Living the Good Life in the Comox Valley - Outdoor Adventures for Everyone!

Posted by Bryce Hansen on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at 8:24am.

(Kayaking in Comox Valley, photo c/o ComoxValleyKayaks.com)

 We’re in the business of selling the beautiful Comox Valley.

Of course, this is usually in the form of real estate (check out our latest residential and commercial listings here), but that picture wouldn’t be complete without sharing some of what makes the Comox Valley a truly exceptional place to call home, including stunning natural surroundings and things to do aplenty.

A vibrant seaside region on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, Comox Valley might be one of the Island’s best-kept secrets. Surrounded by natural beauty, living here means you’re perfectly positioned for a fantastic range of outdoor recreational activities all year long.

Today, we’re sharing with you just a few of our favourite outdoor adventures and things to do in Comox Valley. With the beautiful spring weather upon us, there really is no better time to get outside, and live the good life here on the Island!

Top 5 Outdoor Activities in the Comox Valley

1. Take a Heritage Tour.
Lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement on a self-guided heritage tour of the Comox Valley. There are few better ways to experience some of the most influential sites that shaped the community we know and love today. Download a heritage experience map (courtesy of discovercomoxvalley.com) and you’ll be on your way, exploring things like the Filberg Lodge & Park, the Comox Marina Boardwalk, Comox Avenue, the Livery Stables, and so much more!

Alternatively, discover downtown Courtenay on a heritage tour and get to know a few of the most recognized sites, including Jubilee Square, the Courtenay Library, the Old Fire Hall Building, and Crosby Clock, to name just a few.

2. Hit the Nature Trails.
Perhaps one of the best parts of living in or visiting the Valley is the abundance of nature at your fingertips. Grab your friends or family and head out on one of the many excellent hiking trails Comox Valley has to offer. Enjoy our personal favourites, like:

a) The Nymph Falls Park trail where you’ll enjoy a beautiful waterfall.

b) The Royston Seaside Trail, offering beach access, picnic tables, an excellent look-off, and more.

c) The lovely Seal Bay Nature Park, boasting breathtaking mature forests, ravines and rolling valleys.

3. Enjoy a Paddle.
Into canoeing or kayaking? With many accessible natural waterways, Comox Valley is the perfect place to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the open water. Enjoy an adventure, some exercise, and a great summertime activity. For kayak and canoe lessons, rentals, and tours, check out Comox Lake or ComoxValleyKayaks.com.

4. Take a Swing.
Golf lovers rejoice in the beautiful Comox Valley. Boasting ample course options, Comox is a golfer’s paradise. Enjoy championship 18-hole courses for the seasoned professionals, and par 3 courses perfect for beginners. Check out tee times and membership information at the world class Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community, the popular Comox Golf Club, or Sunnydale Golf Course, among many others.

5. Go Sightseeing!
With so many beautiful sights to see, one of the best outdoor adventures you can enjoy in the Comox Valley is simply this: sightseeing. Gather up the family and enjoy a host of gorgeous sights and sounds, from a stroll through the oceanside gardens at the Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, to a panoramic sunset at the Goose Spit Regional Park beach, to perusing the fresh and local goodies found at a Comox Valley farmers’ market, there is much to be discovered.

Enjoying the beauty of the Comox Valley has never been easier. Not only is it an excellent place to visit and explore, but it’s also a fantastic place to call home for the very same reasons. 

Interested in buying or selling in the Comox Valley area? We’re here to help.

 What are some of your favourite ways to see and experience the beautiful Comox Valley?

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