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Coombs Village and Arrowsmith Country
Coombs Village is located in Arrowsmith Country, west of Parksville BC, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The village, doubling as a market, is a popular attraction destination in the region. There are eclectic shops, stores and food vendors. It is a shopping experience dating back in time.
The Coombs Village is best known for "The Goats on the Roof" restaurant. It is a patio restaurant with live goats grazing on the roof of the building. In the centre of the market, circling the main courtyard, are various shops selling clothing, candles, jewelry, carvings, toys, artifacts, old books and more.
There are books sold from big bins. Clothing ranges from tie-dye to leathers to gowns. The racks are packed in tight hanging with coats, blankets, dashiki dresses and shirts. The floors covered with shoes of all sorts from boots to slippers to moccasins. Every store offers something different.
Coombs is located along the same highway route that connects travelers to Port Alberni and to the Pacific Rim villages of Tofino and Ucluelet. No road trip is complete without stopping in at Coombs before hitting the west coast. The market is a good planned stop along the way.
Surrounding Coombs there are various attractions and shops extending for kilometres along the highway and throughout the back country roads. There are farms, art galleries, markets, eclectic shops, rodeo grounds, a pub, B&Bs, a campground, a gas station, a restaurant, a wildlife rehabilitation centre and a butterfly museum.
The Englishman River Falls Provincial Park is located close by, south of Coombs. in the backcountry fields of Errington.
How to get to Coombs Village
Travel to the community of Parksville BC via the Oceanside Route (Inland Hwy) on Vancouver Island. Coombs Village is located west of Parksville, BC, Canada. Once in Parksville head west on the Alberni Hwy (Hwy 4A) pass Errington Road. On your left is Coombs Village.
Also can access from the Island Hwy (Hwy #19) and oceanside Route. Look for exit signs for Tofino and Hwy #4A and continue driving a couple of kilometres to Coombs.
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