Courtenay Downtown Events
There always seems to be something going on in downtown Courtenay from its markets, dances and art shows.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Mount Washington is on the eastern side of the Vancouver Island range which features a spectacular alpine setting with the Pacific ocean as backdrop. It has a variety of runs from beginner to expert and boasts the deepest snow in the world!
The resort, some 30 km (19 miles) from Courtenay offers world class alpine skiing, snowboarding, and host of other winter activities. Accommodations include an Alpine Village with condominiums, chalets and townhouses.
During the summer Mount Washington and the surrounding resort are transforms itself into a major destination for walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and hikers.
Vancouver Island Music Fest
The Island Music Fest is the largest music festival on Vancouver Island and is held in the summer, usually in July. Bring your tent or camper and enjoy an eclectic mix of music.
Strathcona Provincial Park
Strathcona Provincial Park is a huge rugged mountain wilderness park located almost in the centre of Vancouver Island. Except for Buttle Lake and Forbidden Plateau which offer some tourist activities, the rest is basically undeveloped. If you are looking for the untouched outdoors of a majestic rain forest you will love this area.
Whether you are looking for crystal clear lakes, majestic peaks or alpine meadows you will find it in abundance here.
Looking for a marine dinosaur?
How about a Elasmosaur or the Mosasaur? The Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontology Centre has quite a reputation for their discoveries all to the delight of novice and experienced paleontologists.
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