THINGS TO DO
Winter, spring, summer or fall, all you have to do is call the Old House Hotel and Spa! We are located right in the heart of the Comox Valley where the best outdoor activities in BC await you… like skiing, kayaking, fishing, biking and golfing. Want something less physical and equally pleasing? You’ll love the area’s amazing entertainment events— from theater and outdoor concerts to wine and music festivals, and it’s all doable in the same day from our House.
Rather be on the trails than anywhere else? The Comox valley boasts some of the most extensive biking trails in British Columbia with enough variety to suit any rider. For self-guided options, the locally produced maps feature information on the vast array of single-track and trail riding available throughout the Comox Valley. Enjoy the bike-friendly nature trails in the Comox valley’s regional and provincial park system. Riverside trail systems near Nymph Falls offer a great technical ride along the Puntledge River. Head up to Mt. Washington or take a back road.
If you are looking for a more rural and leisurely route? Take an escorted tour with Island Joy Rides offering premium, guided, single and multi-day bike tours that highlight the quaint villages, wineries, farms, local food scene, culture and natural beauty of the Comox valley and surrounding region.
Click here for more information on island joy rides’ “Island Escape” tour
Kayaking with Comox Valley Kayaks
Keep paddling and nature never disappoints! Vancouver Island offers some of the best kayak tours in British Columbia. Enjoy a half-day kayak tour paddling among seals, otters and shipwrecks, a full-day touring sandy beaches or a moonlit paddle, including dinner. Kayak tours launch within walking distance of Comox Valley’s Old House Hotel & Spa.
The most special time of your life can happen on our welcoming lawns overlooking the Courtenay River, or tucked away in an intimate and accommodating space of the Denman or Hornby Room within the hotel. (Together they can seat 50 guests comfortably for dinner.) You and your guests will enjoy the comfort and welcoming style of The Old House Hotel and Spa, centrally located in Courtenay. Along with all its special features including a gym, washer & dryer, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, every suite is a place you can call home. Ask about Spa services in our very own Ohspa, to enhance your experience or special day.
Golf suits Vancouver Island to a tee! In fact our island offers some of the best golf courses in British Columbia with a selection of courses for golfers of all levels. Rest your clubs and feet at the Old House Hotel and Spa, and then head out for Crown Isle (a Graham Cook design), Storey Creek, Fairwinds, Morning Star Golf Course, Pheasant Glen (all designed by Les Furber), or some of the “less intimidating” greens nearby.
Float plane tours
There is not better way to survey one of the most beautiful places on Earth than the window of a floatplane. Enjoy a short harbour plane tour over Vancouver Island and some of British Columbia’s most beautiful Gulf Islands, or extend your tour to Desolation Sound, a local glacier, Hot Springs Cove or a picnic lunch at Chatterbox Falls in Jervis Inlet.
We’ve got the line on fishing! Everyone knows that Vancouver Island is one of the best places in the world cast your line! From The Old House Hotel and Spa, we can arrange fully guided fishing charters for fresh water fishing, fly fishing, salmon fishing, catch & release … just name your lure and bait! Ship your catch frozen, smoked or specially prepared to your liking.
The waters of British Columbia offer some of the best deep sea shows on Earth as wildlife beneath the waves tout colour and size. Snorkel with the seals or dive in the renowned “Emerald Sea.” If you are looking for some of the most exhilarating and exciting cold-water dives in the world, well then, Vancouver Island and the Courtenay area is the place for you. The Old House Hotel and Spa are ready to get you connected with the best. After your incredible dive, head for the outdoor heated pool and hot tub or your very own soaker tub.
49North Helicopters in the premier helicopter tour company which specializes in creating the most unique, fun and flexible air tours across our beautiful island.
Where do you want to head after a stellar day of skiing on Mt. Washington? Comox Valley’s Old House Hotel and Spa is the perfect après snow adventure hotel offering every way possible to warm up: a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, steam room, head-to-toe spa services, your own fireplace and soaker tub and more. Located a short 45-minute drive to the slopes via car or the Mount Washington shuttle, the hotel offers great ski packages. Whether you have your own lift tickets or need a package that includes them – we have you covered.
Dine around Comox Valley is offered in late February through early March. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the local flavors and creations from our renown Comox Valley chefs! Choose from a 3-week calendar of 3-course dinner menus, culinary events and experiences, weekend cocktail specials, and hotel options to create your perfect dine around Comox Valley experience.
Feed your soul with world-class folk music and then turn if for a long deep sleep at The Old House Hotel & Spa, your home for Vancouver Island’s famed MusicFest! It is often sold out, so book early ! Please call to book 1.888.703.0202
Let Island Gourmet Trails indulge you in the spectacular culinary bounty of the area. Among many options the tours visit bustling farmers’ markets, bakeries, organic farms, picturesque orchards, world-renowned cheese factories, organic chocolatiers, oyster and scallop farms, fishing docks with the days catch, a lavender farm, cooking classes, wineries, breweries, organic coffee roasters, artisan pasta makers, gourmet picnics and restaurants featuring local delicacies.