Surrounded by towering trees and a carpet of wildflowers, the Fillongley Provincial Park pleases your vision as soon as you enter. The park neighbors the Strait of Georgia, and its coast adds to the place's beauty. Fillongley Provincial Park as well as the beach are perfect for a picnic with friends and family. For those who love the outdoors, hiking trails and cycling routes around the park are perfect to soak in the beauty of this place. There is stream running through the park which is know for salmon spawning. Summer as well as winter camping facilities are available, and regulated fishing is allowed here.
Tribune Bay Provincial Park is a must-visit for those who enjoy the outdoors. The park enjoys a vast coastline and this beach is perfect for swimming, canoeing and regulated fishing. If you simply wish to soak in the sun, then the white sandy shore is perfect for sunbathing. Verdant landscapes and towering trees surround one here, making Tribune Bay Provincial Park ideal for hikers. Picnic areas can be found across the park, and the park also has a tennis court.
Spanning across nine hectares (22 acres), Kin Beach Provincial Park is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The park is peppered with several spots where friends and families can enjoy a lovely picnic. Around the park there are many scenic locations too, these are perfect vantage points to soak in breathtaking vistas of the verdant land and turquoise sea. Kin Beach Provincial Park is also home to a campground and facilities like campfires, drinking water as well as toilets are available. Regulated fishing is permitted.
Courtenay & District Museum and Paleontology Centre is one of the best places in the city if you're looking to explore the history and culture of the area. The museum has an excellent collection of locally excavated dinosaur and other reptile fossils. The Elasmosaurus fossil that was found locally is the highlight of the museum. They also conduct interesting excursions to a nearby river bed for some hands-on digging and fossil tours. They also exhibit plenty of local historic art and culture items. The staff are friendly and are knowledgeable and ensure your visit to the museum is fun and informative.
Cumberland Museum & Archives offers a detailed account of the city's intriguing history and culture. Through numerous exhibits, artifacts and objects, spanning across decades, visitors are taken on a journey through the evolution of the city. Housing a replica mine shaft, history hall, several interactive kiosks, and cultural exhibits, the museum covers almost every inch of Cumberland's history. The museum also features documentaries, exhibitions and workshops, that graphically depicts some of the most memorable moments in history.
Verdant expanses and pristine blue waters come together at the Seal Bay Nature Park. There is a map at the entrance of the park acquainting you with the scenic spots peppered around. Winding paths covered with a canopy of trees make perfect trails for a peaceful walk. Your stroll is complemented with chirping birds and sounds of swiftly flowing streams. These paths lead you to the Cobble beach which is a perfect picnic spot. The place also has an observation deck, from here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the wilderness. Barred Owls, Red Squirrels and Black-Tailed Deer are some of the many residents of the Seal Bay Nature Park.
Codes Country Lanes is located in the center of the city and is a nice place for an evening of fun and entertainment. This bowling alley offers 5-pin bowling typical to Canada and is less strenuous than the regular 10-pin bowling. The alley is well maintained with good quality equipment. There are many leagues based on age and plenty of competitions organized by the establishment as well. Snacks and beverages like popcorn, sandwiches, and coffee are served within the alley and they also host birthday parties. The prices are affordable and the staff is friendly and courteous ensuring you have a good time.
Everything you need to know about the history of Comox is here. This museum is a hub for local history and culture dating back to the 1860's and displays of historic art and culture dating back decades. The museum conducts interesting exhibits depicting the evolution of the city and is extremely interesting. This museum is a must-visit for art and history buffs when in the city.
Goose Spit Park is one of the more popular sights of the city. Gentle waves from the Strait of Georgia, brush the edges of the park, this beach is perfect for a day out with your family and friends. Their is an observation deck at the top, providing a perfect vantage point to soak in vistas of the sea and birdwatching. Hiking trails around the park beckon outdoor enthusiasts, and the open spaces are perfect for children to frolic around. Many local events like swimming tournaments and kite flying competitions also take place here.
Comox Air Force Museum is located in the Lazo district and was established in the 1980's. This museum is a step back in time and exhibits well-maintained aircraft, focusing mainly on the Comox area and its airplanes. The displays are especially interesting as they are interactive, giving you a chance to get hands-on with the jets. They also frequently air movies related to vintage airplanes at the end of their tours and have books chronicling the same. This museum is well organized and thought-out and is a must visit for airplane enthusiasts and history buffs, especially if you are interested in the history of the region.