If you are looking for a relaxing, nature-based vacation away from big city life, then Vancouver Island is for you. That's because most of this sparsely populated island is protected parkland. Vancouver Island has many diverse ecosystems including marshes, rainforests, meadows, beaches, mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes for you to enjoy. Contained within each of these unique ecosystems are an assortment of wildlife habitats, each with a varied selection of wildlife. Vancouver Island is also home to whale watching, birding, as well as salmon and trout fishing. During the winter season storm watching is spectacular!
There are many airports to choose to fly into but to get the most out of Vancouver Island, Comox Valley Airport is your best bet! Flying into YQQ will put you in the perfect location to get you out and exploring everything Vancouver Island has to offer as soon as you touch down. In Comox alone, there are magnificent mountain trails, incredible beaches and unique boutique shops to get you started. You can also play a round of golf on one of the many year-round golf courses, paddle along the shoreline on a guided kayaking trip, take a whale-watching tour or sample local treats on a culinary tour. Only 35 minutes away is Mount Washington which has become a year round resort with world class downhill, cross-country and Nordic skiing in the winter and hiking/biking in the summer seasons. The relaxing beaches of Parksville/Qualicum Beach area are just an hour away. There is definitely plenty in the surrounding area to have you coming back more than a few times.
Our Comox Valley location is also in close proximity to many of the island's big attractions which will minimize additional driving and transfer time. Flying into Comox is the easiest and best way to explore central, northern and western Vancouver Island, which includes Tofino, Ucluelet, Pacific Rim National Park and Long Beach which are all about 3 hours away.
Flying into Comox Airport won't cost you any more than the other Vancouver Island airports, and you will gain so much more in convenience. We offer plenty of ground transportation op-tions including shuttles, taxis, buses and car rentals. Your Vancouver Island journey begins at the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) with flights to/from Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, plus seasonal service to Mexico.