Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
The astonishing variety of terrain in and around the Comox Valley makes for a hikers' Valhalla. Consider the attendant wildlife a bonus.
Stathcona Provincial Park
Strathcona Provincial Park, created in 1911, is the oldest and largest provincial park on Vancouver Island. Today it offers at least 40 hiking trails, all of which lead to stunning beauty and adventure in an unspoiled, untrammelled wilderness.
Comox Glacier Trail
The great-great-great granddaddy of all parks comes recommended only for advanced hikers: the Comox Glacier Trail. The K'omox First Nation knew the glacier as Queneesh, the great white whale. It looms, flat-topped, over the Comox Valley like a headless giant. Hikers and mountaineers have been meeting its challenge since 1913.