Comox is well served by a modern new highway south to Nanaimo and Victoria, and north to Campbell River. The older Island Highway serves the logging, mining and fishing communities north of Campbell River. There is a ferry to Powell River on the BC Mainland, and scheduled flights daily to the Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and beyond. BC Transit operates a local bus service within the Comox Valley.
CFB Comox is an integral part of the community. Having been founded in 1942 as a Royal Air Force base, CFB Comox has played a major role in shaping and supporting the community. The primary responsibilities of CFB Comox are Search and Rescue operations, maritime patrols and support of naval and air force defenses. In addition to the essential roles the base plays for the community, BC and Canada, CFB Comox is a large supporter of community events routinely supplying volunteers and equipment wherever needed.
Amenities located within the town include the marina for commercial, sports fishing boats, and pleasure craft including a large number of sailboats. You will also find a well equipped volunteer fire department and commercial airport in Comox. A 9 hole golf course, modern community centre, library, the largest hospital north of Nanaimo and 125 hectares of parks, playing fields and reserves also service the needs of the community.