The Comox Valley offers residents a wide variety of recreation facilities, including swimming pools, ice rinks, playing fields, waterways, a ski mountain, golf courses, tennis courts, and biking trails. The community also offers numerous organized recreation programs.

so many reasons to stay & play

Surrounded by a beautiful valley, and the largest glacier on Vancouver Island, Comox offers residents a host of outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing, golfing, boating, scuba diving, rock climbing, kayaking, and mountain biking.


spectacular conditions exist on Mt. Washington for alpine enthusiasts of all experience levels.

Mount Washington Ski Resort, is a destination within itself. This, the second busiest winter-recreation destination in British Columbia, is home to one of the most spectacular coastal alpine settings in North America, with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop on one side and scenic Strathcona Park bordering the other and is an easy drive from Courtenay. A legendary 11 metres of annual snowfall creates optimal conditions for the 1700 acres of alpine runs, in addition to 55 kms of machine-groomed trails for nordic cross-country.


winter or summer, Mt. Washington offers many opportunities for outdoor adventure

The rich waters in and around the Comox Valley attract fishermen and fisherwomen from around the world. Whether you are looking forward to fresh-caught wild salmon for your dinner, or prefer to catch and release a fly-caught trout, there are ample opportunities for sport fishing throughout the lakes, rivers, and oceans.


you can golf, ski, fish, swim, sail, and visit a luxurious spa…all in one day

inspired by the great outdoors

The Comox Valley area is well-known known for its artistic community. It boasts the highest per-capita concentration of artists in Canada – over 550 artists and crafts-people make their home here.

The Filberg Festival, held in August, features the best of British Columbia arts and crafts.

A broad range of family, music, athletic, theatrical and culinary events occur each year. You can find out about some of them here: