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Comox is a perfect spot if you travel with a pet, as 9 accommodations Comox allow you to bring your four-legged friend. Most pet-friendly properties in Comox are hotel rooms. Moreover, the average price is $168. A few of the pet-friendly accommodations (0) are situated less than 2 kilometres away from the city centre.
Rediscover Your Connection with Nature at a Comox Vacation Rental
Located on Vancouver Island, Comox is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate, surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in British Colombia. Whether you're travelling alone, or with family and friends, the region offers loads of attractive accommodation options, including quaint bed and breakfast cottages, and self-contained vacation lettings with stunning views over Comox Harbour and the mountains beyond.
Top Attractions in Comox for Culture Enthusiasts: Fossil Tours and Local Art
Comox Archives and Museum Society, in downtown Comox, is a great spot to learn about the history of the town and its surrounding area. The museum's rotating exhibitions, original artifacts, photographs, and stories help visitors to gain insight into the achievements and challenges experienced by early European settlers in the Comox Valley.
Approximately 5km away, in nearby Courtenay, the Courtenay Museum & Paleontology Centre is another great place to learn about the history of the Comox area. This impressive heritage institution is renowned for being British Colombia’s foremost destination for marine fossils, and from March through to November, visitors can join one of the museum’s fossil tours, escorted by a knowledgeable local guide.
Serving as a venue for art exhibitions and other special events throughout the year, the Comox Valley Art Gallery in Courtenay is the creative heart of the surrounding area. The gallery also houses a wonderful gift shop where visitors can purchase high-quality art made by local creatives. If you'd like to connect with your own creativity as well, Comox Valley artists regularly hold workshops at the gallery in various media such as painting, printmaking, collage, and even cornhusk doll making.
Comox for Kids: Walking Trails and Water-based Fun
Located about 11km north of Comox, Seal Bay Nature Park boasts several great walking trails, ranging from short easy strolls, suitable for very young children, to longer, more challenging hikes that older kids and teenagers will love. Some of these trails are also suitable for bike and horseback riding. The park is renowned for its prolific wildlife, and a highlight for many families is the opportunity to spot seals relaxing on rocks along its beachfront. Other family-friendly walks can be enjoyed at MacDonald Wood Park, close to downtown Comox, and Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens in Courteney.
The Comox Valley also boasts some awesome beaches, perfect for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and beachcombing during the summer months. Just a couple of kilometres out of Comox, Goose Spit Park offers a lovely sandy beach, picnic tables, and plenty of opportunities to view wildlife. Other popular family beaches close to Comox are Kye Bay Beach, Kin Beach, and Miracle Beach. Freshwater swimming can also be enjoyed at various local lakes and rivers, including Comox Lake, Nymph Falls, and Puntledge Park.
Comox's Best Excursion Destinations: Scenic Boat Trips and Heritage Gardens
A great way to enjoy the Comox Valley’s spectacular scenery is to take a boat tour. Ranging from short outings to whole day adventures, several options are available during the warmer months, including deepwater oyster farm tours, eco-adventures, and cruises through the Courteney River estuary. At Campbell River, approximately 58km north of Comox, visitors can also join a whale-watching cruise or wildlife-encounter boat tour.
Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park is another much-loved local attraction. Built during the early 20th c. in the Arts and Crafts style, the lodge features exquisite traditional craftmanship, which visitors can admire during guided tours of the property. The beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the lodge feature a natural ravine, seasonal flower displays, exotic plants, and much more. Throughout the year, Filberg Heritage Lodge is also the venue for several popular family events such as the Filberg Festival, the annual Easter Bunny Trail, and Christmas at the Lodge.
Regular Events in Comox: Fabulous Festivals and Farmers Markets
Taking place each August on the BC Day Long Weekend, the Comox Nautical Days Festival offers awesome family entertainment, with attractions that include the HMCS Quadra Ceremony of the Flags, a vintage car show, fairground rides, food trucks, and a fireworks extravaganza on the final evening. A traditional country fair that has been held for well over a century, the Comox Valley Exhibition Fall Fair is a celebration of the region's rich agricultural heritage. As well as attractions such as livestock shows, logging sports, and antique machinery displays, there will also be loads of rides and great family entertainment.
The Filberg Festival is one of Vancouver Island's foremost arts events, featuring the work of talented local artisans, and live music, surrounded by the breathtakingly beautiful grounds of Filberg Lodge. Market-loving visitors will also enjoy the Comox Valley Farmers Markets, which takes place three times a week at nearby Courteney and Cumberland.
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