This area encompasses the mid-east to north-central area of Vancouver Island. Here you will find the Comox Valley (Comox/Courtenay), the cities of Campbell River and Powell River, the villages of Cumberland and Gold River, and the Discovery Islands of Quadra Island and Cortes Island which houses the community of Manson’s Landing all with a combined population of just under 100,000.
This part of Vancouver Island offers all of the natural beauty one would expect with towering west coast forests, an abundance of resident wildlife, protected coastal waters, inland lakes and rivers, and a beautiful agricultural landscape.
It offers a mix of lifestyle from small cities to quiet rural areas with diverse recreational and cultural locations, heritage buildings, museums and a vibrant arts and crafts industry.
For the recreational enthusiast you can enjoy a four season’s playground to partake in a variety of activities such as fishing, boating, skiing, caving mountain climbing, camping, hiking, horseback riding or simply strolling along the beach.
The Comox Valley, Strathcona and North Island is in the traditional territory of the Coast Salish, Nučaałʔatḥ (Nuu-chah-nulth) and Kwakawaka’wakw Indigenous people.
For more information please visit Health Match BC’s link Communities on the Island.
Community News & Events
The summer issue of Island Health magazine includes information on the COVID vaccine; a feature on planning ahead for retirement; Primary Care Networks explained and an in-depth look at the drug-poisoning crisis and some of the projects taking place as part of Island Health’s response.
More than 100,000 Vancouver Island residents are now signed up for MyHealth, a secure online website where patients and families can conveniently access personal health information for care and services provided by Island Health.
Island Health magazine spring 2021 features articles on COVID-19 including a look back at the past year. Also included are articles on the health benefits of spending time in nature, memory loss and aging, and a moving article about one family’s journey with hospice care.