The Comox Valley is Vancouver Island’s true winter destination. With a resort boasting one of North America’s deepest snowpacks right at the Valley’s doorstep, you can bet that winter time means fun-time for locals and visitors alike. Winter isn’t all about snow play however, even with phenomenal skiing and boarding only 30 minutes away, a green Comox Valley offers visitors an opportunity to play a bucket list favourite year-round golf!
Treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa treatment, browse for gifts in art galleries and boutiques, visit the indoor Comox Valley Farmers’ Market, check out one of eight museums, experience crystal clear visibility scuba diving or enjoy festive window displays in downtown shopping areas. To discover the glory of a Comox Valley winter, try some of these options for winter fun:
1) Experience spectacular scuba diving in one of the world’s cleanest marine environments
2) Schuss the slopes at Mount Washington on skis or snowboard
3) Check out over 55 miles of pristine cross-country trails at Mount Washington’s Raven Lodge
4) Treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa treatment
5) Tour the festive window displays in the Downtown shopping areas
6) Browse local art galleries and gift shops
7) Check out one of our eight museums
8) Visit the indoor Comox Valley Farmers’ Market and sample local produce
9) Challenge yourself on one of the year-round golf courses
10) Celebrate the winter season at Comox Valley WinterFest
This exhibit focuses on the
This exhibit focuses on the stories of Canadians, many of which were from British Columbia, who fought and died during the Great War in Europe. Admission is by donation. HAMM is open Tuesday – Saturday 10-4. Exhibit runs from May 16 – August 30. Free 2 hour parking is located across the street on Cliffe Ave. For more information visit our website or stop by our museum during regular hours.
(Thursday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial
625 Cliffe Ave (behind Tulio's), Courtenay, BC
The Pearl Ellis Gallery will
The Pearl Ellis Gallery will kick off its 39th summer season with its 12th Members People’s Choice Awards Show and Sale. The show runs from June 27 to July 22.
After looking at the beautiful art that will be on display for sale the public and membership is welcome to vote on their favorite piece The Members show will showcase a variety of painting, fabric art and sculpture representing many fine artists in the Comox Valley. The winner will receive gift certificates from Whyte’s framing and Benjamin Moore Paints.. As well the second and third place winners will receive gift certificates from Benjamin Moore Paints. The winners will be drawn on Saturday July 15 and announced in the paper and on our web-site.
Please come to our Reception which will be held on Saturday July 8 from 1 to 4. and talk with the many artists represented and sample some tasty treats.
(Thursday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pearl Ellis Gallery
1729 Comox Ave Courtenay, BC V9m3M2
“Veins / Listen / Cul-de-sac” is an installation
“Veins / Listen / Cul-de-sac” is an installation by inter-disciplinary artist Rita McKeough composed of lands the artist is deeply concerned about. This exhibition offers an immersion in a landscape where the paradox between a healthy natural world and human systems of capitalism, production, consumption can be contemplated.
The thematic program consists of exhibitions, an artist talk, an electronics Make Art Project workshop , and a creative residency supported by partnering organizations North Island College Fine Arts Department and the McLoughlin Gardens Society.
(Thursday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Comox Valley Art Gallery
580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay , BC
Visit our West Coast inspired
Visit our West Coast inspired Tasting Room to sample and purchase our wines. Browse one-of-a kind artwork by local artists and photographer Amanda O’Brennan, and choose from a selection of local honeys and wine related giftware.
(Thursday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm