Summer Guided Tour Series

Check back in June for the 2019 Summer Guided Tour Series!



The Cumberland Museum and Archives is pleased to present a tour series running from July to September 2018. Delve into Cumberland’s unique and fascinating history. Click the tour dates below for online registration, or call 250 336 2445 to reserve your spot.


  • Adults $15
  • Museum Members & Seniors (65+) $12
  • Youth (13-18) $10
  • Children (5 – 12) $2
  • Under 5 Free

The Ginger Goodwin Story Walking Tour is BY DONATION.

Village of Cumberland Walking Tours

A lively and engaging tour 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, the Village Walking Tour gives a glimpse into the unique history and folklore of the Village. With guide Meaghan Cursons. Leaves from the Cumberland Museum and Archives. Allow for 1.5 hours.


Old Townsites Guided Walking Tours

Walk the beautiful wetlands of Coal Creek Historic Park with tour guide Dawn Copeman, and experience the history of Cumberland Chinatown and No.1 Japanese Town.

Chinatown: Indenture, Homesickness. Head Tax. A politically motivated murder after a visit from Dr. Sun Yat Sen, opera, and more.

Learn about the thriving Japanese Canadian family communities including No.1 Japanese Town, No.5 Japanese Town and Royston Lumber Mill. The internment of the entire Japanese Canadian population in the area on April 16, 1942 changed the fabric of Cumberland with ripple effects felt even today.

Leaves from Jumbo’s Cabin, (located in small parking area off Comox Lake Road). Allow for 2 hours.


‘Walk in My Shoes’ The Ginger Goodwin Story – Walking Tour

On July 27, 1918  Albert “Ginger Goodwin” was shot  and killed near the Cruickshank River at the head of Comox Lake. This walking tour tells the story of why and how he died by highlighting the people and places in Cumberland that were a part of Ginger Goodwin’s story. With guide Marianne Bell. Leaves from the Cumberland Museum and Archives. Allow for 1.5 hours. BY DONATION

This tour marks 100 years to the day that Ginger Goodwin was killed.


The ‘Big Strike’ Guided Walking Tour

Learn the stories of the owners and overseers, the miners, their families and their supporters who made the 1912 – 1914 strike an event that has never been forgotten. With guide Marianne Bell. Leaves from the Cumberland Museum and Archives. Allow for 1.5 hours. – CANCELLED.


Tour Cancellation Policy
Tours require a minimum of 10 participants, and proceed rain or shine. Come prepared for the weather! You will be notified by email 24 hours in advance if a tour is not going ahead due to numbers, or inclement weather (sideways rain!), and payments will be reimbursed. Drop in’s welcome when space is available.