Courtenay (Vancouver Island, V9N 2J7)
1. Courtenay (City) / Brown's River / Puntledge River Your Host(s): Municipal Administration, Phone: (250) 334-4441 - Leave a Public Review
Reporting on his explorations on Vancouver Island during 1864, Dr. Robert Brown wrote:
2. Merville / Hankin Range / Vancouver Island Ranges / Karmutzen Range / Mount Washington Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
Hankin Range - After Philip James Hankin, who first arrived on this coast as a mate on HMS Plumper, then served as a lieutenant on HMS Hecate.
3. Sandwick Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
Sandwick - Named after Sandwick parish in the Shetland Islands by Eric Duncan, first postmaster here and author of From Shetland to Vancouver Island.
  4. Grantham Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  5. Headquarters Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  6. Kitty Coleman Beach Park - Leave a Public Review
  7. Pentledge 2 - Leave a Public Review
  8. Puntledge Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  9. Williams Beach Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  10. Wood Mountain Ski Park - Leave a Public Review
11. Royston (Royston, 5km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
Royston - William Roy and his family settled here in 1890. In 1910 Roy, collaborating with a real estate promoter named Frederick B. Warren, laid out a townsite here that they named Royston.
  12. Balmoral Beach (Comox, 5km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
13. Comox (Town) / Cape Lazo / Robb Bluff (Comox, 5km) Your Host(s): Municipal Administration, Phone: (250) 339-2202 - Leave a Public Review
From a Kwakwala Indian word meaning 'place of plenty,' with reference to the abundant game and berries in the Comox Valley. Comox Harbour was once known as Port Augusta.
  14. Comox 1 (Comox, 5km) - Leave a Public Review
  15. Goose Spit 3 (Comox, 5km) - Leave a Public Review
  16. Kin Beach Park (Comox, 5km) - Leave a Public Review
17. Cumberland (Village) / Century Sam Lake / Cruikshank River / Mount Drabble / Forbidden Plateau (Cumberland, 8km) Your Host(s): Municipal Administration, Phone: (250) 336-2291 - Leave a Public Review
Century Sam Lake - Commemorating Comox district's Sid Williams, who, as 'Century Sam,' was the province's mascot during its 1958 centennial.
18. Lazo / Kye Bay (Lazo, 8km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
Kye Bay - Kye is said to be derived from an Indian word of the extinct Pentlatch language, meaning unknown. (It has been claimed that an early settler used the Scottish word for 'cattle' as the name for this bay.)
  19. Little River (Lazo, 8km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  20. Nelson Land District (Union Bay, 14km) - Leave a Public Review
21. Union Bay (Union Bay, 14km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
Union Bay - When in 1894 the Dunsmuir interests, which had taken over the Union Coal Company a few years earlier, changed the name of the mining town from Union to Cumberland, they left unaltered the name of the company's coal port, Union Bay.
  22. Black Creek (Black Creek, 19km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  23. Hesquiat (Black Creek, 19km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  24. Homfray Creek (Black Creek, 19km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
25. Miracle Beach Park (Black Creek, 19km) Your Host(s): Post Office, - Leave a Public Review
Miracle Beach Park - The story goes that after the Cape Mudge Indians had befriended a supernatural stranger, giving him food and shelter, he rewarded them with wealth and prosperity but warned them not to become proud in consequence.
  26. Oyster River (Black Creek, 19km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review
  27. Saratoga Beach (Black Creek, 19km) Your Host(s): Canada Post, - Leave a Public Review