Courtenay enjoys a Mediterranean climate, meaning not only can you ski, swim, and hike most of the year, but you can often do all three on the same day. Low amounts of precipitation in summer balance out over spring and fall, when precipitation rises significantly.
Courtenay Industry & Attractions
Weather and woods are a big part of the beautiful Courtenay lifestyle, but they also contribute to the city's economy as fishing, logging, coal, and agriculture have been the major industries over the years. As the focus on sustainability came to the fore, the city's economy pivoted toward services provided to the service members at Canadian Forces Base Comox and a growing tourism industry driven by the natural beauty of the area, the Island Music Fest, the HMCS Alberni museum, and the Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontology Centre, which is your guide to the rich paleontological finds in the area. The Comox Valley is the first stop on the Great Canadian Fossil Trail.
The area is served by the Comox Valley Record and is proximal to many provincial and national parks.