Looking for adventure? Approximately one hour north of Nanaimo, the seaside towns of Comox and Courteney are a dreamland for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. With the claim “go snow skiing in the morning and golfing in the afternoon,” they attract visitors year-round.

“From alpine to ocean,” the valley is known for its recreational areas. Most notable is Mount Washington, the gateway to Strathcona Provincial Park, which offers numerous alpine activities throughout the year. Take a guided hiking tour of the impressive Comox Glacier. Extensive alpine hiking and mountain biking trails offer thrills, or try your hand at mountain climbing. Oceanside, you have the opportunity to partake in superior kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, both fresh and saltwater fishing, or enjoy world class golfing. Fossil hunting is a big draw as Courtenay is part of Canada’s “Great Canadian Fossil Trail.” You won’t get bored!

This adventure playground features numerous accommodations to meet every budget from beachfront camping at Miracle Beach Provincial Park to exclusive and luxurious seaside and alpine resorts.

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Outdoors - Parks, Trails, Beaches

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