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Coal mining and one of North America’s largest Chinatowns put this village on the map in the 19th century. Now a dynamic new wave of entrepreneurs, many of them keen mountain bikers, have sparked a renaissance that finds the town’s heritage main streets lined with cool eateries, boutiques and galleries. The lively music scene here features local and touring acts on a regular schedule.


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Cumberland Through the eyes of the travellers

Things to do in Cumberland

  1. Shop, dine, enjoy live music and hang out in funky cafés when exploring the streets of a newly revitalized village that back in the 19th century was a coal-mining boomtown.
  2. Mountain bikers from across the Pacific Northwest are drawn to an already impressive and still growing network of rainforest single-track trails in the Cumberland Community Forest and above Comox Lake.
  3. Local hiking options include pleasant walks alongside the Puntledge River near the Comox Lake Dam, overnight treks in Mount Albert Edward Park and three-day backpacking trips to the Comox Glacier.
  4. Explore local history at the Cumberland Museum, site of a replica coal mine and 40 fascinating exhibits. Pick up a heritage walking tour map that takes in pioneer cemeteries, Memorial Mine Park and the village’s landmark buildings (each with streetfront interpretive signage).
  5. Experienced rock climbers navigate dozens of bolted routes found within a short walk of the Comox Lake campground, then refresh themselves with a dip in the glacier-fed lake.