Courtenay is an innovative, vibrant and growing City that works together to provide opportunities and excellent services making our community a great place to live, work and do business.
The Sid Williams Civic Theatre has been serving the Comox Valley for over 25 years as a performing arts facility, and has had a professional administration since 1992. In honour of a much loved local actor and comedian, it was named the Sid Williams Civic Theatre in 1984. The state-of-the-art movie house having a 500-seat performing arts facility, continue to host quality entertainment in the Comox Valley.
The Comox Valley Art Gallery is a public art gallery featuring contemporary, experimental and applied art by regional, national and international artists presenting contemporary art issues and practices. With its higher profile location and unique design, the renovated facility is temperature and humidity controlled, has accessibility features in the entry, public washrooms and elevator. CVAG attracts attention to downtown Courtenay and the Comox Valley. This has been a boon to the Gallery and the Gallery Gift Shop, attracting a broader audience with interest in visual art.
Lupine Art Studio is a community art studio located downtown Courtenay in the Comox Valley. It’s dedicated to the idea that everyone has the ability to create amazing art while developing their own style and loving it. In their art classes, they teach skills and techniques using a wide range of mediums.
Founded as a summer retreat for the Vancouver Junior Symphony, the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre (CYMC) is now in its 43rd year and continues as British Columbia’s longest running music camp. It provides musical improvement and advancement to music students, is achieved primarily with the operation of the CYMC International Summer Youth Music School and Festival, a school for aspiring instrumentalists, singers and actors.