Their is the best western, Coast pacific hotels in Courtenay about 15 mins from down town Comox, their are a few others their i just cant remeber their names. as for things to do. Not sure where you are from but if you get a chance rent a car and take a drive to Cathedral Grove by Port Albernie abotu an hours south drive from Courtenay. Try going to the Courtenay air park and go kyacking along the water front real nice to do as a family. Can go up Mt Washington and maybe do a out door hike, short or long doesnt matter maybe even have a picnic. go to goose spit in Comox nice beach and decent swimming. tons of golf courses, Lots of fishing around the area. try to get a logging operation tour, kinda interesting and informative plus a good way to spend halve a day. visit the air museum at CFB Comox. go to any of the numerous parks for a day picnic, such as seal bay, kye bay. If you dont liek salt water swimming then take a trip up to comox lake, you can swim and boat their, the beach is decent and good to swim in, the water is decent temp. check out the Courtenay museum, lots of interesting artifacts on the dinosours found. take a trip to Cumberland about 10min west of Courtenay and check out the coal mine meseum and also maybe even travel around and see some of the old coal mine sites. if you want to go swimming go to Stotum falls along the comox logging road (ask the locals) it has a nice water fall and lots of pools to sit in. Visit Cambell river and try fishing off the goverment wark, soem huge salmon been caught their. Tons of stuff to do their. Any more info go to the Comox Valley web site, it has all the contact information. good luck and have fun. I lived their for 15 years and it is a blast to be their.