Category Archives: Cumberland

Comox – the fuel wharf

The 19 Wing fuel wharf at the Comox Marina, and some fresh snow on the hills over the Cumberland forest.

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Cumberland No. 7 Mine

The Cumberland No.7 mine was built on the edge of the Puntledge River, with some of the workings going under the river. The No.7 Mine closed was 1922 as its coal had run out. You can view 360° panoramic images … Continue reading

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Fog and smoke – an inversion layer

A thermal inversion layer trapping smoke and fog over the Comox Valley

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A cold morning in Courtenay

A cold morning looking down Ryan Road into Courtenay and Cumberland. A bit of fog and  wood smoke, but the view of the Comox Glacier is pretty good.

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The first storm

I stopped at Point Holmes to sea what nature brought when the first storm of the season arrived on Vancouver Island. A spectacular day for wind surfers and photography…

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Comox Lake Park – the boulders

Heading into Comox Lake Park to see some massive boulders

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Comox Lake – a history of logging

When you get past the campground outside of Cumberland, you start to get a sense of the history of Comox Lake, and the importance of forestry (logging) in the Comox Valley…

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No. 8 Mine

Cumberland, Bevan, and the surrounding areas were once the site of one of BC’s biggest coal mining operations, with 8 different mineshafts in operation. By 1950, the only mine left operating was No. 8, and in 1953, No. 8 closed … Continue reading

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Cumberland No. 4 Mine

No.4 Mine – Cumberland near Whytes Bay on Comox Lake There’s not much left to see of the No. 4 mine, which is a shame but understandable as the main access to the mine was by a drift tunnel and … Continue reading

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Wellington Colliery Railway

On the trail to Whytes Bay An exposed section of rail from the Wellington Colliery Railway that connected to the No. 4 Mine near Whytes Bay, and further to the north on a trestle over Comox Lake to the Scott’s … Continue reading

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