Brown's Bay Resort

Brown's Bay Resort

15021 Browns Bay Rd, Campbell River, British Columbia V9H 1N9 Canada
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Welcome to Brown's Bay Resort just North of the Seymour Narrows! Immerse yourself in Nature and connect with the great outdoors on the rugged East Coast of Vancouver Island. Decompress from the daily hustle and bustle and unwind from it all, while taking in the beautiful ocean scenery. Put your feet up and reconnect with the calm waters of the inside passage. Watch as marine traffic makes it’s way to and from Alaska and glides by effortlessly on their long journey ahead. Amongst the tug boats, fishing vessels and pleasure crafts passing through this corridor, wildlife of all sorts travel these waters to connect to their fishing and mating grounds. Whales, dolphins, sea lions and seals are amongst the many inhabitants we share this majestic backyard with. The splash outside the the window, the sounds of spouting water, the high screeching noises above, keep your camera ready to capture and create the moment of a lifetime!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Children's playground
Paid public parking nearby
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Boating
Diving
Game room
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch

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15021 Browns Bay Rd, Campbell River, British Columbia V9H 1N9 Canada
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Excursion05386640771 wrote a review Sep 2020
Port Moody, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our recent visit to Brown’s Bay Resort located in Campbell River left us saddened knowing that we had to leave the serenity of staying in the Bear Cabin. This cabin is truly luxurious, and the owners, Brent and Esther ensured that this was truly your home away from home. The cabin had everything you could possibly require including a dishwasher, washer, dryer, vacuum cleaner, coffee, creamers, sugar, some bottled water and yes, even hand sanitizer. The cabin is oceanfront and while sitting on the deck, you have a front row seat of the amazing scenery, listening to the sound of the waves, watching the sea lions play, seeing the sunrise, and the evening moonlight reflecting on the water, as well as gazing at the stars.
For our anniversary, we dined at The Narrows Floating Restaurant where the experience did not disappoint. The staff members were very friendly and made you feel as if you were the most important customer. My husband had their clam chowder, and he raved on how it was the best he has ever tasted
The resort also collaborates with the local adventure partners including, scenic flight helicopters, whale and bear watching adventure tours, fishing guides, and much more.
Brent and Esther are ambassadors in their local community, as they believe in giving back to their community and Campbell River is lucky to have them.
My husband and I are looking forward to returning next year.
Thank you for this wonderful magical adventure.
Deborah and Axel Voigt
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Date of stay: September 2020
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ycarlstrom wrote a review Sep 2020
Summerland, British Columbia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just stayed in the RV park for a week. Sadly, we were smoked in but that did not deter us from enjoying the amenities and serenity of the park. The restaurant food and service was amazing. They are operating on minimal staff and run off their feet putting in 12-14 hour days. Kyle, Todd, and Devon do an amazing job and top notch COVID protocol. The resort washrooms are cleaned often throughout the day and are way above what you would expect to find. They offer extra amenities to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. We really appreciated the loan of a propane firepit. Totally enjoyed the little people Around the park whose parents operate the park year round. They have luxury cabins, yurts, tenting spots, rv spots. Something for everyone. All I saw was hardworking smiling polite staff. Absolutely loved our stay and will return. The drive in was a piece of cake...no issues and I just have a car.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Tiredmom wrote a review Aug 2020
28 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the start to the end of our 2 night stay was amazing. We booked last minute and were so fortunate to find they had a Glamping cliffside tent available mid week. The tent was exceptionally clean with two queen beds, small kitchen, bbq, warm bedding, heater that we only turned on once and the deck had a view that was priceless. The lady in the office was extremely helpful and accommodating, the man working was fun to speak with about fishing and boating, all staff were great and well organized. The marina that is separated but still walking distance was gorgeous, clean, safe and accommodating with the small boat we brought. We fished for 2 days and explored and were lucky that it was calm and sunny. 2 orcas swam under our boat only 5 min from the marina. The bathrooms are clean and have great pressure for showers. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back. We already are wanting to book next year.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sue D wrote a review Sep 2021
Welland, Canada25 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Last minute reservation with a travel van. The road in is long 5 km of teeth-rattling gravel) and dark (logging road) so if coming after dark, watch for signss that say how one to go. Nobody at office after arrival so attempted (several times) to figure my way around the the. ‘Fishing pier’ site. It was a little dicey to get into with a large van, UTC modern, clean washrooms are a stones’ throw away. Very very quiet at night, occasionally foggy. If RVing please note that the serviced sites I saw seemed packed in side by side like sardines. I had a lovely one night stay and awoke to views of the channel and surrounding hills.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Esther Hollink, Owner at Brown's Bay Resort
Responded Jul 6, 2022
Hello sued889, We built to provide the best possible service to every customer who walks through our door. We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share your feedback with us and reminding us why we do what we do. Providing additional signage and instruction is definitely being discussed at this time to make the after hours check-ins easier in the future. We greatly appreciate the feedback and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Management
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Lewy83 wrote a review Sep 2023
38 contributions39 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in one of the Cliffside glamping tents - wow! The views were amazing and we sat for ages looking out over the water; we sat eagles, seals and sure we saw whales in the distance. The facilities were clean and well kept; as a glamping tent we used the main washrooms which were clean and plenty of hot water. Bed was comfy and the tent equipped with blankets etc to keep warm and cosy.

My only advice would be to bring mosquito spray or even think about getting a mosquito net from the Canada Tire in Campbell River as I did get bitten quite a bit, although is to be expected given the location and by water.

The restaurant was really good and large and tasty portions. We also made use of the BBQ one night.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lynne L wrote a review Oct 2021
Kimberley, Canada20 contributions5 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We've never never heard about this resort before but it was definitely amazing. We stayed five nights in the Wolf cabin right in the bay and the second night we stayed there we watched a humpback whale swim right past the bay as we were eating supper. Every day we saw some form of sea life, such as sea lions, harbor seals, orca's and humpbacks. We also checked out the fisherman's loop a natural hike in the lush rainforest, just beautiful. The games room/clubhouse was awesome and the hot tub also amazing. Both of our cabins had a view out to the bay, with beautiful and stunning views, they were impeccably clean and bright and uniquely decorated to the names of the cabins. The only thing we were disappointed about was the fact there was no restaurant open but I guess they had to close it for the season. Highly recommend this site for a family vacation!
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Just about every place you stay whether it be the cabins, rv park or the glamping tents the views...
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Response from Esther Hollink, Owner at Brown's Bay Resort
Responded Jul 6, 2022
Hello Lynne, Thank you for your kind words, . We’re grateful for your feedback. It’s our pleasure to provide the best possible service to our guests, and we’re glad that this commitment was reflected in your visit. Staffing shortages has been an ongoing battle since the pandemic and we are hopeful that we will be able to offer better hours for the restaurant in the future. We look forward to the next time we’re able to serve you again. Have a wonderful day! Sincerely, Management
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dan d wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first experience at Glamping so didn't know exactly what to expect.
The Tent offered exceptional ocean view & was more that adequate, size wise, supplying everything you might need to be self sufficient, with the exception of a convenient washroom. Having said that the shared bathroom was very clean & up to date just a little out of reach at 5 am when nature calls!.
Large water tanks are supplied also, as there's no running water which requires all dishes to be washed outside at a washing up station provided.
All of which we we're prepared for. However We we're promised a good internet connection prior to arrival only to discover it was so sketchy that it was virtually nonexistent. I asked for some compensation or gift voucher to make up for this to no avail. Given the cost of the accommodation we felt somewhat let down.
Having planned to Kayak from our tent we were sorry to learn that it was too dangerous with the strong current and whirl pools in the narrows. Also the water was way too frigid for swimming. Be prepared to drive at least 15-20 klm along dirt road out of the resort to access a lake for swimming.
Loved the location however wouldn't return given the price & various downsides.
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Date of stay: July 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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John C wrote a review Oct 2023
Cumberland, Canada34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Great until it Wasn’t - What a great RV site but for the high price that is what it should be. We stayed here twice. Unfortunately the second time was the month of October when the services were cut short. The hot tub, which was one of the draws was shut off part way through the month and then the washrooms near our site were closed next. The clubhouse was unheated except for a wood stove which did not fully heat the space. The office hours decreased so we could not bring up our concerns. It seems they were closing things down early as part of their seasons end. This was not disclosed to us and we ended up paying full price for partial service. Not acceptable!!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda R wrote a review Apr 2024
Comox, Canada152 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was part of a group of ten women who rented three cabins for a women's getaway weekend. The accommodation was perfect. We could prepare our gourmet dinners in the cabin's well-equipped, modern kitchens. The beds and bedding were comfortable, with lots of towels and extra blankets for the cool April evenings on the porch.

We loved the hot tub and the games room for gathering in the evening. It is a beautiful location and all the cabins have stunning views of Seymour Narrows and Quadra Island on the other side of the Narrows. One evening we saw a seal fighting with an octopus from the porch and spotted blue herons, eagles and cormorants.

A four-hour boat tour by Discovery West Adventures left the marina and was a highlight for our group. The staff was great and the location can't be beat! We will be back next year!
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The Lighthouse and Fish cabins face the Marina, so the lights shine into the loft and, if you are...
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Lenard V wrote a review Sep 2020
Vancouver Island, Canada11 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We phoned the night before to see if they had rooms for the next day. As per their answering message machine reception was only available between 9:00am-5:00pm. Left a message for them to call back. Next morning phoned back at 11:00am as we did not hear from reception but once again got their answering machine. Arrived at the resort at 4:00pm same day and advised them that no one returned my call and asked if they had rooms. They said they had only a room with single beds maybe and no apology for not returning my call. Very poor customer service so would not recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Esther Hollink, Owner at Brown's Bay Resort
Responded Sep 6, 2020
Very unfortunate that you would put a business down that is, as so many other small family businesses trying to survive this pandemic and making sure to keep everyone safe by complying to the Provincial Health Officers guidelines. Our office has been trying to keep up with the huge demand for last minute local travelers to book a spot and with fewer staff due to social distancing and Covid protocols, as well as changes opening hours, it has been a difficult time for all our employees to tend to everyone’s needs. In no means is this our business as usual, but then “no life is as usual” due to the unforeseen circumstances with this world spread pandemic. We apologize for not being able to get back to you in time on our busiest long weekend in the season. We do suggest to contact us well in advance to make reservations for any of the long weekends and busy summer months as we fill up very quickly. Sorry we weren’t able to accommodate you this short notice, but we hope to be able to welcome you in the future. Kind Regards, Brown’s Bay Resort management
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Sharie R asked a question Jul 2022
Surrey, Canada1 contribution
Is campfire wood provided for free?
Answer from Esther Hollink
Vancouver Island, Canada
Good afternoon, We could definitely look into availability for you. Could you be a bit specific as to what kind of accommodations you are looking for. We have rental cabins, Camping tents and floating suites as well as a full service RV park. If you would like more information on each of the amenities you can always check out our website. Could you please provide us with an email address to best reach you at? Kind regards, Esther Hollink Director of Operations Brown's Bay Resort
GoPlaces620301 asked a question Jul 2019
2 contributions
Boat rentals?
Answer from Esther Hollink
Campbell River, Canada61 contributions10 helpful votes
We do not have any private boat rentals available, however we can set you up with multiple different charter boat companies. There are also kayak and stand up paddle board companies that pick up in Brown’s Bay.
HKoschel asked a question Jun 2015
Calgary, Canada3 contributions5 helpful votes
Do you have airport pick up from domestic and international included in your price??
Answer from Esther Hollink
Campbell River, Canada61 contributions10 helpful votes
We can organize Airport pick up from Campbell River airport for additional price.
Reiziger asked a question Feb 2020
Utrecht, The Netherlands17 contributions13 helpful votes
Are there “dog-free’ cabines? I would love to stay in Brown’s Bay Resort but I have a dogallergie....
Answer from Esther Hollink
Vancouver Island, Canada
Good day Astrid, Our Glamping tents are pet free. We do not allow any pets in any of the Glamping tents. There is an option to stay in the Glamping tents with a three piece bathroom and hot and cold water or a slightly more rustic style. The more rustic style tents are perched on the cliffs overlooking the ocean, they have a bathroom building a small distance away, no running water in the tents, but there is power. All our tents come fully equipped with cooking facilities, extremely comfortable beds, linens, towels and a large deck with bbq, boasting stunning ocean views. For more information please check out the accommodation section on our website. Best regards, Esther Director of operations Browns’s Bay Resort
Linda R wrote a tip Apr 2024
Comox, Canada152 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Lighthouse and Fish cabins face the Marina, so the lights shine into the loft and, if you are sensitive to light, bring a sleep mask."
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Esther L wrote a tip Aug 2023
Sausalito, California10 contributions24 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"The tents are cheaper and prettier than the houseboat."
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Audrey A wrote a tip Oct 2022
Victoria BC Canada23 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to Reserve far in advance. Cabins book up quickly"
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WranglerJanet wrote a tip Jun 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Loved the ocean-facing floating suite! You have to carry your luggage up some steps, but not a big deal and totally worth it."
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Lynne L wrote a tip Oct 2021
Kimberley, Canada20 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just about every place you stay whether it be the cabins, rv park or the glamping tents the views are amazing."
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PRICE RANGE
C$259 - C$325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandCampbell River
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brown's Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Brown's Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Ripple Rock (0.3 km), The Morte Lake Trail (7.2 km), and The Lucky Jim Mine (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Brown's Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Brown's Bay Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Brown's Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Brown's Bay Resort?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
Are any cleaning services offered at Brown's Bay Resort?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Brown's Bay Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Brown's Bay Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Brown's Bay Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.
Does Brown's Bay Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Brown's Bay Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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