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City of Courtenay - Recreation and Sports

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City of Courtenay - Recreation & Sports

 Parks in the City of Courtenay 
for Sports and Events 

There are many parks within the City of Courtenay but Lewis Park and Simms Park are the main downtown parks where events such as the July 1st. celebration's and the Comox Valley Highland Games are held.   Lewis Park is the main park for games such as baseball and soccer.
Lewis Park was named after William and Margaret Lewis successful farmers in the area.

                                      Lewis Park & Sports Field                                               

Lewis Park is a 17.39 acre municipally-owned park located immediately to the east of the Courtenay River bridge, across from Simms Millennium Park on the Old Island Highway. The park is naturally bounded by the Courtenay, Puntledge and Tsolum Rivers and features several mature trees, open play fields, trails, tennis courts, skateboard park and four notable buildings.

  •  Totem Poles at entrance to Lewis Park - The spiritual value of Lewis Park is exemplified in the park’s two totem poles which stand prominently at the park entrance, serving to grant peace to those who enter. A series of three totem poles have been erected here, the first placed in 1927, purchased from Chief Joe Wallace of the Greenpoint Rapids reserve. These were replaced in 195 by two new poles carved by internationally renowned aboriginal artist Mungo Martin and raised in a traditional ceremony by K’omoks Chief Andy Frank. The third pair of poles were placed in 2002, carved by Calvin Hunt, Mungo Martin’s step-grandson. These totems remain an important link to the area’s First Nations people.Courtenay_heritage_register2009.pdf
Picture of Lewis Park taken from 5th St. Bridge

 Lewis Park with Tennis courts in background 

Comox Valley Tennis Club , box 3402,  Courtenay, BC, V9N 5N5

There are 2 locations listed, The Anderton Park in Comox near the Comox Shopping Mall and Comox Golf Course also provides a children's playground and a clubhouse with kitchen. It is located on Balmoral Ave & Stewart St.   The second location is at Lewis Park in Courtenay along side the Puntledge River, at 489 Old Island highway, near the Lewis Center.

Ball Game at Lewis Park

After a heavy rainfall Lewis park is inclined to look like Lewis Lake


 Lewis Centre

The Lewis Centre has a nursery school, gymnasium, squash courts, weightroom, meeting & craft rooms  
The Water Park, Skate Park and outdoor swimming pool are part of the Lewis Centre facilities. 

 Sign at Lewis Centre
Lewis Centre
489 Old Island Hwy., Courtenay, BC., 250-338-5371

Sign beside Waterpark
Outdoor Swimming Pool  beside Lewis Centre
Home of the Blue Devils Swim Club
Children's Play Area and Water Park at Lewis Centre


The Link Youth Centre

300 Old Island Highway 
Indoor skate park/games room/meeting room
Youth Centre catering to a multitude of games for youth 9 to 18 years of age

The Link is on the corner of Old Island Hwy. and Ryan Road

Basketball Courts at the Linc

 Riverside Park

Riverside Park Outdoor Exercise Equipment
across from the Filberg Senior Centre on Anderton Ave.


 Aquatic Centre 

Comox Valley  Aquatic Centre
377 Lerwick Road, Courtenay, BC

                          Walking Trails 
Parks, Marina, Air Field  

Sign behind the Train Station on Cumberland Road. 
Courtenay's network of parks and trails just got a little bigger. The newly opened Rotary Trail connects 5th Street and Cumberland Road, along the E & N Rail Corridor.

The City partnered with the Island Corridor Foundation and the Courtenay Rotary Club to complete the project, also known as a "rail with trail". Courtenay Rotary raised thousands of dollars and contributed volunteer labour to make the trail a reality.

  River Walk and Air Park

 A section of the Air Park Walkway & River Walkway
Painted fence along the walkway

View of the Estuary from the Air Park Walkway
The tide is out in this picture taken from the walkway

Rotary Skypark  
The park equipment includes a rotating net, arch swing, wheelchair accessible merry-go-round, see-saw, diggers and spinners. Due to its location just south of the Courtenay Airpark, the Rotary Skypark has an airplane theme, with an airplane climber, and a gazebo that kids can pretend is their very own air-traffic control tower.  

 Rotary Skypark for children


The south end of the air strip for small planes along the Estuary 


Courtenay Slough Marina
                           Located between Comox Road and Simms Park in Courtenay 
                Contact Information- 121 Port Augusta Street, Comox, BC, V9M 3N8

 Plaque at Courtenay Slough

Courtenay Slough can be viewed from the dock at Simms Park.
Courtenay Marina at Air Park, Courtenay, BC                                     

                Comox Valley Sports Centre

                   SPORTS CENTRE  
Located at 3001 Vanier Drive, Courtenay BC, the sports centre houses an indoor pool, sauna, weight-room/wellness centre, two ice arenas, sports track & field and meeting rooms.
Mailing address: 3001 Vanier Drive, Courtenay, BC V9N 5Y2

Sign on Sports Centre Wall
Vanier Sports Center,  3001Vanier Drive, Courtenay, BC
 Track at Vanier Sports Centre


 Courtenay Golf Courses
Crown Isle Golf Course

 Crown Isle
sign near entrance to main building

 Crown Isle Golf Club and Restaurant
399 Clubhouse Road
250 703-5050
 Crown Isle Golf Course
Sand Traps near homes at Golf Course


 Mulligans Public Golf Course

4985 Cotton Road, Courtenay, BC.

In addition to our beautiful 9 hole golf course Mulligans Golf Course has a driving range equipped with the Power Tee system

Comox Valley Disc Golf Club
Of the 33 Disc Clubs listed in British Columbia Professional Disc Golf Associations Directory the Comox Valley and Campbell River are home to five.
Disc Golf Course in and around the Comox Valley,
Black Creek Community Centre, 2001 Black Creek Road, Disc Golf Course 
Comox Village Park Course, accross from  the Comox Recreation Centre 1870 Noel Ave., Comox, (250 339-2255 
Mt.Washington has a 9 hole disc Golf Course. 
Sandpines Course is located near the Lazo Marsh at the end of Sand Pines Drive. 
Check out the above website for directions to the above courses. 

         Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds

The Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds is home to many of the Valley's events and Festivals
The following are just a couple.


    Comox Valley Curling Club 
   Located at the Exhibition Ground

 Garage Sale at Curling Club
Comox Valley Curling Club, 4835 Headquarters Rd., Courtenay, BC
250 334-4712;  E-mail:
6 sheet curling facility with lounge & meeting/banquet room


Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society 
sign at Exhibition Grounds Entrance

The Comox Valley Therapeutic Society hold events throughout the year

                        Puntledge River (Puntledge park)

 Puntledge Park access on First St. W. in Courtenay

A section of the Puntledge River

 Enjoying the sun along the  Puntledge River

 Bridge over a gully in Puntledge Park


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