Comox Valley Accessibility Guide
A Guide to Accessible Travel in the Comox Valley
The Vancouver Island Accessible Travel Guides are crafted by travellers with disabilities (both visible and invisible) to provide recommendations and share trip considerations. The information provided below is based on consultations with accessibility experts and first-hand experience at the time of their visit. The experiences will differ for each traveller and we hope this guide will ease some of the trip planning.
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From the Author
The Valley is comprised of three main communities: the city of Courtenay, the town of Comox, and the village of Cumberland. With the addition of Canadian Forces Base Comox, the neighbouring farming areas, plus popular Hornby and Denman Islands, the region is economically robust and busy. It is considered to be one of the best places to live anywhere, with its reputation as a utopia for outdoor recreation amidst natural wonders.
Surrounded by breathtaking forests, lakes, rivers, beaches and bays, with a stunning glacier for a backdrop, the area is a mecca for nature enthusiasts and all-around pursuers of the sweet life. Iconic wildlife such as orca and humpback whales, sea lions, bears and bald eagles all call this fertile region home. For folks looking for a slightly less outdoorsy experience, there’s much culture, entertainment and refinement on offer. From art galleries to craft distilleries, indigenous tours to summer festivals, delicious dining experiences and regional walking tours, there’s no shortage of good times to be had.
There are numerous ways to get to and from the Comox Valley. The main highway (19) connects south to Nanaimo and Victoria, and north to Campbell River. The older Island Highway (19A), serves the coastal communities of the Island’s east coast while a BC Ferries service runs from Comox to Powell River on the mainland. There are also multiple flights that operate from the Comox Valley Airport to various cities in western Canada. A seasonal float plane service runs between downtown Vancouver and Comox harbour. BC transit runs a local bus service throughout the region.