lovely! I need a vacation!

  184. thesehappydays says:

    Wow, I would love to win this. I’ve never been to Quadra Island but it looks beautiful! I just finished school (finally) and need a local get away ๐Ÿ™‚

  185. Gen says:

    Looks amazing – pick me ๐Ÿ™‚

  186. Andrea says:

    I would love to visit Quadra Island!

  187. Caresse says:

    As a kid, we would visit Quadra Island every summer. I would love to go back and relive my childhood!

  188. Romanda says:

    LOVE that more people are looking to our own backyard for incredible vacations. We have so much in BC/Canada…which is why so many people come to visit!

  189. Leah P says:

    We’ve had an unusual bout of bad luck this summer and this would help make it more positive!

  190. audrey says:

    love to win to give to daughter and hubby for anniverasy

  191. This is a gorgeous resort! I bet the photographic opportunities there would be endless. I’ve never been to any of the small islands but this looks like an amazing place to visit.

  192. ana says:

    New to Vancouver and would love to spend our wedding anniversary in this beautiful island.

  193. Tracy says:

    This looks amazing – I’ve never been to Quadra before, would love to go ๐Ÿ™‚

  194. Our province is such a treasure, and everyone should get out and see more of it. A huge amount of public parkland, beaches, and wilderness. And luxury hotels and resorts to pamper yourself, since you saved the airfare!

  195. Julia Sousa says:

    I love Quadra Island! I visited last year, while staying in Campbell River. I would absolutely love to get back there, I had such a great time!

  196. Carol says:

    Wow, this resort looks fantastic. What a wonderful prize.

  197. K T says:

    I have been to April Point and it is magical. I hope I get to visit it again!

  198. Richard says:

    Always wanted to visit Quadra, haven’t found the time yet.

  199. Nancy says:

    This looks like an amazing BC destination! I have never been to Quadra Island… but I sure would love to!!

  200. Emily says:

    How lucky are we to live in such a beautiful part of the world, with places like Quadra Island to explore and enjoy? Great prize this week!

  201. Shae says:

    I have always wanted to go to this place – looks heavenly!!

  202. Debbie says:

    I have never visited April Point Lodge, but I sure would like the chance!

  203. Janice says:

    I’ve never been to Quadra Island, look so amazing there. ๐Ÿ˜€

  204. Janice says:

    Just look so amazing there. Would love to go. ๐Ÿ˜€

  205. Gina says:

    I don’t know where it is, but I’d love to go!

  206. Brenda says:

    Fishing?! Fantastic!

  207. Mike says:

    This is probably the best one yet! Totally due for a win.

  208. James says:

    This is what my wife and I need for our 10year anniversary !!

  209. Dana says:

    Sounds divine, and I would love to go fishing (haven’t since I was a kid)! Thanks for the chance to win. ๐Ÿ™‚

  210. Barbara says:

    Beautiful! I haven’t been to Quadra in ages.

  211. Mary says:

    wow, just beautiful. would be nice

  212. Cassandra says:

    Thank you for bringing the resort to my attention. Will visit weather I will or not.

  213. Ryan says:

    I would love to take my gorgeous wife to April Point for our anniversary next month. Thanks!

  214. Ruth Hartnup says:

    Never been to Quadra Island – looks stunning.

  215. Ryan says:

    Always wanted to check this place out…it looks awesome!

  216. sonia says:

    never been fishing but would love to try

  217. minna says:

    i would love to take my dad here fishing !

  218. James C says:

    I would love to take my boyfriend for a beautiful getaway!

  219. Chris says:

    We need a vacation!

  220. Gladys says:

    What a great way to bond with my dad before he leaves to Asia for another 6 months.

  221. Christine says:

    Well, my first child was conceived on Quadra, around 25 years ago ;)) and I haven’t been back since. What a wonderful prize that would be!!

  222. Miranda says:

    What a great give away!

  223. glenno says:

    resort and spa……….yes

  224. Becky says:

    That sounds absolutely lovely!

  225. Jen says:

    Quadra Island is beautiful!

  226. Marina says:

    It’s a beautiful part of the world and a wonderful place to escape to.

  227. Jen says:

    Man, a weekend there would be a real treat!

  228. Fiona says:

    It looks beautifully tranquil. What a wonderful giveaway!

  229. Glenn says:

    Oh man, after this wicked busy and hectic summer I could really use a day of fishing and snapping photos ;0) cheers

  230. Jen says:

    Hubby and I have ALWAYS wanted to go sport fishing but can never afford it. Would be an amazing getaway!

  231. Kody says:

    Looks awesome

  232. Kristen says:

    I would love to win this! Thanks for a great contest!

  233. Jaime Burke says:

    Looks good to me! Would love to win….

  234. Vivian says:

    YAY! a weekend getaway and great fishing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  235. Mandy says:

    Looks beautiful!

  236. I’ve never been to Quadra Island. Moved here in 1998 and have only been to the island once and didn’t even see very much so this would be awesome

  237. Tracey C says:

    I’ve been over to April Point just to check it out. It amazing. I did have a chance to eat in their restaurant once which overlooks the water..the food is amazing, the team is amazing, there is so much to do like rent scooters, enjoy walks along the water,fishing, while life adventure tours, a huge chess game which could could was sweet. I would love to be able to experience it a little more than just a quick peek =). Thank you and good luck

  238. Erin says:

    9 years ago my husband and I had a mini honeymoon at April point, right after our wedding. I would love for two of my closest friends, who are deeply in love to experience the magic of April point too.

  239. Wayne Wright says:

    Would love to take my wife for a weekend away. This year is our 19th Anniversary together, and we have not been away together in 15 years! April Point is a great place, and so much to do on Quadra ๐Ÿ™‚

  240. Ruby Thapar says:

    sounds fun!

  241. Liam says:

    Never been but would love to!!!!

  242. Paulina says:

    This would be soooo lovely!!

  243. Nicolas says:

    I would love to surprise my lady with this. Please include me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  244. Don says:

    Would love to take Carmel to April Point for a getaway!

  245. Jane says:

    i’ve only been to victoria for getaway outside vanc. hix.. so i wud be very grateful n glad to win this.

  246. Natalie W says:

    I hope I can still enter!

    This would be an AMAZING trip to win! It would definitely be a great getaway to celebrate my birthday in early October!

  247. marisa says:

    You have the most amazing prizes…looks fantastic. ๐Ÿ™‚

  248. cheryl says:

    I want to win this for my parents 45th anniversary

  249. oooh looks lovely! Fingers crossed, lucky clover in hand!

  250. Erin K says:

    Stunning. Fingers crossed.

  251. lucy says:

    would love to win this prize. need a getaway

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