City of Courtenay, BC, is the urban and cultural hub of Vancouver
Island's Comox Valley.
along the Courtenay River in the heart of some of the Island's
most beautiful faming land, Courtenay is a bustling metropolis
with galleries, theatres, shops and restaurants. Downtown Courtenay
is considered one of the most vibrant and charming downtowns on
Vancouver Island. In additional to unique shops, services and
eateries, Courtenay is also home to an incredible cultural district
that includes the Sid Williams Civic Theatre, Comox Valley Art
Gallery and the Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontology
named after a British sea captain, is the urban centre of the
Comox Valley and has a rich heritage influenced by farming, logging
For the visitor to Courtenay, BC, each season has something special
to offer. It is a year round business getaway and shopping centre.
Summer is a creative season, filled with music and art festivals
plus a variety of craft fairs.
warm months also give visitors to the Courtenay area a chance
to see such sites as the Puntledge River Fish Hatchery, explore
the majestic scenery of the Comox Valley or laze on Goose Spit,
one of the finest beaches in the Comox Valley. Others may like
to venture out onto the ocean for fishing, sailing or even sea
kayaking. Winter, skiers can head to nearby Forbidden Plateau
and Mt. Washington.
those interested in history, the Filberg Lodge in nearby Comox,
offers a look at the past; it is also part of the present, being
the site of the annual Arts and Crafts Festival.
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Industries: farming, logging, fishing, tourism
Courtenay, BC, is 60 km (37 mi.) north of Qualicum Beach
on Highway 19 or 220 km (137 mi.) north of Victoria on Vancouver
Island. The area is also serviced by bus, rail and CYQQ airport.
Attractions: Arts & Artisans Gallery, Historic Museum,
Forbidden Plateau & Mt. Washington ski areas, Goose Spit Beach,
Miracle Beach Nature House, Native Sons Hall Museum, Puntledge
Fish Hatchery, Seal Bay nature park, Comox.
The Comox Valley is always entertaining. Whether you are interested
in music, theatre, dance, art, crafts, sports or wildlife - we
have an event for you! Check local info centers for events, dates
Courtenay accommodations and lodging include full-service
hotels, motels and bed and breakfast establishments. Many of these
offer ski packages in the winter and salmon fishing packages in
the summer. There are also private and provincial campsites available
Comox Valley Travel InfoCentre
2040 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, BC V9N 2L3
Telephone 1-888-357-4471 Fax