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Things to Do With Kids in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, BC

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There are plenty of things to keep kids of all ages entertained close to our family-friendly B&B in the Comox Valley. Below are a sampling of suggestions for activities and events of particular interest to children:

fun on the beach
Water Fun:

1. Enjoy a day on a sandy beach. Miracle Beach Provicial Park (just off highway 19A in Black Creek) offers a perfect place for kids to run along the     shoreline, explore tidal pools or build a sand castle between refreshing dips in the ocean.

2. Have a run through twisting sprinklers at a water park at the Lewis Park Recreation Centre in Courtenay.on a hot summer day.

3. Make a splash at the Aqauatic Centre wave pool - agreat diversion for the kids on those occasional rainy days when the beaches are deserted.

4. Have a refreshing swim at one of the many swimming holes along the Puntledge or Tsloum Rivers. Popular spots include Stolton Falls and Nymph Falls.

elasmosaur at Courtenay museum

1. Courtenay Museum Explore the prehistoric past of the Comox Valley and see the Elasmosaur fossil. The museum offers guided field trips in the summer to local riverside shale beds where you can dig for your own fossils.
2. Cumberland Museum: Experience Cumberland's mining history in the replica coal mine.
3. Comox Airforce Museum: Aviation history, with permanent exhibits reflecting the heritage, customs and traditions of Canada's Air Force. Historic aircraft are preserved at the museum's Heritage Air Park, including the recently restored H-21 Piasecki Flying Banana. The restoration of a WWII Spitfire is the museum's current project.

Filberg festival
Festivals and Events which include special kids activities and entertainment:

1. The Filberg Lodge and Park has a chilren's petting zoo open throughout the summer as well as beautifully landscaped waterfront gardens, a teahouse and the Tla wa sints guy a las Totem Pole. The park 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. The festival has a chilren's play area and performances by children's entertainers.

2. Island Music Fest: A three day event held every July in the Comox Valley, the Vancouver Island Music Fest is becoming one of the premier summer music festivals in British Columbia. A family event, the festival attracts people of all ages. Face painting and a kid's entertainment area make this event a fun place for kids.

3. Comox Nautical Days: Every summer on the August 1st long weekend Marina Park in Comox comes alive with arts and craft vendors, food booths, live music, events like the parade, the "build, bail and sail" contest and the closing fireworks display. Kid will enjoy the park's playground as well as features such as a "Bouncerama" brought in for the occasion.

4. The Comox Valley Fall Fair: Lots of opportunity for family fun at this community fair with agricultural focus held every year at the end of August. Hobbies, crafts, arts, music, food, farm animals, pets, old antique tractors and farm machinery, 4H club displays, etc...

5. Kids Fest:  Children's performers, interactive on site activities, and community displays...and more. Kids Fest provides quality entertainment and activities for children and their families for an admission price of only $2 per person with children 2 and under being admitted at no charge. Great entertainers, games and activities for kids of all ages!

For festival dates, times and locations, see our Comox Valley Events page. 

Horne Lake Caves
More Fun Ideas

Miracle Beach Adventure Mini Golf: Located at the junction of Highway 19A and Miracle Beach Road in Black Creek. 18 holes of fun for children and adults alike.

The "Wacky Woods":  The antithesis of a commercial tourist attraction, this whimsical place is known to local residents but is not on any tourist map. Located just south of Buckley Bay in the woods just off the trail into the Ship's Point bird sanctuary. A local folk artist who lives adjacent to the woods has created a wonderland of  surprises in, on and around the trees using everyday discarded articles. Trees sporting faucets, giant rope spider webs, way-stations with plaques citing quotations from Thoreau. Perhaps best of all, it's free!

Coal Hills BMX Track:  BMX race track located in Cumberland on Dunsmuir Avenue next to the Village Park. Open daily except during official races. More on Biking in he Comox Valley.

Horne Lake Caves:  The turnoff to Horne Lake Provicial Park from Highway 19 is located about 30 minutes south of the Comox Valley. Those new to spelunking will enjoy the beginner level 90-minute family tours into Riverbend Cave. These are conducted daily from 10 am to 5 pm during July and August. This tour is designed to teach the geology of the caves while exploring the larger and easier passageways. Available without reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. More information at: Horne Lake Cave Tours .

...on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia...

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