Self Guided Walking Tour

Explore Courtenay on foot…

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Walking Tour

Take a stroll through Courtenay’s downtown! Visit local shops, view historical murals, and enjoy the outdoors. Walk at your own pace, browsing the charming shops in the downtown core.  Check out the latest exhibits and installations at the Comox Valley Art Gallery, and view large murals depicting historical life in Courtenay throughout the tour. As you meander along the Courtenay River towards the marina, keep your eyes open for the resident wildlife – eagles, salmon, and seals can often be seen. An extended walk takes you around the Courtenay Airpark where you can watch planes taking off and landing over the Courtenay Estuary. After discovering some of the highlights and history of Courtenay, the walk returns to your hotel or conference location.

Two options:

  1. 3.5 km walk around Downtown, Lewis Park, and Simms Millennium Park
  2. 8 km walk including the above locations, plus the Courtenay Riverway and
    Airpark loop


  • See murals of historical life in Courtenay
  • Take the tour at your convenience anytime during the conference – from Sept 19 – 22!
  • Online app available for walking tour

Start & End: Guests of the Old House Hotel, Best Western, and Holiday Inn Express can start the tour on the Riverway Trail, steps from the hotel. Other participants can begin the tour at any of these conference facilities: Filberg Centre, Sid Williams Theatre, or Native Sons Hall.

Route Map

Tour Highlights:

1.    Local Retailers 2.    Historical Images
3.   Jubilee Square Heritage Sign 4.   Heritage Mural at Florence Filberg Centre
5.    Riverside Fitness Park 6.    5th Street bridge over Courtenay River
7.    Heritage Mural and Lewis Park 8.    Simms Pavilion
9.    Art Gallery 10.   Heritage Mural
11.   Interpretive Sign by Old House Hotel 12.   Old Logging Locomotive
13.   Wildlife Viewing 14.   Interpretive Sign