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Comox Valley

Filberg Heritage Park and Lodge, Comox

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Comox Valley

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A few hours, 26.55 km (16.50 mi)

Sunrise over the bluffs at Goose Spit Park near Comox (Picture BC photo)
Sunrise over the bluffs at Goose Spit Park near Comox (Picture BC photo)

The scenic Comox Valley is brimming with attractions and pretty seaside landscapes. Shop for First Nations artwork, walk the marina boardwalk, and take a picnic break in Filberg Park. Don't miss the Comox Air Force Museum and walking trails in Seal Bay Nature Park.

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Comox, Picture BC photo
Part 1
First Nations Artwork

9.64 km - about 0 hours 11 min

Begin at the Comox Valley Visitor Centre and head towards Comox. First stop is the I-Hos Native Gallery and Gift Shop (on Comox Avenue), a treasure trove of First Nations arts and crafts with prints from famed artist Bill Reid, pewter jewellery, carvings, basketware and masks. And psssst: Remember to check out the beach across the road for bald eagles. It's a favourite haunt for the kings of the sky.

Comox Harbour Marina, Adrian Dorst photo
Part 2
Comox Marina

2.59 km - about 0 hours 3 min

Drive west to see the Comox Marina, which has a boardwalk that leads to a sweeping panoramic view of Comox Bay, the Beaufort Mountains and flat-topped Comox Glacier. Exquisitely seen and photographed in early morning or late afternoon, the glacier is pure spectacle. Little wonder the people of the K'omox First Nation called it 'Queneesh' – the great white whale.

Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, Picture BC photo
Part 3
Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park

0.84 km - about 0 hours 2 min

Continue west on Comox Ave to reach the Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park. This is the historic homestead of Robert Filberg, once president of a giant BC logging firm, and his wife Florence. The park is sumptuously landscaped with exotic trees. The reclining nude Naiad from carver Michael Dennis represents a Greek mythological figure who watches over rivers, streams and brooks. How appropriate.

Part 4
Comox Air Force Museum and Heritage Air Park

4.25 km - about 0 hours 7 min

Exit Filberg Park by turning west on Comox Avenue and then north on Pritchard Road. The next stop is for aircraft and history buffs. The Comox Air Force Museum and Heritage Air Park offers an al fresco collection of 19 historic war planes including the Lockeed Starfighter, nicknamed "the missile with a man in it."

In the Heritage Hangar, the museum is restoring a Y2K Spitfire, the versatile fighter that defeated Hitler's Luftwaffe. The museum is open Tues to Sun, May to September, admission free. The Spitfire restoration is available for visits Saturday only, but call 250-339-8162 to be sure.

Seals, JF Bergeron photo
Part 5
Seal Bay Nature Park

9.23 km - about 0 hours 11 min

The driving tour concludes with walking trails leading through forest and marshlands to the beach in Seal Bay Nature Park, 15 minutes north of Comox. Soak in the beauty and diversity of the park and its activities, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Check out the seals and sea lions on the beach.

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Driving Directions

Part 1 - First Nations Artwork - 9.64 km - about 0 hours 11 min
1.

Head north on Small Rd toward Minto Rd

0.66 km
2.

Take the 1st left onto Minto Rd

0.03 km
3.

Take the 1st right onto Comox Valley Pkwy N

4.15 km
4.

Continue onto 29 St

0.58 km
5.

Turn left onto Cliffe Ave (signs for BC-19 Alt N/Courtenay/Comox)

1.51 km
6.

Turn right onto 17 St

0.28 km
7.

Take the 3rd right onto Comox Rd

2.44 km
Part 2 - Comox Marina - 2.59 km - about 0 hours 3 min
1.

Head east on Comox Rd toward Bayside Rd

2.58 km
2.

Turn right onto Port Augusta StDestination will be on the right

0.01 km
Part 3 - Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park - 0.84 km - about 0 hours 2 min
1.

Head north on Port Augusta St toward Comox Ave

0.01 km
2.

Turn right onto Comox Ave

0.57 km
3.

Take the 3rd right to stay on Comox Ave

0.17 km
4.

Take the 1st right onto Filberg Rd

0.10 km
1.

Head north on Filberg Rd toward Comox Ave

0.10 km
2.

Turn left onto Comox Ave

0.17 km
3.

Turn right onto Pritchard Rd

3.45 km
4.

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Military Row

0.53 km
Part 5 - Seal Bay Nature Park - 9.23 km - about 0 hours 11 min
1.

Head northeast on Military Row toward Rose Ave

1.08 km
2.

Turn left onto Ryan Rd

1.75 km
3.

Take the 2nd right onto Anderton Rd

1.43 km
4.

Turn left to stay on Anderton Rd

1.28 km
5.

Continue onto Waveland Rd

2.53 km
6.

Turn left onto Bates Rd (signs for Campbell River/BC-19A N)Destination will be on the left

1.16 km