See What’s Happening In The Comox Valley During Your Stay
When staying at Bayview Hotel, you’re just minutes from the best events in downtown Courtenay and beyond. From seasonal festivals and agricultural fairs to holiday celebrations, family friendly events, concerts and more, the Comox Valley has an event for visitors of all ages and interests. Be sure to check out our Courtenay event calendar to find out what’s happening in the area during your stay at Bayview Hotel.
Each year in August the Comox Valley Exhibition is held at the Courtenay Fair Grounds (4835 Headquarters Rd).
With 40 acres of developed grounds and nature park, the Comox Valley Exhibition is situated on the bank of the Tsolum River in the scenic Comox Valley. Nestled between the Beaufort Mountains and the Strait of Georgia where fertile farmlands are in abundance, the City of Courtenay, within the valley, is one of the most vibrant on Vancouver Island. Promoting local farming, the exhibition offers three days of fun-filled events for all family members. You can milk a goat, race a zucchini, and watch the many farm animal shows. Check out the demonstrations, sink your teeth into a freshly made candy apple, and sit back and enjoy the lumberjack shows and non-stop entertainment.
What is now the largest event of its kind, held annually in June, during BC Seafood Month (also established in 2014) features over 40 events partners hosting events, dinners, tours, competitions, and tastings in a 10-day period to celebrate and drive awareness to the areas culinary and seafood attractions, award-winning producers, Chefs and experiences.
The Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, proudly produces 50%+ of all of British Columbia’s shellfish and the most oysters in Canada, and also is the location of the BC Seafood Festival, the largest of its kind on the west coast of Canada. The BC Seafood Festival (formerly the BC Shellfish Festival) began as a single event dinner developed and hosted by the BC Shellfish Growers Association (BCSGA). Over the years the BCSGA added a second public day event that focused on increased awareness of the growing shellfish industry. In 2014 a formal partnership agreement was entered into between BCSGA and Comox Valley Economic Development & Tourism (CVEDS) to organize the overall festival, add multiple partners, events and include an increased number of industry participants representing the full extent of the BC seafood sector. What is now the largest event of its kind, held annually in June, during BC Seafood Month (also established in 2014) features over 40 events partners hosting events, dinners, tours, competitions, and tastings in a 10-day period to celebrate and drive awareness to the areas culinary and seafood attractions, award-winning producers, Chefs and experiences.
There’s truly something for everyone at the Comox Nautical Days “Free Festival of Family Fun”.
Perennial favourites such as; the Bullhead Derby, Build Bail and Sail along with the Comox Nautical Days Vintage Car Show and the HMCS Quadra Ceremony of the Flags. And you can try your luck at the Comox Valley Harbour Authority’s “Hole in One” competition. There are rides, games, and crafts for the kids and the Rotary Splash Park and Playground is sure to be a big hit. While at the Festival take time to shop the more than 100+ craft booths and quench your appetite at the fabulous food trucks. Those who are “of an age” can enjoy a frosty beverage at the VI Society for Adaptive Snow Sports Bistro Garden. Nautical Days would not be Nautical Days without the Quality Foods Festival of Lights Fireworks Extravaganza on Monday night.
Set amongst the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox, BC on the east coast of Vancouver Island the Filberg Festival is truly a unique event. Enjoy art and nature surrounded by beautiful gardens, rustic out-buildings and magnificent views of Comox Harbour and the Beaufort Range
It’s three days jammed with everything from bluegrass to blues, reggae to folk, indie rock to rockabilly and from country to hip-hop and spoken word.
The Comox Valley is well known as a destination for those looking to enjoy the hot summers, packed with markets, farm-to-table food and fantastic scenery. But thanks to the Vancouver Island MusicFest, the region is also now known for attracting some of the biggest bands in the world. It’s a truly unique musical experience. It’s three days jammed with everything from bluegrass to blues, reggae to folk, indie rock to rockabilly and from country to hip-hop and spoken word.