Lazo North (Area 'B')

Lazo North, (Area 'B') PHOTO GALLERY  includes the Comox Peninsula, Little River, Balmoral Beach Area, Wireless Road/Simon Crescent Area, Bates Beach, Meadowbrook, Huband Road, Tsolum.

  • Avonlee Greenway - This narrow one-acre neighbourhood greenway includes a 375-metre trail that follows a shallow waterway from Bates Rd. to Sea Terrace Rd. On first glance it is a quick trail from one road to another but this short path is also home to rabbits, deer and birdlife and is perfect for a pleasant stroll or bike ride.
    • How to get there: entrances are located at Sea Terrace Rd. and Bates Rd. just west of Bates Beach and one block east of Seal Bay Forest. (Map [PDF - 120 KB])
     
  • Barbara Road Greenway - (Map [PDF - 135 KB])
     
  • Dyke Road Park - is a great place to get out of your car and take in the lively bird and boat activity on the Courtenay River estuary. This wheelchair-access park includes a covered viewing stand and picnic tables overlooking the tidal flats where the river enters the sea. The park joins land protected by Nature Trust and Ducks Unlimited to create a thriving protected waterway. Vistas of mountains and the Comox Glacier to the west add to the beauty.
    • How to get there: Follow the 17th Ave. bridge from Courtenay east to Comox Rd. Turn right on Comox Rd. and follow this for approximately one km to the Dyke Road Park shelter on the right side of Comox Rd. (Map [PDF - 412 KB])
     
  • Foden Park - This quiet wildlife sanctuary is tucked away at the end of Foden Rd. near Little River in northeast Comox. The 7.5-hectare park, originally donated by the Foden Family as a wildlife preserve, includes an open meadow and small seasonal wetland. The site remains a sanctuary for wildlife and includes habitat for pacific crabapple. There are few groomed trails and the site is protected from traffic with a locked chain. Parking is at the end of Foden Rd.
    • How to get there: Located at the west end of Foden Rd. Head north from Comox on Pritchard Rd. Pritchard turns first into Military Rd. and then Little River Rd. After approximately five kms turn left on Foden Rd. (Map [PDF - 148 KB])
     
  • Goose Spit - A favourite destination for locals and visitors alike, Goose Spit buzzes with activity all year. Walkers, boating enthusiasts, and birdwatchers share this 21-hectare, narrow sandspit and foreshore named Pelxqukw (Round on Point) by the Comox people hundreds of years ago. The sheltered lagoon inside the spit is a popular location for kayakers to launch and enjoy the spectacular views around this unique landscape. Visitors can view awe-inspiring night skies and enjoy seasonal firepits from which to view the stars.
    • How to get there: From downtown Comox head east on Balmoral Ave. which turns into Hawkins Rd. Follow Hawkins Rd. for a short drive down to the shoreline and onto Goose Spit. Parking is available on the either side of the road as you head onto the spit. (Map [PDF - 62 KB])
     
  • Huband Park - This 0.6-acre open-space neighbourhood park borders Huband Elementary School, which uses the park during school hours. The school has recently added a children's climbing frame to the baseball backstop and open greenspace.
    • How to get there: Turn east off Island Highway 19A on Huband Rd. just north of Courtenay After approximately one km turn left on Mottishaw Rd. The park joins the school land to the northeast. (Map [PDF - 167 KB])
     
  • King Coho Greenway  - (Map [PDF - 271 KB])
     
  • Lazo Wildlife Park - A tranquil, 7.9-acre park created in 1999 on an old farmsite. Lazo Wildlife Park abuts the now protected Lazo Marsh in Comox. This land was first purchased by Ducks Unlimited and created as a park by CSRD in 1999. This sanctuary is home to a myriad of wildfowl including owls, hawks and ducks that enjoy the swath of open grassland and man-made pond at the rear of the property.
    •  How to get there: Follow Lazo Rd. northeast from Comox, turn left on Sandpines Dr. and then left at SandPines Cres. The park access is at the end of the Crescent.  (Map [PDF - 153 KB])
     
  • Little River Nature Park - (Map [PDF - 715 KB])
     
  • Loxley Park - This 1.5-acre park is a neighbourhood greenway and is used by local residents as a convenient treed walkway between Loxley Rd. and Sea Terrace Rd. The CSRD has upgraded and installed trail signs on the 270-metre trail within the park.
    • How to get there: Loxley park is accessible from both Loxley Rd. and Sea Terrace Rd. Turn left off Bates, left on Coleman Rd. left on Loxley Rd. The park is on the east side.  (Map [PDF - 111 KB])
     
  • Seal Bay Forest  - is a multi-use park open to those of varying abilities. Mountain bikers, runners and horseback riders all share this magnificent 500-hectare jewel. Trail lengths vary from the 14.8 km Horse  Bike Trail to short tranquil strolls. There are four marked running trails for the serious joggers ranging from 2 -7 kms. Bikers and equestrians must stick to multi-use trails and may not ride on the east side of Bates Rd.
    • How to get there: Seal Bay Forest abuts Seal Bay Nature Park and is located off Bates Rd, northwest of CFB Comox between Little River and Merville along the eastern Vancouver Island coastline. Head north on Anderton Rd. from Comox, turn left on Waveland Rd. left on Bates Rd. (Map [PDF - 894 KB])
     
  • Seal Bay Nature Park - this breathtaking 151 hectares of windswept forest straddles Bates Rd. and includes trails that link with the large expanse of Seal Bay Forest.  Comox Indian Band call the park Xwee Xwhy Luq (a place of serenity and beauty) and it doesn't take long to understand why. Coupland Loop meets Don Apps trail for a challenging 930-metre descent into striking ravines to peaceful Seal Bay where namesake seals can be spotted. Wheelchair Loop is a pleasant 2 km-route located on the east side of Bates Rd. Horses and cyclists are not permitted on the east side of Bates Rd. but can head west across the street to the 15 km Horse Bike Trail in Seal Bay Forest.
    • How to get there: Seal Bay Nature Park abuts Seal Bay Forest and is located off Bates Rd. northwest of CFB Comox between Little River and Merville along the eastern Vancouver Island coastline. Head north on Anderton from Comox, turn left on Waveland Rd. left on Bates Rd. (Map [PDF - 838 KB])