Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture


The Comox Valley area is well known for its artistic community, boasting one of the highest per-capita concentrations of artists in Canada. The art and cultural communities offer a multitude of activities and performances year-round for visitors to enjoy. Galleries cover everything from experimental contemporary to traditional pieces and First Nations’ art. The beauty of the Comox Valley is reflected in the work of our artists and craftspeople. Tour our three diverse and unique museums to learn all about the history of the area.


Filberg Lodge 61 Filberg Road, Comox, BC Phone: +1 250.339.2715 Email Web

The Filberg Lodge is situated on nine acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on the harbour waterfront in Comox. The Lodge was built in 1929. The Filberg Festival, a celebration of arts and crafts, is held every year on the August long weekend (weekend leading into the first Monday of August).

Hours: Park open dawn to dusk year round Lodge open daily 11 am – 5 pm from June to August Lodge open weekends only from Easter to June 1st and Labour Day to Thanksgiving


Bruce Cryer Studio & Gallery Phone/Fax +1 250.338.1110 Email Web

Beautiful garden setting located 2 km north of Courtenay at 5120 North Island Hwy. A great selection of original paintings, prints, cards, and soapstone sculptures by this multi.talented professional artist.


Comox Air Force Museum Phone/FAX +1 250.339.8162 Email

Presents history of CFB Comox, Squadrons stationed here, West Coast military aviation and includes large research library. June-Aug: Wednesday.Sunday & Holidays 10-4, Sept-May: Weekends & Holidays 10-4.


Comox Valley Art Gallery (formerly Central Island Arts Alliance) Phone +1 250.338.6211 Fax +1 250.338.6287

The CVAG Public Gallery offers an exciting experience of quality contemporary and emerging art. Visit the Gallery Shop, renowned for its commitment to the creative excellence of original handcrafted works. 367 4th St. Courtenay. Tues-Sat 10-5


Comox Valley Community Arts Council Phone +1 250.334.2983

The arts umbrella of the Comox Valley; devoted to the promotion of culture, education & artistic activities. Council is a resource for info on art shows, musical & dance performances, & festivals.


Comox Valley Cultural Center Society Phone +1 250.338.2708 (Planning & Development Office) Fax +1 250.338.0747 Email

Planning for the future community, Valley volunteers are working to construct a new theatre / museum / gallery complex in the heart of downtown Courtenay.


Courtenay & District Museum & Paleontological Centre Phone +1 250.334.3611 Email Web

Explore 80 million year old fossils, featuring Courtenay’s own 12 metre long Elasmosaur. Other exhibits include: First Nations & Early Pioneers. First stop on the Great Canadian Fossil Trail.


Courtenay Youth Music Centre (CYMC) Phone +1 250.338.7463 Fax +1 250.334.2934 Email Web

Music Festival and Summer Music School. Guest artists from Classical to Jazz. Something for everyone! Call for concert information or school registration.


Cumberland Museum & Archives Phone +1 250.336.2445 Fax +1 250.336.2321 Email

Discover our Coal Mining Heritage in a replica mine. A fun, educational experience for the whole family. Mid-May to Sept: open 9-5 daily, Winter: open 9-5 Monday-Saturday.


Maximick Originals Phone +1 250.339.0447 Web

Located near the Comox Marina at 141 Nordin St. The gallery of artist Bill Maximick, recognized for his marine-scapes and west coast scenes. Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday.


Native Giftshop Queneesh Developments Inc. Phone +1 250.339.7702

Impressive works by world renowned artists are beautifully presented in this special place. The gallery features guest artists, changing exhibits, clothing, books, fine silver and gold jewelry, wood carvings, plaques and cards.


Sid Williams Civic Theatre Phone +1 250.338.2420 Email Web

Live music, dance, drama & more in the heart of the Comox Valley. Top off your day with a great evening’s entertainment. Call us at 338.2420 for information and to charge by phone.