Over eight museums celebrating the heritage of the region await discovery. Explore cultural treasures of the K’ómoks people for a fascinating glimpse into First Nations culture and discover the history of early pioneering life and the paleontology of the region. Take a self-guided Comox Valley Heritage Experience Walking & Driving Tour or visit any of these locations below:
Arts Culture Heritage Directory
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Central Island Arts Guide
Comox Air Force Museum
An amazing collection of West Coast Military Aviation artifacts and memorabilia plus a Heritage Air Park with 8 Aircraft awaits you. Visitors praise the collection which covers WW1 to current times. A well stocked gift shop and reference library are part of the attraction.
Comox Valley Art Gallery
The Comox Valley Art Gallery is a public art gallery featuring contemporary, experimental and applied art by regional, national and international artists. CVAG’s location within the downtown core unites the art community; artists, art lovers and tourists alike to share in the vibrant art and culture that the Comox Valley has to offer.
Comox Valley Community Arts Council
Comox Valley Arts actively supports, promotes and celebrates our vibrant, inclusive arts community. Publishers of the Central Island Arts Guide – a year round directory of Arts & Culture purveyors. Producers of Downtown Courtenay SummerNight Markets – the craft & food place to be, Friday Nights, all summer.
Courtenay & District Museum and Paleontology Centre
This one-of-a-kind destination in historic downtown Courtenay is a must-see for your discovery list. With a cultural and natural history mandate since 1961, the Courtenay Museum’s exhibits and programs stretch back to 80 million years ago with local finds of dinosaur-age elasmosaurs, mosasaurs and more. Year-round fossil field trips are available. Moving up into…