Warm Up To Winter

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Warm Up To Winter

Snow still covers the alpine slopes of Mount Washington and mile upon mile of cross-country trails. When it’s time to put away your skis, take a tour of our many museums or serial sample at our extraordinary wineries and distilleries. Vancouver Island’s Comox Valley: there’s no better place to chill. 

If variety is your thing, we have your place. From deep powder and a long ski season to year-round championship-course golf and scuba diving in crystal clear waters, our magical mid-island paradise offers a delicious mix of things to do and culture to embrace. Learn the history of the region on a tour of our many museums and share a sampling of our artisan wineries and distilleries. Shop for truly unique and locally crafted gifts, enjoy a rejuvenating spa session or take in spectacular views during a stroll along our beautiful beaches.

Alpine Skiing

Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is Vancouver Island's premier ski destination, with incredible views of the coastal mountains and Salish Sea. 

The resort is one of the best places for newer skiers and snowboarders to give the sport a try thanks to its mellow terrain and fully loaded rental shop that has everything you could need to hit the slopes with quality gear. For seasoned veterans of the sport, the bowls and glades offer fun and challenging terrain to keep you on your toes. 

For mellower adventures, the Raven's Lodge boasts dozens of trails for nordic skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, and even tabogganing! There are several route options to choose from, making it easy to choose one that's just right for you. 

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snowshoeing in strathcona park


Everyone remembers how fun it can be to grab a garbage bag and slide down the nearest slope when it snows. Well, that experience is taken to a whole other level in Mount Washington's Tube Park. Ride in style with a special tube designed for minimal friction and maximum sliding and receive a complimentary tow up the hill for each slide! Slip, swirl, smile, and repeat. 

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When the weather's a bit dreary, head inside and enjoy a locally brewed pint of pure, west coast ale. Comox Valley is home to several microbreweries, serving up a great assortment of unique combinations to choose from. 

Please enjoy responsibly. 

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spas & wellness

Spas & Wellness

When it's cold outside, nothing beats easing everyday stresses like a dip in a warm mineral pool. Indulge in some tasty tapas or treat yourself to a relaxing massage with botanical ingredients!

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Cozy Cafes

Cozy Cafes

Cozy cafes are abundant in the Comox Valley, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while catching up with friends or reading a book. A visit to a local cafe is sure to warm your body and soul.

Cafes & Bakeries
Cozy Cafes

Sauna Experiences

Read our blog post and journey through the sauna experiences in the Comox Valley, showcasing how these steamy sanctuaries have become an integral part of the local culture.

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Mindful Travel Tip

Be Prepared & Respect Trail Signage

Although our winters are seasonably warmer than most of Canada, we encourage always bringing a few extra layers on your winter adventures, along with plenty of snacks and water. Respect trail signage and resort boundaries, they're there for your safety!

And Try These Other Great Ways To Stay Warm

Snow days aren't for everyone, and as a destination that typically receives the least snowfall in the country, the Comox Valley is a great place for those in search of a warmer version of winter. Let your body sink into the warming waters of a mineral spa, or sip on a handcrafted cocktail made from local spirits and botanicals. 

Here are just some of our favourite winter activities: 

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