Surroundings

  • Fishing
    Salt and fresh water fishing is abundant throughout the BC coast line and interior lakes. Chinook and Coho Salmon are commonly found in the Georgia Strait region adjacent to the Valley, with greenling rock cod, snapper and ling-cod found in the shallow waters. Check with the Department of Fisheries for limits 250-339-2031.Numerous fishing charters can be found operating out of Campbell River and the Comox Valley areas.
  • Golf
    Tee-Time Here is Year Round!Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced golfer Vancouver Island is a golfers paradise. There are several courses situated within the Comox Valley that will suit any level of golfer.Central Vancouver Island area has nine golf courses, eight of which are open year round. The golf course facilities range from deluxe championship courses complete with full service clubhouse, restaurant and lounge to Par 3 courses, great for a quick afternoon outing. Within walking distance of Driftwood Estates is Saratoga Beach Golf Course, a challenging nine hole executive course, putting green and driving range. Many of the courses offer spectacular views of Beaufort Mountains and the Strait of Georgia ocean views. Some courses even come populated with Blacktail Deer, bald eagles and Canada Geese. Best of all, with Vancouver Island’s temperate climate, it’s possible to golf, ski and fish all in the same day!

     

     

     

  • Resorts
    There are numerous resorts Within the Comox Vallay and its rural areas that offer something for everyone. Pacific playgrounds International is considered one of the most beautiful resorts catering to people looking for the best of both worlds. Pacific Playgrounds is located in the Saratoga Beach area and is fully serviced to accommodates recreational vehicles of all sizes as well as tenting. Pacific Playgrounds also boasts recently renovated cabins that line the Oyster River. Whether your camping or enjoying the modern conveniences of the cabins you wake up to a natural and peaceful environment rarely found at similar resorts.If your passion is golf then you will not be disappointed with Crown Isle Golf Resort. Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community is located in the Comox Valley and is situated on an 831 acre, 18 hole golf course. Beautiful homes have been integrated amongst the meticulously manicured greens of this professionally developed championship golf course. The facilities are second to none with fine dining, a pro-shop and outstanding customer service.If pure relaxation is what you are looking for then look no more. The Kingfisher Resort and Spa is also located in the Comox Valley and has been rated as one of the best spas along the Pacific Coast. The Kingfisher Spa Resort is located ocean side with most treatment rooms offering a view of the Pacific Ocean. This world class spa is situated on the ocean’s edge and has 22 peaceful and relaxing treatment rooms. Enjoy a wellness service like no other in the Pacific Mist Hydropath. All spa therapies focus on the rich ingredients of the sea and reflect a unique West Coast experience.

    Whether your passion is camping, golfing or relaxing in a luxury spa there is a resort that will meet all of your needs and expectations.

  • Wildlife
    Bird WatchingThe Vancouver Island region has water to thank for its incomparable bird watching opportunities. More than 220 bird species are sighted here every year. Ocean, marshes, lakes and rivers support a vast array of bird species, including bald eagles, brant geese and trumpeter swans. The largest population of Trumpeter Swans in North America makes the Comox Valley their home during the winter months. Depending on the season, weather and the habits of the birds themselves, the bird population will vary from day to day.The forests are abundant with birds such as owls, Herons, Eagles and songbirds too. While bird numbers swell considerably during the spring and fall migrations, hundreds of species live year-round in the area, so anytime is a good time for birding in this region.

    Whale Watching

    Vancouver Island whale watching tour companies offer breathtaking experiences. Within minutes of departing you will be surrounded by ocean and have the opportunity to meet BC’s largest locals, the Orcas (killer whales).

    The waters of the Salish Sea are where whale watching tours take place. The Salish Sea includes the Fraser River Delta, Strait of Georgia and/or Golf Islands. The most unforgettable whale watching seasons are between May and October. A remarkable three pods of 85 Orcas make the trip to the British Columbia Coast area, with optimal whale-sighting times beginning in late May. Look for porpoises, harbour seals and sea lions, too, which abound in these waters.

  • Skiing Vancouver Island
    Mount Washington offers the finest downhill and cross country skiing on Vancouver Island. Whether you prefer downhill skiing, snowboarding, or cross-country, Mount Washington has something for you.With an average snowfall of over 33 feet and snow conditions similar to those found at Whistler, Mount Washington was being used as a training site for the 2010 Winter Olympics. You don’t have to be an Olympian to enjoy Mount Washington. With over 55 kms of backcountry trails and 18 downhill runs, Mount Washington offers something for the entire family.The Mount Washington ski hill opens in early December. The exact date will depend on local snow conditions. For more information on opening dates, please visit the Mount Washington website.

    Looking For Adventure

    A two-hour drive North from Driftwood Estates is Mount Cain. Run by the “Mt. Cain Alpine Park Society, it is Vancouver Island’s only community owned and operated ski-hill.” This is skiing as it used to be; no line-ups and fresh powder. The ski hill is open weekends and it is best to check their website for details.

Contact

George Cowling
Phone: 1-780 699-6622
Email:George.trinational@gmail.com



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