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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Walking / Hiking / Running
TIckets: $35 each from Laughing Oyster Books, Bop City, and the CVCDA (237 Third Street). For more info call (250) 338-4288 • Food - Chili with salad, buns, dessert - Beer/Wine Tasting and
TIckets: $35 each from Laughing Oyster Books, Bop City, and the CVCDA (237 Third Street). For more info call (250) 338-4288
– Chili with salad, buns, dessert
– Beer/Wine Tasting and Liquor Sales on Site
40 Knots Vineyard and Gladstone Brewing
• Entertainment – Community Musicians and Performers
– Anela Kahiamoe
– ValDance Dancers
– Edwin Grieve & The Dukes Band
– Jacki Zbirun
– Georgia Straight Big Band
• Big Band Dance
– Live Music With Dance Floor
5:30 DOORS OPEN
6:15 DINNER WITH COMMUNITY MUSICIANS
GEORGIA STRAIGHT BIG BAND – DANCE FLOOR OPEN!
(Saturday) 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Florence Filberg Centre
411 Anderton Ave.
It’s pedal to the metal with XLR8 featuring Juno Award winner Johnny B. This five-man powerhouse band will amaze you with an energy charged set of classic rock favs
It’s pedal to the metal with XLR8 featuring Juno Award winner Johnny B. This five-man powerhouse band will amaze you with an energy charged set of classic rock favs delivering big sound, big lights and big drums with Juno Award winner Johnny B on the big kit!
(Saturday) 9:00 pm
Whistle Stop Pub
2355 Mansfield Dr., Courtenay, BC
The Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, boasts over 400 farms and some of the most stunning & abundant agricultural lands in the Province. It only gets better when you
The Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, boasts over 400 farms and some of the most stunning & abundant agricultural lands in the Province. It only gets better when you can explore it on two wheels during the 7th Annual Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour!
The Comox Valley Farm Tour allows cyclists of all skill levels and ages to experience the countryside of the region, as they discover the incredible array of progressive farms, producers and growers who proudly open their businesses to share best practices and showcase their products. Pick your pleasure — visit as many Tour Stops as you like and go at your own pace on this self-guided adventure.
(Sunday) 10:00 am
Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds
4839 Headquarters Rd, Courtenay
Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with this rockin’ journey through the greatest music in the history of our great country! Internationally acclaimed Canadian songbird Leisa Way has created magic with her newest
Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with this rockin’ journey through the greatest music in the history of our great country!
Internationally acclaimed Canadian songbird Leisa Way has created magic with her newest concert, Oh, Canada, We Sing For Thee! With over 80 performances booked from coast to coast in 2017, there is no finer way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Oh, Canada takes you on an exciting musical journey across this spectacular country with a cavalcade of hits from our greatest stars. Sing-along to Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Shania Twain, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Buffy Ste. Marie, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, The Guess Who, Ian & Sylvia, Neil Young, Don Messer, Bryan Adams, BTO and many more. The superb musicianship, and incredible storytelling make us all proud to be Canadian!
(Sunday) 7:00 pm
Sid Williams Theatre
442 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 2J2