Families welcome at Comox Valley visitor centre

THE VANCOUVER ISLAND Visitor Centre is holding its second annual Kids Craft Day on Feb. 10 where kids can see how far their paper airplane will fly. - Photo submitted
THE VANCOUVER ISLAND Visitor Centre is holding its second annual Kids Craft Day on Feb. 10 where kids can see how far their paper airplane will fly.
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Deep down we are all kids at heart and we have all wondered what it would be like to pilot out own aircraft sky high above Beautiful British Columbia.

On this B.C. Family Day to honour that sense of adventure, creativity and pure fun, the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre (VIVC) in the Comox Valley has planned its second annual Kids Craft Day.

Kids of all ages are invited to visit the VIVC on Feb. 10 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to try their hand at paper airplane building and see if their plane can fly the farthest!

Instructions and “blueprints” will be available to assist everyone in crafting their own unique airplane.

Expired brochures, guides and maps will be available to use so the planes will be adorned with beautiful images of our province.

If the weather co-operates, we’ll even have a distance contest outside under the CT-114 Tutor Snowbird aircraft.

While the kids are busy creating their airplanes, parents can wander the exhibits, meet the staff and certainly begin planning for upcoming trips or vacations.

Throughout the day there will be free refreshments to keep you fuelled and ready to fly!

Registration for the craft day is not required; however we would appreciate a quick RSVP so we can plan for numbers. This can be done by e-mailing or phoning 250-400-2882.

The Vancouver Island Visitor Centre is located at 3607 Small Road in Cumberland off the Comox Valley Parkway near Highway 19, and is open 7 days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Comox Valley's Vancouver Island Visitor Centre is the first stop to creating an unforgettable vacation.

Vancouver Island Visitor Centre offers friendly, knowledgeable staff; local, regional and provincial maps and tourist information; onsite booking for accommodations, attractions, events and transportation — as well as restrooms, a playground and picnic area with community barbecue; and an exciting exhibit gallery with a glimpse of the alpine, ocean, forest and agricultural tourism opportunities on the Island.

For more information, visit

— Vancouver Island Visitor Centre


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