UNION BAY The quaint seaside community of UNION BAY is on the east coast of Vancouver Island and is home to a population of approximately 1200 peeps.
A quick 10-minute drive or 15 KM from Courtenay on Highway 19A.
Beautiful views across to COMOX & Denman Island.
For you boaters out there - Union Bay Boat Launch. Back in the day, 1888 - 1960 Union Bay was a major shipping port for the Union Coal Company mines at nearby Cumberland (previously called Union).
Huge docks were constructed at Union Bay to accommodate both the industrial coal trains and the many seagoing freighters.
Fishing was also very popular along the Baynes Sound.
Union Bay had a vibrant community of Chinese, Japanese and Caucasian... Today, only a raised rail bed and a few old pilings remain to remind us of those once busy wharves.
Union Bay’s economy is now dependent upon by oysters, and my husband smokes and cans at least 12 flats (12x24) every year.
Please check out the Union Bay FISH sign in this video, my friend Penny Marlow's sister made them "Robin Sherling"... Interestingly the first ones she made were stolen!!
Don't forget to stop by the "Heritage Row" and take in the Historical Buildings that have been relocated and restored to their original beauty. 1913 Post Office 1901 Gaolhouse Museum Jail House - Gift Shop With great appreciation to the Union Bay Historical Society (1990) for their dedicated work and commitment to restoring the "Post office" in this beautiful seaside community.
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