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Comox is a town of 13,000 people located on the southern coast of the Comox Peninsula in the Georgia Strait on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The warm dry summers, mild winters, fertile soil and abundant sea life attracted First Nations thousands of years ago, who called the area kw’umuxws (Kwak'wala, the adopted language of the K'omoks, for plentiful). When the area was opened for settlement in the mid-19th century, it quickly attracted farmers, a lumber industry and a fishing industry. For over fifty years, the village remained isolated from the outside world other than by ship until roads and a railway were built into the area during the First World War. The installation of an air force base near the village during the Second World War brought new prosperity to the area, and in recent years, Comox has become a popular tourist attraction due to its good fishing, local wildlife, year-round golf and proximity to the Mount Washington ski area, the Forbidden Plateau, and Strathcona Provincial Park. The town is also home to a Royal Canadian Air Force base CFB Comox, an airport for both military and commercial airline use and the HMCS Quadra Sea Cadet training facility. The mild climate has attracted many retirees to the area in the 21st century, resulting in a high rate of growth and a sharp increase in the median age of residents. Comox town is located in the Comox Valley, along with several other communities, including Courtenay, Cumberland, and the unincorporated hamlets of Royston, Union Bay, Fanny Bay, Black Creek and Merville. The nearby Comox Glacier is visible from many parts of the town and is the area's signature landmark.

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Facts and Stats for Comox*

  • Pollution Statistics in Comox

    Know the pollution level of Comox before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Comox: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Comox for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Comox.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 10 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30 (Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Comox - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 72.19 (High)
    • Pollution Index 16.38 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 81.08 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 84.72 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 77.15 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Comox

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Comox

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.38 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.27 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.02 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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