Local Attractions

Location: 368 5th Street, Courtenay V9N 1K1

Hot Chocolates has been a mainstay on Courtenay's boutique-lined 5th Street since 1986; so much so, locals can half-expect to find truffles in their Christmas stocking. Peruse the charming storefront for assorted hand-crafted Belgian chocolates. Fresh ingredients like house-roasted nuts will settle savory cravings while cream, wine and fruit infusions (locally sourced, of course) will satisfy the nagging sweet tooth.

Website: hotchocolates.ca

Winter & Spring: 1700 acres of terrain are serviced by 5 lifts and 4 Magic Carpets at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. That should keep skiers and boarders occupied for a weekend...or two. Nordic skiers will love 55+ kilometers of groomed winter wonderland. Hit up après-ski in the village or rent a condo for the weekend.

Explore Mt Washington

Location: 4330 Island Highway South, Courtenay, V9N 9R9

Website: kingfisherspa.com/spa-hydropath

The Kingfisher Hydropath is Vancouver Island's Valhalla. Arrive early to take a dip in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub, or relax in the sauna and steam cave. Next, collect your robe, don your swimsuit and sip herbal tea before being led into the Hydropath.

Join us for a kayak adventure that offers the full range from energized fun to calm serenity. Our guides skillfully hand-craft every Sea Quest Kayak Expedition into a custom learning experience – one that will surely enhance your appreciation of our natural environment. Our kayak tours are mainly led by actual biologists and environmental scientists who double as highly-trained outdoor educators and sea kayak guides. This level of excellence distinguishes us from other outfitters and transforms your experience into an adventure in learning. Comox Valley Kayaks & Canoes

Another local hotspot in summer, these shallow river waters are a great place to cool off. Enjoy the novelty of the potholes upriver. It's worth noting the falls have been closed in the past due to low water levels so check ahead. Also, there is no lifeguard on duty.

Stotan Falls are located on the private land of 3L Development.. Explore at your own discretion.