Ashley Chambers (left) and Max Barner get Tess ready for the Pet Parade at Nautical Days. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Kids’ fishing derby, pet parade and more at Comox Nautical Days

Long weekend includes a full lineup of activities for the whole family

Comox is a busy place this long weekend, with lots happening, such as Nautical Days down at the marina. Saturday kicked off with a pancake breakfast and plenty of activities, especially for the kids, like the Bullhead Derby and the Pet Parade. There’s live entertainment, tours of navy training vessels, dragon boat races, a car show, foot race, the Nautical Days Festival Parade and more right through Monday. For more information and the full schedule, see


Malia Fearn guides dog Dash in the Pet Parada. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Oliver Terris waits for a bite on his line at the Bullhead Derby. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Claire Hyndeman brings in her catch for the weigh-in while Sarah Edwards and Kate Edwards look on. Photo by Mike Chouinard

There are rides too, like the Fun Swing, at Nautical Days. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Quinton Lundine (right) and his dad Josh try to land something at the Bullhead Derby on Saturday morning. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Ciara Chambers holds on to Coco, complete with Nautical Days-themed life jacket, for the Pet Parade. Photo by Mike Chouinard

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