Retiring In The Comox Valley And Campbell River Areas

With its comfortable climate, alpine-to-ocean geography, exceptional recreational opportunities, relaxed lifestyle, superb sea harbour and affordable housing, it’s no wonder many retire to the central Vancouver Island Area.

There is a wide variety of excellent seniors’ facilities and health centres with different levels of care, an excellent selection of patio homes, residences along fabulous golf courses, and condominiums. Courtenay, Comox and Campbell River all are well served by public transit, the downtown cores are walkable, and they’ve all got great trail networks to stay active and enjoy the fresh ocean and mountain air. Moving to the valley need not be intimidating. There is a very active selection of groups that cater to newcomers. Community service organizations are plentiful in Comox and Courtenay and Campbell River areas and so are sports, cultural, arts and social organizations. Each of these organizations can offer you a welcoming door to our terrific community.

The resource, tourism, sport fishing and eco-adventure markets are booming, and more than two thirds of this area’s population is of working age. The liveliness and energy of this growing area is what draws so many active retirees to the area.

The ocean and mountains make this region an ideal home for active people, and a moderate climate and 1,800 annual hours of sunshine mean that people who settle here can do more of what they love to do. Golfing, skiing, kayaking, hiking, gardening, fishing and wildlife watching can be daily habits; then galleries, live theatre, cafés and shopping add an urban touch. In the last 30 years, the Comox Valley population has more than doubled, and now totals more than 63,000 when you add up the communities of Courtenay, Cumberland and Comox at 36,096 people Campbell River is still a small town at heart. Residents have built a strong community network and a culture of volunteerism. [Source: Statistics Canada]