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On the easy-access east coast are three cities packed with character and creature comforts. Courtenay and Comox sit in close proximity on either side of the Comox Harbour; both are known for their boutiques, spas, cafés and bistros serving fresh food sourced from nearby farms in the valley (named after a K’omoks First Nation word meaning “land of plenty’). Further north is Campbell River with its waterfront trails, cycling paths, community festivals and world-class fishing. It’s an excellent accommodations base for exploring the neighbouring ocean, rivers, lakes and wilderness. Offshore from the east coast is a collection of hospitable, B&B-endowed islands where one can de-stress and tune out the world. Not far inland is Mount Washington, a full-service ski resort with plenty of summertime alpine appeal. Driving and cycling tours circle through the revitalized heritage town of Cumberland (a mountain-biking hotspot) and quaint Merville and Black Creek.



Eagle Eye Adventures

1340 Island Highway Campbell River • North Central Island

Don’t miss this unforgettable experience to witness the wildlife of Vancouver Island along some of the most majestic coastlines in the world! Your friendly and experienced guides of Eagle Eye Adventures will show you some magnificent encounters with wildlife which may include transient Orcas, minke whales, pacific white-sided dolphins, porpoises,…

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Golf Vancouver Island

675 Jones Terrace, Victoria BC V8Z 2L6 • Central Island, Cowichan, North Central Island, South Island
1-888-465-3239

Picture 250 km of pacific golfing paradise stretching from Victoria in the South to Campbell River in the North. Golf Vancouver Island is your one stop shop for BUYER DIRECT Vancouver Island golf packages. From a quick two day getaway to the six day Golf Trail, these top 13…

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Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

4330 Island Highway South, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R9 • North Central Island
1-800-663-7929 or 250-338-1323

Nestled in a coastal forest on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa offers breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Pamper yourself in our luxury Pacific Mist Spa where our spa therapies focus on the rich ingredients of the sea – leaving you feeling completely relaxed…

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Nootka Marine Adventures operates three resorts on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. A variety of activities and custom packages are available ranging from: chartered salmon, halibut, and tuna fishing, historic and wildlife tours, ocean kayaking, and more. Guests may take advantage of boat rentals, fuel sales, moorage, marina services, launch ramp,…

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I-Hos Gallery

3310 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N3P8 • North Central Island
250-339-7702

I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast artwork, including masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry, wood carvings and more produced by First Nations artists.Our culture is expressed through our art. We are located between Courtenay and Comox on Vancouver Island, on the site of the original…

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Harbour Air Seaplanes

950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, South Island
1-800-665-0212

Harbour Air Seaplanes offers fast, frequent flights between BC’s most popular coastal destinations 364 days a year. Fly between downtown Vancouver, South Vancouver (YVR), Pitt Meadows and Victoria, Nanaimo, Maple Bay, Comox, Salt Spring Island, the Sunshine Coast, and Whistler. Scenic tours show off our waterfront cities, majestic mountain ranges…

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Whale Watching, Grizzly Bears, Wildlife and Ocean Rapids. Join us in Campbell River and experience the life of the Northern Resident Orca Killer Whales. Or travel with us to the Orford River to see some of the best Grizzly Bear viewing the west coast has to offer.

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BC Ferries

1010 Canada Pl Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 0B9 • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
1-888-BC FERRY (888-223-3779)

From the countless inlets of the Southern Gulf Islands to the untamed wilderness of the rugged North, BC Ferries is the gateway to your next coastal BC journey. Sail through spectacular scenery aboard one of our modern, well-appointed vessels, serving 47 terminals across 25 routes, including three connecting Metro Vancouver…

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Destination Campbell River

Tyee Plaza, 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 • North Central Island

Nestled along the wild shores of Vancouver Island, Campbell River has been shaped by the landscape and culture that has surrounded us for thousands of years. Discover BC’s iconic wildlife, gather with friends and family, and experience how the nature here can transform us all. Follow #DiscoverCampbellRiver to get inspired…

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Filberg Festival

61 Filberg Road, Comox, BC V9M 2S7 • North Central Island
250-941-0727

Set among the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox, the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Wander through the grounds surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Mountain Range.The Festival has established a world-wide…

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Vancouver Island Mountain Centre

1 Strathcona Pkwy, Comox-Strathcona C, BC V0R • North Central Island

The Vancouver Island Mountain Centre is a community facility located in a beautiful alpine environment at the base of Mount Washington. The Mountain Centre is a place where people can meet, stay and access a wide variety of alpine activities. The Mountain Centre can serve as a classroom…

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Cape Lazo RV and Campground

685 Lazo Road, Comox, BC V9M 3X2 • North Central Island
250-339-3946

Located on the beautiful Comox Peninsula, Cape Lazo RV & Campground is under new ownership and management. We are newly renovated and close to the beach. Our sites are family friendly with a fire pit and picnic table. Each site has full hook ups including 30 or…

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Island Joy Rides: Authentically Natural Vancouver Island Experiences

Comox Valley and Campbell River, British Columbia. V9W 4M3 • North Central Island
1-855-830-8522

Island Joy Rides tours are carefully designed to connect you with the people, the food, the culture, and the places that make our region so spectacular. Discover the hidden secrets of the Comox Valley and Campbell River on our cycling tours and multi-adventure experiences (including kayaking, hiking, and whale watching).…

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Helijet

100 Port Way, Nanaimo BC V9R 0C7 • Central Island, North Central Island, Pacific Rim, South Island
1.800665.4354

Since 1986, Helijet has been connecting Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland with daily schedule Helicopter service. Flying in our comfortable Sikorsky S76 helicopter it is just 18 minutes between Nanaimo Harbour and Downtown Vancouver or 35 minutes from Victoria Harbour to Downtown Vancouver, spend less time getting there…

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In the heart of Comox Valley, 40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery crafts wines distinctly shaped by wind and sea on a sun soaked glacier till vineyard. Established 2005, Brenda and Layne Craig steward environmentally ethical farming practices and traditional wine making methods under direction of a Master Wine…

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Beaufort Winery

5854 Pickering Road, Courtenay, BC V9J 1T4 • North Central Island
250.338.1357

We are dedicated to crafting small batch wines while adhering to environmentally sustainable practices in our vineyard. We grow eight grapes varieties at Beaufort, all of them perfectly suited to the growing conditions on Vancouver Island. Our white wines are classically crisp and aromatic, while our reds are delightfully smooth,…

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Comox By The Sea

PO Box 1624, RPO Stn A Comox, BC V9M 8A2 • North Central Island
1.855.400.2882

Comox is a vibrant seaside community located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. With access to rivers, mountains and the ocean, the area is a nature lover’s paradise. Visitors to downtown Comox are delighted with the natural beauty and wide array of shopping, amenities and services – all…

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Stubbs Island Whale Watching

24 Boardwalk Place, P.O. Box 2-2, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0 • North Central Island
1-800-665-3066

Join us for an exciting sea adventure from historic Telegraph Cove, Whale Watching Capital of British Columbia! We think this is the best place in the world to see the incredible Orcas (Killer Whales)! You’ll love our location, the magnificent mammals and bird species you’ll see, and the friendly people…

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Comox Valley Arts

202 - 580 Duncan Street, Courtenay, BC, V9N 2M7 • North Central Island

The Comox Valley Community Arts Council works to: * facilitate, support and promote arts and culture in our community * actively engage and educate about the value of arts and culture in our daily lives, and for creating the world in which we want to live * promote the Comox Valley…

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Spirit of the West Adventures

1313 Cramer Road, Heriot Bay, BC, V0P 1H0 • North Central Island, North Island Region
250-285-2121, 800-307-3982

Explore the realm of the killer & humpback whales. We want you to fall in love with kayaking and our coast, and it shows in the way we run our trips. Our tours are authentic, safe, fun, educational, environmentally friendly and for all levels of experience! Choose among professionally guided…

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Member hosts offer a “home-away-from-home” and become your “Island Ambassadors.” They offer a “local’s perspective” and resources to minimize the trial-and-error often faced by travelers. Each B&B or Vacation Rental is unique and located in varied Comox Valley areas and settings–from waterfront farms to historic homes. All are inspected and…

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West Coast Expeditions

PO Box 3537, Courtenay, BC, V9N 6Z8 • North Central Island, North Island Region

CONNECT. EXPERIENCE. REFRESH. Join us on remote Spring Island in Kyuquot for personalized adventures on the western edge of Canada, Vancouver Island, BC. Trips start in Courtenay or Campbell River, then we take you truly off the beaten track, with outings led by professional sea kayaking guides, introducing you…

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Travelodge

Central Island, North Central Island, South Island
1-800-578-7878

Over 95 locations across Canada, 19 locations in British Columbia and 5 on Vancouver Island. Travelodge offers nice rooms, great people and excellent value.

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Discovery Marine Safaris

760 Island Hwy Campbell River, BC, V2W 2C3 • North Central Island

Make your Canadian Dream come true! Our covered vessels depart daily from Campbell River, the gateway to the Island’s unique wildlife sightings: watch awe-inspiring, giant killer whales breach high out of the water, follow playful dolphins and swift porpoises or observe majestic grizzly bears hunt for salmon. We are passionate…

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Shelter Point Distillery

4650 Regent Road Campbell River, BC V9H 1E3 • North Central Island
778.420.2200

Paradise isn"t necessarily a geographical requirement for making great spirits, but we managed to find it — at Shelter Point, on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island. Come savour our hand crafted Whisky and Vodka.

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Comox Valley Airport

118-1250 Knight Road, Comox, British Columbia, V9M 4H2 • North Central Island
250-890-0829

Flying to Vancouver Island is a breeze when you fly through the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ). YQQ is a premier Vancouver Island airport and the best and most convenient way to access this beautiful island. YQQ offers daily non-stop flights with Air Canada, Pacific Coastal Airlines and WestJet.

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Pacific Coastal Airlines

4440 Cowley Crescent, Richmond BC V7B 1B8 • Central Island, North Central Island, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island
1-800-663-2872

Connecting Vancouver Island and mainland BC. Non-stop service from Vancouver to Port Hardy, Campbell River, Comox, Tofino, and Victoria. Also non-stop service from Victoria to Prince George and Kelowna. #FlyPCA

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Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery

2926 Back Road Comox, BC V9N 9G9 • North Central Island
1 (877) 338-2120

Explore the largest variety of authentic Native Art and Jewelry in this area. Enjoy beautiful Totem Poles, Silver and Gold Jewelry, Masks, Prints, Paddles, Argillite and other Carvings. Find beautiful and affordable gifts or one-of-a-kind Masterpieces. Open Monday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.

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Old House Hotel and Spa

1730 Riverside Lane, Courtenay, BC V9N 8C7 • North Central Island

The Old House Hotel and Spa is an all-suite hotel, comprised of 2 West Coast-inspired buildings, set along the Courtenay River. Our Ohspa is the perfect way to escape the stress of everyday life with a year-round outdoor heated pool and hot tub. Locals Restaurant showcases fresh local foods from…

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Vancouver Island Expeditions

Pickup at 98 Front Street, Nanaimo BC • Central Island, Cowichan, Gulf Islands, North Central Island, North Island Region, Pacific Rim, South Island

A visit to Vancouver Island isn’t complete without going on a local food, craft beverage & estate winery tour that will excite your senses and leave you longing to return! Let us show you our backyard and help you discover the places that will inspire stories that last a lifetime!

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