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.

  • Heritage Week
  • 30% Off Gift Shop Sale
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Black History Month in BC
  • Lunar New Year
  • Courtenay Streets
  • Leaps and Bounds
  • We're Hiring Summer Students!
  • Congratulations to Uptown Yarns
  • Photo of the Month
  • Your Membership and Donations Make A Difference
  • Check out our Instagram!
  • We Want Your Feedback
  • 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
    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

    K'ómoks First Nation

    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.


    Heritage Week
    February 19th to 25th

    "This year’s Heritage Week: Layer by Layer, invites you to dig deeper into your community’s past and explore the many layers and stories that your unique community holds. Take some time this week to learn something new about the many "layers" of the place you call home."

    - Heritage BC

    Spend the week in the Comox Valley at one of our many museums and explore Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park’s interactive Heritage Week.


    30% Off Gift Shop Sale

    Selected items will be 30% off for the month of February (while supplies last).

    The sale will include Wrendale Designs wall clocks adorned with ducks or robins, as well as fold-up tote bags featuring robins, rabbits, or hydrangea and bees. All Thornback & Peel aprons, along with matching heavy duty 100% cotton tote bags are included in the sale.

    Large, zippered canvas tote bags by Indigenous Collection are on sale in three different designs: fox and bee, bear and butterfly, or a wolf. And finally, our crystal paperweights are all on sale as well as Emma Bridgewater aprons.


    Valentine’s Day

    With Valentine’s Day coming up on February 14th, many businesses provided ideas for Comox Valley sweethearts in this February 8th, 1984 ad page of the Comox District Free Press.

    Click Here for the Full Page

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


    Black History Month in BC

    Want to learn more? Check out the BC Black History Awareness Society’s The History of Black History Month here.

    Read More from Heritage Canada


    Lunar New Year
    Saturday, February 10th, 2024

    The Lunar New Year, which is an important holiday celebrated in several Asian cultures across Canada and around the world, will begin on February 10th this year. The Lunar New Year is celebrated after the first new moon of the Lunar calendar every year. During this time, communities decorate their surroundings, prepare festive food, and come together with their loved ones to welcome in the new year. The upcoming Lunar New Year of 2024 is the Year of the Dragon.

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    Courtenay Streets

    This month’s newsletter highlights Duncan Avenue: the family behind the name, as well as the businesses and neighbours that populated the area.

    The article was penned by local historian Dorothy Isabelle Stubbs (1905-2003) who wrote several different columns for newspapers over the years including “Spotlight on Courtenay Streets” for the Comox District Free Press in 1970. This article appeared in the February 11th edition.

    Continue Reading

    Click Here for Bonus Photograph


    Leaps and Bounds

    CDM 992.32.4

    To celebrate the 2024 leap year this February, the museum would like to shine a light on this wind-up toy frog from the collection.

    Click Here to Learn More About Leap Years


    We’re Hiring Summer Students!

    Looking for work experience this summer? The museum looks forward to hiring three summer students between the ages of 15 and 30 this summer for:

    • Community Museum Assistant
    • Corporate Assistant
    • Earth Sciences Assistant

    If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to or drop off a copy at the front desk.

    Click for Details


    Congratulations to Uptown Yarns

    This February marks the 20th Anniversary of Uptown Yarns. Located in the old Eatons store on 5th Street, Uptown Yarns is a popular hub for a creative crowd of knitters, crocheters and all who work with the beautiful skeins and experience that the Uptown Yarns team, led by Owner, Jennifer Emslie provides.

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    Photo of the Month

    CDM #988.203.9 Early St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox, 1920s

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


    Your Membership and Donations Make A Difference

    Purchasing a membership to the Courtenay and District Museum, now in its 63rd 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 scheduling lectures and events throughout the year, so 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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    We Want Your Feedback

    If you’ve been to the museum recently, we’re interested in your feedback. Fill out our short survey to explore what people enjoy and where they’re visiting from.

    Click here to take the survey


    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

    United Way British Columbia

    Vancouver Foundation