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About Errington/Coombs/Hilliers, BC
Errington, Coombs and Hilliers is an interesting little community on Vancouver Island. It’s located along British Columbia Highway 4—the Port Alberni-Tofino highway—and is a popular spot with tourists making their way towards the beautiful beaches on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. It’s a quick drive from the nearby small city of Parksville-Qualicum. This close-knit community built Errington Hall in 1922 as a memorial to soldiers lost in World War I. It is operated by local volunteers and used for various purposes, from a performance series of roots, blues, and world music to workshops, dances, and community events.
Coombs has a unique history, as it was first established more than a hundred years ago by the Salvation Army as a new community for the residents of overpopulated cities in England to relocate to. The neighbourhood was named after Thomas Bales Coombs, who was the leader of the Salvation Army at the time that the community of Coombs was first formed. Early buildings in Coombs—including the old Ford Log House and the Coombs Community Commons (a school built over a century ago)—give the community its unique heritage charm.
Among residents of Vancouver Island, Coombs is perhaps best known as the location of the goats on the roof. A family of goats spends its days on the roof of the Old Country Market during warm months, which never fails to draw crowds of interested tourists. The Old Country Market is another attraction, home to plenty of local, artisanal products. Coombs is also home to a popular annual fall fair and a bluegrass music festival. Coombs is an exciting option for those looking to live in a small Vancouver Island neighborhood with its unique history and character.
Real Estate in Errington/Coombs/Hilliers
Errington/Coombs/Hilliers is a rural community that’s conveniently situated within proximity of the cities of Port Alberni, Parksville, and Nanaimo. For this reason, it offers excellent potential as a vacation property or a retirement destination, as it allows access to the beautiful beaches and shops of Qualicum and Parksville, the amenities of Nanaimo, and is along the route to the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet and all the opportunities for adventure and relaxation they present.
In this neighbourhood, you’ll find large acreage well suited to those with ambitious real estate investing plans. Large parcels of land reaching several acres often have agricultural zoning, making them ideal for those looking to start hobby farms or extensive gardens. Those planning to start a new business will find the large acreage appealing, considering the highway traffic that passes through the neighbourhood. The rustic charm offered along Coomb’s main road is mirrored in the house styles popular in the area. In Errington/Coombs/Hilliers, you’ll find large, custom log cabins, rustic country-style homes built in the early 20th century, in addition to large ranchers.
This neighbourhood offers some of the best opportunities on Vancouver Island for real estate investors to buy large lots of land that are well-serviced by local transportation options and relatively near well-equipped cities. For such a quaint town, you’ll find sprawling luxury homes with high-end features, including pools, well-equipped horse barns, ponds, helicopter launch pads, and many other luxurious options. This is an intriguing choice for real estate investors with large budgets looking to enter the Vancouver Island housing market. The large acreage available is often zoned to facilitate a diversified income stream. You’ll find properties with multiple secondary rental suites—whether in the form of guest houses or mobile homes—that offer great potential as investment properties with income-producing ability.
Those looking for large plots of land in the Nanaimo Regional District can be found in nearby communities along the Alberni-Tofino highway, including Whiskey Creek. In the nearby communities of Parksville and Qualicum, there are extensive options in compact newly-built homes in quiet subdivisions and condos with oceanfront views.
Things to Do in Errington/Coombs/Hilliers
Englishman River Regional Park
A short drive to the end of Errington Road will bring you to the Englishman River Regional Park entrance, which is very popular with residents. Several trails, including the Top Bridge Trail, offer small sandy spots along the river and a safe overhang for the adventurous to jump into the deepest part of the river, making this a lovely place to visit on a hot summer’s day. The two bridges provide an excellent place to view the surging falls during the spring runoff, and a third bridge is now under construction. Salmon return to the Englishman River to spawn in September, and this annual event is celebrated in the park on BC Rivers Day.
Visit Coastal Carvings Art Gallery
Coombs is one of the many communities on Vancouver Island that’s home to a vibrant Aboriginal art scene. One particular attraction in Coombs is Coastal Carvings. This local art gallery offers a unique home design featuring the work of Pacific Northwest First Nations groups and Aboriginal artists from across the continent. Coastal Carvings has an impressive array of functional art pieces that includes one-of-a-kind tables, doors, chests, mantles, and sideboards. Those in the market for fine art products will also find beautiful sculptures and carvings at the gallery.
North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
This volunteer-run refuge for hawks, owls, eagles, ravens, turtles, turkey vultures, and black bears is located in Errington, just off the Alberni Hwy. The Centre has the largest eagle flight enclosure in Canada and showcases the animals of Vancouver Island who are cared for and then released back in the wild. One of the North Island Recovery Centre’s most popular fundraising events is its Magical Night of Lights featuring a fantastic laser light show in November and December.
Old Country Market in Coombs
No time spent in Coombs is complete without visiting the Old Country Market, the neighbourhood’s centrepiece. Rarely is Coombs mentioned without reference to the family of goats on the market’s roof. The Coombs market began as a small fruit stand in the 1970s, and today has evolved into a great place to pick up artisanal goods, crafts, coffee, and excellent pastries.
Also in the Market is The Cuckoo Trattoria & Pizzeria, which serves traditional Italian dishes outside on its beautiful patio or inside among the elegant interior. No visit to Goats on the Roof is complete without indulging in a treat from the Billy Gruff Creamery and Bistro. Here you’ll find delicious ice cream, homemade gelato, and sorbet made with imported Italian ingredients.