Explore the Comox Valley
You will fall in love with Comox Valley’s spectacular natural beauty from pristine beaches, rain forests, waterfalls and alpine meadows, the outdoors will beckon you with many adventures. Then sip and savour at award-winning vineyards and farm to table experiences, you will soon find out why the K’omoks First Nations named our region “land of plenty’. We look forward to welcoming you to our oceanfront oasis on the east coast of Vancouver Island!
In the Comox Valley there are countless waterfalls and each one is wonderfully unique. Some are easily accessible and others are for the adventure seekers reached down steeper inclines. They all include spectacular rock formations, perfect for a swim on a hot summer’s day. We recommend Nymph Falls – It is easier to access, has wonderful walking trails and is a perfect place for a swim. For adventure seekers, Trent River Falls, Brown River Falls and Cumberland Potholes will take you off the beaten track.
The Comox Valley is rich with a number of beaches. A local favorite is Goose Spit which can be seen directly across Comox Bay from the Kingfisher Resort. Sandy beaches as well await you at Kye Bay, Miracle Beach Provincial Park and Saratoga Beach. All of these beaches are perfect for beachcombing and water activities. Bring your paddle board, kayak or water toys, or simply a towel and a great book! For paddle board and kayak rentals visit Comox Valley Kayaks.
HIKING & WALKING TRAILS
Hiking and walking trails in the Comox Valley are plentiful. For alpine walks and longer hikes head up to Mount Washington in Strathcona Provincial Park. For a short but scenic walk complete with shipwrecks visit the Royston Seaside Trail a short 3 minute drive from the Kingfisher Resort. Further afield Seal Bay Nature Park offers forest and ocean trails combined and Nymph Falls Nature Park is a local favourite river walk, with incredible rock formations.
For a very unique hiking adventure, visit the “Tree of Life” located on west Thurlow Island with Wild Waterways Adventures.
The Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound offer some of the best whale watching opportunities in the world! Humpbacks and killer whales (orca’s) are often seen in our waters. Travel north from the Kingfisher Resort 45 minutes to Campbell River to hop on a Whale Watching tour. Visit Big Animal Encounters , Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours or Wild Waterways Adventures for more details.
GRIZZLY BEAR TOURS
For the ultimate BIG animal encounter! Take a scenic boat ride from Campbell River to spectacular Desolation Sound, where you’ll be met by members of the Homalco First Nations, in their traditional territories of Bute Inlet. Once there visitors have the opportunity to view Grizzly Bears as they descend on the river to feast on salmon. A once in a lifetime experience only available mid-August to mid-October each year, visit Big Animal Encounters , Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours or Wild Waterways Adventures for more details.
There is incredible fishing from Comox Valley in the protected waters of the Georgia Strait. You’ll have the opportunity to catch pacific salmon species including Chinook (King) Salmon, Coho (Silvers) as well as Ling Cod, Snapper, Halibut and more.
Half day and full day tours are available with Cliffs Chinook Charters or Island Pursuit Sport Fishing.
SIP & SAVOUR
Sip and savour the Comox Valley’s culinary abundance. From award-winning wines and spirits, and local craft beer the Comox Valley will provide your taste buds with a true island culinary experience. Visit incredible vineyards such as 40 Knots Winery, with a premium tasting outside and Comox Valley’s first vineyard, Beaufort Winery. Blue Moon Winery and Coastal Black Winery boast a selection of refreshing fruit wines, meads and ciders. Distilleries in the region include Wayward and Shelter Point Distillery. Visiting on a weekend? The Comox Valley Farmers’ Market is every Saturday year-round and boasts an incredible array of organic fruits and veggies, award-winning cheeses, baked goods, wines, ciders and more! Explore with a culinary tour with Island Gourmet Trail Tours or Brewery Tour with Ambassador Tours !
The Comox Valley and surrounding area have nine golf courses, six of which are open year-round. Facilities range from a deluxe championship golf course complete with full-service clubhouse to beginner courses. Enjoy stunning mountain views and temperate Vancouver Island climate. View Golf Courses
Cumberland has become the unofficial epicentre of mountain biking on Vancouver Island and is located 10 minutes from the Kingfisher Resort. Nestled in the foothills of the Beaufort Range beneath the shadow of the Comox Glacier, the historic Village of Cumberland invites riders to enjoy a varied selection of trails all within easy access from the village. View the Bike Trail Map or book a tour with Island Mountain Rides.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is a year-round Comox Valley recreation destination located 25 minutes from the Kingfisher Resort. Summer mountain activities feature a new 2.3 kilometre ZipTour, lift-accessed mountain biking, hiking, scenic chairlift rides and more!
From Sandy Island to Hornby and Denman Islands, each of these northern gulf islands is unique and spectacular. These islands can be seen from the Kingfisher Resort’s oceanfront, located south of the resort. Sandy Island is a BC Provincial Park with beautiful sandy beaches and a sensitive ecosystem with rare fragile plants, home to numerous species of birds. Hornby Island with white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and rich biodiversity complemented by a laid-back island vibe, it’s easy to understand how Hornby earned its nickname as Canada’s Hawaii. Hornby is a long day trip from the Kingfisher Resort therefore we would recommend a boat tour around the island. Denman Island offers a vibrant arts scene and beautiful spectacular parks complete with lighthouse walks and swimming lakes. Denman is a great day trip destination via car or bike, accessible by ferry south of the Kingfisher Resort.
ON THE WATER
KAYAK to Sandy Island with Comox Valley Kayaks directly from the Kingfisher Resort.
BOAT tour around the islands. Contact Big Animal Encounters or Comox Water Taxi.
RENT A SEADOO Contact Comox Valley Water Sports.