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Vancouver Island Visitor Centre
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 fun and interactive introduction to Vancouver Island from ocean to alpine! Touch a live oyster, identify local trees or explore the region through a touch table of Vancouver Island images. Take a few fun photos of your own and enjoy free WI-Fi so you can catch up on the news at home. There are outdoor picnic tables, pet walking area and a children's play structure. There is even an e-vehicle charge point.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Very new,very well done.An excellent short glimpse into first nation culture and the general life in Cumberland

Visited July 2013
Thank Sue J
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29 reviews from our community

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English first
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“worth the visit”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

It's worth the visit to see the building. Lots of friendly staff and enough information to keep your trip to the Comox Valley busy. Probably the cleanest washrooms you'll find on your trip - Yeah!

Visited October 2012
Thank bette108
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Glitzy, colorful, not much depth”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

The VI visitors centre was a bit of a disappointment. A beautiful building with an extraordinary rock fireplace, it's focused mostly on it's big sponsors (Mt. Washington) who could afford to pay. The smaller Comox Valley experiences that make the valley special get short shrift. There are brochures available, but again, focusing on commercial enterprises. Worth a stroll through, but there are better places to find out about the island and the Comox Valley.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank SM771
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Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very fancy info centre”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Really nice design of building with lots of parking, and seating for visitors needing to picnic. It's kind of annoying to get to if your coming from the inland island highway.... Looks like the city probably spent a lot of money on this site.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank ILoveSummerSun
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Oshawa, Ontario
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“This is a model visitor centre”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Take the time to stop in with the whole family. Great displays of local activities and sites with great props for fun photo ops. This includes mountain bikes, a kayak, trees and with local varmints. You can even pose on a ski lift.
There is a state- of- the -art interactive touch table with photos and tourist info. It is worth a visit to just try it out. It is like an over-sized iPad!
The staff are very knowledgable and helpful and there I a small lunch bar and modern washrooms. It is a real treat! There is a ton of info on local attractions and accommodation.
There is even a charging station for electric cars.

Visited February 2013
Thank MelOshawa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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