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.