One of the many reasons that people enjoy living on Vancouver Island is because it is well known for having some of the warmest and most temperate weather in Canada. Coastal communities such as Courtenay enjoy warm dry summers and mild winters sprinkled with rain and once in a while, a day or two of snow.
The Comox Valley, comprising Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland is considered to be one of the most desirable places to live in Canada. Why? It is a Vancouver Island coastal community offering close proximity to a smorgasbord of year-round outdoor recreational activities.
The weather is mild enough to go surfing and kite boarding all year round. In the winter months, when a storm rolls onto Vancouver Island, this is the time that some of the biggest swells are active, prompting surfers and boarders to put on their wetsuits and head to the nearest beach.
If you are a diving enthusiast, you may be interested in exploring the rocky reef at Flora Inlet on the edge of Hornby Island where you might spot the elusive Six-gill Shark between April and September. You can also take a dive at the Royston Wrecks, a man-made breakwater of sunken ships along the shoreline where water visibility is excellent.
When you have the appropriate outdoor gear, you can do pretty much any activity in the winter in the Comox Valley. For instance, the golf courses are open year round and you can play golf at seven public courses 365 days a year. Many people have relocated to the Comox Valley because of their love for mountain biking. Here you will find hundreds of trails, from beginner to advanced in Cumberland, Mount Washington, Forbidden Plateau and other areas throughout the Valley. The region is a hotspot with many mountain bikers coming from other provinces and countries to compete!
Come to The Ridge in Courtenay and enjoy our year round temperate climate. Our new homes are selling quickly in Phase 3A, please contact one of our preferred builders to ask about occupancy dates and availability of new homes.