About The BIA

Comox Business in Action ~ Comox By The Sea

Comox Business in Action (BIA), Business and Professionals was incorporated on July 11, 2000. Our mission statement reads ~ “Within the Town of Comox, the BIA promotes trade, commerce and an enhanced business and social environment.”

  • The purpose of the Society is to promote trade and commerce within the downtown core of the Town of Comox.
  • To sponsor, promote and organize special events in order to attract people to the downtown core of the Town of Comox
  • To create a more viable, accessible, business friendly atmosphere in the Town of Comox in order to attract new businesses

The Comox BIA Board as a whole meets throughout the year and committee meetings are ongoing. Committees include Advocacy & Development, Finance, Marine Advocacy & Events/Marketing/Tourism. Please contact us if you are interested in participating on one of our committees.

This is Comox

Comox is characterized by a fresh, spirited energy, an infectious joie de vivre and a modern facelift spurred by millions of new dollars in capital investment. It’s island living at its finest: boutique shopping, quaint cafes, ocean side activities, beach fires after dark and a tantalizing array of award-winning restaurants.

This seaside community of 14,000 (and growing) is quickly becoming one of the hottest vacation and relocation destinations on Vancouver Island.

It’s true – This is Comox.

Taste This

If wining and dining is part of your ideal vacation, you’ll be glad you chose Comox. Sip award-winning local wines; indulge in fresh from the sea shellfish, farm-to-plate produce and soak up the scenery on the Comox Valley’s most spectacular ocean side patios. Whether you’re craving sumptuous meats, impossibly fresh sushi or freshly baked delights and a cappuccino, Comox has you covered. For a uniquely Island experience, explore Comox’s own Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can choose fresh-from-the-dock seafood right from the fishers who call these waters home.

Experience This

Stand-up paddleboard the shimmering waters of Comox Harbour, kite surf the wind-whipped waves at Goose Spit or try catamaran sailing amongst the islets and inlets of the Salish Sea. Bring the kiddies to the only seaside Splash Park and playground in the Comox Valley located in the beautiful Marina Park. Take a stroll along the ocean side boardwalk; enjoy the gourmet food trucks, live music and fun for the whole family. Tee off at our immaculately groomed year-round golf course or lace up your runners and take in the extraordinary ocean views on Comox’s renowned self-guided walking tours.

Discover This

Looking for that special something? You’ll find it in one of Comox’s many independently owned galleries, bookstores and eclectic boutiques. And if you time your visit right you’ll hit festival season in Comox, headlined by Nautical Days and the Filberg Festival on BC Day weekend. They’re just two of the wildly popular summer festivals that keep Comox buzzing with live music, artisan crafts and ocean side adventures.

Once you discover Comox and experience its rugged coastal beauty and breathtaking mountain views, spot seals from the marina while the kids cool off at a seaside splash park you’ll understand why Comox has become one of the hottest vacation and oceanfront real estate markets in BC.

Start creating your own adventure today at discovercomoxvalley.com.

2018/19 Board of Directors

Bill Toews – President

Beaufort Family Dental

Jennifer Knox ~ Vice President

Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

Amanda Wood ~ Treasurer

Waypoint Insurance

Tom Diamond ~ Secretary

Branigo Brain Fitness

Chelan Schwindt ~ Director

DermEssentials Spa

Andrew Robinson ~ Director

Compass Adventure

Pam Watson ~ Director

Planet Kids

Tanya Archambault ~ Director

Komox Grind

John Jerczynski ~ Director

John’s Your Independent Grocer

Carrie Holub ~ Director

The Cottage Comox

Russ Arnott ~ Liaison

Mayor Town of Comox


Haeley Dewhirst – Executive Director

Mailing Address

Comox Business In Action
PO Box 1624, RPO Stn A
Comox, BC
V9M 8A2

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