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.
Come experience the HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial's (HAMM's) summer exhibit A SAILOR'S SKETCHBOOK now showing in the main corridor of the museum in the Courtenay Mall at 625 Cliffe
Come experience the HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial’s (HAMM’s) summer exhibit A SAILOR’S SKETCHBOOK now showing in the main corridor of the museum in the Courtenay Mall at 625 Cliffe Avenue, Downtown Courtenay. On display are examples of war correspondent illustrations, propaganda and training posters of the First and Second World Wars, examples of trench art, fun doodles, and learn about maritime tattoos. Admission is free but donations gladly accepted. Summer hours (June 1-August 31) Monday – Saturday 10-5. Winter hours (September 1 – May 31) Tuesday – Saturday 10-4. For more information, parking suggestions (including handicap access) please call the museum during business hours at 250-897-4611.
15 (Monday) 10:00 am - 20 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial
625 Cliffe Ave (behind Tulio\\\\\\\'s), Courtenay, BC
In 1991, beloved Irish movie The Commitments was released. 5 years later, a teenager left her small island home to travel around Europe. Coincidence? Absolutely. Or was it…Driven by her
In 1991, beloved Irish movie The Commitments was released. 5 years later, a teenager left her small island home to travel around Europe. Coincidence? Absolutely. Or was it…Driven by her long-standing obsession with music and pop-culture, Devost delivers a personal yet universal tale of an addictive allure to daydreaming, the serendipity of youth and travel and an ever present longing to be something more.
(Wednesday) 8:30 pm
Painted Door Theatre
4305 Central Rd, Hornby Island
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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.