Explore classic coastal temperate rainforest on mountain bike, or make your way through ancient crystal caverns on a cave excursion, as the Comox Valley’s alpine to ocean geography offers adventures to suit every age, skill and budget. Read more about outdoor adventures in the Comox Valley below or click here to book a guided tour!
The Island’s Best View, Mount Washington Alpine Resort
A full-service, year-round resort with astounding alpine to ocean views, Mount Washington boasts some of the deepest snowfalls in North America. In winter, the mountain offers 1,700 acres of terrain. In summer, enjoy scenic chairlift rides to the top of the mountain where family-friendly hiking trails provide easy access to the stunning panorama and the rush of the Island’s only lift-accessed downhill mountain bike park. Opening in 2019 – Mount Washington ZipTour. Experience 2.3 km of stunning alpine-ocean scenery in a whole new and thrilling way!
One of BC’s Best Mountain Biking Destinations
The Comox Valley’s extensive mountain bike trails draw riders from near and far. The trail network is surrounded by massive forests and offers masterfully crafted trails for all abilities. At the Mount Washington Alpine Resort’s Bike Park, riders can choose from a range of epic expert runs to easy beginner trails. Take a tour with a local bike guide or visit the many bike shops for rental bikes and insider tips only the local riders know!
Road Biking Paradise
From multi-day Sip & Savour Tours to three-hour Wine & Chocolate rides, the regions meandering, rider-friendly country roads are dotted with a multitude of farm and wineries and offers the perfect pairing for road riders of all ages and fitness levels. The annual Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour allows cyclists behind the scenes access to numerous farms, wineries and other food & beverage producers.
Alpine to Ocean Hiking
From the rugged wilderness areas, glaciers, snowfields and mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park to coastal walks in the Seal Bay Nature Park, the Comox Valley is a paradise of extensive provincial and regional parks for adventure hikers or for those looking for a casual stroll through stunning pristine BC wilderness.
Cave Adventure Tours
Explore extensive subterranean cave playgrounds with marble passages and crystal caverns at Horne Lake caves. Climb an underground waterfall, slide down ramps and ladders with an optional squeeze through the “wormhole”.
Go for the Green
The Comox Valley is home to 7 popular golf courses, including the acclaimed Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community a past host of the Canadian PGA Qualifier. Many courses are open year-round attracting visitors from other parts of Canada and the U.S seeking greens in the winter months.
A kaleidoscope of thousands of dazzling lights illuminate the gardens with enchantment. Captivating highlights include towering conifers, cherry blossom trees, weeping willows, evergreens, shimmering tulips, illuminated grasses and 10ft tall
A kaleidoscope of thousands of dazzling lights illuminate the gardens with enchantment. Captivating highlights include towering conifers, cherry blossom trees, weeping willows, evergreens, shimmering tulips, illuminated grasses and 10ft tall Dandelions all aglow with magic.
In the spirit of the season, from December 2019 to February 2020, the Kingfisher’s impressive dazzling garden light display is FREE by donation.
All Day (Sunday)
Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa
4330 Island Hwy S, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R9
The Opening event will be held Friday, November 1st from 3:00PM - 5:00 PM. The CV/Arts Annual exhibit runs November thru May each season, and submissions are open to all artists
The Opening event will be held Friday, November 1st from 3:00PM – 5:00 PM.
The CV/Arts Annual exhibit runs November thru May each season, and submissions are open to all artists in the catchment of the airport, which is everywhere north of Parksville.
“Living on Vancouver Island, we are blessed with magical surroundings, a vibrant community and vast creativity”, states Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director of Comox Valley Arts. “We are fortunate to have the Comox Airport place a high priority on showcasing the talented artists in this area.”
(Sunday) 4:00 am
Comox Valley Airport
1250 Knight Rd, Comox
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The Gardens on Anderton
Vancouver Island Mountain Centre
The Vancouver Island Mountain Centre at Mount Washington caters to all group types. Located just 30 minutes from the Comox Valley, the facilities are large enough to accommodate 40 people. All you need to do is round up your group and we provide the accommodation, meeting space and outdoor programs.