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Things To Do In The Comox Valley

From Full on Adventure to Blissful Relaxation…

The Comox Valley is Vancouver Island’s adventure and culinary destination. Picture yourself carving down an alpine ski run with an ocean view, Nordic skiing through an ancient forest, or scuba diving in crystal clear waters. You can mountain bike or hike along one of the many river systems in the area, paddle the many kilometres of stunning shorelines or tee off at one of many scenic golf courses. If festivals are the kind of fun you are looking for, the local Comox Valley festivals take place throughout the year, and celebrate everything from music and shellfish, to fine art and aviation.

The Comox Valley offers four seasons of fantastic experiences for visitors to enjoy!

Water Activities

The Comox Valley is bordered by the Strait of Georgia and hosts the renowned Comox Lake, fed by the Comox Glacier. Rivers weave through the valley with the largest one being the Puntledge. There's plenty of ways to enjoy life on the water - from kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding, to fishing for prized salmon and other species, and an array of wildlife that call these waters home. 

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Winter Activities

The Comox Valley is Vancouver Island’s true winter destination. Ski one of North America’s deepest snow bases at Mount Washington Alpine Resort, treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa treatment, browse for gifts in art galleries and boutiques, visit the indoor Comox Valley Farmers’ Market, check out some of the area museums, experience crystal clear visibility scuba diving, challenge yourself on a year round golf course, enjoy festive window displays in the downtown shopping areas and don’t forget to book a winter marine wildlife viewing tour!

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For The Foodies

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. Read more about culinary offerings below or call the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre to find out more about upcoming tours!

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Heritage, Arts & Culture

Come celebrate the diverse heritage of the regain awaiting your discovery in one of the many museums in the Comox Valley. Explore the cultural treasures of the K’ómoks People for a fascinating glimpse into the First Nations culture, relive the past at our local palaeontology centre offering an amazing historical snapshot of the region thousands of years ago, dive into the history of early pioneering life or take flight and learn about the local aviation history.

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Festivals & Events

The Comox Valley is considered Festival Valley by many, because of the sheer magnitude of festivals, events and celebrations held throughout the year. Tickets and the latest information on upcoming events can be found here. Start planning your visit so you can enjoy one of these special events, but know that any time is a great time in the Comox Valley.

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