Here now is an image from the museum’s newest book Step into Wilderness – A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley.

Photo credit: Cecil (Cougar) Smith (left) playing with cougar kittens, 1938. Smith was a cougar hunter and made a living by hunting from the bounty offered by the provincial government, which was later rescinded. S.B.W. (Dusty) d’Esterre photograph. Photo: 989.183.77. Page 185.