Plenty of recreation options, both indoors and out
Spring time in the Comox Valley, what a great time of year to get active!
Sure, the Valley may be best known for its beaches and its mountain, but it’s still an awesome place to recreate when the snow is disappearing, and the sun hasn’t yet heated things up.
Why look elsewhere for Spring Break options when there’s so much to do around here? Following are just a few suggestions to get you and your friends and family springing into action.
Hello hiking trails, it’s been a while!
It’s time to get back out on trails with your boots on and dog in tow. Sure, you both may need a soak afterward to get the mud off, but that’s part of the fun.
These local Comox Valley trails offer a nice variety of locations and are a good way to start the hiking season slowly. And if you want to avoid the mud, head up the Strathcona Parkway and pop on your snowshoes. The trails around Paradise Meadows will still be snowy until the end of April.
Get back on your bike and ride
Whether you’re a hard-core downhill mountain biker or a Sunday afternoon cruiser, there are a tonne of options when it comes to biking in the Comox Valley. And there are a good number of bike shops who are always willing to help offer route suggestions or mechanical expertise. Click here to connect with bike trail maps for areas from Hornby to Campbell River, as well as contact info for local shops.
Is it too early to start golfing? Not in the Comox Valley!
It’s no exaggeration to say it’s always golf season around here, after all, a late snowfall just means more of a challenge. But truthfully, this is the time of year that the local fairways start getting primed. And if you get out now, think of how much ahead of your friends you’ll be by the time June comes around. Here’s a link to contact info for many of the local courses.
And if the weather is not cooperating, hit the gym(s)
In fact, it might be a good idea to hit the gym before you start going crazy with the hiking and biking, just so your body doesn’t rebel. The Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland recreation centres are an affordable way to prep your body or maintain your edge on those “April showers” days.
Too cold to kayak? Why not paddle the pool!
Are you a fairweather kayaker but feel like you should work off some of the winter rust? No worries – take your kayak into the CV Aquatic Centre pool and get back into the saddle. Admittedly, the scenery won’t be quite what you’re used to, but it’s an excellent place to work on your rolls, entries and exits without being freezing cold.
And speaking of indoor training . . .
Get Swung is a new facility near Walmart that allows people to work on their batting, golfing and more any time of year. With indoor batting cages, golf simulators and a multi-sport training centre, there really is no excuse not to get moving.
Too many options? Sorry about that. But don’t blame me – it’s the Comox Valley’s fault for being so darn awesome. Hope you’re inspired to visit some of these great places and get active. And please feel free to share this list with friends who may be looking for recreation options this Spring.
As always, please contact me if you have any questions about local resources and real estate opportunities within the Comox Valley. And be sure to check out my website or visit my Facebook page to keep apprised of all the latest listings.