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Comox

“First settled by the Salish, the name Comox is derived from the Indian word “Koumuckthay”, meaning “Land of Plenty”. The Port of Comox has founded in the mid 1800’s on the slopes of the Comox Peninsula. Overlooking the protected waters of Comox Harbour, it was an important port for the ships of the Royal Navy and transport steamers.Today Comox is primarily residential in nature, with a population of about 12,000 and covers some 1500 hectares. Located in the centre of a rich agricultural area producing potatoes, vegetables, fruit and dairy products, Comox retains a friendly village atmosphere. Our moderate climate, unsurpassed recreational opportunities and comprehensive community services are just three of the reasons that Comox is rapidly becoming known as a retirement mecca.” Town of Comox