Dec 1, 2005 | Marmot, Winter 2005

Stay & Play… Shop & Dine!

The Comox Valley offers everything from dynamic urban culture, retail, dining and entertainment to charming rural accommodations, galleries, shops and attractions.

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 arrive daily. Hours 10 – 5, Sundays 12 – 4.

ANCO MOTEL 66 rooms air-conditioned, kitchenettes, Internet access, cable TV, in-room coffee/tea, coin laundry, seasonal outdoor pool, non-smoking/smoking units. Close to restaurants, shopping, golf, fishing, hiking and Mount Washington Alpine Resort. 1-877-393-2200 www. or email

ATLAS CAFE is a global experience with a world of choices! ATLAS serves fresh and innovative cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Diner’s 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.

BILLY D’S PUB & BISTRO “HOME OF THE 55 MARTINIS” On 5th, downtown Courtenay. Come see why we are known for our huge nacho’s and appy’s, a variety of burgers, wraps and salads, and our famous marinated 6 oz. N.Y. steak sandwich. Mmm, Mmm good!

BLACKFIN PUB overlooking the Comox Marina. Elegant and inviting, boasting the best view of the ocean. Menu ranges from Beef Tenderloin & fresh seafood to pub fare. Whether you want a romantic meal by the fireplace or to catch a sports event on our flat screen televisions the BLACKFIN is your aprés ski destination.

THE COMOX LAKE INTERNATIONAL HOSTEL is surrounded by treed forest, hiking and cycling trails and just minutes to the base of Mount Washington. Relax after a busy day, in the hostel’s quiet, cosy atmosphere, or join in the fun with a winter campfire or barbecue.

Located on the corner of Sixth and Duncan in Courtenay, the new COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY offers four exhibition spaces plus the Gallery Shop, showcasing quality handmafde jewellery, wood, glass and more.

Vibrant, eclectic, fun and unique . . .

DOWNTOWN COURTENAY has a classic charm that is not often found, and well worth 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 Theatre 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.

THE FORBIDDEN GARDEN RETREAT, a vacation rental suite / B&B with all the comforts of home. A special place to rest the mind, energize the body and nourish the soul.

GEORGIA STRAIGHT TOWING serving the Comox Valley for over 25 years! BCAA, Roadside Assistance, ICBC Approved Towing. Professional service, recovery and towing: anytime, anywhere! Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

GRAHAM’S JEWELERS a family operated business, has been serving the Comox Valley for 35 years. At Graham’s they offer fine jewellery, watches and giftware, such as Swiss Army, Tissot, Swarovki. All jewellery repair is done locally by a qualified goldsmith.

JACOB’S WELL is known in the Comox Valley for its selection of Christian books and music as well as its gift selection to celebrate any occasion or to enhance any home decor. We also carry the “Island’s” best selection for Red Hatters. Jacob’s Well is conveniently located on 5th Street in downtown Courtenay and is open 6 days a week 9:00 a..m. to 6 p.m.

KRADLE’S BABY BOUTIQUE is known throughout the Comox Valley for its unique quality gift and clothing products. KRADLE’S features brand names such as Avent, Kushies, Robeez, Baby Bjorn, Lamaze, Kidorable Rainwear, and Zooper Strollers. Clothing sizes range from newborn to size 24 months. KRADLE’S is conveniently located on 5th Street in downtown Courtenay and is open 6 days a week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dine well for dinner or lunch at MARTINE’S overlooking Comox Marina. The menu, features fresh flavors of west coast seafood and enticing juicy meats, all served with international flair. The atmosphere at MARTINE’S is relaxing, the staff convivial, and the decor comfortably stylish. Indulge in good wines and fun Martinis. Open 7 nights a week with live music for your pleasure on Fridays and Sundays.

MONTE CHRISTO ON THE RIVER offers a casual lunch with daily specials and homemade soups. Out dinner menu specializes in our exclusive mouth watering Alberta prime beef, as well as seafood, Greek food, pasta, BBQ dishes, chicken and a large selection of senior and children’s dishes.

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!

THE RIDING FOOL HOSTEL in historic downtown Cumberland is a Tourism B.C. Approved Accommodation. “Like staying in a mansion, only fancier”, Thomas, Victoria, B.C. Minutes from the base of Mount Washington – lift pass and accommodation packages for $71.

Feeling romantic? Visit THE ROMANCE SHOP on Cliffe Avenue, near 5th. This upscale Adult Boutique is where lovers and romantics of all ages, shop. Celebrating 10 years of Romantic and Erotic Adventures. We are the Romance Experts! Finest quality massage oils, personal lubricants and sexy lingerie. Browse through the amazing and fun sex toy department. Book you Romance Home Party today. Stores in Victoria, Duncan and Courtenay.

BRIAN SCOTT, an avid cross country skier on Mount Washington since 1980, translates his experience into vibrant, expressionist oil paintings. View his current showing at Raven Lodge, Mount Washington or drop by his Gallery in Black Creek. 337-1941

SHANTZ HAUS HOSTEL a boutique hostel located in the heart of downtown Courtenay, combines the atmosphere of a B. & B., with the inexpensive costs and conveniences of hostel accommodation, which include a fully equipped kitchen and cozy common room.

STAVROS TAVERNA Enjoy fine dining in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. STAVROS is fully licensed, serving steak, seafood, Greek, Italian, and pizza. A children’s and seniors menu is available. Open weekdays at 11:30 a.m., weekends and holidays at 4:30 p.m. #1 – 450 Ryan Road 898-8858

At TIMELESS, our passion is in board sports. Whether it’s Snowboarding, Skateboarding or Skimboarding, it’s the same feeling. Every brand at TIMELESS is rider inspired/driven to be the best stuff worn and performed by some of the highest level of athletes in the industry, from skate shoes to snowboard bindings, the precedent is set. So when you come in to see us, you will be sure to be greeted with a smile and receive quality service only found at TIMELESS.

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. Two cozy fireplaces. Mexican hot chocolate. Healthy kid’s menu. TITA’S is open for Dinner 7 days a week from 4 p.m. and Brunch from 10 a.m. on weekends.

TOSCANOS serves upscale Italian cuisine – Harbourside in Comox. The best veal and past, lovingly prepared and served by Wendy and Bill. Casual dining for family and friends, with weekly specials.

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.

UNION STREET GRILL AND GROTTO The GRILL is full service restaurant open for lunch & dinner, Monday – Saturday. THE GROTTO is a Tapas Bar Lounge open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, Monday to Saturday, featuring nightly Tapas & drink specials. Mon. – Fondue, Tues. – Quesadillas & Margs, Wed. – Pub Night, Thurs. – Pizza & Sangria, Fri. – live music & fresh Cortez Island clams, Sat. – Dessert Tapas & Coffees.

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! All locations open every day!
for the adventure!

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