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
  • Good Friday Closure
  • Upcoming Spring Events
  • Your Membership and Donations Make A Difference
  • Check out our Instagram!!!
  • Thanks Again David Somers!
  • 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 wish 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, 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!


    Good Friday Closure

    The museum will be closed on Friday, April 7th. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Easter weekend!


    Saturday, April 8th @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Live Music: Blaine Dunaway, Violin

    We're excited to welcome back Blaine Dunaway on Saturday, April 8th to perform his unique violin and cello improvisation over his own compositions.

    Blaine is a local composer, music teacher, violinist, and trumpet player. Known Canada-wide, his experience composing music spans many styles, ranging from 15-piece bands to meditation tracks.

    Saturdays in April @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Spring Kids' Crafts

    Just a reminder, the Courtenay and District Museum will be presenting free 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 13th @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Mother’s Day Card Screenprinting with Wachiay Studio

    Have you ever wanted to try screenprinting? On Saturday, May 13th, kids and adults are welcome to stop by the museum to screenprint your very own mother duckling card to take home in time for Mother’s Day.

    Comox Valley’s Wachiay Studio will have a free demo station set up in the Rotary Gallery from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

    Read more about Wachiay Studio

    Saturday, May 20th
    Dressed for the Occasion Exhibit Opens

    In May, this gorgeous, silk-laden exhibit will debut featuring a large selection of bridal dresses, accessories, wedding gifts and ephemera dating from the mid 1800s to the 1970s. Each dress uniquely reflects the style at the time and the connections to those who wore them.


    Your Membership and Donations Make A Difference

    Purchasing a membership to the Courtenay and District Museum, now in its 62nd 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


    Check out our Instagram!!!

    The museum is busy with weekly events in April. 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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    Thanks Again David Somers!

    We'd like to thank David Somers for helping us celebrate Irish Heritage Month at the museum in March with his mix of original songs and unique arrangements of traditional Irish music.

    David Somers is a local composer, vocalist, and guitar player who was born and raised in Ireland.


    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