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Cumberland

Cumberland is a small village in the heart of the Comox Valley in North Central Vancouver Island – a favourite stop for visitors and locals alike. A jewel for the community is Cumberland Forest with awesome Douglas Fir, hemlock and red cedar and often used for mushroom picking, walking, hiking and mountain biking. Naturalists visit for the tranquility, the songbirds, sword ferns, salal and Saskatoon berry bushes that line the trails through the forest. A visit to the Cumberland Museum, nestled in the foothills of the Beaufort Mountains will take you through a replica coal mine, a slide presentation of historic Chinatown and more. A Heritage Walking Tour map is available. Comox Lake, surrounded by mountains and fed by a glacier, has good freshwater fishing for trout and char year-round. A popular area to visit, there are hiking and biking trails, a sandy beach, rock climbing areas, and boating. Saltwater fishing for salmon, golfing, mountain biking and more are all available in the Comox Valley.

Location

Located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, 9 km (5.5 mi) southwest of Courtenay and 69 km (43 mi) north of Parksville, off Highway 19.

A Step Back in Time

The region was originally founded in 1888 by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir who lived in Victoria’s Craigdarroch Castle. The original settlement was named Union after the Union Coal Company but in 1898 was changed to Cumberland, as many of the local miners were from the famous English coal-mining district of Cumberland in England.

Cumberland remained an active coal mining town until 1966 and an important centre for local trade and commerce, with distinct ethnic settlements having been established. As the coal industry declined, the local population decreased, until the community reverted to a quiet village. Today, it has grown again, into a dynamic tourist centre.

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Cumberland & Nearby Accommodations

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Cumberland Lake Park Campground

Cumberland Lake Park Campground

Cumberland

Located on beautiful glacier-fed Comox Lake, Cumberland Lake Park offers sandy beaches, swimming float, concessions, campground with serviced and unserviced sites, group campsite, boat launch, dock and hiking trails. The park is operated by the Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society (CLWS) a non-profit ... More Details
Kye Bay Guest Lodge & Cottages

Kye Bay Guest Lodge & Cottages

Comox

Enjoy a week of fun and relaxing like no other! Explore the reef, build sand castles, collect oysters and clams, swim in the warm ocean water or just relax on the lawn while the kids explore the tidal pools. Miles of sand and no one else there except you and your friends, having the time of your lif ... More Details
TeePee Park Campground

TeePee Park Campground

Comox

Beautiful ocean front camping with sandy beach. Family oriented military campground. Easy access to all the recreational opportunities in the Comox Valley. Special rates for military. General public welcome. Leashed dogs only. 28 sites available for winter camping November - February. ... More Details
Seal Bay RV Park Ltd.

Seal Bay RV Park Ltd.

Courtenay

Spacious treed sites in peaceful setting. Sites all fully serviced with hydro, water, sewer and cable. WiFi is also available. A trail leads directly into Seal Bay Nature Park. Boat launch, fishing, golf, biking and hiking all close by. 40 minutes to Mt. Washington. ... More Details
Bates Beach Oceanfront Resort

Bates Beach Oceanfront Resort

Courtenay

Enjoy the spectacular view of the Inside Passage to Alaska at Bate Beach Oceanfront Resort. Located just north of Courtenay, adjacent to Seal Bay Nature Park on Georgia Strait, there are excellent hiking and cycling trails, canoeing, beach-combing and more. We offer different styles of accommodation ... More Details
Tribune Bay Campsite

Tribune Bay Campsite

Hornby Island

Family camping in a treed setting, adjacent to Provincial Park Reserve at beautiful Tribune Bay. Sheltered, safe, sandy beach. June 15-Sept 15. Unserviced $32.00, serviced $38.00, max. 6 people per site and max 2 vehicles per site. Price includes 4 people. Additional person $3.00. ... More Details
Pacific Playgrounds Resort & Marina

Pacific Playgrounds Resort & Marina

Black Creek

Our beautiful, full-service ocean side destination resort is located halfway between Courtenay and Campbell River. Pacific Playgrounds International is situated in a tranquil location surrounded by lush trees along the bank of Oyster River with stunning coastal views. Just steps away from Saratoga B ... More Details
Salmon Point Resort RV Park & Marina

Salmon Point Resort RV Park & Marina

Campbell River

Salmon Point Resort is an oceanside vacation destination for the entire family or a base camp while you enjoy the many activities the area has to offer. Only minutes from Campbell River and Courtenay, our resort is the gateway to Vancouver Island and all its beauty. Our RV Park has various type of s ... More Details
Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge

Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge

Quathiaski Cove

A scenic 10 minute ferry crossing from Campbell River brings you to Quadra Island, the home of our Laichwiltach First Nation and Tsa-Kwa-Luten's Lodge and Oceanside RV Park. The RV park is situated at water's edge of an 1100 acre forest where bald eagles soar and killer whales pass by. 13 fully ser ... More Details
Driftwood By The Sea Inn and RV Resort

Driftwood By The Sea Inn and RV Resort

Campbell River

Welcome to our outstanding Resort with wonderful ocean, wildlife and marine vessel views. Enjoy a memorable stay at Driftwood By the Sea Inn & RV Resort, where we make every effort to exceed your expectations. We take pride in providing genuine hospitality to all our Guests, many of whom are repeat ... More Details
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