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Rescue from the Glacier

CDM 989.183.161 - S.B.W. (Dusty) d’Esterre photograph. In July of 1939, Alex Walker and his companion Dave Aitken set out prospecting in the vicinity of the Cliffe Glacier, amid steep slopes and jagged peaks. Walker fell ill and had to wait alone for four and a half days for rescue crews to arrive. In the meantime, a float plane was dispatched from Comox to drop supplies at the site. Walker was carried out to Comox Lake by six burly loggers who had to winch him up and over several steep cliffs and down a waterfall to safety.

July 1st, 2023|History, The Comox Valley|

Kids’ Craft Saturdays

Be sure to stop by before the end of the summer break. From now until August 26th, from 11am to 1pm, the Courtenay and District Museum will continue Kids' Craft Saturdays. Join our Kids Craft Coordinator, Hannah, as she guides youth and parents through the steps to make new weekly creations you can take home. The museum provides all materials and tools needed for the event.

July 1st, 2023|Museum Events|

It’s All There in Black and White: British Columbia Wildfires in 1993

As this year’s forest fires continue to make headlines, we take a look back 30 years to this front page story from the July 30th, 1993 edition of the Comox District Free Press.

New Exhibit at the Cumberland Museum

A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia is an opportunity to consider the contributions that Chinese migrants and their descendants have made to British Columbia, a province built from the interaction of successive and concurrent waves of migration and uninterrupted occupation by Indigenous peoples. Learn more about the exhibit on the Cumberland Museum website.

June 26th, 2023|BC Museum News|

Love Is in the Air

Did you know that the month of June is named after the Roman goddess Juno? Juno was the Roman counterpart to the Greek goddess Hera, who was believed to be connected with women, marriage, and family. Because of this connection, in ancient times, it was believed that getting married in June was lucky, and it would increase the likelihood of a long and happy union. And if you’re looking for some inspiration, our exhibit Dressed for the Occasion, on display in our upstairs gallery, will guide you through wedding dress styles throughout the late-19th to the 20th century.

June 26th, 2023|Museum Exhibit|

Canada Day Open House

Explore our country’s rich history this Canada Day by stopping by the museum’s open house from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. People of all ages are invited to celebrate the day with music from Alan Jossul and kids crafts provided by museum staff. Jossul is a local, nationally known, solo and ensemble guitarist. As an educator, he specializes in teaching students of all ages and levels to play and enjoy string fretted instruments.

June 23rd, 2023|Museum Events|

Summer Fossil Tours

Come join a world famous fossil tour this summer, available now for the remainder of the summer and fall season. These tour options are the perfect outing for all ages, newcomers and returning enthusiasts. For more information and to book your tour, please call (250) 334 - 0686 ext. 2 or send an email to Click for More Details

June 22nd, 2023|Museum News, Museum Programs, Paleontology|

We’re Hiring Summer Students!

Is someone you know looking for work experience this summer? Thanks to Canada Summer Jobs 2023, the museum has two positions available for summer students: Collections Assistant and Natural History Assistant. If you, or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to or drop off a hard copy at the front desk. Assistant Registrar The Corporate Assistant is an 8-Week summer position for a post-secondary student. Applicable fields of study for this position are: Administration and Business Studies, Tourism and Nonprofit business studies, history and communications. This position entails assisting staff with the organization of society files, records, [...]

June 22nd, 2023|Museum News|
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