Located on the central east coast of Vancouver Island, the city of Courtenay (population 24,000) is the urban, business and cultural hub of the Comox Valley.
It's the only city in the valley, but its low-rise buildings, flower-filled streets and genuine friendliness make it feel more like a village. If Courtenay has ambitions, they don't include big city stress. In fact, any stress that comes this way can be worked off in a battalion of activities including golfing, hiking, mountain biking, walking tours, fossil-hunting and exploring spectacular gardens.
Things To Do in Courtenay
Courtenay bustles with shops, restaurants, galleries and entertainment. Mapped-out, self-guided urban walking tours lead visitors through the city's history and architecture. The abundance of the Comox Valley has much do to with shaping Courtenay: Eat at Locals, a restaurant specializing in local produce and happiness. Spend a morning at the Saturday Comox Valley Farmers' Market. Drive out to the award-winning Beaufort Winery for a tasting.