Travel and Tourism information for
Black Creek, Vancouver Island, BC
Farm in Black Creek.
Black Creek is a rural community at the north end of
the Comox Valley. Primarily a mixed farming area, Black Creek farms
produce a wide variety of agricultural products including dairy,
corn, vegetables, organic specialty products, cranberries, lamb and
wool, as well as specialty meats like ostrich, fallow deer, and wild
Black Creek was the location of extensive logging in the early
years of the 20th century. In the wake of logging, the area was
opened up to farming by German speaking Mennonite settlers in the
In the 1950s a wave of immigration from Austria and Germany was
sponsored by Black Creek Mennonites.
In more recent years the area has become more diverse in the
origins of its residents.
Black Creek, and the Comox Valley in general, enjoys one of the
most temperate climates in Canada, with typically short, mild winters and warm,
The Old Island Highway, also known as the "Oceanside
Route" ( BC Highway #19A ) passes through Black Creek about 20 minutes
north of the central Comox Valley city of Courtenay and 20 minutes
south of Campbell River.
The Comox Valley has something for everyone: culture,
scenic beauty, numerous outdoor recreational opportunities, mild climate
and a relaxed lifestyle are all here to enjoy.