parks and beaches
Comox Valley Events
Vancouver Island Music
Lots to do in the Comox Valley
The historic Filberg Lodge on Comox
Harbour will captivate you with its beautifully landscaped waterfront
gardens, charming Herb Gardens, and the Tla wa sints guy a las Totem
Pole. Filberg Lodge hosts the annual Filberg
Festival every summer on the August 1st long weekend, when hundreds
of British Columbia's best artists and performers
display their artwork, their crafts and their music.
A three day event held annually in the Comox Valley,
the Vancouver Island Music Fest
is becoming one of the premier summer music festivals in British
The Comox Valley boasts three excellent museums.
Some of the best saltwater fishing on the island,
particularly for salmon, can be found in the waters of the Strait of
Georgia north of the Puntledge River Estuary between Courtenay and
Comox, and off of Cape Lazo, King Coho, and Bates Beach. The valley's
lakes and rivers are also
superb flyfishing waters.
The protected, nutrient rich waters off the east
coast of Vancouver Island provide an astonishingly rich display of
underwater life - scuba divers won't be disappointed!
Golfers can tee off at their choice of
6 year-round golf courses and 3 seasonal courses.
The Comox Valley abounds with parks and beaches. Strathcona Park,
Vancouver Island's largest and British Columbia's oldest, provincial
park and Seal Bay Regional Nature Park to name just two.
The Comox Valley comes alive in winter with world-class skiing at Mt. Washington
Alpine Resort, located 19 miles (31 km) west of Hwy 19 at
Courtenay. Mount Washington (elevation 5,216 feet/1590 m) has long been
known for having good snow conditions
from early in winter to well past Easter. The snow here is often deeper
than anywhere else in British Columbia, and occasionally anywhere else
the world! In 1995, Mt. Washington had more snow than any other ski
in the world. This accounts, in part, for Mt. Washington being the
second-busiest winter recreation destination in British Columbia,
behind Whistler/Blackcomb. Mt Washington also provides excellent
hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in summer, or you can
simply make the 40-minute trip to Mt. Washington to ride the chair lift
and enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding area.
Wine lovers may be interested on touring local wineries in the Comox Valley.
See our Things to do with the Kids page for specific
suggestions about Kid
Activities in the Comox Valley.