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Encyclopedia > Courtenay, British Columbia
Courtenay
Coordinates: 49°41′16″N 124°59′40″W / 49.68778, -124.99444
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Regional District Comox-Strathcona
Incorporated 1953
Government
 - Mayor Starr Winchester
Area
 - Total 26.68 km² (10.3 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2006)
 - Total 21,940
 - Density 822.3/km² (2,129.7/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal Code V9N, V9J
Area code(s) 250
Website: http://www.city.courtenay.bc.ca/

Coordinates: 49°41′16″N, 124°59′40″W Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest city (and only "city") in the area commonly known as the Comox Valley, and it is the seat of the Regional District of Comox-Strathcona. Courtenay is just 4 km west of the town of Comox, 7 km northeast of the Village of Cumberland, 5 km northwest of the unincorporated settlement of Royston, and 108 km northwest of Nanaimo. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (713x698, 57 KB) Location of Courtenay, File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Courtenay, British Columbia ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735 km... Image File history File links Flag_of_British_Columbia. ... The Comox-Strathcona Regional District of British Columbia is on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island and part of the Mainland north of the Sunshine Coast. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735 km... The Comox Valley is a region on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada that includes the city of Courtenay, the town of Comox, the village of Cumberland, and the unincorporated settlements of Royston, Union Bay, Fanny Bay, Black Creek and Merville. ... YK NWT AB USA AK Capital Cariboo Cowichan GVRD Nanaimo Stikine The Comox-Strathcona Regional District of British Columbia, Canada, is on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island and part of the mainland north of the Sunshine Coast. ... Coordinates: Country Canada Province British Columbia Regional District Comox-Strathcona Incorporated 1953 Government  - Mayor Jim Brass Area  - City 26. ... Cumberland is a village in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. ... Royston is a small town which is part of the greater Comox Valley region, on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. ... Nanaimo redirects here. ...

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History

Courtenay was officially incorporated as a town on January 1, 1915. The city was named after the Courtenay River, which in turn, was named after George William Courtenay, captain of the British ship HMS Constance, which was stationed in the area between 1846 and 1849. Courtenay became a city in 1953. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

Courtenay is located at 49°41′0″N, 125°0′0″W (49.683333, -125.000000).


According to Statistics Canada, the city has a total area of 17.02 km². The major highway that runs through the city is Highway 19A. Courtenay is located at the northern terminus of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway. Statistics Canada (French: Statistique Canada) is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Highway 19A, known locally as the Oceanside Route or the Old Island Highway, is composed of the original 1953 alignments of Highway 19 within Nanaimo and between Craigs Crossing and Campbell River. ... The E and N Railway is a short line railway run by RailAmerica, Inc. ...


Demographics

As of the Canada 2006 Census, there are 21,940 people, 7,995 private households, and 5,160 families residing in the city. The population density is 822.3/km². The city has a total of 8,549 housing units. The racial makeup of the city is 93.9% White, 4.9% of Asian descent, 4.0% Aboriginal, 0.5% Black, and 0.2% from two or more races. 0.4% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...


There are 7,995 households out of which 21.6% have couples with children under the age of 25 living with them, 50.0% are married couples living together, 31.4% with just one person, and 18.5% of other household types. The average household size is 2.7. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 26.6% under the age of 20, 5.5% from 20 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38.6 years. For every 100 females there are 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 20 and over, there are 87.7 males.


There are 13,880 people in the city with an income, with a median total income of $19,716. Of this income, earnings are 65.4%, government transfers are 19.5%, and other income is 15.1%. Average overall earnings are $26,065, with an average among full-year full-time earnings of $37,721.


Notable Persons

Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian/American[1] actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, TV personality, and author. ... Kim Victoria Cattrall (born August 21, 1956, in Liverpool, England) is an English-born Canadian actress. ... Brendan Fletcher (born on December 15, 1981 in Comox Valley, British Columbia) is a Canadian actor. ... Sarah Neufeld on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS). ...

Tourist attractions

  • The Museum of Courtenay and Regional District offers fossil tours of local rivers and historical exhibits. It is open year round.
  • Mount Washington Alpine Resort is the only commercial ski area on Vancouver Island. Each winter season many flock there to enjoy the seasonal sports such as skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, snow shoeing, sledding and more, as well summer attractions such as mountain bike riding and hiking. The resort has a lot of on-mountain accommodation in the Alpine Village.
  • Every summer, the largest music festival (Island Music Fest) on Vancouver Island takes place in the Comox Valley. Performers and audience members from near and far gather for three days of camping and an eclectic mix of music, usually in July.
Campbell River
Cumberland North
West  Courtenay   East
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Comox
Nanaimo

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is an alpine skiing resort on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. ... // The North Shore suburbs of Vancouver, British Columbia are a world-renowned mecca for mountain biking. ... Download high resolution version (900x1200, 65 KB)Description: Illustration for Armillary sphere Source: Scanned by me (looxix) from the Encyclopédie. ... Motto: non mangiamo i cervelli (Enriched by land and sea) Location of Campbell River, British Columbia Coordinates: , Country Canada Province British Columbia Region Comox-Strathcona Founded 1855 Incorporated 1947 Government  - Mayor Roger McDonell  - Governing body Campbell River Council Area  - City 143. ... Download high resolution version (900x1200, 65 KB)Description: Illustration for Armillary sphere Source: Scanned by me (looxix) from the Encyclopédie. ... Cumberland is a village in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. ... Image File history File links North. ... Image File history File links West. ... Image File history File links East. ... Image File history File links South. ... Coordinates: Country Canada Province British Columbia Regional District Comox-Strathcona Incorporated 1953 Government  - Mayor Jim Brass Area  - City 26. ... Nanaimo redirects here. ...

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