BC Travel Tuesday: Week 11 April Pointby
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.
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.
To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and/or post the following on Twitter:
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!)
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April Point is so beautiful and tranquil. I’ve enjoyed dinner there and would love to stay at the resort.
i think a fishing trip is exactly what i need right now 🙂
OMG – Always wanted to visit Quadra Island!!!! Would be an amazing getaway for my finacee and me!
April Point looks beautiful!
Sounds like an awesome vacation 😉
What an opportunity! I would love to win!
A most welcome opportunity for a crazy summer! Yes Please!
Sounds like a real getaway-which I need!
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
Such an amazing location and perfect representation of BC’s beautiful getaways! 🙂
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!
I want a vacation before I go back to school!
Look amazing! A perfect reason for why BC is the most beautiful place on Earth =)
Looks amazing…I so deserve a vacation.
A trip to Quadra Island? all paid for? yes please!
breathtaking view and the weather is perfect.
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
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!
Looks like a fantastic place! Would love to go there and enjoy!
Very cool place
What a fabulous place and an Aveda spa…..Heaven! Hope you pick me as I couldn’t afford a vacation this year.
Since moving to Vancouver Island, our goal is to see all the islands! This would be one great way to get to Quadra!
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!
April Point Resort & Spa…oh my!
I’ve never been to Quadra – and one should see all of one’s backyard!
Wow, what a great contest! Thanks Miss604! I tweeted too1
It’s been 24 years since I was last on Quadra Island. I’d love to go back to this beautiful island.
Sounds like a great place to visit
I would love to win so I can seduce my “I ♥ home” husband!
@AppleHead – haha!
Oh please, oh please, oh please
Looks beautiful! Would love it!
Perfect now that we finally have summer!
Never been to Quadra…looks like the right place to go visit!
Visiting Quadra Island would be a fantastic getaway!
this would be a fabulous staycation getaway!
This looks gorgeous!
Boy, could I use a weekend away.
I’ve always wanted to go here!
It looks beautiful! I would love to go!!
I’ve never been to Quadra Island and would love to go!
It really looks quite idyllic. Have fond memories of Quadra island – would love a getaway there.
it breathtaking, it is my wish to getaway there.
This resort looks gorgeous! I would love to have a getaway there 🙂
I have never been, but this place looks amazing! I would love to relax there for a few days!
Bonus — my sister lives in Campbell River! Calling her now.
mmmmm now there’s a nice summer getaway!
April Point looks majestic.It looks very peaceful and relaxing.
I could really use a vacation after a stressful month at work. This would be perfect!
It could be my birthday present!!
I would love to go fishing on Quadra Island.
I’ve never been to Quadra! April Point looks amazing!
What an awesome getaway to win!
Would love to win this trip. Thanks.
also tweeted (userid cotec007)
This would be an awesome honeymoon trip for us!
Would be a great anniversary getaway!
What a beautiful looking place!
Time to pull out the kayaks. Thanks for this one.
Wow, stunning spot!
Would love to land a fish on this trip! Much needed r and r! Here’s to hoping;)
Would love to go!
I would LOVE to win this prize. It’d be a wonderful birthday getaway.
Spectacular location! This would be a truly wonderful getaway.
Thanks for continuing this series! I’ve been entering Travel Tuesdays contests pretty consistently. An Aveda spa at this resort sounds amazing!
I’ve never been, and it sounds super!
I’ve never been to Quadra Island. What a hidden gem!
A 4 hour fishing trip sounds perfect!
I would love to go!
Wow that looks like a beautiful place!
I’ve never been to Quadra island and this would be perfect
Would love to go!
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.
me and a friend got out of long term relationships and could use a weekend in a place teeming with men
nice for my family XD
I would love to go to April Point! Thank you for this opportunity.
I’ve never heard of this place but it looks gorgeous and very peaceful!
this would be a great getaway!
Loving the idea of touring in my own backyard. After all, BC is pretty close to heaven on earth.
Just had one of the worst days of my life, definitely would love to win this!:)
Looks so Relaxing! 🙂
What a lovely place! I would love to visit Quadra Island and go fishing!
OMG, looks (and sounds) sooooo amazing!
I’d love to stay at the April Point Lodge. What a great prize!
This would be awesome to win!!!
Never been there but looks beautiful
Just the place for a weary soul!
Sounds like just the getaway I need right now! Fingers crossed!
Would love to win this giveaway. The place looks great.
I’ve heard how beautiful Quadra Island is – what a great BC backyard getaway!
I could use a quite vacation.
A weekend getaway would be just what I need at this point! I’ll even learn to fish!
Sounds like a great weekend getaway!
I need a vacation!
This would be my ideal getaway.
What an amazing prize! I haven;t been fishing in years; would love to go.
Wow so beautiful! Would definitely want to experience more of the beauty within BC. 🙂
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.
Looks like a wonderful property. Would love to go on this getaway
I’d love to visit Quadra Island!
ooOOoo tres pretty. Je t’aime.
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.
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
Thanks for another great BC getaway! I hear Quadra Island is gorgeous. And a fishing excursion would be a wonderful experience.
Would love to visit Quadra!
What a trip that would be.
I’d love a trip to Quadra – never been there but love BC islands!
This sounds wonderful. Good luck to all!
Haven’t been to Quadra since I was a kid – wonder if anything’s changed since the 70’s?
BC is a beautiful place. I love road trips through this province. April Point looks pretty spectacular!
I would love to win! I could make it a girls weekend!
Looks like an amazing gem in BC! Never have been to Quadra before, and this looks a great place to stay.
Oooo that fishing trip sounds fab! Would love to go!
Looks beautiful! I’d love to check it out!
very beautiful – great prize to win!
Fishing followed by time at the spa, what’s not to love?
Would love to go with my family!
I’ve never been to Quadra Island. Would love to explore it.
Looks gorgeous! And I love Aveda products – they’re natural and they smell good.
Wow, looks so beautiful! I’d love to go there!
What a great opportunity to explore more of our backyard!! Would love this
Gorgeous! Would love to go somewhere local. Thanks for hosting this giveaway 🙂
Oh boy, wouldn’t a couple days away be nice.
April Point? First time hearing about this destination… looks AMAZING!
I’ve never heard of April point before. It looks beautiful!
I’d love to win!
You had me at Aveda.
Looks gorgeous! I want!
I would love this trip! count me in 🙂
i’ve never been to Quadra Island, this would be a great opportunity to discover it!
This sounds amazing!
Sure would love a great getaway to The Island with family and friends!
A vacation sounds nice
This place looks stunning. How marvellous it would be to relax here!
I’d love to go!
I’ll go! Now do I take my boyfriend or my best friend.
Such a beautiful looking place, no wonder tourist flock to our province.
I am supposed to plan our honeymoon, which is only a few weeks away, and this would be perfect!
An Aveda spa on an island? Sounds perfect!
this looks awesome—fingers crossed! 🙂
I have never heard of this place before. It would be terrific to explore it.
Would that be a last relaxing weekend before the beginning of the school year?
oooh, I have never been there, and my birthday is coming up!!!
Looks fantastic — can’t wait to get out there. 🙂
Quadra is on my to-do list!
This vacation looks amazing!
would love to go!
Paradise. I could use a little of that right now…
It looks beautiful and I’d love to go!
kayaking – would love to explore! Gorgeous!
Looks amazing! I’d love a couple days out of the city.
What a beautiful resort! It would be a great place to relax!
This looks so beautiful. My husband and I would love a weekend away together?
Nice, I would love to win this!!
Looks wonderful!! Pick me, pick me!! 🙂
Gorgeous spot. I hope to visit soon!
Looks like a perfect weekend getaway 🙂
absolutely gorgeous! would love to win this!!
Pick me pick me!
Wow, April Point Resort looks fantastic.
One of the islands that I have not been to.
Looks great! What a lovely getaway!
I just bought a mystery book on Amazon called “Never Hug a Mugger on Quadra Island” by Sandy Duncan.
Crossing my fingers.
This sounds just as wonderful as the other giveaways. I’m in!
This looks amazing!
would love to win 🙂
This looks like another lovely local resort that I would like to visit.
Never been to Quadra. But would love to go and April Point sounds like a fabulous place to stay and enjoy it!
Looks lovely! I need a vacation!
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 🙂
Looks amazing – pick me 🙂
I would love to visit Quadra Island!
As a kid, we would visit Quadra Island every summer. I would love to go back and relive my childhood!
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!
We’ve had an unusual bout of bad luck this summer and this would help make it more positive!
love to win to give to daughter and hubby for anniverasy
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.
New to Vancouver and would love to spend our wedding anniversary in this beautiful island.
This looks amazing – I’ve never been to Quadra before, would love to go 🙂
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!
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!
Wow, this resort looks fantastic. What a wonderful prize.
I have been to April Point and it is magical. I hope I get to visit it again!
Always wanted to visit Quadra, haven’t found the time yet.
This looks like an amazing BC destination! I have never been to Quadra Island… but I sure would love to!!
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!
I have always wanted to go to this place – looks heavenly!!
I have never visited April Point Lodge, but I sure would like the chance!
I’ve never been to Quadra Island, look so amazing there. 😀
Just look so amazing there. Would love to go. 😀
I don’t know where it is, but I’d love to go!
This is probably the best one yet! Totally due for a win.
This is what my wife and I need for our 10year anniversary !!
Sounds divine, and I would love to go fishing (haven’t since I was a kid)! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂
Beautiful! I haven’t been to Quadra in ages.
wow, just beautiful. would be nice
Thank you for bringing the resort to my attention. Will visit weather I will or not.
I would love to take my gorgeous wife to April Point for our anniversary next month. Thanks!
Never been to Quadra Island – looks stunning.
Always wanted to check this place out…it looks awesome!
never been fishing but would love to try
i would love to take my dad here fishing !
I would love to take my boyfriend for a beautiful getaway!
We need a vacation!
What a great way to bond with my dad before he leaves to Asia for another 6 months.
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!!
What a great give away!
resort and spa……….yes
That sounds absolutely lovely!
Quadra Island is beautiful!
It’s a beautiful part of the world and a wonderful place to escape to.
Man, a weekend there would be a real treat!
It looks beautifully tranquil. What a wonderful giveaway!
Oh man, after this wicked busy and hectic summer I could really use a day of fishing and snapping photos ;0) cheers
Hubby and I have ALWAYS wanted to go sport fishing but can never afford it. Would be an amazing getaway!
I would love to win this! Thanks for a great contest!
Looks good to me! Would love to win….
YAY! a weekend getaway and great fishing! 🙂
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
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 play..it was sweet. I would love to be able to experience it a little more than just a quick peek =). Thank you and good luck
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.
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 🙂
Never been but would love to!!!!
This would be soooo lovely!!
I would love to surprise my lady with this. Please include me. 🙂
Would love to take Carmel to April Point for a getaway!
i’ve only been to victoria for getaway outside vanc. hix.. so i wud be very grateful n glad to win this.
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!
You have the most amazing prizes…looks fantastic. 🙂
I want to win this for my parents 45th anniversary
oooh looks lovely! Fingers crossed, lucky clover in hand!
Stunning. Fingers crossed.
would love to win this prize. need a getaway