Upcoming Events


Beer History talk & tasting

Join us for an evening of stories from beer historian Greg Evans and tastes from the folks at the Cumberland Brewing Company.

The Ginger Goodwin Story

As the opening event for the 30th annual Miners’ Memorial Weekend, Nanaimo’s professional theatre company TheatreOne will present a special staged reading of The Ginger Goodwin Story, a new play by Michael Stephen. The play was developed and workshopped at TheatreOne’s emerging voices theatre developement series in 2013. This presentation will be the first in […]


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.


Foggy Mountain Fall Fair

Join us for Foggy Mountain Fall Fair, October 3rd and 4th! Enjoy the Local Colours Stage, programmed with amazing local talent all day, take part in heritage craft activities, scavenger hunts, guided walking tours, arts and crafts, a delicious canteen, community exhibits, old fashioned races, Bear Aware and Bear Appreciation events and much, much more. Come and experience an old fashioned fall fair – in a mountain Village!


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!