It’s All There in Black and White: The Seale & Thomson Building

The Seale & Thomson building has seen a lot of changes since it opened in March of 1948. Have a look at one of its incarnations from the September 8, 1971 Comox District Free Press.

More changes are afoot. Mudsharks Coffee Bar just completed a patio resurfacing courtesy of a grant from the Downtown Business Improvement Association façade improvement program and the Gladstone Brewing company hopes to open there later this year.

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Shop at CDM


Getting Ready for Christmas!
Step right up and get ready for those Christmas lists with gifts and items from the CDM Museum Shop which, with great new items, has doubled its popularity and revenues over the past year. Maps, children’s stuffies, baskets, and elasmosaur coffee from Royston Roasting are just a few of the new items.

A Good Turn from Talented People
If you’re looking for s special gift this year that will do a whole lot of good, pick up your copy of the 2015 Comox Valley Calendar created to benefit the Comox Valley Food Bank. The brain child of Frieda Home with the fine eye of Ernst Vegt from Coast Imaging Arts, the calendars include images from Comox Valley photographers and every penny goes to the food bank.

So pick up a few items, buy a fabulous Janet Basket and wrap it all up for your favorite people. Don’t forget that our wonderful members have 15% off year round. See you there!

The Great Outdoors

A Short Drive to Paradise Meadows

The Courtenay and District Museum has a mandate of cultural and natural history. Because of that, the society has always had a large number of outdoor enthusiasts in its membership. The fall months are a beautiful time of year to enjoy Strathcona Park.

Check out these great hikes with the Strathcona Wilderness Institute by clicking here. For those happy to stroll the accessible pathways and day hikes here’s more information.

Fall Museum Discovery Days


The Courtenay and District Museum is now actively presenting Fall Museum Discovery Days for children 6-12 while schools are closed. Attendance has been great and students and parents are providing good feedback. Discovery Days include learning about the cultural and natural history of the Comox Valley through activities. The classes are popular, so please book in advance.

Instructor and guide: Pat Trask

Topic: Learn about the cultural, pioneer and natural history of the Comox Valley through activities and tours.

Activities: Crafts, fossil casting, dinosaur movies, a behind the scenes look at collection areas and interactive games.

Daily: Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm

Fee: $30.00 per day

Spaces: Up to 15 spaces – on a first-come, first-serve basis

Ages: 6 to 12

Food: Children need to bring a snack for the morning and afternoon plus lunch

Start date: Immediately

Register: Call the Museum to register 250-334-0686 ext. 5

Fall Museum Discovery Days are on a drop-in basis. Payment for each day will be taken the morning of the camp. Doors open at 8:45am and camp will finish at 3pm sharp. To guarantee your placement, pre-registration and payment is required.