Retiring in Comox Valley & Campbell River
There is a lot going on in the Comox Valley and Campbell River.
The resource, tourism, sport fishing and eco-adventure markets are booming, and more than two thirds of this area's population is of working age. The liveliness and energy of this growing area is what draws so many active retirees to the area.
The ocean and mountains make this region an ideal home for active people, and a moderate climate and 1,800 annual hours of sunshine mean that people who settle here can do more of what they love to do. Golfing, skiing, kayaking, hiking, gardening, fishing and wildlife watching can be daily habits; then galleries, live theatre, cafés and shopping add an urban touch. Even at 36,096 people (Source: Statistics Canada), Campbell River is still a small town at heart. Residents have built a strong community network and a culture of volunteerism. In the last 30 years, the Comox Valley population has more than doubled, and now totals more than 63,000 when you add up the communities of Courtenay, Cumberland and Comox (Source: Statistics Canada).
With its comfortable climate, alpine-to-ocean geography, exceptional recreational opportunities, relaxed lifestyle, superb sea harbour and affordable housing, it’s no wonder. There is a wide variety of excellent seniors' facilities and health centres with different levels of care, an excellent selection of patio homes, residences along fabulous golf courses, and condominiums. Courtenay, Comox and Campbell River all are well served by public transit, the downtown cores are walkable, and they've all got great trail networks to stay active and enjoy the fresh ocean and mountain air.