Jul 1, 2006 | Marmot, Summer 2007

Stay & Play – Shop & Dine!

Make sure you check out the COMOX VALLEY as part of your visit to MOUNT WASHINGTON. Enjoy the rural charm and urban allure of the Comox Valley and discover first rate accommodations, dining, shopping and entertainment!

From galleries and museums, to restaurants, shops, parks and attractions, the diverse communities of Comox, Courtenay, and Cumberland and have it all! Walk the beaches, take in some live music, hike the high alpine, and paddle the peaceful waters of Baynes Sounds, all in the same day. A visit to the Comox Valley holds the promise of all this and more!

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 and one-of-a-kind collectibles, specially handpicked for the store, arrive daily. Mon. – Sat. 10 – 5:30.

ANCO MOTEL 67 rooms, cable TV, DVD rentals, coin laundry and in-room coffee/tea, Conference room. Non-smoking and smoking units, kitchenettes and complimentary high speed Internet access. Close to restaurants, shopping, golf, fishing, hiking and only 30 minutes to Mount Washington. Toll Free: 1-877-393-2200 www.ancomotelbc.com or email: ancocourtenay@shaw.ca

Rick Morson – Vice President and Investment Advisor with CIBC WOOD GUNDY, offers one to one expertise specializing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and GIC’s to help develop a financial solution that’s right for you. Rick is also a proud sponsor of the Mount Washington Alpine Resort, the Strathcona Nordics Ski Club, and is an an active volunteer with the Vancouver Island Mountain Sport Society.

COMOX CENTRE MALL is conveniently located in the heart of Comox. Enjoy everything from eateries, fashion, gifts, beauty supplies, groceries, pharmacy and other general stores. Stop and enjoy the view of the Comox Wharf, the Beaufort Mountains and the Seaside.

THE COMOX VALLEY ART GALLERY (corner of 6th & Duncan) in downtown Courtenay offers four exhibition spaces, plus the Gallery Shop, showcasing quality handmade jewelery, pottery, glass, wood, prints, sculpture and more!

Explore, experience and get active at the COMOX STRATHCONA REGIONAL DISTRICT RECREATION CENTRES. Programs and services are available for infants through to senior and are offered at a variety of venues including the Comox Valley Sports and Aquatic Centres, as well as Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex in Campbell River. Log onto www.comoxstrathcona.ca for details and facility schedules. Vibrant, eclectic, fun and unique . . .

DOWNTOWN COURTENAY has a classic charm that is not often found, and well worth the visit! From snug bookshops to cutting edge fashion, sporting equipment to specialty bakeries, antique treasurers to music and theatrical events, DOWNTOWN COURTENAY has something for everyone. Add to this, a wide range of restaurants, cafes, a fabulous museum, pubs, theatre, parks, art gallery and more, in the heart of this nationally awarded Cultural Capital of the Comox Valley.

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. Whether it is stained glass. Jim Shore figurines or some extra-ordinary souvenir items you’re looking for, Jacob’s Well is conveniently located on 5th Street in downtown Courtenay and is open 6 days a week 9am to 6pm

Discover the ultimate in relaxed comfort at PENNY TYME FASHIONS. Featuring the latest Sandwich, Tommy Bahama, Ribkoff, Jackpot, Sympli and many more fashions from Canada and Europe. Make time for PENNY TYME FASHIONS – your FIRST stop for affordable, quality, timeless fashions!

THE RIDING FOOL HOSTEL is a Tourism B.C. Approved heritage property in historic downtown Cumberland. We offer private rooms and dorm style accommodation along with an array of amenities including free internet terminal and wireless signal along with cruiser bike rentals. Experience the RIDING FOOL and you’ll agree “This is the nicest hostel I’ve ever stayed in!”, Kerri, Seattle, Washington.

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. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen and cozy common room, wireless internet, outdoor patio, barbeque and parking.

TITA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 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 everyday for dinner at 4 p.m.

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 an amazing selection of outdoor clothing, footwear, backpacks, climbing equipment, paddle gear, travel accessories and in winter telemark and ski touring gear. VALHALLA PURE OUTFITTERS… for the adventure! All locations open every day!

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