The Courtenay and District Museum staff and volunteers are happy to announce that Harbour Publishing will release Step Into Wilderness – A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley in early October. This is a full colour hardcopy book with narrative built around 150 images from family albums, professional photography and journals, diaries, news accounts, maps and ephemera.

From shores to peaks, Step Into Wilderness recounts moments of ingenuity and hardship as well as fun and enjoyment in and around the Comox Valley. The book will retail for $39.95 plus GST.

From now until September 30, the museum is offering pre-sale opportunities of a 10% discount for non-members and 25% discount for current Historical Society members.

Anyone interested in a pre-purchase can email the museum at or phone 250-334-0686 ext. 2 to place their order. All proceeds from Step Into Wilderness go to the Courtenay and District Museum.