The Cumberland Museum & Archives offers a variety of interdisciplinary programs for school groups from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We offer general tours that focus on specific subject matter such as Chinese and Japanese immigration, 20th century coal mining, and labour history. We also offer outdoor tours of the former Chinese and Japanese townsites, the Chinese & Japanese Cemetery and the No.6 Mine site. Topics covered in every program include the history of immigration and discrimination in British Columbia and Canada, labour history, and the evolution of fossil fuels.
General Museum Tour The program starts with a tour of the newly-renovated museum, highlighting a variety of topics relating to 20th century British Columbia, including coal mining, labour history, immigration, Japanese internment, Chinese exclusion, and discrimination of minority groups. This tour includes a guided walkthrough of our current special