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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The Valley's Recreation Centres are teaming up for a night of FUN! Meet at The LINC between 3:30-5:00pm and take The LINC bus, or arrange your own transportation! 11-16 years $8/drop-in (pre-registration not
The Valley’s Recreation Centres are teaming up for a night of FUN!
Meet at The LINC between 3:30-5:00pm and take The LINC bus, or arrange your own transportation!
$8/drop-in (pre-registration not required)
3:30-5:00pm – The LINC Youth Centre
pool, video games, hot dog eating contest
5:15-6:45pm – Comox Rec
indoor archery tag*, pizza
(Friday) 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The LINC Youth Centre
300 Old Island Highway Courtenay, BC V9N 3P2
Come taste some amazing brews - including some rarities - from Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks!
Come taste some amazing brews – including some rarities – from Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks!
(Friday) 4:00 pm - 11:59 pm
208 5th Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N1J6
A Valley local and ardent seeker of the truly authentic, Andrea writes with refreshing honesty. Inspired by her experiences and her interpretation of the human condition, she uses music to
A Valley local and ardent seeker of the truly authentic, Andrea writes with refreshing honesty. Inspired by her experiences and her interpretation of the human condition, she uses music to illuminate personal truth, conviction, and revelation through art.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1761 C Comox Ave, Comox
"Tereza Tomek (www.terezatomek.ca) is a Vancouver Island based songwriter who draws inspiration from great stories both real and imagined. She uses colourful characters, vivid imagery,
“Tereza Tomek (www.terezatomek.ca) is a Vancouver Island based songwriter who draws inspiration from great stories both real and imagined. She uses colourful characters, vivid imagery, and a good dose of humour to bring unique tales to life. Tereza has been on the road sharing her songs at festivals, bars, cafes, and house concerts across Canada and beyond for 6 years. She is currently working on her second full-length album, Don’t Tell Me What to Do.”
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roy's Towne Pub
4000 South Island Highway