Courtenay, BC, Canada is located on central Vancouver Island in the Comox Valley. Courtenay is situated on the northwest banks of the Comox Harbour otherwise known as the Courtenay River Estuary. Courtenay and the surrounding area includes the recreational destinations of Mount Washington and Strathcona Park. It is the main commercial hub in the valley serving north-central Vancouver island.
Activities most enjoyed in the Village of Courtenay and the surrounding areas include golfing, birding, ocean kayaking, biking, sightseeing, beachcombing, hiking, backpacking, camping, wind surfing, scuba diving, boating, sailing, canoeing, rock climbing, fishing, cycling, spas, wilderness camping, horseback riding and downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. (Mount Washington)
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing park and trail destinations located in Courtenay and the surrounding areas includes Strathcona Provincial Park, Saratoga Beach, Mount Washington, Forbidden Plateau, Nymph Falls, Lewis Park, Air Park, Comox Lake Bluffs Ecological Reserve, Seal Bay Nature Park, Saratoga Beach, Miracle Beach Provincial Park, and the Courtenay River Estuary. ( View Parks )
Some of the most visited sightseeing attractions, art galleries, historical sites and cultural venues in and around Courtenay, British Columbia include the Filberg Heritage Lodge, I-HOS Gallery, Comox Glacier, Courtenay & District Museum & Archives and the Royston Shipwrecks.
Services important to vacation planning in and around the community of Courtenay, BC includes accommodations (motel, inns, vacation homes, bed and breakfast, rental suites, hostels), tours, guides, campgrounds, pubs, restaurants, gas stations, gift stores, liquor stores, wineries, grocery stores, big box stores, coffee shops, cell service, internet, banks and transportation services including taxi, bus, car rental, Comox Airport, and a ferry service (Buckley Bay Ferry connects to Denman Island).