Welcome to Downtown Courtenay

Downtown is the heart of Courtenay

When you walk down the street in the heart of downtown, life feels unhurried. The city is filled with trees and greenery, and there are plenty of locally owned cafes and restaurants to have a cup of coffee or meal where you can sit and watch the world go by. People smile at each other and say hello in our small city.

The heart of the boutique shopping district, Downtown Courtenay plays home to over 240 businesses. If you’re looking for the best of home décor, fashion, grocery stores, toys and games, sporting gear, artisan bakeries or any type of professional service, downtown is your first stop. Private galleries provide one-of-a-kind works that will intrigue the adventurous.

Entertainment and the arts flourish at the Sid Williams Theatre and the Comox Valley Art Gallery, and education is visual and fun at the Vancouver Island Regional Library and the Courtenay & District Museum and Palaeontology Centre – all found in the heart of the city.

Downtown Courtenay Mural Project

Join us and donate today to our ongoing Mural Project. Look for the artists at work at the corner of 5th and Fitzgerald Ave.

We would like to thank our founding sponsors and businesses.

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Getting Here

Map of Vancouver Island

Courtenay, BC is in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, about an hour and a half north of Nanaimo.