Welcome to Comox! The beautiful seaside town awaits. With an excellent recreation centre and exciting selection of groups and events, you are sure to find something that fits for you and your family. Explore the suggestions below and be sure to follow the links for more information about dates and times on the calendar. Remember that the Comox Valley is also one big community! Feel free to check out the programs in Courtenay and Cumberland as well.

Comox

Comox Valley Child Development Association

237 3rd Street Courtenay, BC V9N 1E1

CVCDA Inquiries and Information

250 338 4288

Baby And Me

Certified Doula and Birth Coach Serena Oliviera guides and facilitates discussions to support new mothers on pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum. Reflect, share, laugh and gain confidence to navigate the wonderful, and sometimes overwhelming, world of motherhood. After the discussion, we encourage you to stay and play with your little one. Bring a reusable mug for tea.

Suitable for babies birth to 2 years with caregiver.

Get In Touch

Phone: 250-339-2255
Email: info@comox.ca

Location: Comox Community Centre, 1855 Noel Avenue

Baby Time At Vancouver Island Regional Library

Babies start learning from birth. Led by a librarian, Baby Time is a program for parents and their pre-walking babies. Learn rhymes, tickles, songs, and lap bounces. Encourage your baby’s brain development and also enjoy the opportunity to meet other local parents.

Baby Time currently runs in pre-registered sessions at all three local VIRL branches.

Get In Touch

VIRL Comox
1720 Beaufort Ave, Comox BC Phone: 250-339-2971

VIRL Courtenay
300 6th Street, Courtenay BC Phone: 250-334-3369

VIRL Cumberland
2724 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland BC Phone: 250-336-8121

Comox Valley Toy Library Society

The toy library is a place where families and caregivers can borrow toys. Our openings are the first and third Saturday of each month from 10-11:30am and the second Wednesday evening from 7:45-8:30 at St. George's United Church.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO BORROWING TOYS?

  • It saves money!

  • It’s a good way to see if your child likes a toy before buying it.

  • It helps cut down on clutter and storage issues.

  • It’s good for the environment.

  • It’s a chance to try different types of toys as your child grows.

  • It’s an excellent rainy day strategy (bringing out something “new” to play with!)

DOES IT COST ANYTHING TO JOIN THE TOY LIBRARY?

Memberships to the Comox Library Toy Library Society are $20/year. That fee can be waived, though, if your income is low. You can ask about this when you register. (You may be asked to produce your most recent Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment to verify eligibility or if your family has PLAY booklets from the Comox Valley Regional District Sports and Aquatic Centres, you can show these, instead.)

Get In Touch

Contact: Renee
Phone: 250—668-4562
Email: cvtoylibrary@gmail.com
Location: St. George’s United Church, 505 6th Street, Courtenay (map)

Family Fun Nights

Enjoy a family night out at the rec centre! We’ll break out the inflatable bouncy castle, plasma cars, and other sports equipment for your enjoyment. Connect with your little ones in a fun and friendly environment. For parents and kids (3-10 yrs).

Fridays | 6:15-7:30pm

$5/Family

Get In Touch

Phone: (250) 339-2255
Location: Comox Rec Centre

Family Storytime at Comox Library

Drop-in for children of all ages accompanied by a caregiver. Songs, stories, rhymes and other fun!

Get In Touch

Phone: 250-339-2971
Email: comox@virl.bc.ca
Location: Comox Library, 101-1720 Beaufort Avenue, Comox (map)

Gym Bugs

A free drop-in program for little ones and their parents or caregivers. Come play, climb, run and have fun with your child on Sunday mornings. There are plasma cars, balls, climbing toys and more. Parent supervision is required.

Suitable for children that are crawling, up to 5 years old.

Get In Touch

Phone: 250-339-2255 Email: info@comox.ca
Location: Comox Community Centre Gym A, 1855 Noel Ave, Comox BC (map)

Rockin' Relays

Combination of fun relays – challenge friends, family and neighbours!

Sundays 1x a month | 10:30-11:30am

See calendar

Get In Touch

Contact: Colleen Friendship
Email: colleen.friendship@sd71.bc.ca

StrongStart (School District #71)

This is a drop-in early learning program for children from newborn – 5 years of age, accompanied by their parent or caregiver.

Children, families and caregivers attending StrongStart centres can expect a play-based environment which includes circle time, art, snack and gym.

Please bring your child's birth certificate or passport when you come to your first Strong Start.

StrongStart centres are located in 7 Comox Valley elementary schools:

Aspen Park Elementary

  • Facilitator: Phylis Edgar

  • Contact: 250-890-0944

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Brooklyn Elementary

  • Facilitator: Amy Whitley 

  • Contact: amy.whitley@sd71.bc.ca

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Courtenay Elementary

  • Facilitator: Carlene Steeves

  • Contact: 250-338-5396

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Cumberland Community School

  • Facilitator: Terri-Lynn Higgs

  • Contact: terri-lyn.higgs@sd71.bc.ca

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Puntledge Park Elementary

  • Facilitator: Phylis Edgar

  • Contact: 250-334-4495

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Queneesh Elementary

  • Facilitator: Colleen Friendship

  • Contact: 250-334-4089

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Royston Elementary

  • Facilitator: Phylis Edgar

  • Contact: 250-334-2161

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