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Comox Valley

There is a lot to attract you to the Comox Valley and more to do then you thought once you get there. The mild climate, spectacular scenery of Strathcona Park, rich heritage, proximity of the ocean and abundance of recreational activities are just some of the things that attract tourists and new residents to the region.

A definite attraction to the Comox Valley is the abundance of artistic talent. During the B.C. Day (1st Monday in August) long weekend an Arts and Crafts Festival with up to 140 of B.C.'s finest artisans takes place at the historic Filberg Lodge and Park. Music, children's entertainment and delicious food are among the features of this festival, considered to be the best of its kind, which is held at the same time as The Comox Nautical Days celebration.

Cumberland holds its annual Empire Days Celebration on the Victoria long weekend featuring a parade and plenty of family entertainment. Another attraction near Cumberland is glacier fed Comox Lake. At the Lake you will find campsites, boat ramps, picnic areas and hiking trails. You can fish, swim, water ski or kayak in the crystal clear waters.

While visiting the Valley stop in at the Farmer's Market in Courtenay and purchase some of the local organic produce, some fresh baked goods, or a treat for your kids. Also, take time to visit is the three architecturally compatible and grand buildings which house the Comox Band's Administrative Centre, the Big House and an art gallery.

Many First Nations artists have their works featured here and of course you may make a purchase. And don't forget that the main attraction of the Comox Valley area is always the unlimited year round recreational activities. Whether it be snow skiing, water skiing, hiking, diving, kayaking, fishing, or one of the many other possibilities you will always be able to find an activity to fill your time.

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