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Surrounded by the beautiful Comox Valley and the largest glacier on Vancouver Island, the quaint seaside town of Comox is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Comox, population 12,200, covers the peninsula that forms the Comox Harbour, land originally settled by the Salish people. Miles of sandy shore lead can be found both north and south of the quiet coastal town. 

The name Comox was adapted from the Kwakwala Indian word Komuckway, which means Place of Plenty and refers to the abundant game and berries in the area. Living up to its name, Comox has a moderate climate for year-round recreational activities like skiing, fishing and golfing and all the amenities are close by.

Arts and Culture

Comox is known as the home of the Lorne Hotel, the oldest licensed establishment in BC, and the Filberg Festival, an annual summertime arts and crafts extravaganza located at the beautiful historic Filberg Lodge. Along with the Filberg Festival in early August are 'Nautical Days' celebrations, which are held in the Comox Marina Park and feature a parade, a classic car show, a boatbuilding competition and live music.

You can also explore the Comox Air Force Museum, which focuses on the history of aviation. Nearby golf courses include the Crown Isle Golf and Country Club in Courtenay and the Comox Golf Course, a challenging nine-hole course in downtown Comox.

Don’t forget to buy fish and seafood directly from the fishermen at the Comox Harbour Marina! When the fishing boats come in, you can meet the fishermen and their families and check out their fishing gear.

Outdoor Adventure

Enjoy windsurfing, beach lounging and fishing without a care in the world…Nearby Goose Spit Regional Park, which noses out into Comox Harbour at the west end of Hawkins Road, offers long, sandy beaches and one of the best windsurfing locations on the central coast. Kin Beach Park on Kilmorley Road south of the ferry terminal is also good spot to hang out and wait for ferries.

Comox also offers some of the best saltwater fishing on Vancouver island, especially for salmon. Because of its sheltered location and the absence of dangerous currents, the shoreline around Comox is well suited for rod fishing in a small boat. However, the weather can change quickly! From August to November, shore angling is popular in Comox Bay. 


Getting to Comox

  • By Vehicle: The four-lane Island Highway (Highway 19) gets you north quickly. The Comox Valley is a two-and-a-half hour drive north from Victoria, or a 75-minute drive from the ferry terminals of Departure Bay and Duke Point near Nanaimo. 
  • By Boat: Comox is home to four marinas, which hold over 500 pleasure boats and a commercial fishing fleet. The marinas are protected by a rock breakwater that is protected by Goose Spit, creating a safe year-round harbour. A full range of facilities including moorage, showers, restaurants and shops are adjacent to the harbour. 
  • By Air: The Comox Valley Regional Airport fields daily flights between Vancouver and Comox and direct flights from Calgary. Small aircraft and floatplanes land at the Courtenay Airpark near downtown Courtenay. 
  • By Bus: Daily coach lines connect Vancouver Island with the Mainland and local bus service is also available in Comox.

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