Welcome to the Lighthouse Country Business Association website. Our over 120 member businesses provide a wide array of services, products, and amenities locally . These businesses appreciate and depend on the support of our local community, so thank you for visiting this site and be sure to check out the listing of our member businesses in the Lighthouse Business tab and get engaged!
Lighthouse Country encompasses almost 300 square kilometers and that it was in the late 1890’s that a road was completed to connect Lighthouse Country to the small villages to the south ( Qualicum and Parksville) and to the north ( Courtenay and Comox), thus making this are more accessible to new settlers. The local business association first used the name “Lighthouse Country” in the early 1980’s to describe this area since a lighthouse can be seen from almost any vantage point . Names that had been in use, such as “North End” or “Shaw Hill-Deep Bay” were too cumbersome. Soon, other organizations as well were using the catchy new phrase.
( this and more local info found in “Images & Voices” by Rita Levitz & Leah Willott, for sale at TOMMs Food Village, Salish Sea Market & Georgia Park Store)
Now more than ever- thanks for supporting and shopping LOCAL – check with local businesses regarding their open status and holiday gift ideas!