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 jewelry, 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