Here’s a snippet of photos from along 5th Avenue in Downtown Courtenay. The downtown is not very big. Most of the shops are centred along 5th Avenue, although you can find some shops and services along the adjacent 4th and 6th Streets. Interestingly, the cross streets starting from the river go more or less alphabetically. The Cona Hostel is on Anderton Avenue. B is missing, but Beckensell Avenue can be found at 11th Street just outside of downtown. Then there’s Cliffe, Duncan, England, and Fitzgerald Avenues. Downtown peeters out past Fitzgerald. So Downtown Courtenay is roughly 3 x 7 blocks. That’s not a very large downtown and it’s really quiet at night. That’s typical of a small town.