CVRD Asking Residents for Vision for Seal Bay Nature Park

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is updating the 1998 Seal Bay nature park master plan.  CVRD parks staff want to know what park users appreciate most about the park, what should be preserved and what needs improvement over the next decade.

Residents are invited to drop in to an open house on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Huband Elementary School gym, from 4 – 8 p.m. to share their long-term vision for the park and provide suggestions on strategies to protect the natural environment, updates to trail signs, trail use designations, park entrance improvements and other enhancements.  To participate in small group discussions on the above and other topics, join us from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and again at 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. 

“Seal Bay nature park is one of the most popular parks in the Comox Valley.  Park plan updates like this one for Seal Bay Park only happen every ten to 15 years so we hope to see lots of people come out to the open house to let us know how they would like to see the park managed into the future,” said Rod Nichol, CVRD Director for Lazo-North (Electoral Area ‘B’).

At 652 hectares (1,610 acres) in size, Seal Bay nature park is one-and-a-half times the size of Stanley park in Vancouver.  The park protects a large second growth Douglas-fir forest as well as areas of mixed forests and wetlands.  The park boasts 42 kilometres of recreational trails, with pedestrian-only trails on the ocean side and around the wetlands, as well as multi-use trails for horses and bikes. For more information about the park and the open house, visit .

Seal Bay nature park is a popular park in the Comox Valley and the CVRD would like to hear your input at an upcoming open house.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
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Media Contacts:
Doug DeMarzo, manager of parks
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-6053

Karin Albert, parks planner
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-6067