When you are thinking of your next move to a location that offers great quality of life without all of the added stress consider a move to the Comox Valley. This part of Vancouver Island can offer you a luxurious lifestyle at a fraction of the physical and emotional cost when compared to most major cities in Canada. The Comox Valley was given the title of the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2007. Since then this region has grown and expanded in many different ways.
There is very little that the Comox Valley does not offer when it comes to outdoor recreation. The saltwater and freshwater fishing is abundant and readily accessible. There is a world class alpine ski hill a short drive from downtown Courtenay and Comox that offers great mountain-biking in the summer. Boating (power, sail, commercial and kayaking) is facilitated by a number of boat launches including one at the Comox Harbour. Hiking and walking trails are plentiful in the local area as are parks. Recreation centres offer many diverse activities including those that help us get in shape and stay in shape. Sporting clubs and leagues are numerous. Of course, the local scenery is world class with our ocean, mountains, forests and local glacial landmark.
Festivals take place throughout the year in the Comox Valley. Participate in well-known ones such as the Vancouver Island Music Festival or the Filberg Festival. Get tanked up at the BC Shellfish and Food Festival. Enjoy Nautical Days down by the Comox Marina. Watch the airshow at CFB Comox. Have fun at the Comox Valley Exhibition Fairgrounds. Be impressed with the annual Hot Rod and Custom Car Show and Shine and Rod Run. Enjoy the fireworks and symphony at the local air park.
The Social Scene
Take part in any number of events at the Sid Williams theatre. Indulge in the Food and Drink Festival each year at the Mount Washington Resort. Take your chances at our local casino. Visit our numerous watering holes for your favourite beverage. Listen to a variety of music types at local establishments. Get together for a coffee at any one of our Time Hortons. Have a picnic at a local park or beach. Or, simply drop by friends to engage in banter while having a BBQ and enjoying the fresh Pacific air.
Stop by the more than 100 restaurants in the local area. Pubs, cafes, Bistros, Coffee Bars, Grilles, Fast Food, Fine Dining, Taverns and many other local establishments dot the local landscape. Steak, Seafood, Locally Grown, Mexican, Pub Food, Korean, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, chain and local restaurants are all available to delight your palate. For “do it your selfers”, drop by the Comox Harbour and pick up some fresh fish or go to a local farmers market and buy locally grown fruit and vegetables.
While most of us in the Comox Valley are not rich or famous we sure know how to enjoy our Comox Valley luxury real estate market current listings.