Destination guide

A feast for the senses

Backed by mountains and fringed by the ocean, Comox is one of Vancouver Island’s most enchanting towns. The rolling farmlands of the Comox Valley give it a laidback rural feel, while its proximity to the water means there are plenty of opportunities to swim, fish, and soak up the sun. If you like food you’ll love the Comox Valley. Its sun-dappled valleys are brimming with fresh produce, and support a thriving farm-to-table scene. From boutique wineries and artisan cheese makers to berry farms and fruit orchards, you’ll never go hungry in Comox.

Things to do

Sun, sand, and scenic fairways

With its wide beach and fiery sunsets, Goose Spit Regional Park is a favorite with local sunseekers. You can also kayak in the calm waters of Baynes Sound, or venture further afield to the bays around Denman and Hornby Islands. From the casual 9-hole Comox Golf Club to the exclusive Par 72 Crown Isle Resort, Comox spoils golfers for choice. Looming more than 8 times higher than Niagara, Della Falls is an easy drive from Comox. Find it in Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island’s oldest and largest nature reserve.

Activities

Tantalizing seafood in Comox

After a stroll around the town center, head down to Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can chat to trawlers and check out the fresh seafood on offer. If you’d rather reel in your own catch of the day, Comox’s sheltered location treats locals to year-round fishing. This means you can reel in a trophy-size chinook salmon and grill it up on the deck of your waterfront Comox vacation rentals property. In rain or shine, Comox’s Heritage driving routes are a great way to take in history, culture, and scenery from the comfort of your car.

Weather

Year-round whale watching in Comox

Summer days are leisurely and long, which makes it a great time to hike, bike, kayak, and eat your way through Comox’s culinary trail. Visit in winter and Comox vacation rentals are the perfect base for a West Coast ski break. Nearby Mt. Washington Alpine Resort boasts dozens of alpine runs, as well as snowboarding parks and a lively après-ski scene. If whale watching is on your wish list, Vancouver Island is home to multiple pods of resident orcas. This means trips run throughout the year.

Natural features

Exploring the Land of Plenty

First settled by First Nations people, the name Comox means Land of Plenty. It’s easy to see why, with a mosaic of ocean, forest, farmland, and mountains to explore. Today, the region is strewn with award-winning cattle farms, boutique wineries, family-owned dairies, fruit orchards, and more. Comox vacation rentals make the most of the setting, with a stunning lineup of rural properties dotted throughout the valley. Beyond agriculture, Comox is touted as one of the world’s best cold water diving destinations. Beneath the surface you’ll find a treasure trove of wrecks, as well as sea lions, giant octopi, cloud sponges, wolf eels, and famously shy sixgill sharks.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Comox

Fly into Comox, BC (YQQ-Comox Valley), the closest airport, located 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Powell River, BC (YPW), which is 21 mi (33.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Comox?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 109 vacation rentals near Comox. From 55 Houses to 24 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Comox for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Comox?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Comox. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park: 166 vacation rentals
  • St. Joseph General Hospital: 164 vacation rentals
  • I-Hos Gallery: 171 vacation rentals
  • Comox Municipal Marina: 166 vacation rentals
  • Comox Air Force Museum: 179 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Comox listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Comox?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 55 Houses in Comox. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Comox include:

  • Cottages: 24 rentals available
  • Cabins: 24 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 24 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Comox?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Comox. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.