Come to Courtenay, an urban area of the Comox Valley that graces the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. Nestled amid expansive farmlands, Courtenay has a charming classic-style downtown, and parks along the banks of Puntledge and Tsulom rivers. The rustic landscapes across Comox and Cumberland offer dozens of hiking and biking trails, along with campsites that have vistas of alpine forests and snow-capped mountains beyond. A few waterfalls around make for pleasant spots to enjoy swims and picnics. The Puntledge River Hatchery educates visitors about the lives of wild salmon, while an annual festival is dedicated to the protected trumpeter swans that descend at the wildlife-rich estuary every winter. Courtenay hosts several other events that celebrate the region’s arts and agricultural heritage throughout the year. Digging deeper, the Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontology Centre showcases fantastic aboriginal and historic artifacts. During winters, Courtenay swells with a lively après-ski vibe thanks to snow adventures in Mount Washington nearby.
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Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa nestles within a lush forest along the eastern coastline of Vancouver Island. This resort-style property offers you a comfortable stay close to the sea, minutes from the city of Courtenay.
Old House Hotel in Courtenay features West Coast charm and a scenic river-front location. Made up of two buildings - Eagle’s Ridge and River’s Edge - this boutique style property is only a few blocks away from downtown Courtenay attractions.