To do in Coombs

No trip to Vancouver Island is complete without spending a day (or two or three) exploring the backroads in the Arrowsmith/Coombs area. For the outdoor enthusiast, there are the falls at Englishman River and the Little Qualicum, biking and hiking trails, and, of course, Mt. Arrowsmith itself! The region is also a mecca for antique hunters, bargain shoppers, and the curious visitor looking for something just a bit different. How about a butterfly sanctuary? A sprawling country market with a resident goat family on the roof? A dinosaur made out of car parts? Coombs and the surrounding villages of Hilliers and Errington are home to one of B.C.'s biggest concentrations of antique stores, farmers' markets, and artisans' studios. Nobody can explain why this area is so eccentric and so vibrant, but the friendly locals welcome visitors and invite you to share in their activities.

The Coombs Rodeo Grounds host all sorts of events for the whole family, from bronco bustin' to bluegrass festivals, with most activities and attractions in the area operating from spring till fall.

Butterfly World

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

Taylor Arm Provincial Park

Arrowsmith Mountain Bike Club - The Club's focus is on promoting the sport of Mountain Biking, providing social riding opportunities, trail building and maintenance, training camps, hosting races and most of all, having fun.

BC Sport Fishing - If you want entertainment this summer, plan on a sport fishing trip in British Columbia, Canada. The fish and fantastic scenery add up to a season in one of the world's most spectacular environments.

Beachcomber's Excursions - Sightsee some of the coastal British Columbia's and Northern Gulf Islands most scenic views on our full-day excursions.

District 69 Trail System - A wide variety of people, organizations and businesses have been working hard to make the District 69 Trail System happen. There's room for all.

Horne Lake - Horne Lake, just north of Qualicum Beach has fabulous Cave Exploring opportunities.

Mt Arrowsmith - Offering skiing from December to April and access to hiking trails surrounding Cameron Lake.

Golf Link Golf Index - Local and National Golf Courses listings.

Surfing Vancouver Island - Canada's west coast gets large winter swells and unreliable smaller summer swells. Limited road access to western exposures.

Tiger Lily Farms - Trail rides and petting zoo.