IN COMOX VALLEY
The draw to the Comox Valley is obvious… the irresistibly unique elixir of sun, sand & snow. Along with a lower then average house price for comparable areas, making the move from various regions of Canada… from the Prairie regions of Alberta & Saskatchewan to the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver areas, and even South Island from Victoria has motivated the majority of Benco Ventures’ clients.
DISCOVER THE COMOX VALLEY
The Comox Valley consists of 3 major epicentres, the largest being Courtenay, Comox and the Village of Cumberland. Also considered part of the Valley, are to the south the seaside villages of Royston, Union Bay, Fanny Bay and the Islands of Denman and Hornby, while to the North in the rich and fertile valley are the mostly agricultural communities of Black Creek and Merville. As one of the fastest growing regions in BC recent population puts the Valley at over 63,000.
Nestled between the Strait of Georgia and Beaufort Mountain Range on the East of Vancouver Island, the combination of the Pacific Ocean and mountains create a synergy that is unmatched in natural beauty, tranquility and recreational possibilities.
Aware of the “ski, golf and sail in the same day” mantra, escaping the winter blahs is now a very convenient option. The Valley is home to several marinas, 9 golf courses with 6 open year round, some 90 parks and beaches ideal for swimming, windsurfing, fishing, camping, hiking, diving, fishing and of course boating. With over 500,000 acres Strathcona Park is Vancouver Island’s largest and BC’s oldest park – easily accessible by Mount Washington & Forbidden Plateau explore unsurpassed recreational endeavors. Seal Bay Park a favorite for joggers, bikers and horse riders alike, boasts some 1,700 acres with miles of meandering and lush forested pathways is located just minutes from town. And we can’t forget Mount Washington (famous for its snow), with an average of 11 meters or 36 feet of snow annually. Serving both as a summer and winter alpine destination. 1,600 skiable acres, 55 km of cross country skiing and a moderate daytime temperature of 2 degrees ensure a comfortable skiing environment. Awarded the 2007 Cultural Capital of Canada designation the Comox Valley is host to over 50 arts, music and sporting events as well as home to hundreds of artists.
The wealth of today’s Comox Valley lies in its combination of natural beauty and rich cultural scene… amongst other things including climate, recreation and accessibility… the list is numerous.
By air the Comox Valley is centrally located with direct daily access from the Comox Valley airport to Vancouver, Calgary & Edmonton with connections beyond. After a relaxing scenic BC Ferry ride from the mainland at various service points the Valley is approximately 1 ¼ hours from Nanaimo and 2 ½ hours from Victoria.