Comox Valley Beaches and Parks  

Courtenay and the surrounding areas in the Comox Valley have over 100 parks, trails, greenways and beach access points. We are highlighting a few of the most popular beaches, parks and greenways that are located close to the Crown Isle community. 


Saratoga Beach

This beach, with its stunning views of the mainland mountains and its amazing sunsets has one of the most expansive stretches of sandy beaches on all of Vancouver Island. Located about 20 minutes north of the Crown Isle Community, this beach extends for almost 2 km along the Strait of Georgia and offers warm and relaxing swims in the summer months.

Location: Seaman Road Beach Access

Goose Spit

Goose Spit Park offers excellent views of the Comox Harbour, the Beaufort and Mainland mountains. When the tide goes out, this area is popular for its long sandy beach. Beach fires are permitted in the metal fire rings provided within the park. Wildlife spotted in this area include seals, sea lions, otters, and many species of birds including eagles, herons, loons, and ducks.

Location: 10 Hawkins Road, east of Comox town boundary

Kye Bay

This sandy stretch of  beach is very popular with young families, particularly in the summer as the low tide leaves natural pools of water to enjoy.  There is also a park by the entrance with a playground, a grassy field and bathroom facilities. Explore the tide pools at low tide and you are likely to see sand dollars, starfish, snails, clams and crabs under almost every rock. 

Location: End of Kye Bay Road

Parks and Trails  

There are many regional and provincial parks and trails to enjoy in the Comox Valley. In fact, the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is known for its access to recreation 365 days a year! Here are four of the most popular parks and trails in the area: 

Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park

Filberg Lodge is a 1930’s arts and crafts style home built on nine acres of beautiful waterfront estate which overlooks the Comox Harbour. The extensive gardens are built around a natural ravine and stream and feature a variety of local and rare trees, perennials and annuals. Paths meander throughout the park and this is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful stroll at any time of day. The park is open from dawn until dusk all year round. Come and enjoy the stunning beauty of this place.

Location: 61 Filberg Road, Comox, BC  

Courtenay Airpark

The Courtenay Riverway Air Park walk is extremely popular with residents of all ages. Enjoy walking, rollerblading or riding your bike along the 2 km loop that runs alongside the river and the ocean. This trail extends up to Mallard’s Beach through the forest if you are interested in extending your walk by another 3 km. This relaxing stroll takes place on a paved and fully accessible trail that is dog friendly. There is ample parking at both the marina, and the far end of the air park located off of Mansfield Drive.

Seal Bay Park

The K’ómoxs First Nation call the park Xwee XwhyaLuq, (pronounced Zway Why Luck) meaning “a place of serenity and beauty.” The park is quite large, in fact it is one and half times the size of Stanley Park in Vancouver, protecting 642 hectares of biodiversity and a variety of wildlife. The park is divided into two sections. The east side (water side) of the park features wide and well groomed trails leading through a second-growth forest of Douglas fir, maples and red alders. Large sword ferns seem to wave at you as you walk along the paths down to the waterfront.

The other side of the park, the west side of Bates Road is very level and offers fairly easy walking or riding. Enjoy a creekside walk to Melda’s Marsh. You will also find trees such as the Pacific crab apple, the trembling aspen and wetlands in this section of the forest.

Location: Hardy Road, Courtenay

Mt. Washington Alpine Resort

Mt. Washington is a favourite place for visitors, offering 1,700 acres of recreational paradise 12 months of the year. Enjoy winter sports such as alpine or cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or a ride down the Tube Park. In the summer, hiking and mountain biking are very popular as is the new 2.3 kilometer ZipTour. You can also enjoy chairlift rides, disc golf, miniature golf, boardwalk chess and other activities.

Location: #1 Strathcona Parkway, Mt. Washington, B.C.

Links to all Comox Valley Parks and Beaches

We have included a link the the City of Courtenay and Comox Valley Regional Districts (CVRD) websites for information on all municipal beaches and parks: 

Comox Valley Regional District and Parks

Courtenay Parks

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