Charming Small Town of Courtenay

Sight Seeing

Courtenay is in the heart of the Comox Valley on Eastern side of Vancouver Island. It is both fun and unique. Vitality Magazine named Courtenay “the most charming small town on Vancouver Island.”

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.

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Mount Washington

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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Publisher of Amazing Vancouver Island. Doug grew up in Kamloops and Vancouver. He is also the President of KIAI Angency, an Internet Marketing and Branding agency in Vancouver. He is an avid photographer and you can see his many pix of Vancouver Island on Flickr.

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