Why Courtenay is Perfect For Your Next Meeting or Conference

Sight Seeing

Planning a successful and effective conference is as much about selecting the right location as it is about managing the many details.  The charming town of Courtenay has made itself a perfect meeting venue, and here’s why:

You’ll Have Resources and Assistance

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Centre offers a free group planner that outlines listing of possible locations to hold your important event, and includes a roster of local caterers.  Courtenay’s largest hotels have staff with extensive event planning skills.  Learn more.

You Can Make Your Meeting Different

Help bring a little magic to your meeting, and let your guests create fun memories by offering a group event that your attendees don’t expect.  How about a scavenger hunt at a farmer’s market?  Or an eco-tour?  Perhaps absorbing some lessons in leadership from a tour of the Comox Air Force Museum on vancouver island, dedicated to the accomplishments of the brave soldiers of the Canadian Air Force on the West Coast?

You Can Create a Memorable Spouse Program

Spouse programs can run the gamut from dining, shopping and gallery visits to a culinary tour through the region’s local farms, vineyards and fishing docks.

You Can Make it Easy for Them Stay and Play

Keep your attendees happy by selecting a venue that makes it easy for them to vacation in the area with their family before or after the meeting. The Courtenay area’s unique geography and temperate climate year round makes it the perfect setting for whole-family activities including hiking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, swimming, mountain biking, diving and camping. And only 20 minutes away is an alpine playground that receives some of the deepest snow in North America.

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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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