CTV would like to congratulate the following unofficial winner, Mike Ardanaz of Langley! Mike has won a BC Ferries Vacations package for 4 to the Painted Boat Resort! This package includes a 2-night stay at the Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina, round-trip on BC Ferries from Vancouver mainland to the Sunshine Coast, and a $40 spa credit per person providing access to the Spa Garden, or, he and his guests can use this credit towards a pampering treatment.

BC Ferries Vacations Sunshine Coast Retreat Prize Details

Day 1: Vancouver to Pender Harbour
Take a scenic, 40-minute cruise through spectacular marine and mountain scenery, from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale and the Sunshine Coast. On arrival, stop in the nearby village of Gibsons to browse the shops and galleries. Head north, past stunning ocean vistas and through lush forests to Sechelt, the cultural centre of the Sunshine Coast. Learn about the Sechelt Nation at the House of Hewhiwus, and enjoy the local attractions and activities before continuing on to Pender Harbour located at the northern end of the Sechelt Peninsula. Nestled among five acres of Douglas fir, red cedar and arbutus trees, the Painted Boat Resort has a distinctly West Coast look and feel. Its protected, deep-water marina is a beautiful place to get out on the water. Arrive at your leisure and check in for your two night stay at Painted Boat Resort, where you will be treated during your stay to two single kayaks for up to two hours each including equipment. Paddle through the sheltered waters of Pender Harbour and explore the shoreline and marine life by kayak.

Day 2: Pender Harbour
Spend your day enjoying the activities provided in Pender Harbour and at Painted Boat Resort. Start your day out at the fitness center, take a swim in the infinity edge pool (heated from May to Sept), or the hot pool (open year round), all the time enjoying the stunning harbour view. Walk down to the marina to paddle a kayak during your stay or visit the onsite, fully appointed luxury Spa complete with a heated salt water pool (open year round), hot pool, sauna, and steam room. Make an appointment for either a massage, facial, or manicure. End your day with a dining experience at our waterfront restaurant all the time relaxing with the sunset. If you're feeling adventurous, ask the front desk about a marine tour, or fishing and hiking options in the area.

Day 3: Pender Harbour to Vancouver
In the afternoon, depart Painted Boat Resort for your return journey to Vancouver, where your adventure comes to an end. 

About BC Ferries Vacations
BC Ferries is your connection to spectacular scenery, destinations, and people. As one of the largest and most sophisticated ferry systems in the world, BC Ferries currently services over 20 million guests annually, providing marine transportation throughout coastal B.C.. From linking people with family and friends, providing passage to B.C.'s many unique and beautiful destinations, to maintaining a constant flow of goods that keeps the economy thriving, BC Ferries has played a vital role in life on the coast for over 50 years.

BC Ferries' new BC Ferries Vacations now takes your travel experience further. They provide customers with unique vacation experiences in beautiful British Columbia that include stunning scenery, a wealth of diverse landscapes, magnificent wildlife and cosmopolitan cities. They are your connection to coastal accommodations, adventures, and activities.

Whether travelers seek world-class dining, shopping or culture in B.C.'s famous urban centres, or to catch a glimpse of wildlife in its pristine, natural setting, BC Ferries Vacations takes you there.

Contact Information:

The BC Ferries Vacations Centre is located at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
1010 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia
Tel: 1-888-223- 3779 ext. 3

For more BC Ferries Vacations information visit:  bcferries.com/vacations