Courtenay & District Museum

  • Upcoming Exhibit
  • Your Memory Box
  • Free Walking Tour
  • Upcoming Lecture
  • Photo of the Month

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

    Tuesday to Saturday
    10am - 5pm


    John Wilson

    Vice President
    Daryl Wright

    Past President
    April Shopland

    Elizabeth Braithwaite

    Ruth Masters
    Rick Ross
    Jim Haggart
    Ross Dingwall
    Sharon Nelson

    Member of...

    British Columbia Museums Association

    Canadian Museums

    Archives Association of
    British Columbia

    Heritage Society of British Columbia

      Upcoming Exhibit

    October 29th - November 1st

    The Free Spirit Conservation Tour will be at the Courtenay Museum October 29th through November 1st. This travelling exhibit celebrates the last 150 years of BC's history through displays, interactive stations and a theatre program featuring actors who use songs and stories to entertain and inform.

    The exhibit is a free, fun and educational activity for families presented by the Royal BC Museum, BC Hydro and the Courtenay and District Museum. The exhibit is available to the public from 10 am to 5 pm. Please be advised that visitors will be sharing the exhibit space with school classes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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    Your Memory Box

    You are invited to make or donate an item for the Memory Box which reflects your recollections and stories of our community. Objects could include...

    • copies of cards
    • photographs
    • letters
    • a 3-dimensional item.

    Or maybe you could jot down a few words about a special Comox Valley memory. Pictures of things that are important, but too large to fit into the box could also be included.

    The box will be on exhibit during the Free Spirit Conservation Tour.

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    Free Walking Tour:
    Roamin' Reminiscences

    CDM #p90-16a. 5th Street from Duncan Ave. to bridge, c. 1910

    Guide: Ron Bannerman
    When: 10:30 am, Saturday, November 1st
    Duration: 2 hours
    Where: Courtenay and District Museum
    Cost: Free! But limited spaces, so please pre-register.

    A free guided heritage walk of the downtown Courtenay area will be led by Ron Bannerman on Saturday, November 1st courtesy of the Free Spirit Tour. Bannerman is a well-known valley historian whose enthusiasm, knowledge and easy going manner make him the perfect man for the job. The tour will start at the museum at 10:30 am and last approximately 2 hours. The walk is a “go”, rain or shine, so be sure to dress for our changeable weather. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Reserve your place by calling 250-334-0686.

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    Upcoming Lecture:
    Threats to Biodiversity in BC

    Speaker: Dr. Gavin Hanke
    When: 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 1st
    Where: Courtenay and District Museum
    Admission: Free! First come, first served basis.

    At 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 1st, Dr. Gavin Hanke will speak on "Threats to Biodiversity in BC and the Introduction of Exotic Species". The term "exotic" refers to non-native organisms that can create serious habitat alteration for native species. When asked for examples, Hanke included "starlings, house sparrows, carp, goldfish, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, grey squirrel, bison, camels, cattle, sheep, feral cats... the list goes on".

    Dr. Hanke is a curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Royal BC Museum. He studies the systematics of fishes, both living and extinct, and is interested in fish, amphibian and reptile biogeography as well exotic species introductions.

    The lecture is free and attendance will be on a first come, first served basis.

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    Photo of the Month

    CDM #990.16.26
    Girl Guides, Royston Train Station, 1928

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

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