Courtenay, Comox & Campbell River
Spectacular Wilderness, Outdoor Adventure, Fine Food and Drink
The first thing that strikes anyone about the North Island is the wilderness. The magnificent views of forest, mountains, glaciers, and coastline seem endless. This is the location of Strathcona Provincial Park, B.C.’s oldest park, encompassing 231,434 hectares of wilderness, including six of the seven highest peaks on Vancouver Island.
The North Island is a place where the opportunities to experience nature at its wildest and most rugged range from whale and bear watching adventures and guided marine and aerial tours, to snorkelling with salmon, kayaking among the Islands, skiing the slopes of Mount Washington, hiking through forests and up glaciers, mountain biking and cycling, and diving at some of the best dive sites in the province.
After a day on the golf course or exploring the wilderness, creature comforts await: luxurious spas, arts and cultural experiences, and fine wine and food, most likely grown or raised right here in this rich agricultural heartland. Local wineries, distilleries, and craft breweries make wonderful products that pair beautifully with the delectable dishes the area’s star chefs create from local ingredients.
The region has a fascinating past that goes back to the days of the dinosaurs, through thousands of years of First Nations history to the much more recent arrival of Europeans. Several museums in the North Island pay tribute to this very colourful, intriguing history.
The all-natural splendour of the North Island is captivating, especially taken in from a golf course. The golf courses in the North Island region are breathtakingly beautiful and blend right into the natural wilderness setting. Wildlife viewing is part of the golf experience here with deer and a variety of birds spotted regularly. And the views from the clubhouses? Magnificent.
- Crown Isle Golf Course
- Storey Creek Golf Course
- Campbell River Golf & Country Club
- Quadra Island Golf Course
Courtenay and Campbell River Golf Packages
One of the most popular side trips in the North Island is salmon fishing and when combined with golf, you have the ultimate Fins and Skins adventure. The North Island is one of BC’s top saltwater fishing destinations and fleets of charters are available for excursions on the Pacific.
The North Central Island is also where Mount Washington is and at certain times of year, you can golf and ski on the same vacation.
Whale watching, kayaking and boating are ways to round out your golf itinerary in the North Island.