The Comox Valley is a vibrant, diverse and growing region located mid way up Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Many Canadians are relocating to this region for improved quality of life. Natural beauty, rich culture, tremendous recreational activities and an active business and social scene are among the reasons for the influx of people to the area. Coupled with the fresh Pacific air and a slower pace of life the attraction is hard to ignore. The weather in the Comox Valley is pretty good as well. We generally enjoy mild winters and very comfortable summers.
The following map shows the location of the Comox Valley
Visitors to the Comox Valley can arrive by air, road, ferry (from Powell River) and boat (where they can tie up their boat at the Comox Harbour.
The Comox Valley airport is located on the West side of the airfield (airport identifier CYQQ) maintained and operated by Canadian Forces Base Comox. The Comox Valley airport is operated by the Comox Valley Airport Commission and it has access to the 10,000 foot main runway and 5000 foot secondary runway operated by the base.
The ferry operated by BC Ferries from Powell River to Little River provides another means of getting to the Comox Valley from the mainland.
Most people travelling to and from the Comox Valley use either Highway 19 (a four lane express highway) or 19A (a two lane scenic highway). Both highways are part of the Province of British Columbia road system maintained by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Staying Here and Getting Around
Local area accommodations include a number of hotels and motels, resorts, campgrounds, hostels, lodges, vacation rentals, and bed and breakfast options. If you need to take a Comox Valley bus or local taxi they are available
Once located in the area you will have access to 160 different places to eat in the Comox Valley. Most of them are located in or near Courtenay and Comox.
Things to Do
You certainly will not be bored while you are here. Consider visiting the 14 nature parks, participating in many different outdoor activities such as golf, fishing (salt and freshwater), boating, air tours, watersports, most other sports, skiing (alpine and downhill), snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, dolphin and whale watching, and ocean diving just to name a few. Just for a change of pace you may also wish to visit a few of our local wineries.
Courtenay Arts and Cultural programs are among the many diverse ones available in the region.
The Comox Valley is host to a significant number of events and festivals throughout the year such as the well known Vancouver Island Music Festival in early July and the Filberg Festival at the end of July. Lesser known but locally popular events include the Comox Valley Shellfish and Seafood Festival in June in Comox and the Comox Valley Cruise and Car Show in Courtenay at the end of July
The current hospital in Comox will soon be replaced by a brand new hospital being built in Courtenay. There is also a number of other types of health care in the Comox Valley such as community care and assisted living. Dental care is also widely available.
Need More Information?
This information just scratches the surface on all of what there is to do in the Comox Valley. To find out more visit the Comox Valley Visitor Centre or contact Brett Cairns and ask him for more information and to be your Comox Valley Realtor and guide.