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September 8, 2024 | Cumberland, BC

Blue Toque is your source for summer fun

The heat wave may be over for now, but rest assured more hot summer weather is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to enjoy one of the Comox Valley’s signature experiences — tubing down the Puntledge River. And if you don’t know where to start, Blue Toque Sports Swap has the answer.

Blue Toque Sports Swap, a longtime supporter of Frontrunners Fit Chiropractic Dodge City X, has been renting and selling tubes and providing river tubing advice for several years now. In fact, I’d wager nearly half the tubes you see floating down the Puntledge on a hot day are from Blue Toque. Conveniently located at the bottom of Fifth Street near Lewis Park, the terminus of the river tubing route, there’s no better starting point for your river adventure. (They also rent SUPs, camping gear and more.)

If dry land sports are more your thing, Blue Toque has you covered as well. Owners Paul and Salinas have also become go-to folks for all of your disc golf needs. The Comox Valley boasts three fantastic disc golf courses.If you haven’t tried the one in Cumberland, you’re really in for a treat.

Come to think of it, no matter what your sport, from hockey to snowboarding to skiing to camping (is camping a sport?), Blue Toque should be the first place you visit when looking for new gear. I’ve both bought items and sold items at the consignment store, and I’ve been extremely satisfied from both perspectives. They know their stuff, they carry a wide range of consigned and new gear, and they stand to save you a good chunk of change.

Visit Blue Toque Sports Swap at 120B Fifth Street in downtown Courtenay or online at