Comox BC is nestled on a peninsula at the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, two and half hours north of Victoria. This scenic city's name comes for a First Nations word for "land a plenty," and anyone who visits the Comox Valley will discover for themselves how much there is to experience here. Splendid landscapes, welcoming hotels, and exiting museums are waiting to be along the Courtenay River.
Comox Canada tourism has a different feel than you'll find on the mainland or the other cities on Vancouver Island. You'll find the typical seaside and mountain views to enjoy, along with the added scenery of the lush Comox Valley, an agricultural hotspot, a glacier, and a waterfall steeper than Niagara Falls.
The glacier, which shares a name with Comox BC, can be found at Strathcona Provincial Park. An interpretive center introducing the unique geology of the region is a good place to start a visit of the oldest provincial park in British Columbia. Much of the park is undeveloped, but a variety of visitor amenities are available, including hiking tails, beaches and outdoor recreation in all four seasons. The park also is home to the highest point on Vancouver Island and Della Falls, which tumble 1,400 feet from top to bottom.
Other outdoor adventure is easy to find in the region. Many Comox Canada tourism businesses equip visitors with everything they need to experience things to do in the great outdoors. A variety of uncrowded sandy beaches are located just minutes from the ferry terminal. Comox Lake is an especially popular place for boaters and windsurfers during the summertime.
Many of the farms and agricultural producers in the Comox Valley welcome visitors to stop by and taste the bounty. The mild weather and rich soil are especially well suited to growing fruit. Besides the berry farms and orchards, you'll have the chance to visit dairy farms, nurseries, and others ready share their connection to the land. Many of the local restaurants on the Comox Canada restaurant scene serve locally sourced foods.
The city of Comox BC is surrounded by wide-open vistas—all a short drive from a well-equipped modern city. Heritage walking tours begin at the city's visitor center, where staff members are eager to make suggestions and tell more about this charming town. From here, it's a short walk to the Courtenay Riverway Walkway and some lovely sights.
For much of its history, Comox has been a military town. At the Comox Air Force Museum, you'll have a chance to discover this history and experience the world of flight. Exhibits trace the history of flight in British Columbia and Canada's West Coast, especially during both World Wars. In the summertime, the museum's air port hosts a variety of planes at its interesting heritage park.
When you want to turn a day trips into full-fledged vacations, many Comox hotels can provide a good place to anchor. Just across the Courtenay River, the town also called Courtenay has many places to stay. Several of these lodging providers offer special stay-and-play packages. Whether you're a golfer, a skier, or just someone who likes to explore, these packages will save you a lot of money and the hassle of figuring out what to do.