Travel Spotlight

Black Creek

Black Creek is a small town located on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, it is home to stunning beaches and outdoor recreation. At nearby Saratoga Beach, the tide goes out for over a quarter of a mile, creating a hard-packed oceanfront playground perfect for children to safely explore. The gently sloping beach continues for well over a mile into the calm waters of the Strait of Georgia, creating warm, shallow and safe swimming conditions. Beachcombing is a must here, where you can discover the life at low tide – a seashore profusion of sand dollars, crabs, and starfish. Miracle Provincial Park is close by with a picnic area overlooking the water and a series of lovely trails winding through lush forest. You can visit the Oyster River Hatchery, ckeck out the seals and sea lions in Seal Bay Regional Park, do some saltwater fishing for salmon, or even rent a go-cart and race around the Saratoga Speedway, or just watch others do it.

Kayaks at the Pacific Playground Resort & Marina in Black Creek.

Location

Black Creek is located on the eastern side of Vancouver Island, 21 km (13 mi) north of Courtenay and 29 km (18 mi) south of Campbell River.

A Step Back in Time

During the early 1900s, Black Creek was the site for several logging camps, however, in the 1930s, the area was made available to German speaking Mennonite settlers primarily from Russia via Mexico or the Canadian prairie provinces. The land which had once boasted some of the largest Douglas firs in the world was now a community of dairy and fruit-growing farms. Even today, there are still many small but beautiful gardens and farms lining the Old Island Highway.

In the 1950s, many Austrian and German immigrants were sponsored by Black Creek Mennonites, and much of the life of the community was conducted in a mixture of German and English well into the 1960s. The conservative and church-oriented community contributed significantly to the musical and academic life of the Comox Valley. Black Creek still retains two Mennonite churches (United Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren), though only a few of the original families still live in the area.

The marina at the Pacific Playground Resort & Marina in Black Creek.

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Taku Resort & Marina

Taku Resort & Marina

Heriot Bay

Enjoy the peaceful sounds of Quadra Island at Taku Resort & Marina! Breathe in the fresh air and relax on your private deck in this tranquil oasis. We offer modern accommodation to create a home away from home atmosphere for the family to enjoy. Choose among our beachfront cabins, beach house suites ... Read more
Heriot Bay Inn & Marina

Heriot Bay Inn & Marina

Quadra Island

Overlooking the beautiful Heriot Bay on Quadra Island, Heriot Bay Inn & Marina is located on the waterfront with beautiful views and a relaxed atmosphere. Whether your visit is for a family vacation, a personal event, wedding or retreat, the staff of the Heriot Bay Inn is ready to help create a memo ... Read more
Brown's Bay Resort

Brown's Bay Resort

Campbell River

Surrounded by the wonderful sights and sounds of the wilderness, Brown’s Bay Resort is the ideal getaway to relax and enjoy the beauty nature has to offer. Nestled on the shoreline, we have spectacular views of the serene oceans, majestic mountains, and lush trees. Choose from our different styles ... Read more
Painter's Lodge Resort

Painter's Lodge Resort

Campbell River

Nestled on the pristine shores of Vancouver Island, Painter’s Lodge offers world-class salmon fishing, breathtaking wildlife and scenery and full amenities. When you’re not fighting a mighty salmon on the line, soak in the outdoor pool, refine your serve on the tennis courts, or watch marine lif ... Read more
Thunderbird RV Park & Resort

Thunderbird RV Park & Resort

Campbell River

Join us for relaxing year round accommodation at Thunderbird RV Park & Resort. Looking for a family-friendly destination on Vancouver Island? Then our resort is the perfect place for families to have an unforgettable experience. We guarantee a comfortable and safe visit while you enjoy the beauty of ... Read more
Mae Mae Motel

Mae Mae Motel

Campbell River

Situated only a two minute drive to Campbell River downtown, our motel is the ideal destination for guests wanting to explore Campbell River and the surrounding areas. Located on the shores of the river, guests are spoiled to fantastic views right on our private dock. Our motel offers rooms and cabi ... Read more
Driftwood By The Sea Inn and RV Resort

Driftwood By The Sea Inn and RV Resort

Campbell River

Welcome to our outstanding Resort with wonderful ocean,wildlife and cruise ship views. Enjoy a fantastic stay at Driftwood By the Sea Inn & RV Resort, where all your expectations will be exceeded by our inviting hosts. We take pride in providing genuine hospitality and sparkling clean accommodation ... Read more
Salmon Point Resort RV Park & Marina

Salmon Point Resort RV Park & Marina

Campbell River

Salmon Point Resort is an oceanside vacation destination for the entire family or a base camp while you enjoy the many activities the area has to offer. Only minutes from Campbell River and Courtenay, our resort is the gateway to Vancouver Island and all its beauty. Our RV Park has various type of s ... Read more
Pacific Playgrounds Resort & Marina

Pacific Playgrounds Resort & Marina

Black Creek

Our beautiful, full-service ocean side destination resort is located halfway between Courtenay and Campbell River. Pacific Playgrounds International is situated in a tranquil location surrounded by lush trees along the bank of Oyster River with stunning coastal views. Just steps away from Saratoga B ... Read more
TeePee Park Campground

TeePee Park Campground

Comox

Beautiful ocean front camping with sandy beach. Family oriented military campground. Easy access to all the recreational opportunities in the Comox Valley. Special rates for military. General public welcome. Leashed dogs only. 20 sites available for winter camping November - February. ... Read more
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