A night under the stars is one of the best ways to get acquainted with the nature and the natural beauty of the Comox Valley. Camping options range from beachfront provincial parks and privately owned campgrounds to hike-in rugged camping spots nestled in the forest. All that fresh air will inspire you to get up early for hiking, fishing, beach combing, photography, wildlife viewing, canoeing and more. Nothing tastes better than dinner cooked over an open fire or marshmallows toasted to a golden hue. And when the fire dies down it's easy to get lost in the sparkle of the stars. That's when sleep comes easily, gently welcomed in by the soft hoot of an owl or a symphony of tiny tree frogs.
The Comox Valley is surrounded by wilderness and there are unlimited opportunities for exploration. Great trails, awe-inspiring scenery and plenty of wildlife await whether you prefer to walk alongside the ocean, trek into the mountains, or anything in between. Stroll in the shadows of an ancient, old growth rainforest, with a few lonely rays of sunlight filtering through the leafy monoliths overhead.
Hike through a pristine sub-alpine meadow amidst an explosion of wildflowers and a cacophony of birdsong. Or take the chairlift to the top of Mount Washington for a magnificent view of the entire Comox Valley framed by the deep blue of the Georgia Strait and the mainland's Coast Mountain Range. With more than 40 local parks and countless kilometers of hiking trails through picturesque island and alpine wilderness, the Comox Valley beckons to be explored on foot.