Located on the eastern side of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Comox is most well known as an historic naval and steamer port city and Canadian Forces Base. But beyond that, it's also a delightful destination for adventure travellers, eco-tourists and lovers of nature, art and music.
The Comox skyline is hedged by mountains, providing a beautiful backdrop to this charming town found within the Comox Valley. It's also where you'll find some of Western Canada's best festivals and outdoor entertainment.
Every August, Comox hosts the Filberg Festival. For over a quarter century, hundreds of artists, craftspeople and entertainers have gathered at Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park to display and sell their works. The festival is also Western Canada's largest juried outdoor arts show.
Outdoor enthusiasts will also want to check out the wide range of leisure and sporting pursuits available in the great outdoors around Comox. Try downhill skiing on Mount Washington or go for a hike up to Forbidden Plateau. There's also plenty to do out on the water. From sailing and wind surfing, to fishing, swimming and sea kayaking with orcas, you're bound to find activities on water and land that you'll love. Or, simply take in the views from Strathcona Provincial Park and nearby Nymph Falls.
For those looking for some rest and relaxation, Comox is conveniently located just a short drive away from the famous Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa. Situated on Gartley Bay in the Comox Valley, this resort hosts visitors from near and far. Stop in for a night (or a week), breathe the fresh ocean air and sample the creative West Coast cuisine at the resort's oceanside dining room. Of course, there is also the incredible on-site spa where you can get pampered.
But that's not all. You'll also find whale watching adventures, bird watching trips, great golf courses, numerous places to shop and plenty of vineyards to explore all within reach of Comox.