Courtenay & District Museum

  • For a Limited Time
  • Contest Winners
  • Stepping into Wilderness
  • Gift Shop News
  • Your Membership and Donations Make A Difference
  • It's All There in Black and White
  • Photo of the Month
  • Museum Funding

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

    Tuesday – Saturday
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    John Wilson

    Vice President
    Daryl Wright

    Past President
    April Shopland

    Rick Ross
    Jim Haggart
    Ross Dingwall
    Mary Everson
    Julie Fortin

    Member of...

    British Columbia Museums Association

    Canadian Museums

    Archives Association of
    British Columbia

    British Columbia Historical Federation

    Comox Museum

    Cumberland Museum

    Comox Air Force Museum

    Filberg Heritage Lodge

    I-Hos Gallery

    HMCS ALBERNI Museum and Memorial

    Nim Nim Interpretive Centre

    Strathcona Wilderness Institute

    Project Watershed

    Sid Williams Theatre

    Comox Valley Art Gallery

    Comox Valley Arts

    We respectfully acknowledge that the museum provides services within the traditional territory of K’ómoks First Nation.

    We respect the diversity of cultures, stories and experiences that form the richness of our regional heritage.


    For a Limited Time

    This quilt titled “Legacies of the Comox Valley” was crafted by the North Island Quilters for Community Awareness and is a temporary addition to our Dreamland exhibit.

    It's a recent donation to the museum and when we saw how beautiful it was we just couldn’t resist adding it to the display!

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    Step into Wilderness
    Contest Winners

    Congratulations to Heather and Craig Windley who are the lucky winners of Step into Wilderness books. Heather's name was chosen at random for sharing her favourite Comox Valley spot or outdoor pursuit. So, what was Heather's fav? "A walk or boat ride on Comox Lake with Craig Windley."


    Stepping into Wilderness

    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: Doris Macdonald, Jack Hough, Roy Macdonald, Sheelagh Corfield and Jerry Macdonald on Forbidden Plateau, Christmas 1944. CDM 993.39.12. Page 106.

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    Gift Shop News

    The gift shop features items created by talented local artists. New to our inventory is the work of James Wood.

    James' pieces begin with a base of either agate, amethyst or amazonite; he then creates and attaches mushrooms that appear to be growing out of the stone. Each piece is unique. Prices range from $70 to $400.

    Make sure to check them out.


    Your Membership and Donations Make A Difference

    Purchasing a membership to the Courtenay and District Museum, now in its 60th 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.

    Click Here to Join

    Click Here to Make a Donation


    It's All There in Black and White

    A look back 30 years to a gathering of competitors: Denman vs Hornby Island at the "Toilet Bowl". This article from the January 4, 1991 Comox District Free Press provides colour commentary to the football playoff that was held on the first day of every New Year.

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


    Photo of the Month

    CDM #989.182.1 Comox Bakery, Proprietor, H. C. Lucas, c. 1918

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


    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

    British Columbia Gaming Commision