February 18th to the 24th is Heritage BC Week, a special week dedicated to celebrating the many diverse aspects of BC’s heritage. This is a good time to check out some of our local museums! Each celebrates heritage in a unique way…
CUMBERLAND MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES ~ www.cumberlandmuseum.ca
This museum is located in the heart of the historic Village, steps from #6 Memorial Mine Park and downtown shopping and dining. They are wheelchair accessible, offer free wireless internet access and provide Visitor Services for travelers.
COURTENAY AND DISTRICT MUSEUM AND PALAEONTOLOGY CENTRE ~ www.courtenaymuseum.ca
The Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre has a mandate to preserve the cultural and natural heritage of the area. Visit to find out why the Comox Valley – past and present, is one of the most plentiful places on earth.
COMOX MUSEUM ARCHIVES AND MUSEUM SOCIETY ~ www.comoxmuseum.ca
The history of Comox and area is alive in an evolving exhibit where the museum shows timelines of the development from the exploration of Vancouver Island through to modern times. They feature family histories, slide shows, maps and many photos to build a picture of the transitioning through time.
THE ALBERNI PROJECT – HMCS ALBERNI MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL ~ alberniproject.org
The Alberni Project is a program of remembrance which pays tribute to the men who served on HMCS Alberni. Exhibits and displays cover stories of Canadians in the Great War through present day missions of all branched of the Canadian military and civilian service.
And of course, take time to check us out here at the COMOX AIR FORCE MUSEUM! ~ www.comoxairforcemuseum.ca
The Comox Air Force Museum commemorates the role and history of 19 Wing (CFB/RCAF/RAF), documenting significant achievements in West Coast Military Aviation History.
** Before visiting, be sure to check the museum websites for the visiting times.
** credit: photos and descriptions from the various museums websites