Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

December 15, 2011 


12849 Lagoon Road | Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada V0N 2H0 | PO Box 153
T: 604-883-2456 | TF: 866-902-3955 | F: 604-883-2122 | Sales: 604-883-2456
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Painted Boat Resort is managed by Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts and is located on BC’s Sunshine Coast, Northwest of Vancouver.


Take the Horseshoe Bay Ferry to Langdale, which will take 40 minutes. To Pender Harbour from Langdale, it’s a 50 minute drive. Take Highway 101 North and follow the signs to Sechelt. Look for the sign to the Madeira Park turn-off 20 minutes past Sechelt. The sign is on the right. Turn left at the painted fish boat, then follow the signs to Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina.



General Manager : Ryan Schmidt

Chef : Michael Riley

Boasting over 27 years of culinary experience, Chef Michael Riley brings valuable leadership and culinary skills to the team at Painted Boat Resort Spa and Marina. Riley’s career has run the gamut from executive chef at various fine restaurants and resorts to restaurant owner, film industry catering chef as well as culinary instructor. Upon graduating from Dubrulle Culinary Institute in 1986, Riley began his career working with some of Vancouver’s finest chefs at notable restaurants such as Bridges, The Teahouse, Seasons, Culinary Capers Catering, Café de Paris, The Mandarin Hotel, The Wedgewood Hotel and Canadian Mountain Holidays Heli-Ski Bugaboos Resort.

Riley has worked as an Executive Chef at Hornby Island Resort (1997 – 2000), Papi’s Ristorante
(2000-2002), Café De Paris (2002-2003), The Club in Gibsons Landing, where he was also the owner (2003 – 2006), and Le Bistro Paris (2010 – 2011). From 2004 to 2012 Riley also worked as a Catering Chef for various film production crews and most recently worked as the Chef Tournant and Pastry Chef at Adesso Ligurian Bistro (2013 to present).

Passionate about using local ingredients from the Sunshine Coast, Riley can be found foraging
for wild mushrooms in the forest or collecting sea asparagus via kayak. Harvested throughout
the year, one can be sure that foraged edibles will be included in Riley’s perfectly plated farm to table dishes. A fan of social media, Riley, can be found posting photos on his Flickr site as well as on the Painted Boat’s Instagram account @PaintedBoatResort.

About Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

This luxurious five-acre resort on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia features 31 spacious two bedroom villas.  Just a two hour trip from Vancouver, the resort is nestled in the friendly small town of Pender Harbour, renowned for its many artists and always popular September Jazz Festival.

About THE RESTAURANT at Painted Boat

THE RESTAURANT: 604-883-3000 | This casually elegant restaurant has a distinctly modern, coastal feel. Chef Michael Riley is focused on highlighting the abundance of fresh ingredients available on the Sunshine Coast – creating a vibrant and approachable regional menu.

The Restaurant at Painted Boat highlights the freshest seafood in our signature creative coastal cuisine. Chef Riley ensures that the local produce and seafood are served in new and delicious ways, while our Wine Director has carefully selected unique boutique wines to complement the creative menu.  The restaurant has a warm interior and a bright patio which offers stunning views of the resort’s marina. The well-appointed, 70-seat bistro features tiger bamboo flooring, espresso tables and chocolate brown leather chairs to ensure maximum comfort for patrons.

We also feature a lounge available for private dinners of 6-12 guests, and a meeting space is available for weddings or conferences which may seat up to 120 guests.

THE RESTAURANT at Painted boat has become a popular haunt with locals and visitors alike; our patrons seem to enjoy taking in the stunning view along with a glass of carefully chosen wine.

Each villa at Painted Boat Resort offers modern furnishings and a large patio or balcony with a water view, as well as a kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and two bathrooms.  The fitness facility, infinity pool and hot tub overlook the ocean and are the perfect spots to admire the view.  Kayak rentals are available on-site, and there are a myriad of local hiking and biking trails. The scuba diving in the area is known internationally and a popular draw for visitors from around the world.

The fully-appointed luxury spa has seven treatment rooms, hydrotherapy room, glacial clay room, aesthetics facility and Spa Garden to enjoy at your leisure.  The spa garden is a unique experience, offering guests the chance to relax in various hot and cold pools, in a steam room and under a waterfall.