Explore the Comox Valley
The Comox Valley hosts communities that inspire creativity, tempts taste buds, and fires the imagination of adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. Centrally situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island, the Comox Valley faces the sea, embraces the mountains and showcases all that the natural environment has to offer. The Comox Valley is comprised of three communities, the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, and the Village of Cumberland, including surrounding rural farm areas. The Valley area (includes the communities of Merville, Black Creek, Saratoga, Royston, Fanny Bay, Union Bay, Komox First nation and Denman and Hornby Islands) is home to over 65,000 residents who find each of these communities to be diverse and very unique, offering the charms of small town living but with urban flair and taste.
From full on adventure to blissful relaxation, you are sure to find the experience of a lifetime here in the Comox Valley. Picture yourself carving down an alpine ski run with an ocean view, Nordic skiing through an ancient forest, or scuba diving in crystal clear waters. You can mountain bike or hike along one of the many river systems in the area, paddle the many kilometres of stunning shorelines or tee off at one of many scenic golf courses. If festivals are the kind of fun you are looking for, the local Comox Valley festivals take place throughout the year, and celebrate everything from music and shellfish, to fine art and aviation.
If you are looking for relaxation and pampering look no further. You are able to enjoy a day of arts and culture at one of the many museums, art galleries, and artists’ studios, or you can choose to curl up on the beach with a favourite book. Are you more of a connoisseur? Then you can tour the local wineries and distilleries or sample what’s on tap at the growing number of craft breweries. Visit one of our many diverse restaurants exemplifying the farm to fork and tide to table culinary tradition, with menus featuring the freshest of seasonally local ingredients. So please come browse the many boutique shops, enjoy a cappuccino at a sidewalk cafe and book a much deserved spa treatment, you deserve our best.
The Comox Valley offers four seasons of fantastic experiences for visitors to enjoy.
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Sample the very best of the Comox Valley on this convenient and eco-friendly alternate transportation. Feel the wind in your hair and smell the sea breeze as you tour waterfront
Sample the very best of the Comox Valley on this convenient and eco-friendly alternate transportation. Feel the wind in your hair and smell the sea breeze as you tour waterfront trails and beautiful forests throughout our island wonderland.
October 10 (Thursday) 9:00 am - December 31 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm
Explore basic drawing techniques with artist Clive Powsey. Learn to accurately draw what you see with line and then render light and shade on form with shading and hatching. Informal
Explore basic drawing techniques with artist Clive Powsey. Learn to accurately draw what you see with line and then render light and shade on form with shading and hatching. Informal perspective and measuring of angles and proportions will be considered. Planar drawing, modular drawing, and shading and separating the effect of local colour from light and shade on form will also be covered. Subject matter will include still life, architecture, machinery, the face and the figure (including drawing from life). Instructor: Clive Powsey
Note: Request a supply list when registering.
GENI 1410 | Oct 15 – Nov 19 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | $169
October 15 (Tuesday) 6:30 pm - November 19 (Tuesday) 8:30 pm
North Island College
2300 Ryan Road
The Opening event will be held Friday, November 1st from 3:00PM - 5:00 PM. The CV/Arts Annual exhibit runs November thru May each season, and submissions are open to all artists
The Opening event will be held Friday, November 1st from 3:00PM – 5:00 PM.
The CV/Arts Annual exhibit runs November thru May each season, and submissions are open to all artists in the catchment of the airport, which is everywhere north of Parksville.
“Living on Vancouver Island, we are blessed with magical surroundings, a vibrant community and vast creativity”, states Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director of Comox Valley Arts. “We are fortunate to have the Comox Airport place a high priority on showcasing the talented artists in this area.”
(Sunday) 4:00 am
Comox Valley Airport
1250 Knight Rd, Comox
VanIsle Wine and Beer Makers
West Coast Water Sports
Explore the beautiful Comox Lake this Summer and come to West Coast Water Sports and choose from our wide selection of rentals, including stand up paddle boards, kayaks & canoes. New this summer, we have group hammock racks on paddle boards, with room for up to 4 people. Yes, hammocks on the water!