About Us

Comox Valley Nature (CVN) (legal name Comox Valley Naturalists Society) is a non-profit society registered under the Societies Act of the province of British Columbia, Canada. The Comox Valley is located on and near the Strait of Georgia in the central part of Vancouver Island. The purpose of the Society can be summed up by our motto (adopted from BC Nature): “to know nature, and keep it worth knowing”.

CVN has existed since 1966. The Society, known at the time as the Comox-Strathcona Natural History Society, was a founding member of the Federation of British Columbia Naturalists (now known as BC Nature) in 1969. The latest version of our constitution is here, and bylaws here. CVN is also a registered charity. The elected CVN Board of Directors and those in all other club roles are volunteers. You can find contact information for the current roster of officers and volunteers on the Contact Us page.

The Society has over 200 members, and is active in many natural history and environmental activities. There are many CVN members with related areas of expertise, including local geography, local ecology, and various academic backgrounds, who can answer a wide range of questions. Queries to the Society have included “gnome plants”, “jumping slugs”, “golden eagles”, and “How do I save the bats in my attic?”.

To learn more about us, visit the following areas of the website:

  • For information about our various special interest groups, which are open to all CVN members, see the Interest Groups page.
  • For information about the types of activities and events we undertake, see the Activities page.
  • See ongoing news, announcements, nature observations, and other items of current interest on our blog and on our Facebook page.

And don’t miss the highlight of this website, our Nature Viewing Guide, a treasure trove of detailed information about the many locations in the Comox Valley area where you can experience nature.

We always welcome new members. If you are interested in joining, you can do so at any monthly meeting, or go any time to our online membership registration page.