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Comox Travel & Tourism
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Comox is situated on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the beautiful Comox Valley that stretches from Fanny Bay to Saratoga Beach and includes the communities of Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland, as well as Denman and Hornby Islands. comox is accessible by land, sea or air.
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BC Ferry service links the British Columbia Mainland and Washington State to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Riding a ferry is like taking a holiday cruise, providing you time to stretch your legs, get something to eat, browse the gift shop and observe marine traffic and wildlife.
Take the Circle Tour from the Sunshine Coast to comox. It offers four ferry/highway routes linking the Comox Valley with the Mainland and lower Vancouver Island and provides discounted ferry fares.
Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (Victoria)
Princess Marguerite: Seattle to Victoria
Pacific Coastal also offers a convenient service to and from Vancouver. Call 1-800-663-2872 for schedules and reservations.
WestJet Airlines operates non-stop flights between Comox and Calgary, with connections to other WestJet serviced airports out of Calgary. Call 1-888-937-8538 or 1-800-538-5696 for schedules and reservations.
Travel by Bus (Coach)
Island Coach Lines
VIA Rail - 1-888-VIA-RAIL 0r 1 888 842-7245
Nestled between the Beaufort Mountains and the Strait of Georgia, Comox is a small oceanfront town beside Courtenay. The area has a number of small communities, farms and forested areas located on the central east coast of Vancouver Island. Comox is in one of the most diverse recreational and cultural destinations in the world, the Comox Valley. Here you can ski, golf, fish, sail, scuba dive, hike and go to the theatre all in the same day. Dine on some of the best seafood anywhere on the West Coast. You can dig for fossils, see historic aircrart or walk through a replica of a coal mine. The area is abudent with wildlife, birds, whales and much more. The area boasts some of hte best arts and crafts on Vancouver Island.
The Comox area has over 40 parks and numerous beaches are ideal for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking and camping. Watch spawning salmon head upstream to the Puntledge Hatchery, amuse your children on some slides and swings or attend an interpretive program at Miracle Beach.
Strathcona Park is the largest and oldest Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. This wilderness area is accessible from Mt. Washington and Forbidden Plateau and offers spectacular hiking, mountain biking, camping, canoeing and wildlife viewing.
Seal Bay Regional Nature Park in Comox has a number of connecting wooded trails on the Comox Peninsula. The paths are great for hiking and biking and some are wheelchair accessible. The beach can be accessed by a steep path. On the beach watch for seals, sea lions, and bald eagles.
The Courtenay Riverway is a paved path that runs along the Courtenay River and estuary. This is a prime location for viewing many species of birds and watching small planes take off and land from the Comox Airpark. The Courtenay Riverway is a popular place for walkers, cyclists and roller-bladers and its level grade accommodates wheelchairs and infant strollers.
Goose Spit, Saratoga Beach and Miracle Beach are three favourites locations for beachcombing. Please respect the marine life and leave it where you observe it.