Town of Comox, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, has recently
undergone a downtown revitalization project enhancing the historic
flavour of the seaside community.
the heart of the community is the Fisherman's Wharf, which features
a major marina with a public boardwalk perfect for viewing the
boats that visit and work out of the Comox Harbour. Fresh seafood
sales, right off the boat, add to the charm of this visitor friendly
community. Comox is also home to great seaside shops and pubs,
art galleries, two golf courses, the Filberg Heritage Lodge and
Park and Canadian Forces base, 19 Wing Comox, and also hosts events
including the Filberg Festival and Nautical Days.
community of Comox, BC and the Comox Valley is an outdoor enthusiast's
dream come true. At sea level there are a variety of safe inviting
beaches for swimming, salmon
fishing and camping.
elevations bring the visitor easy access to a number of trail
systems like the one at Strathcona
Provincial Park. Hiking and camping possibilities are endless
in these beautiful mountains and valleys.
is also a wildlife
sanctuary with abundant deer and elk; their elusive predators,
wolves and cougar are usually seldom seen.
are also a number of fresh water lakes
in the Comox valley perfect for fishing or camping. Wildflowers
abound to the naturalists' and photographers' delight. Mt. Washington
is open year round; the summer months attracting the hikers or
mountain bikers, while the winter snow beckons both the alpine
and nordic skiier.
Summer or winter the entire Comox Valley has something to offer
any outdoor enthusiast.
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Comox, BC, is 6 km (4 mi.) east of Courtenay, off Highway
19 on Vancouver Island. It is served by BC Ferries from Powell
River (27 km/17 mi.). There is also access by commercial airlines
Attractions: Mt. Washington, Comox Airforce Museum, Goose
Pit Beach, Historic Filberg Lodge and Gallery, Kye Bay Beach,
Strathcona Provincial Park
Valley Half Marathon, fast flat course along country roads,
Saturday, one of the biggest plant seed exchanges in BC, www.cvseeds.bc.ca
LePage Snow to Surf Relay Event, a nine stage multi-sport
relay race from Mount Washington Alpine Resort to the Comox
Valley Farmers Market begins, everything fresh and grown local,
Comox Valley Fair Growns every Saturday 9 to noon.
in town for training
and Bloom Festival - Kitty Coleman Woodland Garden
- summer youth music school. 40 years old. July 1 to 29, www.cymc.ca
Island Music Fest - 60 acts on 6 stages, food crafts workshops
July 7 to 9, www.islandmusicfest.com
Festival an arts and crafts festival on the historic and beautiful
Filberg Lodge and Park, Aug 4 - 7 Comox, www.filbergfestival.com
Days Aug 4 - 7
Festival, professional theatre in the Comox Valley, August
8 to 20, www.showcasefestival.org
Visitors to Comox, BC, can enjoy a number of tourist services
and lodging options in the Comox Valley and the neighbouring community
of Courtney. They can choose accommodations at resorts, hotels,
motels, lodges, RV sites or private or provincial campgrounds
found in this beautiful area of central Vancouver Island. The
Courtney - Comox area is a great base from which to enjoy area
attractions, adventures and tours.
Comox Valley Travel InfoCentre
2040 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, BC, V9N 2L3
Telephone 1-888-357-4471 Fax
Association of Vancouver Island
#203-335 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2T5
Telephone (250) 754-3500 Fax (250) 754-3599