Courtenay & District Museum

  • Curious Kids Club
  • Your Membership Makes A Difference
  • Heritage Week
  • Photo of the Month
  • Courtenay Centennial
  • It's All There in Black and White
  • Museum Sponsors
  • Museum Funding

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

    Tuesday to Saturday:
    10am - 5pm

    Sunday & Monday:

    John Wilson

    Vice President
    Daryl Wright

    Past President
    April Shopland

    Rick Ross
    Jim Haggart
    Ross Dingwall
    Harry Squire
    Mary Everson

    Elizabeth Braithwaite

    Member of...

    British Columbia Museums Association

    Canadian Museums

    Archives Association of
    British Columbia

    Heritage Society of British Columbia


    Curious Kids Club

    The Curious Kids Club's coordinator has planned three fascinating topics for February.

    • February 14: Underneath the Hearts
    • February 21: Fruit of the Loom
    • February 28: Fruit of the Loom Part 2

    The Club runs on a drop in basis for kids aged 5 to 12. The charge is only $2 per child or FREE to folks with a museum family membership.

    Check it out on the Museum's Event Calendar


    Your Membership Makes A Difference

    Purchasing a membership to the Courtenay and District Museum, now in its 54th 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


    Heritage Week
    February 16 - 22, 2015

    Main Street, At the Heart of the Community

    "Main Street, King Street, Queen Street, Water Street, Broadway - whatever their name, Main Streets and traditional downtowns are at the heart of communities big and small across British Columbia. Centres of commerce, civic institutions, community commemoration and events, Main Streets embody the history and evolution of a community. Today many communities are leveraging the heritage of their downtowns as assets to stimulate tourism, attract new residents, provide affordable housing, and encourage investment by creating affordable space for smaller businesses and start-ups, as well as authentic retail experiences." Heritage BC

    The finale of Comox Valley heritage week is the Cumberland Heritage Fair on Saturday, February 21st.

    Click Here to Find Out More


    Photo of the Month

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

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


    Courtenay Centennial

    Don't forget the City's Centennial celebrations.

    Click Here to Find Out More


    It's All There in Black and White

    Time to plan your vacation getaway! This February 4, 1930 ad from the Courtenay Free Press offers return rates from Courtenay to British ports.

    Read this newspaper article from our archives

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


    Museum Sponsors

    Comox Valley Community Foundation
    Judy Hagen
    The Robert Hunt Family
    Bruce McPhee
    Vancouver Island Exploration Group
    Daryl and Evelyn Wright - Francis Jewellers Ltd.

    The Bickle Family
    Comox Valley Echo
    Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club
    Ed LaFleur
    Marjorie Thorpe
    John Wilson and Family

    Elizabeth Braithwaite
    Des Kennedy


    Christine Dickinson
    Coral Dunn
    Dove and Mike Hendren
    Peggy Hildebrandt
    Ted Lovegrove
    Ruth Masters

    D. Mobley
    Jim Peacock
    April Shopland
    Jean & Ian Sibbald
    Roberts & Adela Smith
    Comox Valley Family History Research Group

    If you're considering donating to a charity, please consider the Courtenay and District Museum. Your support goes towards education programmes, lectures and collection management. We provide a tax receipt to donors.

    Please click here to donate


    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