Mayor Ives

A message from Mayor Paul Ives

Comox is a wonderful community, located half way up Vancouver Island, at the northern end of the Strait of Georgia. We are a jumping off place for vessels transiting to Alaska or heading to Desolation Sound. We are a friendly community that is concerned about our environment and cherishes our green spaces. Our marina and adjacent greenspace at Marina Park is one of the reasons why residents and visitors alike have come to cherish the beautiful Town of Comox. The fact that you can walk or cycle relatively easily to all parts of our community from the downtown core of businesses and shops to the many diverse neighbourhoods that have both urban and rural flavours makes it a wonderful place to live, work and play. As home to 19 Wing Comox, many who have been posted here in their military careers have chosen our Town as a retirement place for the quality of life and full range of amenities (including St. Josephs’ Hospital and North Island College) in this community.

The Town is in excellent financial shape while our taxes are one of the lowest on Vancouver Island. Our airport, which services the entire Comox Valley, has regularly scheduled flights to both Vancouver (30 minutes away) and Calgary (1 hour 15 minutes away). There is also regular harbour to harbour floatplane service from and to Vancouver via Harbour Air. This ease of access may be one of the reasons that so many people choose our valley to vacation and perhaps to relocate here after having visited Comox. It may also be that we have the third largest ski resort in British Columbia, our own glacier, fabulous mountains and mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, fishing and year round golf. Or it could just be that we have wonderful people who care about visitors. We would like you to visit and enjoy our wonderful shops, restaurants, pubs, parks, playgrounds, golf courses and marina.

Comox is open for business, we’d love to see you here.

— Paul Ives, Mayor

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