The Courtenay and District Museum was established in 1961 as a non-profit organization with the mandate to collect, preserve and interpret natural and cultural heritage of the Comox Valley region. Throughout the year, the museum offers on-site and outdoor programming suitable for all age groups. Program subjects include fossils, geology, First Nations history, pioneer settlement history, social history of the Comox Valley, logging and lumber history, river way study, as well as, a series of changing exhibitions.
Fascinating artifacts have put Courtenay and the Comox Valley on the national and international map. Visitors come to explore the museum on a year-round basis, view marine fossil exhibits, and visit fossil sites in the local area. We’ve been featured in numerous television documentaries, including shows on the Discovery Channel and the Knowledge Network. Please join us as we explore the fascinating natural and cultural history of the Comox Valley.