Jul 1, 2005 | Marmot, Summer 2005

Stay & Play… Shop & Dine!

The Comox Valley is looking forward to your visit!

Make sure to check out the Comox Valley on your visit to Mount Washington. You’ll find great places to enjoy a meal, find that special gift or to be entertained.

The Comox Valley offers everything from dynamic urban culture, retail, dining and entertainment to charming rural accommodations, galleries, shops and attractions. Be sure to visit Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and the beautiful rural areas that surround these communities. Explore one of our many municipal and regional parks, greenways and beach walks, discover our past at four fascinating museums, or golf and ski in the same day! All this, and more are yours to discover in the Comox Valley.

A GENTLER TIME, Antiques Etc. (Corner 5th & Duncan) Renowned for its stunning window displays and excellent prices, collectors, interior decorators and returning visitors make it a priority to shop here first. Quality heirlooms & one-of-a-kind collectables, specially handpicked for the store arrrive daily. Hours 10 – 5, Sundays 12 – 4.

ATLAS CAFE is a global experience with a world of choices! ATLAS serves fresh and innovative cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Diners will appreciate the warm and inviting vibe and we feature fresh desserts, espressos, juices, kids menu and nightly specials. ATLAS CAFE is licensed and non-smoking.

CIBC WOOD GUNDY is proud to support skiing through sponsorship of the Strathcona Nordics and their Childrens Learn to Ski program. For more information, please call Rick Morson at 703-5383.

The COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY is hardly recognizable in its new home at 580 Duncan Avenue in Downtown Courtenay. Recently relocated from its home of over 20 years on Fourth Street, the Gallery now features four exhibition spaces – the Public Gallery, an Arts and Crafts Gallery, a twenty four hour Window Gallery and the Students’ Gallery – with work for or by Comox Valley Art Gallery Shopstudents.

Adjacent to the Gallery, the Gallery Shop continues to offer a wide selection of high quality hand crafted works ranging from jewellery and glass to wood turning and pottery. The new shop is bright, easy to move around in – and air conditioned! New work arrives on a daily basis – a delightful selection for the discerning buyer.

Over the summer months, the Gallery and Gallery Shop are open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission to the Gallery is by donation.

Vibrant, eclectic, fun and unique . . .

DOWNTOWN COURTENAY has a classic charm that is not often found, and wellworth the visit! From cozy bookshops to cutting edge fashion, fresh flowers to hand-made chocolates, antique treasurers to fossil discovery tours, DOWNTOWN COURTENAY has something for everyone. Add to this a wide range of restaurants, a fabulous museum, theatre, cinema, parks, a new art gallery and more.

FINE AUDIO is an Audio & Home Threatre store specializing in quality, affordable systems and components along with real service. We select our products carefully with price and performance in mind. If you
love music, you will love FINE AUDIO.

GRANT THORNTON Hiring Solutions Inc. provides human resource services to the tourism and construction sectors. Services include: Landings, a tourism mid-management hiring service; Destinations, BC’s largest tourism employment placement service; HardHats, trades training and employment service. Other services include job fairs and psycho-metric assessments and job benchmarking. For more information go to www.GTHiringSolutions.ca.

MID ISLAND GIFTS at our brighter, larger location at the Comox Valley Air Terminal – YQQ, we continue to offer many local products, souvenirs and artwork. Always something new, open 7 days a week. www.midislandgifts.com 339-0332

Discover the ultimate in relaxed comfort at PENNY TYME FASHIONS. This outlet of fashion, features wash and wear suedes, the latest fashions from Canada and Europe, Tommy Bahama silks and much more. Make time for Penny Tyme Fashions – your FIRST stop for affordable, quality -timeless lifestyle fashions!

Fine European, International and Canadian designs – The best in clothes and service.

THE RIDING FOOL HOSTEL is a Tourism B.C. Approved heritage property in historic downtown Cumberland. This boutique hostel offers a full range of amernities and has been described as “quality accommodation for the independent adventurer!”

TITA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT A seasonally changing menu of gourmet Mexican cuisine inspired by the freshest local produce and seafood. Incredible fresh fruit margaritas. Warm and friendly service . Gorgeous garden patio. Healthy kid’s menu. TITA’S is open 7 days a week , 11:30 a.m. weekdays serving lunch, dinner and 10:00 a.m. for weekend brunches.

TULIO’s CASITA offers Fine Dining with a Mediterranean flavour. Family owned and operated, TULIO’s has been serving the Comox Valley for over 25 years. To enjoy their specialties of Steak, Schnitzel, Seafood or Lamb at your favourite table, call your Host Teresa at 338-6031 for a reservation. Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 625 Cliffe Avenue – at 6th in beautiful downtown Courtenay.

VALHALLA PURE OUTFITTERS are Canada’s “MOUNTAIN SPORTS” Specialists! They pride themselves on having the BEST gear from the BEST brands at the BEST prices – Guaranteed!

They feature ~Valhalla Pure~ outdoor clothing, made right here in B.C. , plus they have an amazing selection of outdoor clothing, footwear, backpacks, climbing equipment and travel accessories and have just added telemark and backcountry ski gear to their offerings. Let it snow!

VALHALLA PURE OUTFITTERS … for the adventure! All locations open every day!

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