Local Attractions

Fishing

The Tidal Water Sport Fishing Regulations are available on the Fisheries and Oceans Canada web-site.

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish/default_e.htm or telephone at 250.339-2031

Denverlene Salmon Fishing Charters
Captain Vern Friesen
1784 Dogwood Ave
Comox, BC V9M 2X3
Phone 250.339.5137
E-mail info@denverlene.com
Web http://www.denverlene.com/

Offers salmon fishing from a 26-foot twin V8 Zeta. Over the years, the "Denverlene" has been featured in magazine articles such as "BC Outdoors" and in fishing newsletters in southern California.

Hiking

The Comox Valley's diverse geographical attributes, from vast sandy beaches to alpine peaks makes it an area of remarkable contrasts. One of the best ways to explore it is on foot. There is a wide assortment of trails and terrain, from easy strolls to strenuous mountain hikes. Good trails, awe-inspiring scenery and an abundance of wildlife viewing makes hiking one of the most popular pastimes for visitors to the Comox Valley.

Hiking areas include...

  • Seal Bay Park offers 24km (15 miles) of groomed trails through different types of forested areas.
  • Strathcona Provincial Park which has over 100km (62 miles) of hiking trails.
  • Access Paradise Meadows via Mt.Washington.
  • Access Mount Becher via the Forbidden Plateau trailhead.
  • Access Comox Glacier via the Comox Logging Road.

(Experienced hikers may want the challenge of the 3 day hike up to the glacier. The route is suitable for advanced hikers and mountaineers only.)

  • Mount Geoffery Regional Nature Park (Hornby Island) which is laced with a network of public hiking trails.
  • Mt.Washington Resort's chairlift (during summer months) which will transport visitors up to stunning mountain views overlooking the Strait of Georgia. It's an easy hike back down.
  • Miracle Beach Provincial Park, Saratoga Beach, Kitty Coleman Provincial Park, Seal Bay Park, Fillongley Provincial Park (Denman Island), and Helliwell Provincial Park (Hornby Island) which all offer enjoyable shore hikes.

Biking

Comox Valley cyclists are blessed with an unlimited variety of opportunities. Gliding through the Valley's diverse geography on a bike offers adventure, challenge and fun for riders of all skill levels.

Popular riding areas include...

  • trails and paths around Comox Lake
  • the area behind Lake Trail School on Lake Trail Road
  • the single track by the old Bevan Townsite in Cumberland
  • routes in and around Denman and Hornby Islands
  • biking down from Mt. Washington after taking the chairlift up
  • the network of trails on Mt. Washington (for advanced riders only)
  • biking events are held throughout the summer on Mt. Washington

Bird Watching

Mitlenatch Island bird sanctuary