The Comox Valley is a region on the east coast of Vancouver Island. The valley area includes the city of Courtenay and the town of Comox, as well as a few unincorporated settlements and communities. This area is known for its idyllic surroundings, with mountains to the west, and beaches on the east, stretching along the shore of the Strait of Georgia. All of this capped off by the Comox Glacier that overlooks the valley.
The valley is considered to be the starting point for the Great Canadian Fossil Trail, with both professional and amateur paleontologists flocking to the area to find fossils of prehistoric sea life. There also exist a plethora of museums in the area, covering everything from the World War to the achievements of the original First Nations people of the region. The Comox Valley is also well known for its year-round golf season, as well as the proximity to the Mount Washington Ski Area. It also has a host of natural parks where one can use use the walking trails to experience nature and indulge in bird watching.
The Comox Valley is known as "The Valley of Festivals". Events include the Art & Bloom Festival, North Island Hot Jazz Festival, Comox Valley Shellfish Festival, About Town!, Marina Park Main Event, CYMC Summer School & Festival, Vancouver Island MusicFest, Hornby Island Festival, Filberg Festival, Comox Nautical Days, Showcase Festival, Comox Valley Exhibition Fall Fair and the Big Time Out.