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.
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.
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.
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: DiscoverComoxValley.com