Nanaimo – TimberWest is pleased to announce the two winners of the 2018 TimberWest Campsite Photo Contest.

The team at TimberWest spent the week of September 4th combing through more than 250 photo submissions received through social media and the TimberWest website. The Top 25 photographs were made public on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and very quickly people began commenting on their favourites submissions. Throughout the week, the voting continued and by Thursday the Top 5 finalists were announced.

“We had numerous impressive submissions this year. The photos captured the essence of summer on Vancouver Island – family, fun, and stunning natural settings,” said Jeff Zweig, President and CEO of TimberWest. “The winning entries are spectacular – each uniquely portraying what makes camping such a wonderful summer activity.”

The two winners are Kay Lannan and Lena Murdock.


Ms. Lannan submitted a photograph taken while she was camping at the TimberWest Old Mill campsite at Nanaimo Lakes. The photo captures her husband and two sons out on the family boat early in the morning. It is a serene, peaceful and magical photograph with vibrant colours.

“I wanted to win the contest so badly, and knew this photo was special. We feel very happy that this photo is a winner,” said Kay Lannan. “Our children are 10 and 11, and have grown up at this campsite. We know we have many more years of camping here, not only raising our kids but hopefully our grandchildren too.”

Kay Lannan. Nanaimo Lakes, Old Mill, First time out on the boat

Lena Murdock. Campbell River, Wokas Lake, Early morning on Wokas Lake, Dad and his sons

Ms. Murdock submitted a photograph of her husband and two young sons standing at the edge of Wokas Lake; their silhouettes captured against a misty, early morning orange sky. The photograph tells a warm story about family life on Vancouver Island.

“I took this photo at the TimberWest Wokas Campsite in Campbell River; a family destination for four generations,” said Lena Murdock. “My kids got up early and followed dad down to the lake, and the colours that morning inspired me to bring out my camera. We are so excited about trying out all the other TimberWest campsites, and maybe we might get another winning photograph!”

Winners received a 14-day camping pass good to use at any TimberWest campsite. The photo contest ran from July 1st to August 24th 2018, and it will resume in the summer of 2019. TimberWest hosts over 10,000 camping guests at its campsites from April to mid-October.

For more details about TimberWest campsites, please visit the Access Note posted on Facebook.

TimberWest Campsites

North Island

Willington Point Campsite
Wokas Lake Campsite
Gooseneck Lake Campsite
Booking: Bonnie at 250-830-7300 or email

South Island

Caycuse Campsite
Heather Campsite
Kissinger Lake Campsite
Little Shaw Campsite
Old Mill Campsite
Windy Point Campsite
Riverside Campsite
Deadwood Campsite
Booking: or

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