Spring and Summer Guided Tour Series
The Cumberland Museum and Archives is pleased to present a tour series running from June to August 2017. 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
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 lively glimpse into the unique history and folklore of the Village. Leaves from the Cumberland Museum and Archives. Allow for 1.5 hours.
Walk the beautiful wetlands of Coal Creek Historic Park with tour guide Dawn Copeman, and experience the history of the Cumberland Chinatown and No.1 Japanese Town.
Chinatown: Homesickness. Head Tax. A politically motivated murder after a visit from Dr. Sun Yat Sen. Opium dens, Opera, and more.
No. 1 Japanese Townsite: The internment of the entire Japanese 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 1.5 hours.
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. Leaves from the Cumberland Museum and Archives. Allow for 1.5 hours.
Additional tours take place on Miners Memorial Weekend, June 23rd and 24th.