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 Talk N Tunes show is hosted by Doug Biggs & Anela Kahiamoe. Each week features a special guest and combines interview questions with musical performance. Learn more about musicians' musical influences,
The Talk N Tunes show is hosted by Doug Biggs & Anela Kahiamoe. Each week features a special guest and combines interview questions with musical performance. Learn more about musicians’ musical influences, claims to fame, and personal and professional experiences. You always learn something you didn’t know!
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm
High Tide Public House
268 5th Street, Courtenay, BC
Join fellow record enthusiasts for Vinyl Club at Cornerstone! Our friends at Stack Shack Records will be hosting! So bring a record to join in the fun and get in the
Join fellow record enthusiasts for Vinyl Club at Cornerstone!
Our friends at Stack Shack Records will be hosting! So bring a record to join in the fun and get in the groove.
$5 beers, good times, and great music.
ABOUT VINYL CLUB
The idea for Vinyl Club came from a shared love of vinyl. Our goal is to help promote vinyl as a medium that will never be obsolete, and provide a place for vinyl enthusiasts to get together, have drinks, and listen to records.
Bring a record to play, to swap, or to simply make others envious!
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cornerstone Cafe & Taphouse
208 5th Street, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N1J6
Hiłt̕sist̕a’a̱m (The Copper Will Be Fixed) is an exhibition of diverse work, created by Indigenous artists and cultural carriers, living on the west coast and Vancouver Island. The participants have responded
Hiłt̕sist̕a’a̱m (The Copper Will Be Fixed) is an exhibition of diverse work, created by Indigenous artists and cultural carriers, living on the west coast and Vancouver Island. The participants have responded to the impact of the Potlatch Ban and its reinstatement on their lives, families, communities,
art-making and cultural practices.
This exhibition is part of the convergent program Potlatch 67–67: The Potlatch Ban – Then And Now, produced by the Kumugwe Cultural Society, led by Cultural Carrier Nagezdi, Rob Everson Hereditary Chief of the Gigalgam Walas Kwaguł and Guest Curator Lee Everson, in collaboration with the Comox Valley Art Gallery.
(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Comox Valley Art Gallery
580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay , BC