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Family riding the chairlift during summer
(Mount Washington Alpine Resort photo)

Cumberland

Historic & Heritage Sites

Heritage buildings  (Picture BC photo)

Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)

From 1888 to 1966, Cumberland toiled as a coal mining community, complete with tragic fires and mine explosions, murderous labour disputes and an international force of coal miners that included one of the largest Chinese populations in BC.

Cumberland Museum & Archives

The history of settlement in the area is vividly captured at the Cumberland Museum and Archives, which houses a walk-in replica of a coal mine and thousands of storytelling artefacts.

Comox Valley Heritage Experience

Walk Cumberland's history with the mapped and detailed Comox Valley Heritage Experience tour; information is available at the Comox Valley Visitor Centre. Then progress to other important sites, which lie outside the village.

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