" Being involved in the well-being and advancement of one's own community is a most natural thing to do. "

Clarence Clemons 


The charming seaside village of Comox is located on a small peninsula just east of Courtenay. For over 4,000 years Comox has been home to the Pentlatch and K’omoks First Nation. The area was known as Kw’umuxws which is Coast Salish for “plentiful”. Comox is a popular destination for retirees and is home to 12,000 permanent residents. 

In the 1800’s the Hudson Bay Company set up a post near Goose Spit. With its mild climate and fertile soil, Comox developed as a farming community.  An Air Force base was built on the Comox peninsula during World War II. Today, Comox still has its Air Force base, plus an international airport, Sea Cadet learning facility, and the BC Ferry terminal for Powell River.

Despite being such a busy place, Comox has the air of a sleepy seaside town, and you can still buy the day’s catch from the commercial fishermen at the wharf. 

There are some wonderful beaches in the area that are great for swimming or beachcombing, or you can go boating, diving, fishing, or kayaking. There are several golf courses in Comox. If you are not interested in a picnic at the beach you can always stroll the main street and check out all the small shops. There are many cafes, restaurants, and pubs to choose from in Comox. 

Comox is a full service community. There are elementary and high schools, there are several churches, financial institutions, a full range of health care, including St. Josephs Hospital which serves the Comox Valley, and a full service marina. There are art galleries and studios throughout Comox and the peninsula.   

If you are considering calling Comox home, BC Island has detailed listings of homes and properties for sale in Comox.

Your West has an Accommodations Directory with a complete list of the bed & breakfasts, cabins & cottages, condos & suites, farm stays, hotels, inns & motels, lodges, resorts & retreats, and vacation homes available to welcome you to Comox. Alternatively, a complete list of campgrounds and rv parks can be found in the Your West Recreation & Leisure Directory.

While staying in Comox, what better way to learn about the community than to seize the opportunity for some fun, food, and education! Your West has a complete range of directories for you to enjoy everything Comox has to offer. Plan out your day, your weekend, or your week in Comox using Your West Coast directories that include Arts Culture & HeritageFarms Farmers & FoodFestivals & EventsRecreation & Leisure, and Business & Services.

Community Events:

Check the Comox community calendar on Your West every day for upcoming annual events, arts, meetings, recreation, music, and education in your community.