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 and 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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Come experience the HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial's (HAMM's) summer exhibit A SAILOR'S SKETCHBOOK now showing in the main corridor of the museum in the Courtenay Mall at 625 Cliffe
Come experience the HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial’s (HAMM’s) summer exhibit A SAILOR’S SKETCHBOOK now showing in the main corridor of the museum in the Courtenay Mall at 625 Cliffe Avenue, Downtown Courtenay. On display are examples of war correspondent illustrations, propaganda and training posters of the First and Second World Wars, examples of trench art, fun doodles, and learn about maritime tattoos. Admission is free but donations gladly accepted. Summer hours (June 1-August 31) Monday – Saturday 10-5. Winter hours (September 1 – May 31) Tuesday – Saturday 10-4. For more information, parking suggestions (including handicap access) please call the museum during business hours at 250-897-4611.
15 (Monday) 10:00 am - 20 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial
625 Cliffe Ave (behind Tulio\\\\\\\'s), Courtenay, BC
Known for its intimate scale and warm hospitality, the Readers & Writers Festival is dedicated to bringing together the best BC writers with their devoted readers in a beautiful natural
Known for its intimate scale and warm hospitality, the Readers & Writers Festival is dedicated to bringing together the best BC writers with their devoted readers in a beautiful natural setting.
- 2019 Lineup
(Thursday) 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Denman Island, BC