Get to know the schools and recreation programs in the Comox Valley

Get to know the schools and recreation programs in the Comox Valley


Welcome! Moving to a new community is exciting, but it also comes with its share of challenges. Getting to know your new neighbourhood is one of them.
Once you’re settled and ready to get out and explore your surroundings, the Comox Valley has much to offer in the way of education and recreation. We also have a multitude of programs available for kids of all ages.

The information below will help you get acquainted with education and recreation resources in your new community.


Comox Valley Public Schools

Our local public education schools are part of School District 71. On the district’s website, you will find information on busing, cross border enrollment, registration, and contact information. There you will also find links to individual school websites, and both elementary and secondary catchment areas.

School District 71 also has a variety of specialized programs like Montessori, French Immersion, Aboriginal Education, the Fine Arts eCademy, Distance Education, and more.

Comox Valley Private Schools

Within our region, there are also a number of private school options. These include: Saltwater Waldorf SchoolBeachcombers AcademyComox Valley Christian School, and L’ecole Au-coeur-de-l’ile.

Comox Valley Preschool Resources

If you have children at the preschool age, valleychild.ca is an excellent resource that covers events and services for children aged six years and under. Covering things like health and development, childcare, and activities, this site has your young family covered.

Comox Valley Recreation

Whether you’re looking to play inside or outside, recreational opportunities in the Comox Valley—and beyond—are plentiful.

Whatever it is that your kids are in the mood for, here are some awesome resources to help keep them busy:

Comox Valley Art Gallery

Courtenay & District Museum

Comox Community Centre

Cumberland Recreation

CV Aquatic Centre

CV Sports Centre

Lewis Centre

Mount Cain Alpine Park

Mount Washington Alpine Resort


Have fun getting out, getting active, and getting social!