Let Us Introduce You To: B.C. Fishing Charters

B.C. Fishing Charters is run by Bryan, born and raised right here in beautiful Campbell River.

Bryan has been fishing the waters near Campbell River since he was old enough to walk and has been working as a fishing guide for over 25 years.  Bryan recently upgraded his boat which is located in discovery harbour and ready to explore out of Campbell River, Nootka Sound, and Gold River.


Bryan’s boat is a very comfortable 24 foot Grady White Gulfstream with twin 150HP  4stroke engines that make for a quiet and clean ride. The boat is fully loaded with radar, sounder/gps, VHF and all required safety gear.

It comfortably seats 2-4 guests and is fully equipped with gear, life jackets and even a toilet! A covered seating area provides shade and rain cover for enjoying in any weather. All fishing gear and tackle is included, but if you have a lucky rod & reel you are welcome to bring it along, just don’t forget your license.

In the off season Bryan has worked at the local Quinsam Salmon Hatchery since he was 18 years old.  This is where he finds his work most fulfilling as he gets to raise and release millions of wild salmon back into our waters.

Bryan just so happens to be available June 9 if you’re looking to get a group of friends together and hire a guide…but don’t wait too long..he may have already booked up while you sat here reading about him….

Check out his facebook page here or his website www.bcfishcharters.com

Let us introduce you to: Serious Coffee

Serious Coffee may not be new to you or Campbell River per se, but the owner, manager and interior will be!

Nicole Rae Husby is the proud new owner of Serious Coffee at #1-2253 South Island Highway in Willow Point . With her new business endeavour she is making some serious (see what we did there?) changes to the location.

Husby took possession of the Willow Point cafe on April 19, 2018 and is planning to celebrate the reopening of Serious Coffee and unveil the major renovations currently underway on May 19th with a grand opening.  2day FM will be at the location for the grand opening from 2pm-6pm. There will also be live music, draws, prizes and of course, great coffee and food!

One of the reasons Husby says she chose a Serious Coffee franchise (besides the great coffee) “was because of the authenticity and community spirit. [We] want to make our Willow point location a hub for locals and are open to facilitating more local clubs/groups and people’s ideas for new events.”  The “we” she may be referring to is her long time best friend, Christie Keddy.  Keddy and Husby have known each other their whole lives and have been best friends for years. Keddy will be the cafe’s manager, managing and running the front of house. She is definitely a big part of the business.

Major renovations are currently underway at the cafe which include almost a complete gutting of the previous space. Husby clearly has big plans for the space to bring it up to date and add a north island feel. “We have sourced the most beautiful materials from local-craftsmen including handmade tables and live edge slabs that are absolutely stunning!” “It’s going to be clean, functional and welcoming for all customers including whether they are typing an assignment for work, enjoying a good book with lunch or coming together with the many clubs and groups that meet weekly at the cafe.”

The renovations don’t just end there, the drive through is getting a bit of a makeover as well; It’s great if you’re in a hurry and need to have your coffee and breakfast or lunch on the go!


Staff will be serving new menu items and will really focus on consistency, community and  excellent coffee, food and service.

Serious Coffee has a liquor license and will be offering up great beers and wine too. They will be hosting different events throughout the months. Some examples are plans for more live music nights, children’s tea parties, wine and paint nights, flower arranging with signature martinis, games nights, etc. The website includes an events tab that will be updated as new events are added.

Like the Shoreline team, charity is near and dear to Husby’s heart and she will be donating a portion of the money made during the grand opening on May 19th to a local charity and has committed to continue to donate locally throughout the year.
Nicole Husby and Shoreline are excited for the changes! We can’t wait to check them out and see you there  on May 19th!

Shoreline Real Estate Team’s First Anniversary a Success!

What an amazing turn out! We had a lot of fun at our 1 Year Anniversary/Client Appreciation event on Thursday, February 22 at the Campbell River Golf & Country Club .

We wanted to find a way to give back a little and say ‘thank you’ to our clients for their support over the last year while we transitioned into a team and the golf course did just that with its great food and atmosphere!

We love supporting local businesses and got to do just that with some great coupons and giveaways during the night.

The evening just couldn’t have been such a huge success without the generous donations from our local friends:

Ragdolz Clothing
Sage Spa
Gathering Place Trading company 
Jill Banner-Cook and Katie Cronin- Mortgage Centre Specialist
Dogwood PetMart
Eiko Jones Photography
United Floors
John Hansen of V.Island Property services 
Gary Dry of Clarity home inspections 
Washed Up CollectionsDrifted Creations
Campbell River Golf and Country Club
Flow Yoga School CR
BC Fishing Charters – Campbell River
Benjamin Moore Campbell River

Thank You so much for the swag!

We don’t know about you guys, but we felt it was such a great evening, we have decided to make it a yearly event. We hope to see you next February for our second anniversary!


Shoreline April Market Update

The demand for housing continues to increase in Campbell River. Compared to last years’ inventory of single-family homes listed the inventory has decreased making this a hot seller’s market. If you’re thinking about listing your home, do not hesitate, the buyer is out there. We can help you with the process of listing your home and finding your new place, if you’re concerned with selling and buying in such a fast moving market this is where the Shoreline Team excels. We are here to assist you in this move and to make a game plan for how this process will play out for you. It’s been a busy few weeks with many high-end homes selling, we would like to congratulate our sellers on the following sales.

6200 Race Point Road $998,000.00 SOLD

1251 Galerno Road $828,800.00 SOLD

1581 Vanstone Road $799,900.00 SOLD

Interested in meeting with us to know what your house could possibly list for? Or want to find out about what is currently on the market to buy?

Contact us –
Mark Ranniger PREC. C: 250.287.0395
Deanna Collins Realtor® C: 250.830.8483
Office: 250.286.3293

Day 9 Gathering Place Trading Company Gift Box

It’s Day 9 of my 10 Days of Giveaways!!  Today its all about Gathering Place Trading Company.  There are a lot of cool things about this company!  To begin they are local! Situated on neighbouring Cortes Island.  They specialize in organic and fairly traded products and are committed to organic farming, sustainability and social responsibility.  You can find their products at Healthyway Natural Foods and Willows Market here in Campbell River.  Their sea salt is the best! The spices are so pure and amazing! Once you try their cinnamon nothing else will ever compare!

Enter to win here a Rafflecopter giveaway“>

More about them here http://www.gatheringplacetrading.com/


Starting December 1st for 10 days  Deanna will be posting a giveaway from cooperating Businesses  Anyone can enter via the link on each blog post up until 7pm December 13th

Winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter on Monday December 14 2015

Day 3 $200 Willows Market Spending Spree

It is Day 3 and the amazing folks at Willows Market are gifting one lucky winner a $200 gift card just in time for Christmas!   Now I really truly love this place!  Whether I need a bouquet of flowers for a client, a gift for a friend or a little something new for my house I can count on finding it here.  The freshest bouquets, the most unique and always changing inventory of gifts, locally made foods, fresh produce its all here!   In the Spring this is the place to go to get your bedding plants or have Nora whip up a hanging basket for you!  She is the master! OH and If you love nautical home décor as much as I do you need to visit the Willows Market! They have the best selection at great prices!

Enter to win the $200 Gift Card here <a href=”http://Enter to Win Here “>

Starting December 1st for 10 days  Deanna will be posting a giveaway from some of here favorite cooperating Businesses.  Anyone can enter via the link on each blog post up until 7pm December 13th.

Winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter on Monday December 14 2015.

Follow Willows Market on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/WillowsFarmMarketGardenCenter/



Deanna’s 10 days of Giveaways DAY 2

ENTER TO WIN DINNER FOR 4 HERE a Rafflecopter giveaway

On day 2 our wonderful friends at Gowlland Harbour Resort are giving away dinner for 4 to one lucky winner!!

If you haven’t made it over to Quadra Island yet to check this place out… YOU NEED TO !

Its visually beautiful and the food is ahhhmazing!!

I had the pleasure of visiting on Tapas night. Our group ordered 1 of everything off the menu and it was all so delicious!  The martinis were pretty darn tasty too I might add!  We all drove over on the ferry, quick 10 minute crossing.  Shuttle service and water taxi available too.

More details here Visit the website


Nestled within the beauty of the lush coastal landscape of Quadra Island, B.C., with a distinctive blend of outdoor adventure, elegantly comfortable accommodations and breathtaking beauty, Gowlland Harbour Resort offers a relaxed private retreat, perfect for your next family holiday or romantic getaway.

Discover for yourself why Gowlland Harbour Resort was featured in “National Geographic Travel’s ’50 Places of a Lifetime: Canada.” Maybe your tastes run to peacefully exploring our walking trails, beach combing, whale watching, and gazing at our world-class ocean views. Or, if you love hiking, biking, kayaking, and salmon fishing, you’ll find that here on Quadra Island as well. Come, join us at Gowlland Harbour Resort and treat yourself to our chef’s sumptuous cuisine, a soak in the hot tub, a steam in our cedar sauna, a relaxing massage or a few practice strokes on our miniature putting green.

Starting December 1st for 10 days  Deanna will be posting a giveaway from cooperating Businesses.  Anyone can enter via the link on each blog post up until 7pm December 13th

Winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter on Monday December 14 2015.

Deanna’s 10 Days of Giveaways. DAY 1 SAGE SPA


I couldn’t be more excited to help spread the word about Sage Spa!  The Spa is in the process of moving into a  beautiful new location on the South Island Hwy in Campbell River (The former Rona Building)

Sage Spa has put together an amazing package for one lucky winner!

Be sure to “like” Sage Spa and Generations Laser on Facebook

Check out their new website at www.sagespacr.com

Enter to Win the $750 Prize Package here

Package includes:

Pharmaceutical grade cleanser, serum and moisturizer $300 Value

Natalee Rhodes, Generations Laser has added a Photo Facial.  A non invasive approach to skin revitalization, targets photo damage and vascularity (broken capillaries) $250 Value

Valine Wheatley, Sage Spa is completing this awesome prize package with  a PCA skin chemical peel (post peel procedure kit included) and a full sized Elta MD UV Daily sunscreen.   $200 Value

Be sure to follow Sage Spa and Generations Laser on Facebook to hear more about their upcoming Grand Opening!

Starting December 1st for 10 days  Deanna will be posting a giveaway from cooperating Businesses.  Anyone can enter via the link on each blog post up until 7pm December 13th

Winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter on Monday December 14 2015.

Deanna’s new App loaded with every home service contact you will ever need! Plus some of Deanna’s favorite stores.. discounts and more!


Do you know a good roofer?  I need a new accountant… do you know one?

The answer to all these question and more! at your finger tips all the time!

This new app is available to download in the APP store.  Simply search “royal lepage advance realty’

All the realtors in my office are listed, but only a few of us have opted in.  CLICK on my name pretty please! and VOILA!!!  all my preferred and trusted service providers.

PLUS PLUS and here is the best part.  There are discounts offered.  Over the coming weeks I will be adding more discounts with cooperating businesses.  The App is easy to share, text a contact to a friend etc.   Do you know of a business I should add? Please let me know!  IMG_4691(null)

What’s Going on in July?


As you can probably tell, we’ve been out enjoying our beautiful summer with our families. That should explain our lack of blogging (oops!). But we wanted to make sure you knew about some of the cool local things coming up that you can check out!

Let’s start with Shamrock Farm and their Lavender Harvest Event. The event is FREE (we love those!) and there will be some demonstrations and cute little animals. There will be some lavender products as well as goat milk soap available for purchase.

Shamrock Farm

Next Up is River City Arts Fest taking place on July 25. This event features many different artisans and art mediums as well as music and food! It all takes place in Spirit Square and you can learn more from the link here: http://rivercityartsfest.com.


If you’re looking for some other options, you can try some of our local hikes! We have a beautiful brand new suspension bridge to explore as well as some well established trails. If you’re looking for a nice little loop, try the Lupin Falls Trail. Across the highway from Buttle Lake, this trail is an easy loop through the forest that features a great little waterfall. Or try something a little more challenging and hit up the Ripple Rock Trail. The views are worth it!

The farmer’s markets are still running every weekend as well so make sure to stop on by and stock up on some local goodies!

We’ll make sure to keep you up-to-date on what’s going on around here. If you have any events coming up we should know about, let us know and we’ll make sure to share!