The Comox Valley Heritage Experience features four self-guided walking tours and two driving tours highlighting the cultural and historical landmarks of the region.
Comox Heritage Walk
Guides visitors through the rise of this seaside community and its significance as a deep sea port, importance to First Nations people and value to early pioneers. Click here for self guided-brochure or see below.
Downtown Courtenay Heritage Walk
Explore the beautiful “Old Orchard” settlement and iconic buildings like the Native Sons Hall, the largest free span log building in Canada. The Courtenay Riverway Heritage Walk highlights the importance of the Courtenay River to the development of the region. Click here for self-guided brochure or see below.
Cumberland Heritage Walks
Learn about the village’s fascinating coal mining history and visit the working class neighbourhoods of Camp Road and Little Jerusalem, the fine homes of Doctors Row or the stately heritage buildings on Dunsmuir Avenue. Click here for self-guided brochure or see below.
Heritage Driving Routes
One route takes you from Comox, home to Filberg Heritage Park, to the rural farming communities of Merville and Black Creek, before finishing in the beautiful subalpine of Mount Washington. The second route takes you from the heart of downtown Courtenay, out to Cumberland and then south to the seaside communities of Union Bay and Royston, then back along the Courtenay Riverway.
Click here for route 1, Click here for route 2 or see below.