Hidden gems: places in Courtenay

Discover the city's hidden treasuresβ€”remarkable spots that are relatively undiscovered but offer exceptional experiences. Our selection criteria? A rating of 4.5 or higher with fewer than 150 reviews. Explore these lesser-known yet outstanding places that promise a delightful visit in Courtenay. Ratings are based from 45 places in the city.

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Triple Heat Dance - Academy of Performing Arts image
Triple Heat Dance - Academy of Performing Arts
Dance school
πŸ‘πŸ‘ This studio is simply fabulous. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and have created a professional atmosphere where dancers are pushed to be their best possible selves, yet still nurtured and supported within class. I have a child in both the ITP and the general program, and coming to dance is...
5.00 (32 reviews)
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Courtenay Grooming Salon & Sirius Beauty Dog Spa
Pet groomer
πŸ‘πŸ‘ I have brought a variety of dogs to Lisa and Leela over the past 10 years. They are very knowledgeable and are among the very few people I would let touch my double coated dogs. They don't cut corners or use gimmicky furminators that damage coat. They have groomed many of my behaviour problem clie...
5.00 (26 reviews)
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Respect the drip
Coffee shop
5.00 (24 reviews)
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Mignon & kie Deli and Grazery
πŸ‘πŸ‘ I had the pork bao bun. Could've been grilled more. It was amazing though. They have a very unique menu. Very diverse which is wonderful to see.
5.00 (21 reviews)
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The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial
History museum
πŸ‘πŸ‘ One of the best museums of its kind in Canada. Small but very filled with artefacts and stories of Canadians in times of war. I make it a point each year to visit the Comox Valley to see what this amazing museum has on exhibit. This year it is an exhibit on the stories of children in war. Excellent...
5.00 (13 reviews)
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Consignment Collective - Curated Consigment
Clothing store
πŸ‘πŸ‘ I follow this store on Instagram and love seeing what they have and I saw a beautiful skirt that I’m going to purchase and they’ll ship it out to me!! How great is that?!! I live near Vancouver so it’s so great to have the convenience of shopping this way!!πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸŒŸπŸŒŸ IG: 4loveofvintage
5.00 (12 reviews)
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Rally Co.
5.00 (9 reviews)
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D's Cafe
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Everyone is right! Mary and I ordered his and hers big breakfasts with yummy sourdough, super cozy and attached to a walking path.. what a delicious way to wake up!
5.00 (6 reviews)
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Churro Chica
Takeout restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Check out Churro Chica at Garden Works Courtenay, they were freshly made, super friendly owner - I tried the Churro Bites with Caramel Dipping Sauce, you'll be going back for more! The perfect consistency, crunch, softness, sugar & cinnamon ratio πŸ‘Œ
5.00 (5 reviews)
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Courtenay Beach House
Vacation home rental agency
5.00 (5 reviews)
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WIP Climbing
Rock climbing gym
πŸ‘πŸ‘ LOVE the gym! Amazing staff, awesome routes, 100% recommend. Does get quite busy on the weekend but other than that 11/10!
4.90 (144 reviews)
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Black Market Food Truck
Takeout restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Just had my first experience with Black Market today, I found many things appealing about this food truck. The menu had some great picks, but I had to try their burger to start, super glad I did! The bun was fresh and fluffy, the sauce used on the burger was to die for, onion rings crisped to perfe...
4.90 (108 reviews)
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Honey Grove Bakery
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Update: Thanks for the correction! I didn't know it was not suppose to be cinnamon, so I updated my score 5/5 ⭐ Come if you want pastries that doesn't cut any corners. I ordered a apple pecan pastry $5, croissant $3.50, and cinnamon knot $3. The apple pecan packed a lot of flavor and has great te...
4.90 (84 reviews)
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Phat Parrot
Takeout restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Husband just had the Phat Burger (with pineapple). He couldn't stop commenting as he was eating. Says its the best burger he has ever eaten! He was terribly excited about its deliciousness. Says the pineapple added just the right amount of sweetness, the aioli added just the right amount of spice an...
4.90 (47 reviews)
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Poke bar
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Did the β€œBuild your own Bowl β€œ I got regular size , Hubby did the large was amazing ! Great flavours , love having healthier take out restaurants to choose from . was easy to order from online menu , quick service and if I had my choice I would eat there again tomorrow πŸ˜‹
4.90 (29 reviews)
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Runge's European Deli
Cheese shop
πŸ‘πŸ‘ A REAL Deli - with that slightly European Atmosphere, friendly staff and an extremely tempting range of products. Some of our favourites include their Goose Liver Pate as well as their 'Leberwurst'. Highly recommended, top class!
$$ $$
4.80 (99 reviews)
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The Soup Pot
Takeout restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Great stop for food on the way in/out of town! Staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. Can’t wait to visit again.
$ $$$
4.80 (73 reviews)
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Millard Lookout
πŸ‘πŸ‘ A nice quiet spot to sit enjoy the view.
4.80 (48 reviews)
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La Cache
Clothing store
πŸ‘πŸ‘ 10+ stars. An awesome, relaxing, beautiful store. All the staff are wonderful. 5 years ago, La Cache/April Cornell β€œhelmswoman”, Linda, and the β€œsecond mate”, Sherry, showed such compassion, encouragement and faith for and in me, changing my whole outlook on life and β€œbeing me” with the clothing...
4.80 (20 reviews)
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Courtenay Airpark Lagoon Salt Marsh
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Awesome spot for a walk and bird watching. With seals sea lions and eagles feasting on salmon this time of year is fun to watch. Nice easy walk for anyone. Beautiful views next to the ocean and the river. Pretty cool watching the planes and sometimes helicopters land and take off at the airport. Br...
4.80 (15 reviews)
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