On Vancouver Island in Comox Valley, the Mount Washington Bike Park has 18 trails open to mountain biking. The lifts provide access to 1,600 feet of vertical descent. Make sure to check out the Wizard Trail.
If you are looking for some nightlife, you may want to check out the Waverley Hotel Pub in Cumberland.
The Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located 25 km west of the Comox Valley, 50 km south of Campbell River and 100 km north of Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island. To reach the snowboarding at Mount Washington ski area from Namaimo, follow the Inland Island Highway to Exit 130 (its about a 90 minute drive).
Please Note: Strathcona Parkway requires good winter tires OR that you carry chains with you.
Road Report - this is an external link to the most current road conditions available on the road to the mountain. You may search from there for other BC road conditions. The Toll Free number you may call is: 1-800-550-4997.
BC Ferries - Nanaimo Ferry terminals are serviced from Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen on the Mainland