Museums

Comox Airforce Museum

The CAFM commemorates the role and history of 19 Wing (CFB/RCAF/RAF), documenting significant achievements in West Coast Military Aviation History. Here you’ll see the history of the Snowbirds

They are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Admission is by donation

PRESENTING THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOUR

The Comox Airforce Museum now have an up and running virtual museum where you can virtually view the history of 19 Wing.

Location and Contact

Military Row, Lazo   /   1.250.339.8162   /   comoxairforcemuseum.ca

Directions

The Comox Air Force Museum is located at the main entrance to 19th Wing Comox, our local military base, on the corner of Ryan Road East and Military Row.

If you are coming via Ryan Road east, you will be driving right up to our parking lot, and there is lots of signage to help guide you. Same thing goes if you come via Military Row; just keep going past the Recreation Centre and look for us kitty-corner across the road from Canex.

 

HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial

A non-profiet-profit, Remembrance Program, Museum, and tribute to the Canadian and British men who served on HMCS ALBERNI from 1941 until she was sunk off the Isle of Wight in 1944.

Summer Schedule in effect (June 1 – September 1) Monday – Saturday  10 am – 4 pm.
Winter Hours: (September 1 – May 31) Tuesday – Saturday  10am -4pm

It is Operated by The Alberni Project Society which focuses attention on the lives and stories of Canadians who served with Canada’s military from the Great War of 1914 – 1918, and onwards to the present day.

Admission by Donation

Location and Contact

5-625 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay   /   250.897.4611   /   alberniproject.org

 

Courtenay and District Museum: Museum and Palaeontology Centre

Are they serious about what they do? You bet – award winning natural and cultural history, academic research, interpretation, preservation – and having fun!

Be their guest to find out why the Comox Valley – past and present, is one of the most plentiful places on earth. Take a fossil tour and travel 80 million years back in time; browse our galleries to delve into the stories that make our history come alive.

Throughout the year, the museum offers on-site and outdoor programming suitable for all age groups. Program subjects include fossils, geology, First Nations history, pioneer settlement history, social history of the Comox Valley, logging and lumber history, river way study, as well as, a series of changing exhibitions.

Location and Contact

207 Fourth Street, Courtenay   /   250.334.0686   /   courtenaymuseum.ca

 

Cumberland Museum and Archives

The Cumberland Museum and Archives tells the story of the people of Cumberland—the rich, the poor, the powerful, the rebellious, the righteous and the radical through engaging exhibits, films, video kiosks, and a replica coal mine for you to discover. The Cumberland Museum and Archives opened its doors in 1981 and is home to the extensive archives and artefacts of the community of Cumberland.

To enhance their museum experience while maintaining exceptional health and safety measures, the staff have lovingly created “Footprints of History”—a one-way journey through the story of Cumberland’s culture, people and past

The Cumberland Museum and Archives offers private guided walking and museum tours, for groups. An engaging offering for staff outings, family reunions, conference activities, club activities, and more.

Join them at the “People’s Museum” of Cumberland and add your questions, knowledge, stories and interests to the rich fabric of our organization.

New Operational Days and Hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 4:30 pm
Dedicated Seniors’ Hours: Thursday mornings 10 am – 11 am
Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Closed on all statutory holidays.

Location and Contact

2680 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland   /   250.336.2445   /   cumberlandmuseum.ca

 

Comox Archives and Museum

The history of Comox and area is alive.  Here in an evolving exhibit we show timelines of the development from the exploration of Vancouver Island through to modern times. We feature family histories, slide shows, maps and many photos to build a picture of Comox through time.

Enjoy our fresh, bright and comfortable space and turn your clock back over 150 years.

You can currently enjoy their online exhibits, which features:

Significant Women, Ethel May and Hamilton Mack Laing, Heritage Wedding Fashions, Notable Comox Buildings, and Points of Interest of Comox Valley’s Past

Location and Contact

1729 Comox Avenue, Comox Valley   /   250.339.2885   /   comoxmuseum.ca

 

*Please review applicable COVID-19 protocols. Contact site for relative information and availability.

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