Sidewalk Cafes

Sidewalk cafes can play a role in activating streets and creating vibrancy. In 2015, Council approved a pilot project amending City of Courtenay bylaws to allow sidewalk cafes in the downtown core.

The first sidewalk cafe applications were received and approved by the City of Courtenay in 2016.

If you are interested in opening a sidewalk cafe in downtown Courtenay, please review the following documents. For additional information and guidance, please contact Development Services at 250-334-4441 or email .

Find out more:

June 15, 2015 Staff Report: Sidewalk Cafes in Downtown Courtenay [PDF - 227 KB]