Comox Valley Communities 1862-1962

Since 1862 when the first European settlers arrived at Comox Bay and established small farms, a number of diverse communities have been established because of their employment opportunities. Where men found work, their families came to live, their children were enrolled in schools and the hours of leisure were spent in a number of activities such as Lodges, music and sports.

It is these four activities: where they lived, worked, went to school, and spent their leisure time that a community spirit arose and remained with the people long after the communities disappeared and remain now only as a name on a map.

The following presentation was created for the 2019 Cumberland Heritage Faire.