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Comox, Vancouver Island, BC

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Comox is situated on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, the largest of the islands off British Columbia's Pacific coast. Comox, along with the City of Courtenay, the Village of Cumberland, and the unincorporated settlements of Royston, Union Bay, Fanny Bay, Black Creek and Merville are collectively referred to as the Comox Valley.


First settled by the Komux people, the name Comox is derived from the Salish Indian word "Koumuckthay", meaning "Land of Plenty". Comox was founded in the mid 1800's on the slopes of the Comox Peninsula overlooking the protected waters of Comox Harbour. In it's early days, Comox was an important port for the ships of the Royal Navy and for transport steamers plying the inside passage of coastal British Columbia.

Today Comox is primarily a residential community, with a population of about 11,660 (2001 census) . The town covers an area of approximately 1500 hectares. Located in the centre of a rich agricultural area producing potatoes, vegetables, fruit and dairy products, Comox retains a friendly village atmosphere.


Comox enjoys short, mild winters and warm, dry summers. Weather systems that bring heavier rainfall and storms generally pass over us en route to the British Columbia mainland. The Comox Valley is one of the few places in Canada where, in the winter months, one can ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon. 


Comox is connected via the Inland Island Highway ( BC highway #19 ) and via the older coastal route  (highway #19A) to Nanaimo and Victoria to the south, and to Campbell River to the north.

The BC Ferries terminal at Little River on the Comox Peninsula connects Vancouver Island to Powell River on the BC Mainland.

Comox Airport (YQQ) is the arrival point for daily scheduled flights daily from Vancouver and Calgary.

BC Transit operates a local bus service within the Comox Valley.


Comox, and the surrounding Comox Valley is home to a thriving artistic community. The Filberg Festival, a four day showcase of arts, crafts and music, is held in Comox every year on the first weekend in August.

Comox Nautical Days are also held on the first weekend in August in Marina Park. This yearly three day celebration of Comox's marine heritage includes a "Build, Bail & Sail" event, Ceremony of the Flags, Fireworks and Comox Marina Parade.

CYMC, a three week summer music festival offers aspiring young musicians opportunities to practice their chops at numerous workshops and performances.

The annual Island Music Fest in July brings world renowned performers to the Comox Valley.

Comox has something for everyone: culture, scenic beauty, numerous outdoor recreational opprortunities, mild climate and a relaxed lifestyle are all here to enjoy.

Comox Glacier

Town of Comox

Area: 14.2 km²
Founded Mid 1800s
Incorporated 1946
Population: 11,660 (2001)
Population density: 821.1/km²
Time zone: Pacific: UTC -8
Latitude: 49°40′24″N
Longitude: 124°54′8″W

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