About Us

Comox Valley Nature (CVN) (legal name ‘Comox Valley Naturalists Society’) is a 50 year old Registered Charity located in Central Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. All Society Officers are volunteers. The primary functions of the Society are ‘to know nature, and keep it worth knowing’. The Constitution is here (84 KB pdf file)

The society has about 200 members, and is active in many environmental activities, as well as being a member of BC Nature. There are many CVN members with specific areas of expertise (including local geography, local ecology, and academic backgrounds) so that a wide range of questions may be answered. Some recent queries have concerned “gnome plants”, “jumping slugs”, “golden eagles”, and “How do I save the bats in my attic?”.

For further information about joining the Society, liaising with us, or assisting in any other way, please see our membership form and contact information in the Contact Us section.

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held at the Florence Filberg Centre (411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, BC) on the 3rd Sunday of the most months (July, August, and December excepted) at 7:00 pm. See Meetings/Speaker for more details. All are welcome!

Outings

CVN has a full schedule of weekly local walks. Please see Upcoming Walks (or Posts) for more information. Further details of some of these outings, as well as other recent society activities are included in our weekly email or the newsletter. This is published three times a year, is available in .pdf format, and may be emailed if requested at the Contact Us section.

Club Activities

Comox Valley Nature has a number of different groups interested in specific aspects of natural history in the area. Members are welcome to join any of the groups and participate in field trips, workshops, conservation projects, and much more.

CVN Bursary

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to offer a bursary to a graduate student in the Comox Valley who is planning a career in natural or environmental science. The award will be given to a selected student from one of the Comox Valley classes of grade twelve graduates. To apply contact your school office.

Criteria:

  • Must be active in environmental or natural history activities
  • Personal achievement and academic standing
  • Proceeding to a post-secondary institution within 15 months from the date of secondary school graduation, i.e., up to the start of the fall semester of the year following the year of graduation.

To start exploring our on-line Comox Valley Nature Viewing Guide, click on ‘ONLINE NATURE GUIDE’ above.