Seal Bay Nature Park, Courtenay

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  • This Park has a well-organized network which allows you to visit the forest safely and without any problems. Leads to a rocky beach where you could meet the seals, which unfortunately we did not see. It remains a very peaceful place where spend time in relax. Cute.
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  • Great place to run or to enjoy a walk with friends. Water side has some challenging ravines and the other side has less hills. A hidden gem  more »
  • This is the most amazing park. close to town yet so far away. Never crowded with varied terrain ranging from the beach to forests, a swamp with beavers, wonderful trails for walking, biking and horseb...  more »
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  • Awesome trails on either side of of Waveland Road. The parking lot side leads down to the ocean, fairly steep in places - but it's a short walk - maybe slightly over a half hour in total, if you are going at leisurely pace. Suggest you get a trail map. The maps are available in a wood box at/near the parking lot or just beyond the main gate entrance on the opposite side. The far side offers numerous trails (some better groomed then others), plus there is off leash area's for your dog's. A lovely little swamp is within a fifteen minute walk one way from the Waveland parking lot - it's a good place to view birds, listen to frogs, possibly catch a glimpse of a beaver & meditate. Please note; you can encounter horses, runner's & mountain bikes. Also, dog's are NOT allowed OFF LEASH ANYWHERE in park during the month's April, May & June.
  • Lots of easy trails, whether you're on foot or bike. Leash optional for dogs during non fawning season. A favourite.
  • One of my favorite parks in the Comox Valley. I've been coming here throughout the year to observe the changes of the seasons. The forest walk can be nice and quiet but I enjoy the beach area with wildlife such as seals, bald eagles, blue heron, ducks and cormorants. The only drawback is the area does get a lot of noisy jet traffic flying overhead because the airport is close by.
  • I just love the trails that take you to the beach. They help you unwind from life's stresses as you anticipate the gorgeous beach. I recommend this park to anyone who appreciates west coast nature!
  • Class A trail system through lovely natural forest and a great beach. Stroller accessible.

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