Comox is on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island.1 The name comes from Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation and means “abundance” or “plenty”.2 In 1862, the first British settlement was centred around agriculture; in 1874 a wharf was built to continue the development of the community.3 In the 1850's, Comox was used as a Royal Navy training spot.4 Today, agriculture is still a large aspect of the community, especially in dairy and potato farming, and fruit growing.5 Each winter, around 2,000 trumpeter swans migrate to Comox. The Trumpeter Swan Festival is held each February.6
  • 1. Andrew Scott, Comox, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.; Andrew Scott, Comox, The Encyclopedia of BC.
  • 4. Ibid.
  • 5. Ibid.
  • 6. Ibid.
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