Arrowsmith Coombs Country

Arrowsmith Coombs Country is a rural area southwest of Parksville-Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. It is a popular stopping point for travellers on the way to Tofino with the Coombs Old Country Market/Goats on the Roof and the old growth trees in Cathedral Grove.

Get in

By car

The main way in is by Highway 4A (the Alberni Highway). It is a 5-10 minute drive from Parksville and about 1 km east of the Junction of Hwy 4 and 4A.

By bus

Tofino Bus has a couple of bus stops along the Alberni Highway as part of its Tofino-Nanaimo service. There are stops up to three times a day during the summer and once or twice daily in winter. The bus stops are located at:

Get around

A car or bike will be needed to get around to all the attractions in the area.


For many, the main reason to stop in Coombs is to see the goats on the roof of the Old Country Market (see listing in Buy section below). The area isn't just about the goats though, here are some other things to check out if you have the time.




Go next

Routes through Coombs

Tofino Port Alberni  W  E  Parksville-Qualicum Beach END (Nanaimo via )

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