Comox Valley Santa’s Workshop

The dedicated volunteers of Santa’s Workshop are back for Christmas 2023! The Courtenay Museum will once again be a drop-off location for new or "gently-used" toys, books and games to help brighten the Christmas season for local kids and families.

2023-11-20T15:07:56-08:00November 20th, 2023|Categories: Museum News, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Comox Valley Santa’s Workshop

Members-Only Gift Shop Sale

From December 1st through to the 23rd, Courtenay Museum members will receive a special 25% discount on most items in our gift shop. Not a member? No worries! Purchase a membership at the front desk and you will immediately qualify for the member's-only sale.

2023-11-20T15:00:58-08:00November 20th, 2023|Categories: Gift Shop, Member News|Comments Off on Members-Only Gift Shop Sale

Upcoming Lecture: Tales of the Elasmosaur

Join Courtenay Museum Natural History Curator, Pat Trask, for an evening all about palaeontological discovery in the Comox Valley. Trask will focus on the 1988 discovery of the Puntledge River elasmosaur, discoveries made by others in the Comox Valley and on his more recent discovery of a juvenile elasmosaur on the Trent River. Lecture will include slides and a walk through the exhibit area.

2023-11-20T14:44:03-08:00November 20th, 2023|Categories: Lectures, Museum Events|Comments Off on Upcoming Lecture: Tales of the Elasmosaur

Elasmosaur’s Birthday

The museum will be open from 5:00pm to 8:30pm for Courtenay’s 2023 Moonlight and Magic event on Friday, November 17th. Walk the streets of Courtenay and enjoy events, music, food, and shops open later than usual. Admission to the museum will be by donation while our hours extend into the evening for the public.

2023-11-20T14:21:22-08:00November 20th, 2023|Categories: Fossils, Museum Events, Museum News, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Elasmosaur’s Birthday

Upcoming Lecture: Sheltering in the Backrush, A History of Twin Islands

A treasure trove of intriguing photos and stories emerged when historian Jeanette Taylor set to work on her latest book, Sheltering in the Backrush, A History of Twin Islands. Some of the stories are so bizarre, says Taylor, they prove the old adage that truth is stranger than fiction.

2023-11-15T11:03:03-08:00November 15th, 2023|Categories: Lectures, Museum Events|Comments Off on Upcoming Lecture: Sheltering in the Backrush, A History of Twin Islands

Moonlight & Magic

The museum will be open from 5:00pm to 8:30pm for Courtenay’s 2023 Moonlight and Magic event on Friday, November 17th. Walk the streets of Courtenay and enjoy events, music, food, and shops open later than usual. Admission to the museum will be by donation while our hours extend into the evening for the public.

2023-11-15T10:57:09-08:00November 15th, 2023|Categories: Museum Events, Museum News, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Moonlight & Magic

Last Chance – BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms Exhibit

The Royal BC Museum’s wildly popular travelling exhibit, BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms, will be moving on to its next location in December. Its last day here will be Saturday, December 9th, so be sure to come by to learn about our fascinating fungi before it’s gone.

2023-11-07T20:31:29-08:00November 7th, 2023|Categories: Museum Exhibit, Museum News|Comments Off on Last Chance – BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms Exhibit

Remembrance Day Exhibit

In commemoration of the family, friends, and loved ones lost in the line of duty, the museum will have a temporary Remembrance Day exhibit in the second floor gallery until November 10th. The museum will be closed on Saturday, November 11th.

2023-11-07T10:56:15-08:00November 7th, 2023|Categories: Museum Exhibit, Museum News, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Remembrance Day Exhibit

Elasmosaur Named B.C.’s Official Fossil

Eighty million thanks from the Courtenay and District Museum to the Heritage Branch and the British Columbia Palaeontological Alliance for this public voting process and to all those who voted for the Puntledge River elasmosaur discovered by Mike Trask in 1988 to become a provincial symbol.

2023-10-27T11:47:53-07:00October 27th, 2023|Categories: Museum News, Paleontology, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Elasmosaur Named B.C.’s Official Fossil
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