Upcoming Events


Walking Tours

Friday, April 10, 2:30pm Village Walking Tour Join Meaghan Cursons for an engaging tour of the village filled with facts, rumours, tragedies and tales from Cumberland’s colourful history; from the great fires and the great strikes, to lavish garden parties, war time injustices and small pox isolation houses – a lively glimpse into the unique history […]


Collieries Railway Book Reading

For Read Local BC month in April, Cumberland Museum & Archives, Laughing Oyster Books and the Vancouver Island Regional Library present a reading and presentation on Cumberland Collieries’ Railway Vancouver Island, B.C., 1888 to 1960. This long-awaited book brings to life the extensive railway system which, for over 60 years, connected Cumberland’s coal mines to […]


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.


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.