Great Resources on Vancouver Island
When planning your Vancouver Island vacation consider these attractions and businesses. Many are within the Comox Valley and all are 'day trips' from your base at Two Eagles Lodge.
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Vancouver Island Events
This four day festival features local artisans and musicians. Feature acts, such as Ian Tyson, are often not announced until the day the festival starts. Come and be surprised.
This long running event features musicians from all over the world. Featured performers have ranged from Roberta Flack to Dan Hicks. This is a fun family. The event is held on the second weekend in July
For over fifty years this event has been one of the highlights of the Comox Valley's summer events.
Directory for annual chainsaw carving competition hosted by the Campbell River Shoreline Arts Society.
This annual sand sculpting competition features some of the world's finest sand sculptors. You will be truly amazed by their ability to tranform sand into works of art.
A listing of all the events happening on Vancouver Island. This listing contains many of the smaller events that we haven't got room for in this page.
Section 8 Snowsport Institute offers ski & snowboard instructor training, mountain leadership courses and other ski and snowboard adventures.
Find out where people have seen whales or report your own whale sighting.
Events in Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland.
Vancouver Island Attactions
With one of the "largest rhododendron collections in Western Canada" this is a perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon.
This is the most unique market place on Vancouver Island. A collection of stores selling everything for hats to imported pasta. And - yes there are goats on the roof
It is hard to believe that this world famous garden was once a barren quarry. Summer or winter this is a MUST SEE attraction.
A protected grove of old growth forest. Highway 4 goes through the park. This is a very popular with limited parking.
Explore Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Vancouver Island's largest year round family resort for skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, scenic chair rides and more.
Guided Fishing Charters for Salmon and Halibut from the most productive areas on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada.
All your scuba diving and kayak needs, not to mention some of the best scuba diving in North America
Kayak and canoe lessons, rentals and tours. Spend an enjoyable day kayak touring in Baynes Sound.
Relic is Ucluelet's forward thinking Surf Shop and Surf School, conveniently located near the entrance to town.
From scuba diving to snorkeling with the sea lions and Friday Jazz trips to Hornby Island, this company has you covered in the Comox Valley & Campbell River.
Island Pursuit Sport Fishing is the Comox Valleys premiere fishing charter company. Your host and guide Steve Veloso has generations and a life time of fishing experience on the coast.
Pubs, Restaurants, and Coffee Shops
Great pub adjacent to Courtenay Airpark. Check out their menu and their 'Jam Night'
The Backstreet Pub is known locally for its great lunches and live entertainment. Check their website for details.
Italian cuisine with a great view of Comox Marina.
Freshly prepared menu using a lot of the valley's local ingredients.
Contemporary fare with an emphasis on local sea food. A spectacular view of the Comox Marina and inner harbour.
One of the most popular restaurants in Courtenay. Reservations are recommended for both lunch and dinner service.
Featuring local produce, the menu changes with the season. Many products are from organic farms.
Don't let the name fool you - there is more than just the areas finest chocolates. In addition to chocolates they have "24 flavours (seasonally) of house-made gelato and sorbetto and even a full-service cappuccino bar."
British Columbia's first whale watching company was established in 1980. Orca (killer whales) and many other marine mammals frequent the Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight area. Stubbs Island Whale Watching is locally owned and operated by Jim and Mary B
Year round mid Vancouver Island salmon fishing charters & marine tours. Group and family fishing in calm waters, prawning, boat tours, and sightseeing.
Check out the Vancouver Island Underworld at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park. Open year round for adventures ranging from mild to extremely wild! Explore on your own or on an educational guided tour. Check out the new Cave Theatre, Museum, fossil display
The voices of the orcas from Johnston Straight, Canada. - requires Real Player
Corialr offers site seeing tour of some of the most remote and spectacular location on Vancouver Island - a definite MUST DO!
A tour with a difference. Explore the Comox Valley's culinary delights. Starting with a tour of a local winery and finishing with a gourmet dinner.
Both whale watching and grizzly tours. They guarentee you will see a whale or your next trip is free.
Grey Wolf Expeditions have kayak tours for all skill levels. Their new Orca Adventure Camp, lets you enjoy whale watching, camping, kayaking, hiking or just relaxing on the beach.
Exciting Whale Watching and Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours departing in Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Come and visit our award winning, regional history museum!
"One of the finest aviation libraries in Canada" plus static displays outlining the history of the RCAF and 19 Wing Comox. Among the planes on display is one of the few surviving Mark IX Spitfires, currently being restored to 'flight ready' conditions.
Discover BC's past. From displays of the Paleozoic Era to the settlement by First Nations over 4,000 years ago and the later exploration by Europeans, the Courtenay Museum has something for everyone.
Cumberland has a great connection with its past as a coal mining town.