About Courtenay BC

Destination like no other. The City of Courtenay is situated on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, within the traditional lands of the K'ómoks First Nation. Accessible by land, sea or air, Courtenay is a culturally diverse community that offers supernatural beauty at its doorstep.

Discover your future

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.

Vancouver Island Regional Library

Established in 1936, Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is the fifth largest library system in British Columbia. The Courtenay Library Branch moved to its current downtown Courtenay location in 2001. The branch’s striking architecture has made it a popular downtown attraction.