Courtenay & District Museum

  • Museum Starts Countdown to 150th Anniversary of Confederation
  • Photo of the Month
  • Gift Shop News
  • Your Membership Makes A Difference
  • It's All There in Black and White
  • Royal BC Museum Exhibit
  • 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
    Mary Everson

    Elizabeth Braithwaite

    Member of...

    British Columbia Museums Association

    Canadian Museums

    Archives Association of
    British Columbia

    Heritage Society of British Columbia

    Comox Museum

    Cumberland Museum

    Comox Air Force Museum

    Filberg Heritage Lodge

    The Alberni Project


    Museum Starts Countdown to 150th Anniversary of Confederation

    In 2017, Canada will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Courtenay and District Museum will host two changing exhibits in 2016 and 2017 to lead up to and mark the celebrations. We are working with other museums and delving into the archives to bring you exciting exhibits and events.

    Click here for more details


    Photo of the Month

    CDM #974.148.1
    Black Creek bridge on Island Highway, 1918

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


    Gift Shop News

    Huge thanks to everyone who visited the Museum Gift Shop in 2015. Your support made it the best year yet!

    Watch for some fabulous new lines of gift items for 2016. Just in from "Little Blue House" by Hatley are the fun children's dinosaur backpacks ($34) and metal lunch kits ($15) pictured above. Both are good quality, durable and perfect for kids who love dinosaurs.

    Reminder: 50% off sale on now for select items - aprons, Kanata blankets, jute wine bags and slate message boards.


    It's All There in Black and White

    An account of a one-hundred-year-old adventure as some young ladies from Cumberland hit the road in this January 15th, 1916 article from The Islander.

    Read this newspaper article from our archives

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


    Your Membership Makes A Difference

    Purchasing a membership to the Courtenay and District Museum, now in its 55th 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


    Royal BC Museum Exhibit:
    Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015

    On now until April 4, 2016

    A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year has returned to the RBCM in Victoria with a brand new selection of 100 of the most stunning images from around the world.

    Click Here for Details


    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