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Today, Cumberland’s historic charm and affordable housing have resulted in revitalization.
The village is regaining its title as one of Vancouver Island’s ‘communities with a future.’ Cumberland is known for its small-town charm and as a great place for families. Cumberland boasts a variety of shops and services, a museum, antiques and collectibles, live entertainment venues and a variety of restaurants.
Immigration and a post-war baby boom resulted in significant population growth ..
The Comox Valley Regional District covers approximately 1,725-square kilometres from Oyster River to Fanny Bay and includes the municipalities of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland; as well as Denman and Hornby Islands, Mount Washington and a number of charming rural and coastal communities.
Town of Comox to the arrival of early European settlers, the eastern shore of Vancouver Island had been home to the K’ómoks people for thousands of years.
Village of Cumberland 1852 discovery of coal near Comox Lake resulted in entrepreneurial-spirited miners and ‘get rich quick’ hopefuls flocking to the area.
In the span of just a few years, a village was established, linked by railway to the Comox wharf, and by 1862, more than 350 men – many of them Japanese and Chinese immigrants – were working in three mines producing tens of thousands of tonnes of coal each year.