Courtenay & District Museum

The Courtenay and District Museum welcomes and invites all visitors to enjoy memorable experiences and to discover the Comox Valley’s natural and cultural history.

  • Spring Fling and Easter Things
  • Upcoming Spring Events
  • Check out our Instagram!!!
  • Your Membership and Donations Make A Difference
  • 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
    Christine Dickinson

    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

    Comox Valley Exhibition

    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.


    Spring Fling and Easter Things

    On Saturday, April 1st we’re celebrating spring and Easter in the Comox Valley with tons of activities, prizes, and more at the museum from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

    We’re pleased to announce that the Barnyard Party Animals from Black Creek will be joining us, and bringing along a fun petting zoo consisting of ducklings, chicks, rabbits, hedgehogs, goats and even a tortoise. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, Cathy from Magical Faces will have a booth set up for face painting. There will also be kids' crafts for your artistic side, a dinosaur egg hunt with a twist, guessing how many candies there are in jars, and door prizes.

    Admission to the event will be by donation, and there will be a small fee for face painting. Come stop by and celebrate with us!


    Saturday, March 25th @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Live Music: Celtic music with David Somers

    David Somers is a local composer, vocalist, and guitar player who was born and raised in Ireland. This Celtic artist will bring audience enjoyment on March 25th with a mix of his original songs and unique arrangements of traditional Irish music.

    Saturdays in March & April @ 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Spring Kids' Crafts

    Just a reminder, the Courtenay and District Museum will be presenting Kids' Crafts every Saturday until April 30th. Be creative with a weekly spring craft. Join Kids' Craft Coordinator, Hannah, as she guides youth and parents through the steps to make creations that you can take home. The museum provides all materials and tools needed for the event.

    Saturday, May 20th
    Dressed for the Occasion Exhibit Opens

    Why is June a popular month for weddings? Visit the museum’s upcoming May 20-August 26 exhibit Dressed for the Occasion and find out why.


    Check out our Instagram!!!

    The museum is busy with weekly events in February. Follow us on Instagram and stay up to date on all events and news.

    Also, if you have experienced one of our weekly events or our fossil tours feel free to post a pic and tag us with #CourtenayandDistrictMuseum, we would love to see your posts!

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    Your Membership and Donations Make A Difference

    Purchasing a membership to the Courtenay and District Museum, now in its 61st 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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    Museum Funding

    In 1961, founders of the Courtenay and District Historical Society began with a regional mandate to create the Courtenay and District Museum (CDM) to collect, preserve and interpret natural and cultural heritage of the Comox Valley. Core values encompass integrity, inclusiveness, community service, rigorous research, objective interpretation and public outreach.

    Proud sponsors of the Courtenay & District Museum:

    The City of Courtenay

    BC Arts Councils

    Regional District Comox-Strathcona

    British Columbia Gaming Commision