In winter, Mount Washington receives a legendary 11 metres of annual snowfall. The resort is acknowledged as the home of Canada's deepest pile and that very reason makes the resort so popular.
In the summer, Mount Washington has many trails for mountain bikers, and offers scenic chair lifts and hiking trails to visitors. There are also many special events occurring during the Summer. Beer enthusiasts can check out Tapped, Mount Washington's annual beer festival. Wine enthusiasts shouldn't miss the annual Alpine Wine Festival. There are also special events and promotions for Canada Day, a Family Scavenger Hunt and Inukshuk Building Contest.
Bordering Mount Washington is Strathcona Park. Strathcona Provincial Park, designated in 1911, is the oldest provincial park in British Columbia and is a rugged mountain wilderness comprising more than 250,000 hectares. Activities include canoeing, climbing, cycling, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, swimming and some winter activities.
There are a few restaurants at the resort but most of the selection is in Comox or Courtney. At Alpine Lodge, Ted's Bar and Grill is the resort's only pub, offering standard fare in the order of nachos, wings, burgers, and steaks. Raven Lodge does an all-day menu of burgers and sandwiches, but changes on weekends to a variety of fondues. Sushi-Mon serves up sushi.