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Vancouver Island Visitor Centre

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Best Visitor Centre I Know

I've been there many times. The first time just my wife and I, but after that we take all our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim S
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Comox, Canada
Excellent business meeting place

I had a business meeting here with people coming from different parts of Vancouver Island. It was... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
puma-traveler
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edmonton
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Whether you are in the planning stages of your vacation or have arrived in the area and don't know where to begin, the Comox Valley's Vancouver Island Visitor Centre is your first stop to create an unforgettable vacation! The Centre also offers a...more
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3607 Small Rd | #101, Cumberland, British Columbia V9N 3Z8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been there many times. The first time just my wife and I, but after that we take all our out-of-town vivitors there. Relaxing, entertaining and absolutely full of information. Excellent staff.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

I had a business meeting here with people coming from different parts of Vancouver Island. It was excellent! The place was plowed (outside) and spotless (inside). They had coffee ready for us and their equipment (computer, projector, speakers) was easy to use with a staff...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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VIVC-CV, Visitor Information Counselor at Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Hi puma-traveler, Thanks for taking the time to share you business meeting experience here at the Visitor Centre. It's a very popular venue for both cross-island and local business meetings and training sessions. We've even hosted a wedding! We're glad your meeting was a success...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018

The Visitor Centre is also part museum, with extremely well-laid out displays and dioramas, which adds much interest to the location. The staff are knowledgeable, personable and very helpful, and there is a comprehensive gift shop. As a bonus, there is even a Snow Bird...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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VIVC-CV, Visitor Information Counselor at Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Hi pclh, Thanks for taking the time to let us know how well you enjoyed your visit with us. Our Snowbird (it's a real one too!) is a great draw for visitors...a highly visible symbol of our proud Air Force traditions here in the Comox...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018

The center is modern, airy and bright with plenty of parking spaces. There is a great exhibits section, don’t miss it! There are stationary computers for use or ample seating and tables if you prefer to use your tablet or phone. The staff are second...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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VIVC-CV, Visitor Information Counselor at Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Hello kastrup2016, "Top 3 in North America"...what a lovely compliment! We really appreciate your comments and feedback on our services. It's important to have computer access for our visitors to keep in touch with home and to assist with their vacation planning and trip booking....More

Reviewed July 19, 2018

Vancouver Island Visitor Centre was extremely helpful planning our sightseeing tour of the area, with brochures and helpful information.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chickandbeast
VIVC-CV, Travel Information Counselor at Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Hi chickandbeast, Thanks so much for taking a moment to give us your feedback. We hope the sightseeing went well and we look forward to welcoming you back to see more. Happy Travels, Glenn

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

This centre is well laid out with an impressive variety of exhibits. Great collection of animal toys. Friendly staff.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peter S
VIVC-CV, Visitor Information Counsellor at Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Hi Peter, Thanks for writing a review of your visit to the Visitor Centre. Our exhibit gallery always garners positive comments from visitors and we apparently have the largest selection of stuffed animals on the Island, so said a collector a few weeks ago. We...More

Reviewed April 12, 2018

I've travelled to many visitor centres but never knew the best one was in my own backyard! This place is truly amazing; Large, Clean, Friendly and Entertaining. The staff are wonderful, the building is stunning, the rest rooms are clean, and there's even a river...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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VIVC-CV, Visitor Information Counselor at Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Hello Paul, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive and comprehensive review of the visitor centre! You made our day! We are very proud of our facility and really enjoy welcoming local families as well as our out of...More

Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Not only was the staff very helpful but the displays were really interesting. Quite an incredible building as well.

Date of experience: March 2018
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VIVC-CV, Visitor Information Counselor at Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Hello MapleRidgeMalf, We are so glad you had a good experience with us at the visitor centre. The building and grounds are a great source of pride to our staff and the community. Please drop in again when you are on the island. Glenn

Reviewed March 11, 2018

We have used this info centre for many of our excursions up Island and particularly for the Comox/ Courtney area. The Centre is always well staffed with very friendly, knowledgeable and courteous people. As well, the facility both inside the building and outside on the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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VIVC-CV, Visitor Information Counselor at Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Hello SES45, So kind of you to take the time to let us know how we're doing! We pride ourselves on keeping the centre looking "New" and clean so I'm glad you were pleased with what you saw. Stop by anytime you are going by!...More

Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Need a break on your way further north stop in the info centre. Free WiFi, coffee available, clean, beautiful decor, reasonable price souvenir shop, friendly & helpful staff

Date of experience: October 2017
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VIVC-CV, Visitor Centre Travel Counsellor at Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Thank you for your review.

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