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Adventures and Relaxation

Situated halfway up the east coast of Vancouver Island, the Comox Valley faces the sea and embraces the mountains. Whether on water or land there are plenty of adventures for all ages and opportunities to relax.

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Comox Valley

The Town of Comox, City of Courtenay and Village of Cumberland are all within 20 minutes of each other located in the Comox Valley. Carve down an alpine ski run with an ocean view, scuba dive in crystal clear waters, mountain bike or hike along one of the many river systems, tee off at one of many scenic golf courses or take in a festival.  Click here to check out some of the things you can do in the Comox Valley.

Sip and savour the Comox Valley’s culinary abundance. From local craft beer, award winning wines and spirits, and farm-to-fork cuisine, the Comox Valley will provide your taste buds with a true local culinary experience.

This area is rich in marine mammals within a short boat ride from the Comox Valley. Many varieties of whales pass through the Valley’s water including orcas and humpback whales. In addition to whales, you may spot a range of seabirds, pacific white sided dolphins, steller sea lions, golden and bald eagles.

Campbell River

By air, land and sea, you’ll find adventure at every turn in Campbell River which is located approximately 45 minutes from Comox.  Click here itinerary ideas for every interest.

Lose yourself in nature and the overwhelming power of the Elk Falls from the swinging suspension bridge above. After the waterfall, wander through the six kilometres of serene old growth forest trails and feel dwarfed by the sky-high trees. Click here for more of Campbell River’s top 10 things to do.

Campbell River has earned the nickname “Salmon Capital of the World” because the waters are home to all five species of salmon. Using a local guide is the best way to get the most out of your fishing experience, as they will provide you with all the gear needed and take you around to all the local hotspots.

Experienced local operators will take you to remote inlets to view grizzly bears in their natural habitat. Watch from viewing platforms as bears fish for salmon and forge along the shores for food. On the ride to the inlet, your boat will weave through the Discovery Islands searching for marine wildlife such as orcas, humpbacks and dolphins.

The Saratoga Speedway provides family-friendly entertainment and activities. Get a ride in a monster truck, race a go-cart or watch the action at a Crash to Pass race featuring everything from travel trailers to boats!

Parksville Qualicum Beach

With amazing sandy beaches, picture postcard views, world-class biking and hiking trails, salt-tinged ocean air, and the small-town charm, click here to find out why you should visit Parksville Qualicum Beach.