Dock Talk

Dining on the Quarter Deck

Canadian Princess Resort - July 3, 2012

The Quarter Deck is now open for dining at the Canadian Princess Resort.  We’ve always offered your favourite meals, including freshly caught seafood, in our Stewart Dining Room or Chart Room Lounge. Now you have the third option of 'dining on deck' in this comfortable dining room.

A historian recently told us that this area would have been where they would actually steer the ship, as the wheel house is always located at the back of the ship.  The rudder of the Canadian Princess is also located in the rear, and the large steering wheel remains in the Quarter Deck.

The Canadian Princess, previously called the William J. Stewart, was built in 1932 and was used as a hydrographic survey ship until 1975.  This historic ship was purchased by the Oak Bay Marine Group and refurbished in 1979.  Once transported to Ucluelet it was renamed the Canadian Princess Resort.  Before being refurbished the Quarter Deck was an open deck, instead of an enclosed room.

Photo:  William J. Stewart (1932-1975)

When the resort first opened it was used as a gentlemen’s lounge.  Guests would go in the Quarter Deck to relax after fishing, have a drink and maybe a cigar.

Now it’s a beautiful dining room with windows that open right into Ucluelet’s Inner Boat Basin.  Feast on the finest with menu items that include Pacific salmon, the catch of the day, roast beef, steak, and our fresh Dungeness crab plate.

Climb aboard the Canadian Princess, step back into history and experience the best of west coast cuisine and hospitality.

Gone Fishing,

Amy