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:



Nim Nim Interpretive Centre
Features cultural treasures of the K’ómoks people and family of the late Chief Nim Nim. Learn More

Courtenay & District Museum and Paleontology Centre
Local culture and history, flora and fauna, fascinating glimpses into First Nations culture, early pioneering life and the paleontology of the region are all on display. The museum’s star attraction is the reconstructed 14 metre-long fossilized skeleton of an Elasmosaur! Take a guided trip with a museum expert and dig for fossils in the banks of the Puntledge River. Learn More

The HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial
Located in downtown Comox, this museum honours the men who served on the Canadian Corvette HMCS Alberni between 1941 and 1945. Learn More

Comox Museum & Archives
Learn about the history, development and exploration of Comox and Vancouver Island through to modern times. Learn more



Cumberland Museum & Archives
Explore Cumberland’s coal mining and immigrant past, complete with a replicated underground coal mine. Journey along five distinct regular walking tours to see the Village’s many heritage attractions first hand. Learn More

Comox Air Force Museum
Boasts an outdoor Heritage Airpark that takes you on a journey through the colourful aviation history of CFB Comox. Learn More

Union Bay Museum
Located along Heritage Row in Union Bay. Open in July and August.

Denman Island Museum
Located at 1111 Northwest Road, Denman Island. Open in July and August. Learn More


Art Galleries & Theatre

I-HOS Gallery
For contemporary native art, the I-Hos Gallery showcases the jewellery, carving, paintings and other works of Vancouver Island First Nation artists. Learn More

Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery
Explore the largest variety of authentic Native Art and Jewellery in this area. Enjoy beautiful Totem Poles, Silver and Gold Jewellery, Masks, Prints, Paddles, Argillite and other Carvings from local Master Carvers. Drop by and learn more about the Haida, Coast Salish, Kwakwaka’wakw and other Northwest Coast Native Cultures. Find beautiful and affordable gifts, as well as one of a kind masterpieces. Learn More



Comox Valley Art Gallery
Comox Valley Art Gallery regularly features the works of local and visiting artists, while numerous other galleries and countless festivals throughout the year celebrate the creative culture of the Valley and the West Coast. Learn More

Sid Williams Theatre
Check out an impressive year-round line-up of music, theatre, dance, and comedy at the Sid Williams Theatre in downtown Courtenay. Learn More


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Art Alchemy Studio

Experience artists at work in this unique creative space in Courtenay! Home to 8 painters, we welcome you to visit, chat and see us in our natural habitat! Tour the hallway gallery, poke around and find a treasure to take home. Original paintings, prints and artcards for sale. Commissions welcome.

Brian Scott Fine Art

Brian Scott is fascinated by painting the beauty of Vancouver Island in oils on canvas. He also enjoys opening up his studio/gallery in Black Creek to the public and discussing his life’s work.

Comox Air Force Museum

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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.

Cumberland Museum & Archives

Categories: Museums

Cumberland Museum and The Cumberland Museum and Archives on Vancouver Island opened its doors in 1981 and is home to the extensive archives and artifacts of the community of Cumberland.

We are open year round and offer over 40 exhibits, a Company Store, research services, after school programs, heritage events, guided tours, films, video kiosks,…

I-Hos Gallery

I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of tradtional and contemporary northwest coast artwork and crafts. Masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry and wood carvings produced by First Nation artists are displayed in I-Hos Gallery. Komoks Band owned and operated. Truly something for everyone and every price range in the gallery.

Sid Williams Theatre

The Comox Valley’s main performing arts venue, this 520 seat theatre hosts world-class international touring events as well as local talent and community events.

Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery

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Find the largest variety of beautiful original Pacific Northwest Coast Native Art in this area, including gold & silver jewellery, masks, carvings, sculptures and limited edition prints. We offer affordable gifts, one of kind custom masterpieces and national or international shipping.

The gallery opens Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm.