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.

Seal Bay Nature Park

The primary value of Seal Bay Nature Park is that it is a large contiguous stand of regenerated second-growth forest. Seal Bay forest features rare plant communities such as hardhack (spirea), wetlands, trembling aspen, Pacific crab apple and slough sedge.

Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre

Established in 1961, The Courtenay and District Museum collect preserve and interpret natural and cultural heritage of the Comox Valley region. Throughout the year, the museum offers on-site and outdoor programming suitable for all age groups. Program subjects include fossils, geology, First Nations history, pioneer settlement history, social history of the Comox Valley, logging and lumber history, river way study, as well as, a series of changing exhibitions.

Simms Millennium Park

This feature park offers a tranquil setting along the river. Fully accessible walkways, observation platforms, seating areas, a small children’s play area, a canoe/kayak launch, washrooms, picnic tables and a BBQ, make this the perfect setting for small, intimate gatherings or larger special events.