Comox Valley Museums
The Comox Valley boasts three excellent museums.
and District Museum has exhibits of Native Indian heritage, pioneer
settlement and local paleontology, including British Columbia's only reconstructed
During the tourist season, the Courtenay museum offers fossil hunting
tours to some of the many rich fossil beds in the Comox Valley.
The Cumberland Museum offers displays
of Cumberland's rich and colourful past, including displays of
Cumberland's pioneer Chinese settlement and coal mining
The Comox Air Force Museum
focuses on the history of aviation, with permanent exhibits reflecting the
heritage, customs and traditions of Canada's Air Force. Historic aircraft
are preserved at the museum's Heritage Air Park, including the recently restored
H-21 Piasecki Flying Banana. The museum's most recent project is the restoration of a WWII Spitfire.