Antiques in a window (David Gluns photo)
The Comox Air Force Museum is ideally situated for the region: The Canadian Forces Base Comox has been located 4.6km/2.9mi from the town of Comox since 1942.
The museum honours the history of the Canadian Forces Air Command and aviation on Canada's west coast. And with panache.
Heritage Air Park
Only 500m/546yd from the museum building, the Heritage Air Park is home to 19 historic war planes. Take a walk and meet the Canuck, once sneered at as "the Clunk," it proved stalwart in the Korean and Cold Wars. The Canadair Argus was a hybrid of British and American engineering and a powerful anti-submarine warfare aircraft for the RCAF in WWII. The de Havilland Vampire has no fangs, but the postwar aircraft was an air show star for years. Used in NORAD defence, the nuclear-capable McDonnell Voodoo emerged as a fearsome fighter. All 19 planes have their stories, their place in history assured.
2 Museums in Comox
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19 Wing Comox/CFB Comox
Comox, British Columbia
Let us take you back in time. Come celebrate the history of 19 Wing Comox & West Coast Canadian Military Aviation. Relive the daring exploits of BC's Airmen in the short-lived Royal Flying Corps of Canada (1917-1918) & Canadian Air Force (1918-1924) through the glory years of the Royal Canadian Air Force (1924-1968), the consolidation of the forces in 1968 & on into the present day, all with a local focus. All of 19 Wing's squadrons, past & present, are represented. Our museum has a Heritage Air Park, exhibiting aircraft from the past as well as an appropriately stocked Gift Shop & an aviation reference library. Admission is by donation.
207 4th St
Courtenay, British Columbia
Visit the Courtenay & District Museum. For over 45 years, we've been keen about the natural & cultural heritage of the breathtaking Comox Valley & we like to show it off. Are we serious about what we do? You bet - science, academic research, interpretation, preservation & having fun! Be our guest to find out why the Comox Valley - past & present, is one of the most plentiful places on earth. Take a fossil tour & travel 80 million years back in time; browse our galleries to delve into the stories that make our history come alive. Check out our website for Kids Camps!