Seal Bay Regional Nature Park boasts 42 kilometres of recreational trails, with pedestrian-only trails and multi-use trails for horses and bikes.

Annual Seal Bay Jingle Bell Run upcoming

Come one, come all to the forest of Seal Bay where Christmas sounds of sleigh bells, songs, and Santa’s ho-ho-ho will ring loud and clear as the Comox Valley Road Runners once again host the annual Jingle Bell Charity Fun Run for the Comox Valley Food Bank on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Participants can choose one of three options: a seven-kilometre walk at 10:05 a.m.; 7 km run at 10:30 am; or walk/run the scenic 2.7 km course at 10:40 a.m. Neither running experience nor speed is important as participants dress up in festive attire and practise their Christmas songs along their chosen route. After all this exercise, there are prizes for the best dressed adult, the best dressed child, and the best song sung by a group. Great fun for all.

The event location at Seal Bay Nature Park is off Hardy Road (turn off the old Island Hwy 19A to Campbell River by Paradise Plants). The new Hardy Road parking lot offers more parking spaces in a safer environment. Registration takes place from 9:30 – 10 a.m. down the trail at the former Hardy Road parking lot. The registration fee is only $5 plus a non-perishable food donation with all proceeds going directly to the Comox Valley Food Bank.

Join us for a morning of fun, food, and prizes with a high five to Santa. For more information check out the Comox Valley Road Runners website Events tab at or contact Mona Goodman at

Dress up in your festive outfit, bells, Santa hats and winter woolies, lace up your runners and come prepared to sing your heart out on Sunday, Dec. 1 just off Hardy Road at Seal Bay Nature Park. Feel the forest, feel the giving, and join us in filling the Comox Valley Food Bank van. Please carpool if possible.

Just Posted

Courtenay church receives offers to replace stolen Christmas tree

Faith Lutheran had planned to use a fir tree on its property this season

Comox Valley students spend day at Indigenous Junior Journalism School

Nick, Jullian, Darius, and Sergio may not have thought too deeply about… Continue reading

Courtenay couple opens up Christmas mini village to raise donations

Jim and Denise Madeiros have been collecting pieces for more than 25 years

Valley filmmaker receives funds to produce web series pilot

Chukwumuobi Obasi was awarded the funds through Telus Storyhive’s Web Series Edition

VIDEO: Merriam-Webster declares ‘they’ its 2019 word of the year

Declared word of year based on a 313-per-cent increase in look-ups on the company’s search site

Truck with body inside found at bottom of lake near Kootenay ferry

Investigators believe no foul play is expected but are unsure how the vehicle ended up in the Arrow Lakes

VIDEO: Calgary man narrowly escapes from avalanche while running at Lake Louise

Bryon Howard caught the entire wild experience on camera

PHOTOS: Competitive Christmas light display takes sarcastic turn in Princeton

Heather King of Princeton took a creative and stress-free approach to her holiday display this year

RCMP asks Kootenay cannabis shop to remove image of famous Mountie from storefront

Owner happy to comply with RCMP, but wants more information first

BC Ferries adds 170 extra sailings for the holidays

6 a.m. and 10 p.m. sailings added for busy season

Anti-money laundering agency warns casinos to watch gamers playing with bank drafts

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known as Fintrac, issues operational alert

Strata rental bans escape B.C. speculation tax through 2021, Carole James says

Vacant home tax won’t apply to cabins accessible only by water

Most Read