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Farms & Markets
Voted BC’s Best Market of 2015 byt the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets! 100’s of varities of veggies and fruits, meat, poultry and eggs, fish and seafood, baking of all kinds, preserves, honey, yogurt and cheese, healthy body products, hot ready to eat food, wine, cider and spirits. Our Markets have become the Comox Valley’s destination for local food. Fresh food, fun, discovery, and connecting with your local farmers and food producers. We produce our weekly Markets to create healthy food networks that sustain our land, our community, and our bodies. The Comox Valley Farmers Market Association hosts a year round Saturday Market, plus extra markets through the summer on Wednesdays and Sundays. Check the website for the ‘next market’ or for more info.
Let Crown Isle be your ultimate home base in the Comox Valley. Our hotel villas are nestled in the trees along the 1st fairway of our championship golf course, a tranquil nature escape with easy access to recreation, shopping & all amenities. Perfect for a golf getaway, corporate retreat, or a family vacation. The stunning 48,000 square foot resort centre features: the family-friendly Timber Room Bar and Grill; conference facilities; golf shop; and fitness centre. Accommodation ranges from hotel-style fairway rooms, to Villas with jetted tubs for two and full living room and kitchen. Two-bedroom and loft units also available.
Diving, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours
Whether you are new to scuba diving or an experienced diver looking to further your education, Pacific Pro Dive offers a wide variety of courses, all the way to Technical Instructor. With our full service dive and surf shop we provide Vancouver Islands best selection of equipment to get you properly suited for local and tropical waters. Our staff are friendly and knowledgeable and will answer all of your questions. We also collaborate with Big Animal Adventures to provide access to boat charters for diving, whale watching & grizzly tours. Zip across the water on a high speed zodiac in search of Whales, Dolphins and other marine life, or travel in comfort on board their covered and heated aluminum coastal cruiser. They’ve been running marine tours and whale watching expeditions in the Comox and Campbell River waters since 1994.
Sightseeing, Airlines, Accessibility
Founded in 1982 with two small seaplanes, Harbour Air is North America’s largest and first fully carbon neutral airline. The company’s international seaplane service, which originally began as a service for the forestry industry in B.C., is now a quintessential west coast experience. With a showcase fleet of more than 40 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 200 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, South Vancouver (YVR), Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Pitt Meadows, Maple Bay and Comox, B.C. born Harbour Air welcomes 450,000 passengers every year.
Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries
Join us in our tasting room for a flight or sleeve of fresh, local, Mount Arrowsmith beer. Fill your Growler for the upcoming weekend or take home a mixed pack of bottles. You can expect all of our delicious core beers to be available fresh and cold, as well as limited release brews that will be available exclusively in our tasting room!
Full Scale Fishing Adventures is a full service fishing charter company located in Campbell River BC. Our 25ft Grady White vessel is Transport Canada and Coast Guard certified. Our Guide has over 30 years of experience fishing the waters around Campbell River and is fully insured and certified. We provide all of the best fishing and safety equipment, to ensure your have an amazing day. We pride ourselves with offering you a fishing adventure that is safe and full of fun. We will take you to where the fish are biting, while exploring the beauty of the Wild West Coast. The protected and calm waters in our area, offer unlimited opportunities to catch all 5 of the Salmon species, Lingcod and Halibut. We will clean and process your catch and help prepare it for your return travels. Come and join us today for a West coast adventure that you’ll never forget.
Mountain vistas, sheltered paddling, stunning campsites, abundant wildlife…the Discovery Islands and Mainland Inlets have it all, and with more than 30 years of kayak expeditions under our belts, we can show you the best of the best! Settle in to our off-grid wilderness lodge for an afternoon of kayak skill and safety training before embarking on your kayaking adventure. Meals (both at the lodge and around the campfire) are prepared with organic produce fresh from our garden, eggs from our chickens, local seafood, and home-baked goods. We offer fun and rewarding adventured for all kayaking and fitness abilities. New kayakers are welcome but we also offer exciting challenges for experienced paddlers. We use high quality equipment and our certified kayak guides are friendly, experienced and professional.
Museums & Heritage Sites
Nanaimo Museum: Discover Nanaimo’s fascinating history in our museum located in the VI Conference Centre. The main gallery offers a sense of what life was like for Nanaimo’s earliest settlers and the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Our award winning replica coal mine is a special treat. The museum also manages the Bastion, an original Hudson’s Bay Company post built in 1853. Don’t miss the gift shop! Museum Hours: 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday Summer Hours: Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Practice your swing, improve your score or play a round with your friends on Vancouver Island’s best golf experience, fitting for both novice and seasoned players alike. The course is open daily from dawn to dusk. With top ranked PGA of Canada golf instructors, Fairwinds Golf Club is equipped with everything you need to take your game to the next level. Set on a spectacular piece of land with dense forest, ocean views and dramatic elevation changes, come and enjoy the natural scenery.
Hiking, Indigenous Culture, Wildlife Tours
We have been the stewards of the grizzly bear population in Homalco’s traditional territory of Bute Inlet for over a decade, but the cultural and historical significance of this area spans thousands of years. Our guided bear tours take guests through the Bute Inlet and along the Orford River, where grizzly bear populations thrive during the salmon run. We also offer marine wildlife, and cultural tours, all of which are interwoven with knowledge from our traditional way of life. Our commitment to our guests is to share our traditional lands, to share perspective from our people, and to create a sense of connection with our indigenous culture. We welcome you to view the bears, learn about our connection to the land and wildlife, and become immersed in the beauty of the inlet. ÃÂiymot kÃÂ·unome (It is good to see you).
Island Pursuit Sport Fishing is the Comox Valleys premiere fishing charter company. Your host and guide Steve Veloso has generations and a life time of fishing experience on the coast. He is the sought out fisherman for the Comox Valley. Island Pursuit Sport Fishing Charters specializes in full and half day fishing charters. We operate top of the line, comfortable, clean 25 and 29 ft Pursuit boats. Both boats have covered seating and private washrooms. We take pride in offering the best equipment and professional service. Island Pursuit Sport Fishing is committed to offering the best service on the coast. We have every detail lined out for you including how to get here, preferred accommodation and all the information to will need to plan the perfect Comox, B.C fishing vacation.
Art Galleries, Indigenous Culture, Accessibility
I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary northwest coast artwork and crafts. Masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry and wood carvings, textiles and clothing produced by First Nations artists are displayed in a distinctive building on the K’omoks First Nation Band lands (located between Courtenay and Comox) on Vancouver Island. There is truly something for everyone and every price range in the gallery.
Bird Watching, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Eagle Eye Adventures The First in the World Certified Responsible Whale Watching Company The Eagle Eye Adventures team welcomes you. Our team is proud to show you around the beautiful Discovery Islands. Our team is knowledgeable, well-trained, and we are all Transport Canada Approved guides. All our guides are Naturalists! We do our best to help you enjoy every minute as we help you explore the beauty of the Discovery Islands, Desolation Sound and so much more. We try to help you understand what you are seeing as we talk about our wildlife, our history, and the role of our First Nations. We work with scientists and researchers from all over the world and contribute data to publications throughout the year. We provide Whale and Grizzly Bear Tours, and our tours and listed as best adventure tours in Canada. Eagle Eye Adventures is the first in the world accredited responsible whale watch company.