This city of 15,000 (2019)l ies on Island Highway #19, about half way up the east coast of Vancouver Island. Comox is and  is 5 kilometres east of Courtenay, 115 km north of Nanaimo and 225 km north of Victoria. Comox is best known to most Canadians for its Canadian Forces Base, home of the 19th Wing, which  surveils and defends the West Coast. The town has a beautiful view of glacier-capped Mount Washington,  which rises a mile into the air (accessible from Campbell River)

Annual Events

Filberg Festival (first weekend in August, at Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park) features an arts &  crafts show featuring woodworking, weaving, pottery and entertainment.

Attractions

Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park

61 Filberg Rd
(250) 339-2715
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Features a 1929 lodge restored and furnished to that period, sitting on 9 acres of landscaped grounds, including magnolia and cedar trees. There is a hands-on animal farm open June through August. Allow 1 hour. Park is open 8 am to dusk, lodge is open Jun – Labour Day 11 am to 5 p, and should season Easter the Thanksgiving Sat & Sun 11 am to 5 pm. Admission.

Goose Spit Park

Balmoral Beach, Comox, BC V9M 3W8
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Goose Spit Park offers stunning views of the ocean, sandy beaches, and opportunities for swimming, picnicking, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

Comox Valley Farmers’ Market

1701 Comox Ave, Comox, BC V9M 3M3
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This vibrant market held each Staruday (in season) offers a wide variety of fresh, local produce, artisanal crafts, baked goods, and more, showcasing the region’s agricultural and artistic talents.

Comox Air Force Museum

19 Astra Rd, Comox, BC V9N 3P6
250-339-8162
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This museum preserves the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian military aviation. It features displays of aircraft, artifacts, and historical exhibits.

Comox, British Columbia Area Map