Saturday May 11, 2024

Community Walking Tours

Discover the vibrant experiences of our community with the CMA’s Community Tours Program, where cultural and historical engagement come to life. Shaped by community dialogue, oral history interviews, and extensive research, each tour is crafted to nurture empathy, promote understanding, and establish a meaningful connection with the past. Embark with us on a walk through time, place and heritage.

Upcoming Tours

Saturday, May 11 am – 1 pm | Botanical Journaling Series
Location: Cumberland Museum & Archives, 2680 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland BC

Honouring erased histories of Chinese and Japanese miners on site in Cumberland. In partnership with the Campbell River Art Gallery, participants will be led on a walk through the Japanese and Chinese village sites to identify invasive plant species that were bought and cultivated by local Asian immigrants. Why did they bring these plants? What was their importance? Why are the plants still here, long after the last residents left?

Participants will be replicating and learning about plants in the areas of the Japanese and Chinese village sites.

Saturday, June 15 at 5 PM | Echoes of Struggle: A Labour History Journey Through Downtown Cumberland
Location: This tour starts at the Cumberland Museum

As you stroll along Dunsmuir Avenue, once bustling with miners and laborers, you’ll discover the hidden gems of labour history with local walking tour guide Marianne Bell.¬†From the former union headquarters to the sites of pivotal strikes, each stop unveils a chapter of Cumberland’s vibrant past.