Woodland at your Door

The trails of Courtenay’s backyard weave through towering western red cedars, fragrant cottonwoods and majestic Douglas fir trees. Water tumbles down rock faces. Above a thick carpet of moss, the forest canopy is vibrant with Rufous hummingbirds, Steller’s jays and Golden-crowned Kinglets. Spring mornings are a chorus of birdsong; after sundown the treefrogs begin to sing.

This richness of nature is part of everyday life. While skiers, snowboarders and mountainbikers and adrenalin and adventure, the forest is also a calming sanctuary for contemplative walks and quiet observation.