Always On Outdoor
Even as the leaves change colour and fall to the ground, there’s still so many outdoor adventures to be experienced in the Comox Valley – so don’t hide away inside just yet! Outdoor fun is always on with local tours, events, and activities including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, marine wildlife viewing, and much more. So be adventurous this fall and let your outdoor spirit shine on.
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Whether you want to charter a fishing boat, paddle a kayak or SUP board around the waters of the Comox Bay, Mountain Bike handbuilt trails, take a Whale or Bear watching tour or just tour the local wineries, breweries, meaderies and distilleries, you will find it all here in the Comox Valley. – View tours
The Comox Valley has 53 parks to explore, more than 25 marked beach accesses and many kilometres of maintained trails on which horseback riders, cyclists, hikers and pet walkers can easily connect with nature.
One of BC’s Best Mountain Bike Destinations!
The Comox Valley’s extensive mountain bike trails draw riders from near and far. At the Mount Washington Alpine Resort’s Bike Park, riders can choose from a range of epic expert runs to easy beginner trails. The trail network is surrounded by massive forests and offers masterfully-crafted trails for all abilities.
The Comox Valley is one of the most beautiful settings in the world for outdoor recreation, and when you consider the amount of water surrounding us, it’s no wonder that the sport of sailing attracts so many enthusiasts to our area. Whether you want to learn to sail with Compass Adventures, or charter your own sailboat and enjoy and afternoon on the water with Desolation Sound Yacht Charters, the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre can help you plan your day on the sea.
Hop aboard the Scenic Chairlift ride at Mount Washington Alpine Resort and take in the stunning views of the Salish Seas and Strathcona Park. The Scenic Chairlift ride is an adventure for every member of the family.
If you are a diving enthusiast, then the Comox Valley is the place for you. Dive with Six Gill Sharks off Hornby Island in the Summer, take a beach dive off Singing Sands Beach to a 70 foot sailboard wreck that is home to huge lingcod, octopus, rockfish and even an occasional lumpsucker. You can even learn to dive from one of the many dive shops in the area.
Kayak, SUP Rentals
A great way to explore the many rivers, lakes and the ocean bays is by Kayak, Canoe or SUP where you can quietly glide along sighting wildlife such as deer, seals, various birds and other wildlife. If you don’t have your own, you can easily rent one or take a guided tour from one of our many shops.
The Comox Valley and surrounding region has some of best fishing that beautiful BC has to offer! Novice and expert anglers alike can enjoy the salty breeze with guided ocean fishing charters, spend a relaxing day on a nearby river, or take in the tranquility of the one of region’s serene lakes. Don’t have your own gear and want to give it a try? The Vancouver Island Visitor Centre offers Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s Rod Loan program where you can borrow a spinning rod (or 2 or 3!) and tackle for FREE to try your luck on the water. For freshwater fishing tips, tricks, where-to’s and how-to’s, visit gofishbc.com.