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Overview of Comox, British Columbia, Canada

Comox, British Columbia is primarily residential in nature and covers some 1500 hectares. Located in the centre of a rich agricultural area Comox retains a friendly village atmosphere and has attracted many retirees in the past years.

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  • Population: 11 660 (2001)
  • Population Density: 821.1 km²
  • Area: 14.2 km²
  • Latitude: 49°40?24?N
  • Longitude: 124°54?8?W
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Time Zone: Pacific
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History of Comox, British Columbia

The fertile soils of the Comox Valley, and abundant fish and timber meant that European settlers arrived in the 1860's. Farms, wharves and houses were built. Coal was discovered at Cumberland. With all this activity, the townships of Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland started to grow. Soon hotels, creameries, logging companies, and the E and N Railway arrived and the town really began to prosper.

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Comox's Demographics

The native culture of the Comox is still very active. Descendants of the original native people still live on the local Reservation, and hold many events that are reflective of their culture.

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Comox's Climate

Comox has a moderate climate, like much of Vancouver Island and rarely sees temperatures below 0°C .

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Education in Comox, British Columbia

Comox Valley School District serves Comox and has several elementary and secondary schools in the area.

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Transportation around Comox, British Columbia

BC Transit operates a local bus service within the Comox Valley.

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Tourism and Attractions of Comox

For the family there is camping, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking and horseback riding a plenty in Comox. Go to one of our marinas, and sit and watch the comings and goings of sail and motor craft, ending the day with some fresh Halibut, Salmon, Tuna, Crab or Prawns caught fresh, at one of the local restaurants. Staying in Comox? Take advantage of some of the fine accommodations that Comox has to offer.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Comox
  • Lazo
  • Little River

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Geography of Comox, British Columbia

Comox is located on the eastern side of Vancouver Island, 107 km north of Nanaimo and 220 km north of Victoria. The four lane Inland Island Highway #19 makes travel to Comox faster than ever before.

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Comox's Government

The Town of Comox is governed by a Mayor and six Councillors elected at large for a three year term.

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Comox's Economy and Industry

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Comox's Culture and Significant Events

Comox is known for the Filberg Festival, an annual summertime arts and crafts extravaganza named for the residential park where it's held. In early August are the 'Nautical Days' celebrations in Comox Marina Park, boasting a parade, a classic car show, an amateur boatbuilding competition and live music performances.

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Sports in Comox, British Columbia

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Media of Comox

Comox has two local newspapers, The Comox Valley Record and the Comox Valley Echo. Each paper keeps the residents of Comox up to date on local and world news, along with classifieds, sports and community events.

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