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Things to Do With Kids in the Comox
Valley, Vancouver Island, BC
Copes` Islander Oceanfront
Bed and Breakfast
1484 Wilkinson Rd, Comox, BC
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:
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.
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.
|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
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
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.
|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
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 .
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