Get moving and make connections
The Comox Valley is loaded with outdoor opportunities. And while some people love the chance to get outside and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the surroundings on their own, there are just as many of us who like to meet up with others while recharging in the outdoors.
Of course, there are plenty of benefits to being part of a group, not the least of which are safety, the sharing of knowledge and advice, as well as emotional and physical motivation and support.
For those who prefer to get active with a group, this area has several well-established clubs that focus on both fitness and camaraderie. Following, are a few of the recreational groups that make the most of the Valley’s amazing surroundings.
Comox District Mountaineering Club
Any club that’s been around since 1928 has got to be doing something right!
With more than 150 members raging from young adults up to 80-plus years, the Comox District Mountaineering Club leads the way. Offering members organized day hiking and backpacking trips, they also partake in cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and other nonmotorized activities. They try to plan trips suitable for all abilities and tend to mainly stay in the Strathcona Park region, with occasional forays to other local and Island destinations.
Comox Valley Road Runners
As the chief body in the Valley for running and running events, the Comox Valley Road Runners provide a fun, welcoming and safe environment that’s inclusive of runners of all abilities. They organize and offer running events and programs for people of all ages and work to promote the development and growth of running in the Valley by providing leadership, education and social opportunities. An excellent group to hook up with!
Comox Valley Triathlon Club
Providing support and encouragement to new, novice and experienced triathletes, this club’s motto is “Fun with Fitness.” Whether you’re looking to train for and finish your first event or wanting to compete internationally, they can support you along the way. CV Tri offers the chance to meet and train with other triathletes while celebrating your accomplishments in a supportive and social environment. Check them out!
Comox Valley Naturalists Society
Comox Valley Nature has been around since 1966, and their function is to “know nature, and keep it worth knowing.” A little more sedate than the other outdoor groups covered, this society offers weekly walks around the Valley. With about 200 members, the group is active in many environmental activities, as well as being a member of BC Nature.
Educational, informative and nature-friendly outings and events abound. Draw upon the members’ expertise in the local geography and ecology, and find out more about the flora and fauna that also inhabit this wonderful piece of the Island.
When you come the Valley there’s no excuse not to get outside and play!
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