City of Courtenay Closing Recreation Facilities Until Further Notice

March 16, 2020

Update: This closure has been expanded to include ALL City of Courtenay facilities.

As a result of the global Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the City of Courtenay is closing all City recreation and cultural facilities at 3 pm today.

  • All programs are cancelled (Spring Break Daycamps today will end at their regularly scheduled time of 4 pm.) All facility rentals are also cancelled until further notice. The City of Courtenay will contact those with upcoming rental agreements.
  • This closure includes:
    • Lewis Centre
    • Florence Filberg Centre
    • Native Sons Hall
    • The LINC Youth Centre
    • Sid Williams Theatre
    • Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre
    • Comox Valley Art Gallery
    • All City Outbuildings: Lewis Park (Tsolum and Salish), Bill Moore Park including Lawn Bowling Building, and Valley View Park
    • Sports field bookings – avoid crowds as per current provincial directions

    Update March 20, 2020
    • Simms Park and Sid Williams Theatre Plaza washrooms are OPEN
    • All other park washrooms are closed

“We are of course deeply concerned by the impact of COVID-19 and aware of the critical role our community will play in slowing the spread of this virus during this unprecedented crisis,” said Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells.

“We ask each and every one of you to do your part. Stay home. Save lives. Help reduce the strain on our health care system, and protect our first responders, our seniors and other vulnerable populations. Flatten the curve, and only go out for essential trips.”    

The City of Courtenay is taking these measures in support of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Ministry of Health and their efforts to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

More information will be provided as updates are available. Visit or City of Courtenay social media channels Facebook and Twitter.