New for 2019: Courtenay Heritage Walking Tours

There’s a new tour in town…a guided Heritage Walking Tour of Courtenay.

Learn about Courtenay’s first commercial centre, the origins of the Native Sons Hall, the railway which ran through town, and the important role the river has played in the City’s development. Tour guides will also explore industrial, military and recreational ties to Comox Bay and Estuary.

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Summer Fossil Tours

Discoveries Happen Here

Have you ever wanted to make a prehistoric discovery? You have the chance with Courtenay and District Museum summer public fossil tours! Vancouver Island and surrounding area is rich in ancient marine fossils which give palaeontologists and history enthusiasts an excellent opportunity to study prehistoric life (not to mention go digging for fossils)!

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Education Programmes

You might have heard that the museum is popular with students interested in our fossil programmes. After all, almost 7 000 pupils from near and far took part in palaeontology classes during the 2015/2016 school year. But did you know that we offer everything from Early Settlement to Courtenay Riverway Walks?

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Summer Day Camps

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The children’s Summer Day Camps are well underway. Days are packed with games, arts and crafts, and making a new friend or two along the way! The kids have really enjoyed making dinosaur eggs and stegosaurus, but most of all they’ve enjoyed learning about dinosaurs and reptiles.

Two different camps are offered this year:

  1. Sea, Sky and Land – Life in the Dinosaur Age
  2. Where’d You Go Dinosaur?

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Fossil Tours

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Can you dig it?

With summer here it’s a great time to go on one of Courtenay Museum’s fossil tours! The tours are a fantastic way to learn about fossils and even to get the chance to dig up one yourself.

Each tour includes a brief lecture about the numerous exhibits in the museum before heading off to one of the fossil sites. Hammers, chisels and other gear are supplied by the museum.

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