Recreation and Cultural Services

The Recreation & Cultural Services Department is responsible for providing quality recreation, leisure, special events and cultural opportunities for all ages and abilities in Courtenay. The Department is comprised of both the Recreation Facilities Operations and Recreation Programming Divisions.

We liaise with the City’s cultural facilities including the Sid Williams Theatre, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay and District Museum, Comox Valley Arts Council and also with other local arts, culture and service groups. Recreation and Cultural Services also handles park bookings, park event promotion and long range planning for parks, recreation and cultural services. 

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

The City of Courtenay is updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan – the first major update for the plan in over 20 years. This master plan will inform planning and decision-making for our community’s parks, trails, recreation facilities and programs for years to come. The Draft Plan is available for public review (at the link above).


children's sewing classCourtenay Recreation offers diverse services and programs for the community. Our facilities include the Florence Filberg Centre, the Lewis Centre, the Native Sons Hall, the LINC Youth Centre and parks buildings.

We feature programs for everyone, rental bookings for events large and small, special events and a Wellness Centre at the Lewis Centre with new equipment and extended hours.

Please contact our friendly staff to find out how we can support your recreation needs.

Find out more about our programs and services on our Courtenay Recreation pages.


Recreation and Cultural Services is responsible for the Simms Park Summer Concert Series

Mural Initiative Program

The Mural Initiative Program includes mural development on city buildings, utility boxes, and partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, and BC Hydro. Recreation and Cultural Services works with the Comox Valley Community Arts Council on many projects including Art on the Wall which included youth volunteers.