Upcoming Events


2015 Summer Walking Tour Series

Curious about Cumberland’s past? Take a walking tour and delve into the unique history and folklore of the Village!


2015 Project Donation Drive

The Cumberland Museum and Archives is buzzing with activity! If you have had an opportunity to visit us over the summer months, you will have noticed paint flying, archive sorting, artifact photo-taking, and exhibit planning. We look forward to unveiling a number of exciting projects this fall. To help us along the way, we have […]


Foggy Mountain Fall Fair

Cumberland’s annual seasonal celebration of harvest and heritage; culture and craft; forest and food! Featuring the 2nd edition of the Fall Fair Follies, live music and other performances on the Local Colours stage, historic tours, apple press, vendors market, games and activities for the whole family and the highly-anticipated Pie of the Year contest. Vendor […]


The Spoooky Haunted Coal Mine

Visit the Spooooooky Haunted Coal Mine at the Cumberland Museum from Saturday October 25th through till November 1st, (Closed Monday the 27th, and Tuesday the 28th). The Museum is open from 10 am till 5 pm. Admission is by donation.


The Cumberland Trick or Treat Parade

Gremlins, ghouls, fairies, and ghosts – gather at the CRI ( 2665 Dunsmuir) at 4:00pm for the Trick or Treat Parade, gathering candy from Downtown Businesses, and free hot dogs and juice at the C.R.I.. And don’t forget to visit the Cumberland Museum’s Spooky Haunted Coal Mine!


Cumberland WinterFaire

Cumberland’s annual, magical, mystical, lively winter arts and crafts fair features over 50 vendors and great community vibes!


Winter Mixer

Join us at the museum with friends, supporters and neighbours for seasonal beverages, tasty treats, door prizes and a bit of music as we celebrate the year we had and preview what we have in store at Cumberland Museum & Archives for 2016.


Workers Day Bean Supper

International Workers Day and Mayday celebrations happen all over the world – come and experience it Cumberland style with an old fashioned community bean supper features live music, stories from Cumberland’s colourful history, and a tasty plate of working class food!


Miners Memorial Weekend

For over 30 years the Cumberland Museum has played host to workers from across BC, and as far away as the UK, for an annual commemoration of fallen workers. Join us to pay tribute with guest speakers, community events, “songs of the workers”, guided tours, and a special graveside vigil.

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The Ginger Goodwin Story

As part of the 30th annual Miners’ Memorial Weekend, Nanaimo’s professional theatre company TheatreOne presented a special staged reading of a new play by Michael Stephen on Thursday, June 18 at the Cumberland United Church. The Ginger Goodwin Story chronicles the miner, union organiser and anti-war activist from the time of his arrival on Vancouver Island […]