Things To Do in 2 Hours in the Comox Valley

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Helicopter Tours: Discovery Passage, Desolation Sound, Comox Glacier. Stunning flights over mountain &ocean. 49Northhelicopters.com 250-202-4899.

Go-Karts & Monster Truck Rides: Fun for the whole family! Open Weekends and holidays. Weather Permitting.  Saratoga Speedway, 2380 Macaulay Rd, Black Creek. 250.337.5024.

Racing Every Weekend: Gates open at 5:30, Racing starts at 7pm.  Saratoga Speedway, 2380 Macaulay Rd, Black Creek. 250.337.5024. 

Bowling: Experience a new side of an old sport by trying cosmic bowling at Codes Country Lanes.  They have regular bowling too! codescountrylanes.com.  250-334-4045 

Visit 40 Knots Winery: Tastings. Tue-Sun 11:30am-5:30pm or book a Private Tasting/Picnic/CellarTour. Visit out Interpretive trail & learn about our terroir and varieties. 2400 Anderton Rd, Comox. 250.941.8810  www.40KnotsWinery.com

I-Hos Gallery: Traditional & contemporary Northwest Coast artwork & crafts 3310 Comox Road, 250-339-7702

Golf Driving Range: Glacier Greens, 250.339.6515

BMX Racing: Coal Hills BMX Racing. www.coalhillsbmx.com for schedule.  250.336.2699

Swimming: Comox Valley Aquatic Centre. 25m lap pool, whirlpool, wave pool. Steam room and sauna. 250.334.2527.

HMCS Alberni Museum: Visit this amazing naval museum. T-S, 10-4. 250.897.4611

Walk the Air Park: Free great views. Courtenay, Off Cliff Ave, turn onto Mansfield Rd.

Art Gallery: Free, 580 Duncan Ave. www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com

Skateboarding: Free, Courtenay/Comox Skatepark. 1551 Lerwick Road.

Snorkelling, Whale Watching, Marine Tours: The biggest & most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound & the Salish Sea. Pacific Pro Dive and Surf Company. 250.338.6829. 2270 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay. www.scubashark.com

Bird Watching: Free, Courtenay Riverway  & Estuary. 250.702.5404 

Fossil Tours: Tour the museum exhibits before heading out on for a chance to find a fossil ou your own. Courtenay & District Museum and Paleontology Centre. www.courtenaymuseum.ca. 

Comox Air Force Museum: See the history of the Snowbirds and other Canadian artifacts.  Ryan Road. 250.339.8162. www.comoxairforcemuseum.ca

Mountain Biking Rentals & Tours: Dodge City Cycles. 2705 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland. www.dodgecitycycles.com

Rollerblade: Around the Courtenay Airpark. Or for kids, visit the Rotary Play Park at the Airpark.

Lawn Bowls: Located in Bill Moore Park. 26th St. Courtenay. 250.338.8222

Mini Golf: Miracle Beach Mini Golf 250.337.5336. 9am to Dusk.  April to October. miraclebeachminigolf.ca Island Hwy.

Garden Tour: Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens. 9am to dusk.  6183 Whittaker Rd. www.woodlandgardens.ca 250.338.6901

Royston Wrecks: Visit the rusty remains of several historic ships.

Goose Spit Kite Flying: Popular windy location for kite flying, on the beach.. surrounded by wildlife. 

Comox Marina: Take a walk on the boardwalk and buy fresh seafood right off the fishing boats.

Courtenay Lewis Recreational Ctr: All racquet Sports. Organised Youth Programs, and Weight Room - 489 Old Island Hwy www.courtenay.ca/recreation/lewis-centre 250 338-5371

Comox Recreation Centre: 1809 Noel Ave, Comox, 250-339-2255 (250) 336-2231 indoor and outdoor recreation activities, racket games, volley ball, and fitness facility.

 Cumberland Recreation Centre: 2665 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland. (250) 336-2231 Mon-Fri 7am-9am. Weekends from 9am.

Climbing the Wall: at Cumberland Recreation Centre. 2665 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland. Mon-Fri 7am-9am. Weekends from 9am.

Filberg Park: Visit the 1930s heritage home of pioneers Robert and Florence Filberg, and stroll their nine acres of lovingly landscaped gardens and heritage buildings. Take in the concert series in the garden, the Filberg Festival, or an art show. For the lover of all things vintage, browse the gift shop for vintage linens, silver tea sets, tea cups, etc.

Coal Creek Historic Park Completed in 2014, this 40-hectare park encompasses Cumberland’s historic Chinatown and No. 1 Mine Japanese Town sites which were established in the late 1800s. Do a walking tour of what is left of the old Chinatown, visit the Chinese and Japanese cemeteries, and see portions of the historic Wellington Colliery Railway trail. The No. 1 Mine site is also located within the park. On Comox Lake Rd, Cumberland.

Cumberland Community Forest With many trails, Cumberland Community Forest is a great place to go for a hike or bike ride. Enter the Forest at the corner of Sutton Rd and Comox Lake Road in Cumberland. Don’t have a bike? Rent one at Dodge City Cycles on Dunsmuir Ave in Cumberland. Find out more about how the community is working to protect this beautiful forested area at www.cumberlandforest.com

Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery: 250-338-2120 2926 Back Rd. Courtenay. spiritsofthewestcoast.com. Comox Valley Regional Art Gallery 580 Duncan Av. 338-6211 comoxvalleyartgallery.com

Potter’s Place Gallery: 180B 5th Street, Courtenay 2-334-4613

Pearl Ellis Gallery: 1729 Comox Ave. 339-2822 www.pearlellisgallery.com

Hornby Island Art Studio: There are 8 Art studios on Hornby Island, do a day trip and see them all.

Local Art at the Comox Airport: View local artworks all themed around Living in Northern Vancouver Island. 334.2983.

Courtenay Museum Tour: Tours - Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontology Centre Tours -7 Fourth St. courtenaymuseum.ca

Cumberland Museum and Archives: 336-2445, Dunsmuir Av. cumberlandmuseum.ca

Comox Archives & Museum: 339-2885, 1729 Comox Ave. comoxmuseum.ca Where History Lives.

Live Theatre: With 3 live theatre companies plus the CYMC musical theatre in the Summer, we are a hotbed of live theatre. Check the Sid Williams Theatre 250 338-2430, 442 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay sidwilliamstheatre.com