Christmas Recipe

There’s nothing better than getting a recipe from a battered and tattered home cook book. This book shows definite signs of loving wear. The originator was Mrs. W.P. Ferguson of Nanaimo and it came to the museum as a donation via her granddaughter Mrs. Isabelle Halliday.

As for the recipe, “The proof is in the pudding” (plum pudding, in this case).


Museum Holiday Hours

December 22, 23 – Closed
December 24 – Open 10 am to 1 pm
December 25, 26 – Closed
Regular business hours resume Friday, December 27.

New Years:

Closed December 29, 30
December 31 – Open 10 am to 2 pm
January 1 – Closed
Regular business hours resume Thursday, January 2

Season’s Greetings


As the festive season approaches, the Courtenay and District Museum board and staff would like to extend wishes to all for a wonderful and safe holiday.

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year to you and yours!

2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit

At the Royal BC Museum now to April 6, 2014


The exhibition features 100 winning images, in huge, backlit displays, selected from a field of just under 43,000 international entries

“We are delighted to present the world’s hundred best natural history photographs. This year’s winners offer a deeply aesthetic window into our natural world. I am thrilled that four Canadians are amongst the winners and the photo journalism in the show connects superbly with our own mission to better understand our world, nature and the threats it faces,” said Prof. Jack Lohman, Royal BC Museum CEO.

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