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Pacific Playgrounds

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Lots to do & see nearby

Staying at Pacific Playgrounds gives have easy access to all the many activities available on Central and North Vancouver Island.

On land we are just a short drive from:

  • Walking, hiking and mountain bike trails
  • 10 Golf Courses and Vancouver Island's two ski hills.
  • Many museums and art galleries

On the water we are adjacent to:

  • Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park
  • Hundreds of islands with sheltered harbours
  • World famous fishing
 
Birding
Bird Watching Sanctuaries
An overview of bird watching / birding and sanctuaries in the Vancouver Island region: Somenos Marsh Wildlife Refuge; Courtenay River Estuary; Pacific Northwest Raptors Visitor Centre
Birds of British Columbia
The Birds of British Columbia, Canada. A BC Bird Watching Guide.
Boat Charters
Pacific Playgrounds Charter
Come enjoy some wild and spectacular fishing with our professional and fully certified Guide, Ryan Achen. Pacific Playgrounds is just a short cruise from some of the world's most famous salmon fishing. Or, let Ryan take you on a scenic cruise where you might see seals, dolphins or Orcas. -- Fully insured and Transport Canada Certified.
Diving
Pacific Pro Dive
Whale watching, marine tours, snorkel adventures and dive charters. Leaving from Campbell River and Comox harbour. Killer whales, humpbacks, sea lions, seals.
Eco Tours
Island Gourmet Trails
An eco-tour with a difference. Start with a tour of a winery and finish with a gourmet dinner in a restaurant specializing in local foods.
Grey Wolf Expeditions
Whether you are looking for adrenaline packed adventure on Camping Vancouver Island, a fun weekend with your family hiking and kayaking, Grey Wolf Expeditions is the Adventure Tour Company in British Columbia that ensures you will leave with memories that
Destiny River Adventures
Destiny River Rafting Adventures - exhilarating river rafting trips on North Vancouver Island and West Coast British Columbia, Canada. Exciting whitewater rafting adventures and family rafting tours for all ages
Sea Kayak BC
Sea kayaking tours and vacations on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Kayaking the Inside Passage with killer whales, whale watching, grizzly bear viewing, and lodge based kayak adventures.
Grizzly Bear Excursions
Fun, safe and comfortable! Grizzly Bear Excursions, Orca whale watching Safaris, Marine Wildlife- /Tidal Rapids Tours in search of black bears, killer whales, seals, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lion and eagles.
Hurricane Jack Adventures
Campbell River whale watching tours, marine adventure, killer whales, orca, grizzly bears, black bears, eagles, seals, sea lions, pacific whiteside dolphins.
Paradise Found Adventure Tours
Hiking trips, Orca whale watching charters, Great Outdoors Adventure Eco tours, snorkel with Salmon in Campbell River, BC. Explore the great outdoors on Vancouver Island off Canada's west coast.
Spirit of the West Adventures
Kayaking British Columbia with Spirit of the West Adventures offers amazing sea kayaking with Killer Whales. Start kayaking British Columbia today!
Aboriginal Journeys
Both whale watching and grizzly tours. They guarentee you will see a whale or your next trip is free.
Golf Course
Saratoga Beach Golf Club Golf
Open from mid April until mid October, Saratoga Beach Golf Club is just a short walk from Pacific Playgrounds.
Comox Golf Club
9 Hole; Par/Yardage - 35/2,700; Slope/Rating - 114/65.7 1718 Balmoral Avenue Comox, BC (250) 339-4444
Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community
18 Hole; Par/Yardage - 36-36-72/6,503; Slope/Rating - 129/71.7 399 Clubhouse Drive, Courtenay, BC (250) 703-5050
Glacier Greens Golf Course
18 Hole; Par/Yardage - 36-35-71/6,303; Slope/Rating - 28/70.5 351 Lazo Road Comox, BC (250) 339-6515
Longlands Par 3 Golf
18 hole, Par/Yardage - 27-27-54/2,222 1239 Anderton Road, Comox, BC (250) 339-6363
Mulligans Golf Center Inc
9 hole, Par/Yardage - par 30/1,790, Slope/Rating - 86/58.1 4985 Cotton Road, Courtenay, BC (250) 338-2440
Sequoia Springs Golf Club
18 hole, Par/Yardage - 36-34-70/5,343, Slope/Rating - 113/64 700 Petersen Road, Campbell River, BC (250) 287-4970
Storey Creek Golf Course
18 hole, Par/Yardage - 36-36-72, Slope/Rating - 138/73.1 300 McGimpsey Road, Campbell River, BC (250) 923-3673
Sunnydale Golf Club
18 Hole, Par/Yardage - 36-35-71/5,921, Slope/Rating - 113/68.3 5291 N Island Highway, Courtenay, BC (250) 334-3232
Museums
Campbell River Museum
First Nations and northwest native American Indian art, prints, handmade sterling silver & gold jewelry, ceremonial Indian masks, porcelain dolls, woven baskets, drums, rattles, carvings and more.
Comox Air Force Museum
The Comox Air Force Museum displays the heritage of 19 Wing Comox and West Coast Canadian Military Aviation. Our Museum is proud to host one of the finest aviation libraries in Canada.
Courtenay Museum
For over 45 years we have served the north island with a mandate of preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the gorgeous ocean-side Comox Valley.
Parks
Read Island Provincial Park
Read Island Provincial Park encompasses old-growth and second-growth forest, bog and fertile lowlands and protects important high density Bald eagle habitat.
Smelt Bay Provincial Park
Located on the southern peninsula of Cortes Island, the park is named for the capelin fish that spawn ashore by the tens of thousands.
Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park
A narrow hook of land on the east side of Quadra Island – is an excellent area for beach exploration and picnicking.
Seaview Game Farm
Venison and more! We're the largest fallow deer farm on Vancouver Island, offering venison, farm tours, and childrens day camps .
Strathcona Provincial Park
Located almost in the centre of Vancouver Island, Strathcona is a rugged mountain wilderness comprising more than 250,000 hectares.
Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park
Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park is home to the largest seabird colony in the Strait of Georgia.
Elk Falls Provincial Park
A thundering waterfall and some of the finest year-round salmon fishing in Canada are just two of the reasons Elk Falls is one of the most popular provincial parks on Vancouver Island.
Winter Sports
Mount Washington Ski Area
Explore the mile high alpine at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Vancouver Island's largest year round resort playground for mountain bikers, hikers, skiers and snowboarders.
Mount Cain Ski Area
Situated on the north end of Vancouver Island, Mount Cain offers a unique experience for skiers, snowboarders and backcountry explorers.