Courtenay & District Museum

  • Spring Fling and Easter Things
  • Gift Shop News
  • This Space for Rent
  • Your Membership Makes A Difference
  • Photo of the Month
  • It's All There in Black and White
  • Anne Frank - A History for Today
  • 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


    Spring Fling and Easter Things

    We hope you can join us for the Courtenay and District Museum's annual Spring Fling event on Saturday, March 19, 11:00-2:00-- three hours packed with family fun.

    Meet lambs, kids (baby goats), pigs, ducks, geese, bunnies and chickens--all cared for and watched over by the Shamrock Gumboots 4-H Club. The Hot Chocolates Easter rabbit will visit between 12:00 and 1:00 and will be handing out delicious Easter chocolate. The Elasmosaur mascot will appear for fun photo opportunities. To wrap it all up, popular artist, Gillian Legendre, from Detailed Face Painting will create wonderful face painting designs for a small fee.

    Don't forget to bring along your craft skills to make a fun Easter mask. Games include a Dinosaur Egg Hunt with a twist, a "Guess How Many Treats" contest and Easter-themed door prizes. Admission is by donation and half the proceeds go to the Shamrock Gumboots 4-H Club. Please join us!


    Gift Shop News

    Check out the photo - can you guess what this new item is that's being sold in the gift shop? Coral Dunn has created Dinosaur Tails for children to wear! The tails, which retail for twelve dollars, come in a variety of colours and can be adjusted for size with a Velcro belt.

    Also, there's currently a fifty-percent-off sale table with a special selection of items reduced to clear including water bottles, blankets, slate boards, t-shirts, aprons and books. Visit us soon as these items are moving fast.


    This Space for Rent

    Did you know that the museum has two spaces available to rent for public gatherings?

    The spacious first floor Rotary Gallery has seen many a lecture, presentation and party.

    There is also a space on the second floor known as the Dogwood Gallery. This area can accommodate approximately 25 people in theatre style seating or comfortably seat 10 around the board room table. Wifi is available.

    Rental of the Dogwood or Rotary Galleries is on a first come/first served basis. For more information on rental fees and requirements please give us a call at 250-334-0686 ext 5.


    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


    Photo of the Month

    CDM #974.136.1
    Courtenay 5th Street and bridge, c.1913

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


    It's All There in Black and White

    February is Heart Month in Canada. Take a look back at the state of our health in this report from the March 13, 1963 edition of the Comox District Free Press.

    Read this newspaper article from our archives

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


    Anne Frank - A History for Today
    HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial

    At HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial until February 27, 2016. Don't miss your chance to see the Anne Frank exhibit while it's in Comox.

    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