Amidst the Comox Valley’s natural splendor are a wide range of business enterprises and community services. All of the amenities that you would expect to find in a small city are here, in Courtenay or in Comox.

Courtenay City Hall is an elegant architectural landmark

Courtenay is home to two government service centres: Service BC, which provides information and assistance for a broad range of provincially administered programs (such as driver’s licenses), and Service Canada Centre, which administers federal programs (such as passports).

The Valley – a beautiful place to live

the North Island College campus offers university studies and skills training in a modern setting

The local School District 71 includes 17 elementary and 6 secondary schools. Learners can pursue post-secondary education at North Island College, which offers university transfer classes as well as career programs and trades.

There are four libraries in Comox Valley. Cardholders can request books and movies from any branch within the extensive Vancouver Island Regional Library System.

St. Joseph’s is a 241-bed hospital located in Comox, and a new hospital is currently under construction. 131 Doctors and 40 Dentists serve the Comox Valley, along with a large number of supportive and alternative health care providers.

Fire protection and first responders in the Comox Valley include standard services in the cities of Courtenay and Comox, and five volunteer departments service the surrounding rural area.

a haven for foodies

Shopping is available in all forms, from big-name, big-box stores to unique little boutiques lining the streets of downtown. This range of options exist whether you are looking for clothes, books, hardware or just your weekly groceries.

Dining can be enjoyed in any number of venues. On any given evening you can select Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Contemporary Fusion, or pub grub, depending on how your tastes run.

Entertainment options are extensive. Whether it’s a movie at the Rialto Theatre, a show at the Sid Williams Theatre, or local music at one of the coffee houses, you will never be short of evening activity.

the array of unusual shops and boutiques lining Fifth Avenue make shopping a leisurely experience

quaint, secure and very liveable

There are accommodations in the Comox Valley suit every kind of traveler, visitor, and lifestyle. If a hotel isn’t your style, you can choose to stay in a seaside cottage, an alpine chalet or a villa at a world class golf resort. The Comox Valley is home to more than 70 bed & breakfasts, many of them right on the ocean.

Banking and financial services are available through locally-owned credit unions as well as national and international institutions.