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Downtown Courtenay

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Experience559734 wrote a review Nov 11
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Note: Most shops are closed on Mondays. Plan to come another day! We were very disappointed as there is nothing else to do.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Ed N wrote a review Mar 2020
Delta, Canada1,474 contributions89 helpful votes
It was fun to stroll around and look into so many of unique and interesting stores and shops. We did end up supporting the local economy and picked up some items we could not find any where else. Parking was free and easy to find. Something to definitely do when visiting Courtenay.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Pat G wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary, Canada46 contributions11 helpful votes
Walking around downtown Courtenay is a pleasure. Shops seem to be mostly local gems, with few "chains" represented. Whether stopping in for a coffee, checking out bargains in sporting goods, clothing or antiques - they have it all. An enjoyable visit!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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paxnrth wrote a review Oct 2019
Walla Walla, Washington123 contributions35 helpful votes
I knew Courtenay 50 years ago, and much of the downtown was build by that time. But Courtenay has filled that town with a lot of new things. There are boutique shops, a great bakery and chocolate shop, interesting restaurants. It is a take a day and walk around town, get a morning coffee and pastry, eat a good lunch, have an afternoon tea. And what was true 50 years ago is still true today, it is a remarkable friendly and helpful bunch of people who live there. Prepare to be kindly treated.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Justin C wrote a review Sep 2019
Alberta, Canada156 contributions47 helpful votes
I lived and worked in Courtenay for five years, including a three year period where my office was at 3rd Street and Duncan Avenue. Courtenay's downtown stretches from 3rd Street to 8th Street north/south, and from Fitzgerald to Cliffe Avenue from west to east. The downtown's locally owned small shop feel is what makes it special. Yes, it can seem touristy to some, but the downtown eschews the Big Box monstrosities that you see over in East Courtenay or down at the Anfield Center. There is ample street parking, and it is an easily walkable distance. As for the stores themselves, its all you could imagine - restaurants, coffee shops, clothing stores, footwear, paint, home decor, games, bakeries, groceries, it's there. The evening markets during the summer, Market Days, and other local events make the downtown a great community hub for the Comox Valley.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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