It’s easy to put a smile on your child’s face with a Comox Valley vacation. Families will find plenty to keep them occupied in the Comox Valley year-round, both indoors and out.
Do you have a geology or paleontology enthusiast in your family? Explore a replica coal mine in Cumberland or learn about our prehistoric past by taking a field trip with the Courtenay Museum to dig for fossils. Over 8 museums in the region capture the diverse history of the region.
Recreation Centres & Pools
Check out the local recreation centres in Courtenay and Comox which each offer year-round kids programs including sailing, camping, art classes, theatre, climbing, dance, martial arts and more! Make a splash at the Courtenay wave pool or run through twisting sprinklers at a water park on a hot summer day. A children’s water park can be found at the Comox Marina.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Head for the hills – Mount Washington‘s summer activities include scenic chairlift rides, bungee trampoline, mini and disc golf; mountain biking, while Winter activities include alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, as well as an excellent Snow School.
Parks and Trails
Explore the area’s many regional and provincial parks and trails including Paradise Meadows at Strathcona Provincial Park, the oldest provincial park in BC, and Miracle Beach Provincial Park. Many municipal parks offer a range of playgrounds and dog-friendly areas. View a map of the parks and playing fields in Comox.
Take a family picnic to Kye Bay, Kin Beach, Goose Spit or Tribune Bay. Kayak, Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP) and canoes are available for rent from several local providers that will drop these off to you; a great way to enjoy the regions extensive shoreline. Courtenay and Comox also boast free water parks for a fun way to cool off.
Other Fun Activities
Play a round of mini-golf at Miracle Beach Mini Golf, or go go-carting while in the area at Saratoga Speedway. Or try Foot Golf at Crown Isle Resort; a soccer ball based family fun activity. Take your board for a spin at one of the outdoor skateboard parks located in Courtenay.
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Crime writer Peter Robinson will visit the Courtenay Library this May for a talk, reading, and Q&A. Peter Robinson is the award-winning author of the Inspector Banks series, which has sold
Crime writer Peter Robinson will visit the Courtenay Library this May for a talk, reading, and Q&A.
Peter Robinson is the award-winning author of the Inspector Banks series, which has sold over 10 million copies, and was the source of the ITV television series, DCI Banks.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
300 6th Street, Courtenay, BC
Logging was the motor and engine of the Comox Valley economy between the 1860s and the 1960s. Practically everyone in the valley was drawn into it somehow, directly or indirectly. Richard
Logging was the motor and engine of the Comox Valley economy between the 1860s and the 1960s. Practically everyone in the valley was drawn into it somehow, directly or indirectly.
Richard Mackie will tap into a rich seam of stories — humourous, profound, and suggestive — of a century when the valley’s old growth forests sustained the communities of Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, and Merville.
Advance tickets are strongly recommended
(Thursday) 7:00 pm
Courtenay and District Museum
207 Fourth Street, Courtenay, BC
Triple Heat Parent Advisory Society is excited to present its 4th Annual Solo Showcase. This show will feature the talents of Triple Heat solo dancers. On the stage you will see
Triple Heat Parent Advisory Society is excited to present its 4th Annual Solo Showcase.
This show will feature the talents of Triple Heat solo dancers. On the stage you will see a variety of dance styles such as hip hop, tap, song & dance, ballet, lyrical and contemporary. You will also see award winning soloist and provincial reps from dancers as young as 7 to 18.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Sid Williams Theatre
442 Cliffe Avenue,
Marty Steele is Nanaimo's most versatile and busiest keyboard artist, having played at almost every venue possible in the Hub City during the last 6 years, as well as the
Marty Steele is Nanaimo’s most versatile and busiest keyboard artist, having played at almost every venue possible in the Hub City during the last 6 years, as well as the Victoria Jazz Festival with his own original jazz group NAVICA, the Chemainus Jazz Festival with the MARTYS, the Marine Festival in Nanaimo with both groups and of course, his Jimmy Smith Tribute Band. Steele is a renowned bandleader, soloist, accompanist, and the undisputed master of the left-hand keyboard bass, his explosive energy on stage helps create magical musical moments.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm
Avalanche Bar & Grill
275 8th Street,
Georgia Straight Jazz Society