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, Comox and Cumberland, 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.
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.
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 Cumberland 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 or Cumberland.
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As the battles intensified all across the Front in the first year of the Great War, a miracle occurred which was unexplainable. On Christmas Eve the guns fell silent and
As the battles intensified all across the Front in the first year of the Great War, a miracle occurred which was unexplainable. On Christmas Eve the guns fell silent and both sides crawled out of their trenches to greet each other as fellow soldiers instead of bitter enemies. The HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial’s exhibit on the Great War and the Christmas Truce runs through January 13 in our main hallway and inside the William Leslie Wing of the museum. Admission is by donation. Special Night in the Museum Movie Night screening of JOYEUX NOEL held every Wednesday evening in December at 7:00pm. Admission is by donation and seating is extremely limited. Reservations required. HAMM will be open Boxing Day 10:00am – 4:00pm. HAMM is now located in downtown Courtenay at 625 Cliffe Avenue (Tulio’s Plaza) with entrances at Cliffe Avenue or 6th Street.
All Day (Friday)
HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial
625 Cliffe Ave (behind Tulio's), Courtenay, BC
Downtown Courtenay will be filled with magic on Friday November 17th with the
(Friday) 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5th Street, Courtenay
Downtown Courtenay BIA
Don't miss a delightful kids program on the Mudsharks Patio from 5-8 pm with The Comox Valley Children's Choir, Magician Greg Ladret, Captain Thunderpants, local family band The Cassies and
Don’t miss a delightful kids program on the Mudsharks Patio from 5-8 pm with The Comox Valley Children’s Choir, Magician Greg Ladret, Captain Thunderpants, local family band The Cassies and much much more!
(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
224 4th St., Courtenay, BC
Pizza & Swimming Party Come dance, sing and swim to your favourite Taylor Swift songs. There will be fun dance offs, karaoke, Taylor Swift trivia and lip sync competitions. 2 hours
Pizza & Swimming Party
Come dance, sing and swim to your favourite Taylor Swift songs. There will be fun dance offs, karaoke, Taylor Swift trivia and lip sync competitions. 2 hours of fun – includes admission, snacks and pizza.
Ages: 7-12 year olds
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Comox Valley Aquatic Centre
377 Lerrwick Ave Courtenay , BC