Courtenay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
On the grounds of Simms Millennium Park, within a kilometre NE of the centre of downtown Courtenay, one will find two items that reveal the significance of the area related to Combined Operations training in Canada during World War II.
The first and easiest to find is an informative display board sitting next to a parking lot east of the 5th Street Bridge:
Part of the slough is still a parking lot for boats of many types
At this point in my travels and research I have not come across any other plaque or memorial on Canadian soil dedicated to Canadians who served in Combined Operations in WW2. If there are others, please let me know.
Barracks were nearby in 1942. Later the Navy inhabited The Spit, Comox
Excerpt from commemorative address by Lawrence Burns, Courtenay
The commemoration took place in May, 2004 and was mentioned in the Courtenay Record. Lawrence Burns, local historian, involved in the event, helpfully directed me toward the plaque.
To read one Canadian's account - as a member of RCNVR and Comb. Ops - of time spent on The Spit, at the Combined Operations Training School (near the slough), please link to Memoirs re Combined Operations