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Aug 14, 2019

New Homes Available at The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

There are now new, ready-to-move-in homes available from the premier builders at The Ridge in Courtenay. From young families to active retirees, people are relocating to this welcoming master-planned new community in Courtenay, B.C. Home buyers are moving from other areas of the Comox Valley as well as from other cities and provinces to enjoy this peaceful, welcoming and scenic neighbourhood. Tour The Ridge and see for yourself why residents “Love Living at The Ridge!”

These homes for sale have been recently completed by preferred builders at The Ridge and are ready for their new homeowners: 

Builder: Candor Developments Inc.
Home #1 - 4199 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Spacious 2,508 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home
Priced at $739,000
MLS #458779
For more information on Candor’s homes for sale, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtors Richelle Newson at richelle@marcvilla.com, Phone 778.977.2029 and Marc Villanueva at marc@marcvilla.com, Phone 250-702-6560.

Builder: Candor Developments Inc.
Home #2 - 3404 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, BC
Spacious 2,372 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home
Priced at $749,000
MLS # 458770
For more information on Candor’s homes for sale, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtors Richelle Newson at richelle@marcvilla.com, Phone 778.977.2029 and Marc Villanueva at marc@marcvilla.com, Phone 250-702-6560.

Builder: Lawmar Contracting Ltd.
Home #3 - 4196 Remi Place, Courtenay, BC
Spacious 2,795 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home
For sale, priced at $775,000
MLS #451057
For more information on Lawmar’s homes for sale, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtor Tracy Fogtmann at tracy@tracyfogtmann.ca, Phone 250.331.1544

 

Aug 12, 2019

Enjoy an Active Lifetstyle Year Round in Ladysmith

Home buyers looking to relocate to BC are considering smaller communities on Vancouver Island and real estate sales in locations such as Ladysmith are seeing the benefits. Active retirees especially are making up a large portion of new residents in smaller Vancouver Island communities, and builders are developing homes designed to take advantage of what the Island lifestyle has to offer.

Many people are relocating from the expensive Vancouver and Victoria real estate markets to Ladysmith for a break from both big city life and big city real estate prices. People are also moving from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Buyers tend to be active and want to live in Ladysmith to enjoy the warmer weather and lifestyle.

With year-round outdoor activities and adventures to be enjoyed in one of Canada's most temperate climates, Ladysmith offers a host of things to do. From a walk on one of the many local beaches to leisurely strolls through pristine forest right at your back door, nature is easy to find. Meanwhile, the town of Ladysmith offers convenience without the fast pace of a large urban centre. The relaxed and friendly lifestyle in Ladysmith will leave you as refreshed as you are after a walk in one of the many local parks.

Nestled between the sea and the mountains is The Gales in Ladysmith - a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here you can relax surrounded by nature, in a home and community where the great outdoors is in harmony with the great indoors. This place is The Gales, a luxury new-home development in Ladysmith with ocean and mountain views.

Contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko to learn about available new homes in this ocean-view community.

Jun 27, 2019

Summer Means Festival Season in The Comox Valley

Vancouver Island MusicfestLiving at The Ridge in Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island offers residents a large variety of summer music festivals to keep you entertained close to home. You will be delighted to attend one of these popular events to hear a variety of music from local, Canadian and international artists, including:

  • Vancouver Island Musicfest in Courtenay from July 12 to 14, one of the biggest music festivals on Vancouver Island;
  • The Filberg Festival in Comox from August 2 to 4, combines a music festival featuring exceptional Canadian talent and handcrafted products by 135 talented artisans;
  • The Hornby Festival is on Hornby Island from August 1 to 10 and features world-class and classical music.

All of these festivals take place in close proximity to The Ridge. Imagine living here and having just a quick drive to any of these amazing music events. Take in a single day of a festival or attend for the weekend. Whatever venue you choose, you will love the experience!

Residents at the Ridge in Courtenay enjoy an outstanding opportunity to enjoy the lifestyle that makes Vancouver Island so popular. From outdoor pursuits to arts and culture, you will find it all in the Comox Valley. The Ridge is one of Courtenay’s most popular neighbourhoods and is located in south Courtenay featuring views of the ocean, mountains and the Comox Glacier.

We have recently released new lots for sale in Phase 3 at The Ridge. For more information, Contact: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588 or Email:theridge.bruce@mail.com

Mar 28, 2019

Plan to Attend the 13th Annual Shellfish Festival June 7 to 16 in the Comox Valley

The "Land of Plenty" that is the Comox Valley will once again showcase some of its natural bounty this June. The Comox Valley is not only a beautiful place to call home, it is also the hub of production for shellfish and oysters on Vancouver Island. The Comox Valley produces the most shellfish in British Columbia and most of the oysters in Canada, which gives this community the title of “Canada’s Oyster Capital.”

Oysters including the world-famous Fanny Bay Oysters, and other varieties from this region are coveted for their delicate taste, due to the pristine ocean waters and consistent sunlight.

Other shellfish grown and harvested in the Comox Valley include Manila clams, geoduck clams, the blue and Gallo mussels and a variety of scallops.

To celebrate this bounty of shellfish, the 13th annual BC Seafood Festival is being held from June 7 to 16, with the Signature Weekend scheduled from June 14 to 16. The festival is the largest of its kind featuring over 40 partners hosting dinners, tours, events, tastings and competitions during the 10-day period to celebrate the Comox Valley’s culinary and seafood attractions and award-winning shellfish producers

Fun competitions include oyster shucking, chowder challenge, best Caesar salad and a chef challenge. Tickets will be available soon to numerous festivities including the Happy Hour Oyster Bar, featuring a variety of oysters, a gala dinner, seafood brunch cookout and more!

Event tickets are on sale now. For more information, go to the BC Seafood Festival website.

Come to the Comox Valley and experience the delicious bounty of local seafood available here. And if you're ready to stay a little longer, take a tour of the oceanview community of The Ridge in South Courtenay, just a few quick minutes drive for the Fanny Bay Oyster headquarters. Phase III of this new home development is now under construction, with more than 100 new homes already built by their preferred builders.

 

Photo credit: BC Seafood Festival

 

Mar 14, 2019

Crown Isle Community Premier Builder Feature: Integra Homes

Integra HomesContinuing our feature on the new home builders at Crown Isle, this month we highlight Integra Homes.

The 831-acre master-planned residential and golf community of Crown Isle has been designed to include single-family homes, patio homes, fairway homes, a gated community and condominiums. There is a diversity of homes styles that appeal to families, empty nesters or people who want to relocate to experience a taste of the Vancouver Island lifestyle. Crown Isle's premier builders have been an integral part of the community's success, building new homes for the residents of Crown Isle.

Bill Larson, the owner of Integra Homes, has been a custom home builder for more than 20 years and has been involved in the construction of over 100 custom homes in the Crown Isle community. Bill is currently leading several teams building custom homes in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community. He likes to meet with each one of his clients in person to get a first-hand account of what they would like that will suit their family and their lifestyle.

He coordinates his team and sub-trades and maintains a close rapport with his valued clients as cited in this testimonial, “Bill Larson is so kind and I have a lot of respect for him, he always has a smile on his face, it’s obvious he loves his job.”

For more information about building your custom dream home in the Crown Isle Community, contact:
Bill Larson, Integra Homes 
Cell: 250-331-1877  
 Email: bill@integrahomescv.ca   
www.integrahomescv.ca

 

Feb 26, 2019

Trumpeter Swans a Natural Highlight of Comox Valley Winters

The Comox Valley has so much versatility to offer with regards to wildlife and surrounding nature. Many people come to the Comox Valley to visit and end up living here because of the beauty of the Comox Glacier, surrounding mountains, Goose Spit, the historical estuary, Mount Washington, the rivers, forest trails, and many recreational activities. Known as the Land of Plenty, the Comox Valley offers a smorgasbord of activities for all ages to enjoy.

A unique success story, the Trumpeter Swan population has rebounded from their near extinction in the 1930s. The population has now grown to an estimated 26,000 birds in North America. Approximately 6,000 birds make a winter stop on Vancouver Island with a majority of them coming to the sanctuary of the Comox Valley.

They start arriving in November and stay until February and can be seen gathering on agricultural lands, fields and grassy areas near the water, where they like to forage at low tide. They spend the winter in these areas before heading north to Alaska in March for the breeding season.

These majestic birds, the largest in North America, can weigh up to 12 kg and measure 150 cm from beak to tail. They have a wingspan of up to 2.5 metres. They are the largest species of waterfowl on the planet. When you hear the “honking” of the trumpeter swans, your natural inclination will be to look towards the sky to see these elegant birds in flight.

Truly, an amazing experience for both visitors and residents.

Interested in moving to the Comox Valley? Contact us for more information on buying or building a new home here.

New Homes for Sale at The Ridge

For more information on building lots for sale in the Comox Valley at The Ridge, contact Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588 or email: theridge.bruce@mail.com.

Dec 12, 2018

Give Back This December With Budget Blinds on Central Vancouver Island

Budget BlindsDecember is the time for giving and Budget Blinds is giving back to you, and to others on your behalf.

This month receive a 25% instant rebate on all orders, and Budget Blinds will pay the GST. Additionally, Budget Blinds will donate 5% of your product total to the Vancouver Island charity of your choice: YANA (You Are Not Alone); the BCSPCA; or VIMHS (Vancouver Island Mental Health Society)

Give your home a facelift this holiday season, save yourself some money and give back to others, with just one call to Budget Blinds on the Central Island.

Their professional designers will come to you for a free in-home consultation, work within your budget to find the best look for your home decor and family lifestyle, and have it all professionally installed.

Call Budget Blinds today at 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

Budget Blinds of the Central Island serves the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley and beyond from their Courtenay showroom.

Sep 13, 2018

The Ridge in Courtenay Celebrates With a Neighbourhood Block Party

The Ridge CourtenayThe Ridge in Courtenay recently held their second annual summer block party. The event took place at the large upper park within The Ridge community. This event is sponsored by the developer and brings together neighbours and friends to enjoy time together.

The food was barbecued by the local residents and homemade goodies were baked and brought by many of the homeowners. 

The Lance LaPoint band kept everyone dancing and up on their feet and even the little ones were jumping around to the music. Approximately 150 people attended the party which started in the afternoon and went on into the evening. 

Living at The Ridge is truly a unique experience. Neighbours become friends and welcome all new residents to the area. With front porches on many of homes, walking trails and parks, the community is designed to create a welcoming neighbourhood.

Come and see for yourself. Take a drive through The Ridge, one of the newest housing developments in the Comox Valley and you will find people eager to share their experiences about living at The Ridge.

Learn more at TheRidgeBC.com.

Jun 08, 2018

Celebrate Father's Day in the Comox Valley

Father’s Day in the Comox Valley offers a myriad of choices to treat dad.

The Annual Kite Fly takes place at Goose Spit from 12-2:30, with plenty of prizes up for grabs. Enjoy a day at the beach and a fun family activity.

Other exciting events the Father’s Day Concert on the Green at Marina Park in Comox, The Comox by the Sea Celebration at Filberg Park, and the Simms Summer Concert Series kicks off at Simms Millennium Park in Courtenay. Or play a round of golf at a challenging championship course or a family friendly par-3, take in a hike or bike ride on one of many world famous trails, or enjoy  a meal or a pint at a local resturant or brewery.

And if this is home, top off the day with a father’s day cookout in your own backyard. Imagine wrapping up a busy day grilling dinner on your mountain or ocean view patio at The Ridge in the Courtenay.

However you celebrate, be sure to remember dad on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17.

Apr 12, 2018

Learn Why the Comox Valley is the Land of Plenty

Land of PlentyThe Comox Valley gets its name from the local First Nations term for Land of Plenty, and the meaning behind the name is evident as one travels through this valley on Vancouver Island's east coast. Surrounded by oceans and rivers providing seafood delicacies, and verdant farmland bringing farm to fork, the Comox Valley is a dream destination for a "local diet."

The Comox Valley Grower's Guide, produced annually, lists more than 400 local producers of fruit and vegetables, meats, cheeses, seafood and even wineries, breweries and distilleries.

Many Comox Valley restaurants focus on local seafood products and farm goods, which are available to everyone from the year-round farmer's market - one of only a few in Canada.

Visitors can enjoy culinary tours by shuttle or bicycle, but as a local you'll quickly learn the best spots to find your favourite dishes or ingredients.
 
Living at The Ridge in South Courtenay means plenty of space to host guests for your own harvest feasts, while taking in the mountain and ocean views that surround you.

To learn more about The Ridge, contact the developer today:

Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Feb 15, 2018

The Ridge in Courtenay Enjoys Easy Access to New Comox Valley Hospital

A key factor many people site in choosing where to build a new home on Vancouver Island is the availability of quality medical care. The Comox Valley is fortunate to have a state-of-the-art new $331.7 million, 153-bed hospital, which opened its doors in the fall of 2017.

Residents of The Ridge in south Courtenay were please to see the opening of the new hospital. Centrally located within the City of Courtenay, the hospital is easily accessible, only 15 minutes from The Ridge.

The new hospital is just one of many amenities the Comox Valley offers its residents, and just part of the reason real estate in the Comox Valley is booming. For more information about building your new home in Phase 2 or future phases of The Ridge, contact:

Bruce Clapham
Phone:  250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Dec 15, 2017

Welcome Holidays Guests to Your Home at The Ridge in The Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is set to have its busiest holiday season ever after seeing record passenger growth in 2016.

With friends and family flying to the Comox Valley, residents at The Ridge residential development in Courtenay are putting up the lights, and prepping their guest suites (some lots here are zoned for legal secondary suites)!

More and more people are discovering the year-round beauty of the Comox Valley. The holiday season brings winter activities on Mount Washington, or choose to escape the Canadian winter and enjoy a round of golf or a morning of winter fishing! Courtenay and the surrounding areas are buzzing with concerts, carolling and more to get you in the holidays spirit!

Enjoy easy accessibility to the Comox Valley airport from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton and beyond. Pacific Coastal,  Air Canada and Westjet all provide daily service to YQQ. The Ridge is located only 15 minutes from the Comox Valley Airport.

Contact The Ridge today to register as a “prospective client” for more information on our new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.

Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Nov 13, 2017

Ladysmith's First Avenue Honoured as Canada's Great Street

Ladysmith First AvenueThe community of Ladysmith was recently honoured by the Canadian Institute of Planners, who recognized the town's historic First Avenue as Canada's 2017 Great Street.

First Avenue is a defining area of this charming community on Vancouver Island, and was recognized based on criteria that included social, economic and accessibility and safety factors, as well as elements including design, culture, history and landscape. First Avenue beat out 16 other submissions from across Canada.

You could be enjoying this and many of the other amenities of this lovely town from your home at The Gales.

The Gales is a new luxury ocean view home community in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Currently there are two patio homes under construction: #18 and #19. These new patio homes are 1,820 sq. ft, and offer stunning ocean views.

The Gales has one new luxury ocean view home completely finished and ready for occupancy, featuring 1,000 sq. ft. on the top floor and 1,555 sq. ft. on the ground floor. This new home is offered for sale at $649,900.

For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

Office: (250) 245-0545 
Toll-Free: 1-877-252-2252
 

Nov 10, 2017

Realtor Art Meyers Thanks CFB Comox Members, Military Retirees and Veterans for Their Service

On Nov. 11, Canadians mark Remembrance Day, and locally a variety of memorial events are scheduled in the Comox Valley. All three municipalities (Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland) host parades, followed by a moment of silence at their cenotaphs. The Legion Halls in all thee communities also host open houses, and all are welcome.

CFB Comox is a busy air force base, and a large community of retired Canadian military members have made the area home, making Remembrance Day an important holiday for the local community. Military retirees have joined the ranks of a growing seniors’ population in the Comox Valley, and are often drawn to the area by the area’s natural beauty, favourable climate and friendly active communities.

Realtor Art Meyers has been working to serve the Comox Valley real estate needs of CFB Comox families and retired military members for more than four decades. This Remembrance Day, Art Meyers honours the sacrifices of our veterans, and gives thanks for the freedoms Canadians now enjoy.

 

Oct 07, 2017

The Ridge in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island Welcomes New Residents

Ocean view hoems at The RidgeThe Ridge in Courtenay has welcomed many new residents to their community over the past two years, and word is getting out that the residents at The Ridge welcome newcomers. This summer's neighbourhood party was a huge success, with 150 people attending and enjoying the festivities. 

More residents will be moving to The Ridge over the course of the next year as construction is about to get started on new homes in Phase 2. 

The Ridge is a new sustainable community in South Courtenay featuring spectacular views of the Comox Glacier and surrounding mountains, as well as views of Comox Bay. Residents of all ages enjoy the dedicated park land and walking trails throughout the community. The Ridge is located in the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island.

For directions, please follow The Ridge's map, as Google Maps does not have the project updated. Find a map here.

Contact the developer today to learn more:

Bruce Clapham 
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce [at] mail.com
Website: www.theridgebc.com

 

Aug 15, 2017

Hit The Links From Your Home Base at The Gales on Vancouver Island

Golf vancouver IslandVancouver Island is famous as a year-round destination for Canadian golfers. While summer is busy season on the fairways, many courses are open year-round.

Located conveniently in the middle of the action, the Town of Ladysmith offers easy access to golf courses in Victoria, Nanaimo and between.

Some of these are famous as members of the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, including Bear Mountain, Arbutus Ridge and Cowichan Golf Club, while others offer up family friendly fairways, unique signature holes, and stunning vistas.

From your home base in Ladysmith, you can also launch a kayak from a beach or boat launch after your golf round!

Living at your new home at The Gales in Ladysmith, you'll be close to all of the action. Or you can choose to simply soak in the sunshine from your ocean view decks. With all of your landscaping maintenance taken care of, your weekends are free to head out and enjoy all that the community and the rest of Vancouver Island have to offer.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

Aug 11, 2017

New Hospital Nearing Completion in Courtenay in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Hospital renderingThe state-of-the-art new $331.7 million, 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital is scheduled to open in Courtenay this fall.

The new hospital in the Comox Valley has been designed to meet the needs for all residents in the Comox Valley and surrounding region. The hospital is centrally located within the City of Courtenay and is easily accessible from any location in the area.

The Comox Valley Hospital is only 15 minutes from the new real estate development The Ridge. The Ridge is currently working on approvals for Phase 3 lots.

This part of Vancouver Island is known for its friendly people and active communities. With this in mind, a call for volunteers for the new hospital has gone out. Volunteers are a vital component to the running of the hospital. They improve the overall experience of patients and their families. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Laura Heikkila at Heikkila@viha.ca or website: www.viha.ca/volunteer_resources or call: 250-871-8971

To learn more about building your new home at The Ridge, contact:

Bruce Clapham
Phone:  250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Jul 26, 2017

Be a Part of Ladysmith Days This August

Ladysmith DaysSummer is a busy time on Vancouver Island, as tourists flock to the beaches and forests, while festival season is in full swing. The Vancouver Island community of Ladysmith is a bustling place during the summer as outdoor activities abound, with residents and visitors getting out to enjoy area beaches, forests, boating, sports and more. And the community is gearing up to celebrate.

Ladysmith Days are celebrated Aug 5-6 in 2017, with a parade, fishing derby, live music, food vendors and much more. The waterfront is lit up with a fireworks finale to cap off the celebrations.

From your new home at The Gales in Ladysmith, you'll be close to all of the action. Or you can choose to simply soak in the sunshine from your ocean view decks. With all of your landscaping maintenance taken care of, your weekends are free to head out and enjoy all that the community and the rest of Vancouver Island have to offer.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

Jun 16, 2017

Festival Season Heats Up on Vancouver Island! Enjoy it All From Your Home at The Ridge

music festVancouver Island offers a multitude of summer music festivals, and the Comox Valley really comes alive with several arts and music festivals throughout the summer.

Major music festivals scheduled for Vancouver Island in 2017 include the Victoria International Jazz Festival, The Island Folk Festival in Duncan, The Sunfest Country Music Festival in Lake Cowichan, and The Summertime Blues Festival in Nanaimo. Several other events are scheduled throughout the summer.

The Comox Valley hosts one of the biggest events: Vancouver Island Musicfest, as well The Hornby Festival on Hornby Island; The Filberg Festival in Comox; and Atmosphere Gathering in Cumberland

Residents at the Ridge in Courtenay enjoy an outstanding opportunity to enjoy the lifestyle that makes Vancouver Island so popular. From outdoor pursuits to arts and culture, you will find it all in the Comox Valley communities of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland. The Ridge is one of Courtenay’s newest communities and is located in south Courtenay with views of the ocean the mountains and Comox Glacier.

For more information:
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Jun 08, 2017

The Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is a Golfer's Paradise

On Vancouver Island, golfers know that they can play year-round on any of the many world-class championship courses, or enjoy a round on numerous smaller, family-friendly tracks.

The Comox Valley is in the centre of the golfing action. There are 10 golf courses within a 75 km (50 mile) radius. There are three 18-hole golf courses located within 15 minutes of The Ridge, a new residential development in Courtenay, part of the Comox Valley.

Pack your golf clubs and come and play at one of the well-known golf courses along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, such as Crown Isle, Storey Creek or Fairwinds.

If you are interested in relocating to the Comox Valley, contact the developers and enjoy a tour of The Ridge, view the show homes and meet their preferred builders.

Contact them for more information.

Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
Web: TheRidgeBC.com

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