Comox Valley Information & Public Services

In this section you will find a plethora of Comox Valley information ranging from demographics for specific communities down to community services, schools, charities, maps, and so much more.

The Comox Valley was first visited by Sir Francis Drake in 1579. The area was not called the Comox Valley until several centuries later, but it has grown to become a recreational hub for adventure seekers and travelers visiting Vancouver Island. It offers the best of both worlds, with amenities found in larger cities while still maintaining that small town feel.

As one of the fastest growing communities in the province, The Comox Valley is a bustling community of new business, retirees, and young families seeking out the best in life. A moderate climate offers the best of both winter and summer. Many skiing opportunities are present along with fresh and salt water swimming, and year round golf. Recreationally there is almost nothing one can’t do in the Comox Valley year round.

Back in the late 1800’s the Comox Valley was primarily a combination of agriculture, logging and mining. Coal was a big financial boom to the area with much being pulled from Cumberland, while Courtenay and Comox and the other surrounding areas had a large agricultural base. Today one of the biggest drivers of the local economy is tourism, as people from all over the world travel to see what the Comox Valley has to offer.