Located on Vancouver Island about in the middle, on the East Coast, is the noteworthy community of Comox Valley. Many Canadians are familiar with the largest town on the Island, Nanaimo, but, in recent years word has spread about Comox’s natural beauty and what a fine place it is to live and work and, to raise a family. Courtenay, Cumberland, Royston, Union Bay, Fanny Bay, Merville and Black Creek are some of the principal settlements in the area that help make up Comox Valley.
Comox offers air service directly to Calgary, Edmonton, Alberta, and many points South and East. This has made getting here very convenient however, many folks still come and go by Ships and on Ferry’s. This region first became famous for it’s Timber Industry and, still boasts one of the finest stands of Douglas Firs of any place on Earth. Fishing was, and still is, a big contributor to the local economy here. Comox’s economy now is very much diversified and includes Tourism and Construction as top performers.
The greatest financial stability by far though, is the 19th Wing Comox of the Royal Canadian Air Force operating from Comox Valley Airport. This Base has the important distinction of guarding Canada’s Pacific West Coast. Since 1942 making sure the Japanese did not invade, to modern times on patrol for enemy submarines and maritime search and rescue. A substantial number of service personnel along with their family’s live and work in the area boosting the economy.
The 1990’s saw a boom town growth rate and it is holding steady at over 2 & ½ % annually. Someone only needs to check out houses for sale in Comox Valley to see this is a thriving community with much to offer. One of the best ways to get to know a new area is through a good reputable Real estate agent. They will know the neighborhoods better than anyone and can share this valuable information saving a lot search time.
Although there are many, one of the best Realtor’s recommended in the Valley can be found at http://www.brettcairns.com/ The Internet is a great way to research what’s available in any give Town but there is no substitute for driving around and seeing the place first hand and, this is a beautiful Harbor Town to do it in. Surrounded by majestic mountains, spectacular forests and the blue Pacific Ocean Comox Valley is truly picturesque. Stop in and have a drink down at the Blackfin Pub by the Marina and get to know some of the locals, maybe get in a round of Golf at the Comox Golf Club.
Don’t forget to grab some of the best pizza in all of British Columbia at the Church Street Woodfired Bakery from their awesome brick oven. This Town is absolutely loaded with great restaurants like The Rocky Mountain Cafe, Toscanos Trattoria, The purple Onion Deli, Sushi Kobo, or Caffe Amantes just to name a few. It is a pleasant surprise for many new visitors to see how culturally diversified this region really is. The community hosts many art and music festivals, exhibitions, and fairs, earning it the nick-name Valley of Festivals. As can be seen there is much to see and do here, much to explore and much opportunity for new comers who are warmly welcomed into the Valley.