Two Day 'Treat Yourself' Itinerary
A two-day itinerary to follow, casually of course. After all, it’s your day.
The Comox Valley knows how to treat people right. Visit the spa, soak up mountain and ocean views, taste your way through our many local libations, and become a culinary adventurer. Go on, you deserve it.
First off, check into the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort or Old House Hotel, both beautiful places to land after a day exploring, and both with onsite spa offerings. Relax like royalty in the Pacific Mist Spa Hydropath. Or if at the Old House, hit up the new and refreshing OhSpa. Either way, you’ll end up feeling reinvigorated.
Our vast coastline means access to beautiful beach walks is never far away. Take a stroll and birdwatch during a viewpoint stop at the Royston Shipwrecks on your way to visit Innisfree Botanical Gardens in Royston. Freshen up and get ready for your upscale dinner at Locals Restaurant—located right next door to The Old House—or visit Il Falcone Restaurant, one of the few truly high-end dining experiences on the north-central Island.
Wake up the next day and hit up a sandy stretch of ocean. Something about waves, water and long vistas puts us in a meditative state and connects us to nature. Saunter along the beach at sunset: Courtenay Rotary Trail, Airpark Loop, or Goose Spit in Comox are good options.
Next up is wine tasting at 40 Knots Winery, Coastal Black Winery, Beaufort Estate Vineyard, or Blue Moon Winery & Ciderworx. Be sure to pick up a bottle to enjoy for later! If wine isn’t your thing, then taste your way through one of the five breweries that the Comox Valley has to offer: Gladstone Brewing, Cumberland Brewing Co., Ace Brewing, Land & Sea Brewing, and New Tradition Brewing. Do you still have some room for something sweet? Or, perhaps to enjoy for later? Head to the On The Fly Café at the airport to select from a variety of delicious pies from their take-out window.
Downtown Courtenay is dotted with independent local shops ranging from cooking supplies, home decor, and fashion boutiques. Plus it is home to the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, at the Native Sons Hall through the fall and winter seasons. Treat yourself to the latest designer fashion or one-of-a-kind finds and artisan gifts, which you'll find along the 5th Street shopping area. After getting everything you want—because you deserve it—head to Atlas Café, one street over on 6th Street for dinner. Finally, settle into your cozy bed and enjoy the evening autumn light illuminating your room while reminiscing of a memorable day. You did it right.