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 and now Vancouver Island’s largest Zipline. Don’t miss the Eagle’s Flight ZipTour featuring two spans that boast over 4000ft. long spans! Winter activities include alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snow tubing, 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.
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