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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > The Islands  > Coombs

Coombs is located around 8 km (5 miles) west of Parksville and 35 km (22 miles) east of Port Alberni on the Alberni Highway 4A.

Arrowsmith & Coombs Country
Coombs is a small rural community situated in a region of agriculture and pastoral lands and is home to a number of small market farms specializing in organic fruit and vegetables. Coombs, together with the nearby villages of Errington and Hilliers, are all part of an area called Arrowsmith & Coombs Country.

The Old Country Market
Coombs is home to one of the biggest attractions on Vancouver Island at The Old Country Market. There are goats that live and graze on a grass roof at the top of the building. There is also a great selection of food, fruits, vegetables, and delicatessen treats plus various novelty items from all corners of the world.

Highway 4A
Most of the Coombs community is located on Highway 4A just before the junction of Highway 4 which goes to either Port Alberni or Qualicum Beach. The businesses located in Coombs include, artisans galleries, pottery studios, tourist attractions plus quite a few antique, curio and collectable shops.

Amusement Park
During the summertime there is a small amusement park for children, complete with a Ferris wheel, bumper cars and joy rides. Your children will have a blast and you will have fun shopping for bargains at The Old Country Market.

Cafés and Restaurants
If you're hungry Coombs contains a few places including Red's Classic Cafe, Coombs Café, Homestead Restaurant and the Frontiersman Pub all ready to serve home-cooked meals. Coombs also has a fairground at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds hosting various events from early spring to late fall including a rodeo and bluegrass festival.

Butterfly World
Also located at Coombs is Butterfly World. This theme park is situated on Hwy 4A across from Coombs Country RV site and the Coombs Rodeo Grounds. Butterfly World offers you an exotic tropical experience with a display of free-flying exotic tropical butterflies and 12 species of tropical finches.

Besides Coombs Country RV and Campground, you can also camp in some other great locations near Coombs. Just south of Coombs on Hwy 4A on Errington Road is Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. Then West towards Port Alberni on Hwy 4 is Cameron Lake Resort.

Provincial Parks
There are a couple of Provincial Parks to visit if you're travelling to West from Coombs to Port Alberni, Tofino or Ucluelet. Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park features a really unique river chasm; unfortunately, there is no swimming allowed as it is quite hazardous. The other park is MacMillan Provincial Park where the Cathedral Grove forest is located.

Information on Coombs



Mao of Coombs, British Columbia
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Old Country Market
Old Country Market


Coombs General Store
Coombs General Store


Errington General Store
Errington General Store


Englishman River Falls Provincial Park
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

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