Must See Events

Polar Bear Swim

Prizes for the youngest and the most senior swimmers, most spirit, and biggest family participation

4 & 6 Hour Events in Comox Valley

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Elk Falls Suspension Bridge: Hangs 64mtrs above the Campbell River canyon floor. 4 km’s up Gold River Hwy 28

Boating: Bates Beach Oceanfront Resort. 250.334.4154. 2 hour minimum rental. 5726 Coral Rd.

Cave Exploring & Tours: Horne Lake Cave Exploring. 250.248.7829. 3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd.

Mountain Bike Tours: Island Mountain Rides. 250.702.3940. 1164 Cumberland Rd.

Outdoor Recreation: Provincial Park Kitty Coleman. Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming, north of Courtenay off Hwy 19A onto Coleman Road.

Kayaking: Free. Launch your kayak into the river at the Courtenay Airpark then paddle up the river to Lewis Park. Kayak rental available 

Cumberland Bike Trails: Enjoy easy to advanced mountain bike trails through Cumberland’s surrounding forests. Dodge City Cycles, has a good selection of maps and tours. 250 336-2200.

Mount Washington: Mile High Scenic Chairlift Rides and hiking.


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Aboriginal Journeys: Voted #1 by trip advisor. Aboriginal cultural and wildlife tours: Bears & Whales, Campbell River 250-850-1101

CR Whale Watch: Tide Adventures, Eco Tours, Whale & Bear Watching: Zodiac Boats: 250-287-2667

Big Animal Encounters: The biggest & most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound & the Salish Sea. All day and half day adventures. Pacific Pro Dive and Surf Company. 250.338.6829. 2270 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay.

The Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park Opening: Park is open July 25, 27, Aug 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 15, 17 from 9:30am-1pm. Located on Hornby Island (in between Courtenay & Parksville) See over 100 unique displays of cast and welded stainless & corten steel sculptures crafted single-handedly by the late sculptor Jeffrey Rubinoff. Book a guided tour at Get there by catching a ferry from Buckley Bay to Denman Island and then another ferry to Hornby Island, there are no ferry reservations, come early as ferries tend to fill up fast. Last ferry back is 6pm.