Courtenay & District Museum

  • Fundraiser: Birthday Party!
  • Lecture: The Queen of the North Disaster, The Captain's Story
  • Photo of the Month
  • Your Membership Makes A Difference
  • Watershed Moments
  • It's All There in Black and White
  • Museum Funding

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    Mailing Address:
    207 Fourth Street,
    Courtenay BC,
    V9N 1G7

    Tuesday to Saturday:
    10am - 5pm

    Sunday & Monday:

    John Wilson

    Vice President
    Daryl Wright

    Past President
    April Shopland

    Rick Ross
    Jim Haggart
    Ross Dingwall
    Mary Everson
    Julie Fortin

    Elizabeth Braithwaite

    Member of...

    British Columbia Museums Association

    Canadian Museums

    Archives Association of
    British Columbia

    Heritage Society of British Columbia

    Comox Museum

    Cumberland Museum

    Comox Air Force Museum

    Filberg Heritage Lodge

    The Alberni Project


    Fundraiser: Birthday Party!

    Time and Date: 1-4pm, Saturday, October 22, 2016
    Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum

    Drop by to enjoy cake and coffee with birthday girl Judy Hagen and friends. No gifts please but contributions to the museum's endowment fund would be welcomed.

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    Lecture: The Queen of the North Disaster, The Captain's Story

    Time and Date: 7 pm, Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum
    Speaker: Colin Henthorne
    Tickets: $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for general public (plus GST). Advance tickets recommended. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 250-334-0686 ext 5.

    The captain of the Queen of the North reveals a first-hand account of what really happened the night of the ship's sinking in 2006 and examines the aftermath of the disaster.

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    Photo of the Month

    CDM #978.30.1
    Sandwick Corner Store, 1930s

    You can view more photos like this on our website. Click here to visit our holdings.


    Your Membership Makes A Difference

    Purchasing a membership to the Courtenay and District Museum, now in its 55th year, supports heritage preservation in the Comox Valley through special events, lectures, education programmes, research and exhibitions. Your membership benefits these award winning programmes on a year round basis and we appreciate it!

    Becoming a member provides you with discounts in the gift shop and on lectures and an opportunity to support one of the most active regional museums in British Columbia. Thank you for your support.

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    Watershed Moments

    Here now is an image and quote from the museum's award-winning book Watershed Moments - A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District. Enjoy!

    Photo credit: CDM 990.24.265 Page 94.

    Photo caption: "By 1900, when larger companies turned their attention to the Island's interior timberlands, enough infrastructure was in place in the valley to improve people's livelihoods and the future success of resource companies." Page 93

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    It's All There in Black and White

    A fun fish "poem" from the Courtenay Free Press of October 25, 1928.

    Read this newspaper article from our archives

    With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.


    Museum Funding

    The Courtenay and District Historical Society was registered as a nonprofit society in 1961 to preserve and interpret cultural and natural heritage of the Comox Valley. It has functioned as an independent society since that time. Funds are derived from the generous support of the City of Courtenay, British Columbia Arts Council, Comox Valley Regional District, British Columbia Gaming Branch, and from museum generated revenues and donations.

    Proud sponsors of the Courtenay & District Museum:

    The City of Courtenay

    BC Arts Councils

    Regional District Comox-Strathcona