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About Us

ComoxValleyGuide.com was started back in the summer of 2006 and has had many transformations since that time. Our focus is to provide as much information as possible about local attractions, businesses, entertainment, general statistics and other interesting facts about the Comox Valley.

This website is not owned or operated by any official governing body. It is a hobby of mine that I am passionate about, but as a “one man show” there is likely some information on this site that is not entirely complete, or possibly out of date, but I do strive for accuracy. If you find anything on this site that seems inaccurate, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will have it corrected as soon as possible!

I am always open to content contributions in the form of writers or photographers, and welcome any and all suggestions. As a one man show it is very difficult to include all possible local information or incorporate all suggestions, but I will continue try my hardest to make this one of the better websites dedicated to the Comox Valley and to ensure accuracy.

Scott Van Achte

Scott Van AchteBorn and Raised in the Comox Valley, Scott has a true passion for this beautiful part of the world. After a few years living in Victoria and Northern BC, Scott and his wife moved back to the Comox Valley in 2006 to start their family and raise their children. This website was created as his hobby to express and share his passion for the Comox Valley.

Scott loves just about anything the Comox Valley can throw at him including kayaking, biking, fishing & more, and can’t imagine spending the rest of his life living in any other part of the world.

Contributing Members

Recently we opened up the site a bit more to allow for contributions from local photographers, videographers, and writers to share their creativity and love for the Comox Valley. Below are the bio’s and contact information for contributors who have submitted a number of pieces for this website.

Kirk Friederich

Kirk Friederich, owner of Kirk Photography in Comox British Columbia is a professional wildlife photographer with a passion for photography dating back to when he received his first camera at the age of 6. You can find some of Kirk’s work throughout this site, or check out his website.

Yvonne Laviolette

Freelance Videographer and Photographer Yvonne Laviolette is best known for her video contributions to CHEK, CBC & CTV News. Some examples of Yvonne’s photography are featured on our site with videos to come soon. You can follow her on YouTube for more examples of her work.