Co­mox

Wa­ter­front Ad­ven­ture Par­adise

Snowbirds & RV Travelers - - British Columbia - By Gor­don Baron and Cindy Phillips

This in­cludes a scenic one hour and forty minute cruise from Horse­shoe Bay to Nanaimo, cross­ing the Strait of Ge­or­gia on BC Fer­ries. The Royal Cana­dian Force Base (CFB ) Co­mox opened in 1942, and has been a ma­jor em­ployer for the re­gion. The 10,000 foot airstrip is shared with Co­mox Val­ley Air­port (YQQ) with com­mer­cial air­craft for daily flight ser­vice from Van­cou­ver Is­land, Van­cou­ver, Al­berta and be­yond from Air Canada, West Jet, Pa­cific Coastal Air­lines and Cen­tral Moun­tain Air. The town of Courte­nay is only five kms from Co­mox Har­bour on the pic­turesque Dyke Road. We stayed at the Cape Lazo RV and Camp­ground in the Point Holmes area, ten min­utes east from down­town Co­mox and next to the public boat ramp for ac­cess to great salmon fish­ing. We wanted to be in Co­mox for Au­gust 5, 6, 7th (BC Day Cel­e­bra­tions) for Nau­ti­cal Days and the Fil­berg Fes­ti­val. Arts and

Clock­wise from left page: Fish­er­men’s Pier in Co­mox, Co­mox Search and Res­cue pa­trolling Bri­tish Columbia’s Coast­line, the lit­tle penin­sula know as “Goose Spit” is pop­u­lar with the lo­cals and school groups learn­ing about the marine en­vi­ron­ment 8 – Fam­ily day at Kye Bay. BC Fer­ries op­er­ate a daily run for com muters be­tween Lit­tle River, in Co­mox to Pow­ell River, cross­ing the Strait of Ge­or­gia and one of many lo­cal farms in Co­mox.

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