Welcome to the Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre Courtenay, Vancouver Island.
For over 50 years we’ve been keen about the natural and cultural heritage of the breathtaking Comox Valley, located on the shores of the Strait of Georgia – and we like to show it off. Are we serious about what we do? You bet – award winning natural and cultural history, academic research, interpretation, preservation – and having fun!
Be our guest to find out why the Comox Valley – past and present, is one of the most plentiful places on earth. Take a fossil tour and travel 80 million years back in time; browse our galleries to delve into the stories that make our history come alive.
Learning with Finley: Episode 1, Finley Discovers the Elasmosaur
Explore the exhibits and collections of the Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre with Finley the Fish a curious fish who wants to learn all about the Courtenay and District Museum’s exhibits and collections. Finley invites children to learn with him as he explores the museum’s natural history galleries and delves into the elasmosaur discovery, how ammonites got their shape and name, mysteries of the rat fish, how mosasaurs roamed the sea and more.
Discover aspects of the Comox Valley you might not have known with full color online exhibits.
Out of the Ordinary
Open to the Public
History of the Comox Valley
An Enjoyable Region
Recreation in the Valley
Newspapers from 1900-2000