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Recreation Parks | TrailsSome
of the Provincial, Regional and Community Parks, Hiking
Trails, Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Heritage Sites and Recreation
in and around, the Comox Valley including Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland,
Merville, Royston, Fanny Bay, Buckley Bay and Union Bay, Vancouver
Island, British Columbia, Canada.
|Air Park. The park circles around a small air field accommodating small, private planes at the foot of Comox Harbour on the banks of the Courtenay River Estuary. Passing through the estuary is a long paved recreation pathway used for hiking, jogging, roller blading, dog walking and biking.
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|Filberg Park and the Heritage Lodge is a popular event destination on 3.6 hectares (9 acres) with walking paths, ponds, a lodge, waterfront views, a tea house, Totem Pole and herb and flower gardens.
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|Kin Beach Park is a 9 hectare waterfront park with far reaching views over looking the Strait of Georgia and the Sunshine Coast. The park is a popular day use and camping destination, away from the community, equipped with picnic tables, fire pits and a small playground.
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|Lewis Park includes large grass lawns, a baseball diamond, skateboard park, some sitting benches, a playground, spray park, picnic tables and an indoor pool. The main activities enjoyed in the park include baseball, picnicking, skateboarding and swimming.
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|Marina Park is a boating, sailing, picnicking and sightseeing destination in the Comox Valley. At the entrance of the marina is a day use park with picnic tables, a playground, a shelter and some grass lawns.
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|Mount washington is Vancouver Island's largest downhill skiing and snowboarding recreation mountain.
Mt Washington is a year round destination located in Strathcona Park. There is skiing in the winter
and backpacking, hiking and mountain biking in the spring, summer and
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|Seal Bay Nature Park. The popular park is 714 hectares ( 1764 acres ) and includes a good selection of trails, plenty of wilderness scenery and wildlife viewing opportuntiies. The trails in the Seal Bay Nature Park explore mature forests, swamps, beaches, deep ravines and rolling valleys.
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|Strathcona Provincial Park is a 500,000
acre wilderness park. Strathcona Provincial Park is Vancouver Island's biggest park
and British Columbia's oldest park. Hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and caving is enjoyed in the park.
[ more information about Strathcona Provincial Park]
|Saratoga Beach is a beautiful, recreational sandy beach located in the community of Saratoga Beach. From one end to the other, the beach is a popular beachcombing, birdwatching and walking destination enjoyed by locals and visitors.
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|Oyster River is a 5 hectare (12 acre) park is a hiking, swimming, birdwatching, mountain biking, picnicking, horseback riding and sightseeing destination. The well maintained trails explore the region's forests, beaches, rivers, flood plains and ponds.
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|Miracle Beach enjoys vast sandy beaches and over
2 kilometres of hiking trails. The beach is a popular summer beachcombing area. Miracle Beach is next door to Saratoga Beach and part of the Miracle Beach Provincial Park.
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|Anderton Park is a 1.5 acre park within the city limits with a playground and grassy area for children to play freely. Access at the corner of Stewart and Balmoral Street in Comox.|
|Boubors Hole. Forest paths and a deep swimming pool surrounded by large boulders in the Nymph Falls Nature Park. Access via the dirt road before the fish hatchery on Forbidden Plateau Rd.|
|Brooklyn Creek Park is a Salmon spawning creek in a mature forest setting with hiking trails. Access from the east end of Comox Rd.|
|Comox Lake is a recreation destination in the community of Cumberland. The lake is popular for swimming, boating, water skiing, beachcombing and camping.|
|Comox Glacier Trail is an extreme backpacking adventure in an alpine environment. Well prepared and fit hikers usually take up to 3 days to backpack to the Comox Glacier. Bring an ice axe and rope. There are guided day tours available. Access from Comox Lake Main Rd.|
|Forbidden Plateau : An old ski hill that is no longer. now the trails are used fro mountain biking, hiking and walking. Plenty of scenery and mountain forests. Access from Forbidden Plateau Rd.|
|Goose Spit : Popular local waterfront destination popular for swimming,
wind surfing, kayaking, beach combing, bird watching and photography. Access
Goose Spit Regional Park from Balmoral Rd and then Hawkins Rd. in Comox, BC.
|Kitty Coleman Park is a park for swimming, kayaking, boating and hiking. The park is a mixture of Western Hemlocks, Red Cedars and Douglas Fir trees. Access is north of the area in Merville, BC off the Hwy on Coleman Rd.|
|Kye Bay : Low tides give birth to sandy beaches and tide pools filled with marine life. Swimming and picnic tables.|
|Lake Helen Mackenzie-Battleship Lake Loop Trail : Muddy at times and some hill climbs on this 2 hr lake view hike. Access from the parking lot at the Nordic Lodge in Strathcona Park|
|Mack laing Nature Park : 7 acres of interpretive trails exploring a mature forest. Access from the east end of Comox Rd.|
|Medicine Bowls Trail : Three waterfalls on Browns River. Medicine Bowls Trail is a great hike for novice walkers offering spectacular views after a short 2 km walk on a dirt road at the end of Forbidden Plateau Road west of Courtenay, BC.|
|Nymph Falls Nature Park : Well maintained mountain biking, hiking and walking trails. Nymph Falls Park is an extensive network of trails for all skill levels spanning over 55.4 acres. A shorter loop trail is also available leading to the fish ladders and Nymph Falls. Access from Forbidden Plateau Rd.|
|Paradise Meadows Loop Trail : A sub alpine trail system stretching for 2 km. Paradise Meadows offers spanning mountain views, a variety of wilderness flowers and wildlife viewing. Paradise Meadows Loop Trail involves visits to Battleship Lake and Lake Helen Lake. Paradise meadows is located in Strathcona Park, west of Courtenay, BC.|
|Puntledge Park includes a great network of trails following
the Puntledge River and Comox Valley pipeline. Many people access the Puntledge River for launching
kayaks, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and wildlife viewing.
Access off of either Comox Logging Road or Lake Trail Road in Courtenay,
|Salish Park. Great for a casual walk along groomed trails and over quaint bridges in a grassy setting. Access at the corner of Guthrie and Nootka St.|
|Rosewell Creek Trails. A forested 63 hectre nature wilderness park with a waterfall viewing area. Some trails are wheel chair accessible. Access is 30 km south of Courtenay, BC off the Oceanside Route Hwy.|
|Stotan Falls. Short trails leading to waterfalls. Great for suntanning on large boulders
in the summer and spectacular autumn colours during the fall. Access via Lake Trail Rd to Duncan Bay Main Rd.
|South Comox Lake Park.Fantastic sandy beaches, floating raft with a diving board and surrounded by a log boom. Popular water skiing area. Located in the township of Cumberland.|
|Tsolum River. An easy trail system following the Tsolum River. Tsolum River has many swimming holes and is a popular gathering place for horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers. Access from Headquarters Rd in Courtenay, British Columbia.|
|Trent River Falls Trail. A 10 km round trip hiking trail used widely by horse back riders and mountain bikers. Trent River Trail treats all visitors to a 30 foot waterfall surrounded by cliffs. Beautiful scenic area great for swimming in private pools and for cliff diving. Access from the south of Courtenay near Royston, BC onto Briardale Rd.|
|Wellington Colliery Railroad Trail. Hiking historic railbeds through the village of Cumberland,
BC visiting with the Chinatown Marsh on the way to Coal Beach and Whites
Bay. Wellington Colliery Railroad Trail is ideal for mountain bikes
with some challenging areas. Access from Jumbo's Cabin on Comox Lake
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