Our Comox Valley museums celebrate the diverse heritage of the region and await your discovery. You can explore the cultural treasures of the K’ómoks people for a fascinating glimpse into First Nations culture, discover the history of early pioneering life, and relive the past at our local palaeontology centre which offers an amazing snapshot of the region and the amazing creatures that called it home thousands of years ago. Alternately if you want to experience the area on your own, you can take a self-guided Heritage Experience Walking & Driving Tour that is sure to satisfy your curiosity.


Nim Nim Interpretive Centre

Situated at the location of the original Pentlatch People, Nim Nim Interpretive Centre was named after the late Chief Joe Nim Nim. The centre features cultural treasures of the K’ómoks people and family of the late Chief Nim Nim.

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Courtenay and District Museum & Palaeontology Centre

Local culture and history, flora and fauna, fascinating glimpses into First Nations culture, early pioneering life and the palaeontology 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.

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The HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial

Located in Downtown Courtenay, this museum and remembrance program operated by the Alberni Project Society focuses attention on the lives and stories of Canadians who served with Canada’s military from the Great War of 1914-1918 to the present day.

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Comox Archives & Museum

Enjoy a little time travel – Go back to the beginning of Comox Valley time. Travel through history and gain an appreciation for this marvellous place called the Comox Valley. A great experience for everyone.

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Comox Air Force Museum

The Comox Air Force Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits artifacts relating to CFB Comox, its squadrons and its units. The museum is located at the main gate of CFB Comox.

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Union Bay Historical Society

Founded in 1990 to preserve the historical character of the 1913 Union Bay post office building The Society operates the Goal House museum located along Heritage Row in Union Bay. Open in July and August.

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Cumberland Museum & Archives

A visit to the Cumberland Museum is the ideal way to get a handle on the iconic village of Cumberland, from the rabble-rousers to the aristocrats, and everyone in between. The museum offers more then 40 exhibits, school programs and heritage tours.

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Denman Island Museum

The Denman Island Museum shares the history of early settlement of the land and marine area surrounding Denman Island, including First Nation artifacts, settler life, island development as well as environment and geology. The museum is owned and operated by the Denman Seniors and Museum Society.

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Hornby Island Natural History Centre

The Natural History Centre offers events, programs, and a natural history collection to encourage a bond between people and nature.

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