Tourism & Leisure
Comox continues to see increased visitation from provincial, national and international travellers, and thanks to its central location, Comox is ideally situated to act as a home-base to experience the extensive outdoor, marine, and culinary activities available in the region.
Surrounded by the ocean and beaches, Comox boasts a wide range of marine-based experiences including whale & marine wildlife watching, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, fishing charters, sailing excursions, and kitesurfing. A growing list of operators provide experience-based tours and rentals for both water and land-based activities throughout the area, including biking and culinary tours.
Marina Park and Comox Harbour are significant attractions in Comox. The park boasts a splash park, playground, gazebos, food trucks (in season), a boardwalk, boat ramp, and open green space. It also acts as the launching off point for marine-based experiences & tours. Don't miss the chance to buy fresh-caught Halibut, Salmon, Tuna, Crab, or Prawns directly from a fishing boat in-season at the Fishermans' Wharf.
Downtown Comox is a vibrant area located within walking distance of the harbour and marina, with boutique shopping, pubs and breweries, restaurants, a grocery store, professional services and much more. There are numerous parks, sports fields and greenways in Comox as well.
In the winter, residents and visitors can enjoy cross country and downhill skiing approximately 30 minutes from Comox, on Mount Washington. While snow covers the surrounding mountains in the winter year-round, thanks to the temperate climate, the area boasts extensive hiking and biking (road and mountain). For those that love to fish, the region offers river, lake and saltwater angling. For the golfers out there, some courses in the area manage to stay open year-round.
With so much to take advantage of, families can enjoy camping, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking, splash parks, beaches, and much more.
A visit to one of the area's museums can illuminate the regions' past. The Comox Archives and Museum Society is located in downtown Comox featuring a new display of interest every month. Learn about mining in Cumberland, the areas prehistoric past in Courtenay, or aviation at the CFB Comox Air Force Museum. The Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park is a stunning nine-acre oceanside garden and park that boasts heritage buildings, a gift shop, a seasonal petting zoo, and the Summer Kitchen restaurant.