The Comox Valley is a vibrant seaside region on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. Welcoming and family-oriented, it is made up of several distinct communities; Comox, a relaxed seaside town; Courtenay, a bustling urban centre; Cumberland, a young and artistic historic town; close-by islands of Denman and Hornby, and idyllic rural areas stretching North and South.
Enjoy year-round adventures from alpine skiing to deep sea diving, mountain biking to kilometers of shoreline for paddlers to explore. The Valley also has over 50 year-round festivals, a plethora of community events, and plenty of live music. On Courtenay’s 5th Street shop at one-of- a-kind boutiques and visit the local restaurants, farmers market, and vineyards for the renowned local food scene.
“Can’t think of a better place to live and practice… from skiing on Mount Washington, playing in the river, sailing in the ocean, and everything in between. I find the community a perfect size to raise a family. I also find the medical communities outstanding, energetic, and committed. The new North Island Hospital should made this valley an even better place to practice.”
“I feel so fortunate call the Comox Valley home. It offers the best of both worlds for a work – life balance, with a collegial supportive medical community immersed in a beautiful environment with a variety outdoor & cultural activities.”
There are over 80 family physicians in 20 family practice clinics in the Comox Valley, including one clinic on the military base, one clinic each on Denman and Hornby Islands, and three walk-in clinics.
Hospital acute care is provided Comox Valley Hospital. One of two new North Island Hospital Campuses which opened in October 2017. Many of our family physicians provide hospital care for their patients.
Comox Valley and Campbell River are host to the UBC Family Medicine Residency Program and are collectively known as the Strathcona Site. For more information, visit the UBC website.
The Comox Valley is deeply set into nature with many large and small parks within the towns and surrounding them. Biking ranges from technical downhill to comfortable cross-country trails and beach cruising.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located 30 minutes away from Courtenay and Comox and offers world-class cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, and snow tubing.
There are theaters, choirs, dance companies, and festivals galore, including the Vancouver Island Music Festival, the Filberg Festival, the Denman Readers and Writers Festival, and the Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour.
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