It’s time to fall for the Comox Valley! When the air becomes crisp, nothing beats the warmth that local hospitality provides in one of the many eating, drinking or shopping establishments dotted across this beautiful Valley. Fall farm to table, unique harvest ales, fantastic wine and distillery tours await. Take in a great event before winter arrives, or head to 5th Street in downtown Courtenay to get a head start on your Christmas gift buying. The options for fall fun are plentiful, here’s a sample:
1) Book a wildlife viewing tour
2) Go mountain biking in the Cumberland Forest
3) Get your Christmas shopping done early in Comox and Courtenay
4) See the arrival of the trumpter swans that winter here
5) Enjoy a new season of entertainment at the Sid Williams Theatre
6) Visit tasting rooms at local wineries, distilleries & breweries
7) Bring the kids to the u-pick pumpkin patches and festive farms
8) Check out the local museums on a rainy day
9) Visit farm tour stops from the Comox Valley Growers Guide
10) Enjoy music & craft events such as the Cumberland’s Foggy Mountain Fair
This exhibit focuses on the
This exhibit focuses on the stories of Canadians, many of which were from British Columbia, who fought and died during the Great War in Europe. Admission is by donation. HAMM is open Tuesday – Saturday 10-4. Exhibit runs from May 16 – August 30. Free 2 hour parking is located across the street on Cliffe Ave. For more information visit our website or stop by our museum during regular hours.
(Thursday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial
625 Cliffe Ave (behind Tulio's), Courtenay, BC
The Pearl Ellis Gallery will
The Pearl Ellis Gallery will kick off its 39th summer season with its 12th Members People’s Choice Awards Show and Sale. The show runs from June 27 to July 22.
After looking at the beautiful art that will be on display for sale the public and membership is welcome to vote on their favorite piece The Members show will showcase a variety of painting, fabric art and sculpture representing many fine artists in the Comox Valley. The winner will receive gift certificates from Whyte’s framing and Benjamin Moore Paints.. As well the second and third place winners will receive gift certificates from Benjamin Moore Paints. The winners will be drawn on Saturday July 15 and announced in the paper and on our web-site.
Please come to our Reception which will be held on Saturday July 8 from 1 to 4. and talk with the many artists represented and sample some tasty treats.
(Thursday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pearl Ellis Gallery
1729 Comox Ave Courtenay, BC V9m3M2
“Veins / Listen / Cul-de-sac” is an installation
“Veins / Listen / Cul-de-sac” is an installation by inter-disciplinary artist Rita McKeough composed of lands the artist is deeply concerned about. This exhibition offers an immersion in a landscape where the paradox between a healthy natural world and human systems of capitalism, production, consumption can be contemplated.
The thematic program consists of exhibitions, an artist talk, an electronics Make Art Project workshop , and a creative residency supported by partnering organizations North Island College Fine Arts Department and the McLoughlin Gardens Society.
(Thursday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Comox Valley Art Gallery
580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay , BC
Visit our West Coast inspired
Visit our West Coast inspired Tasting Room to sample and purchase our wines. Browse one-of-a kind artwork by local artists and photographer Amanda O’Brennan, and choose from a selection of local honeys and wine related giftware.
(Thursday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm