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Get to know Cumberland (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Cumberland. To help you make friends with Cumberland before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada, is located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, on the foothills of the spectacular Beaufort Range beneath the shadow of the Comox Glacier. It was once was an active coal-mining city, with many old company houses and structures still intact. Now, though, it has become a dynamic tourist spot with a niche community. The buildings in Cumberland are of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Victorian architecture, and the city is filled with large, stately manses and cozy cedar-shingled cottages. Despite being a village, Cumberland has many amenities such as bistros, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and comfortable Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada hostels.

You can delve into the history of Cumberland at the Museum, located not far from many hostels in Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada. The museum has a replica of a coal mine that you can walk through to know more about the coal mining industry. The Cumberland museum also offers a fascinating slideshow of the Chinese community with historic images. The slideshow is detailed and there are story telling artifacts to help you understand better. The museum also has a computerized database of local family history that is interesting if you have a personal link to Cumberland. The Comox Valley Visitor Center also offers self-guided tours with mapped and detailed information.

You can indulge in a variety of activities at Cumberland such as outdoor, water, winter, and wildlife activities. There are high elevated spots in Cumberland where you can ski or snowboard. As Cumberland is surrounded by spectacular scenery and wildlife, it is famous for mountain biking with moderate to difficult trials. There are even trails that have challenges such as drops, ladder bridges, and log ride for added thrill. You can also hike or climb rocks, as Cumberland has some major climbs which are suitable for all climbers. Cumberland is also famous for its camping sites, which also provide tent sites, picnic areas, playgrounds, freshwater fishing, and swimming.

There is a wide range of Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada hostels, guest houses, rental cottages, downtown hotels, B&Bs, and campground accommodations. Reservations for hostels in Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada, are recommended but not mandatory. Booking a Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada hostel in advance, however, helps you focus on more important things you can enjoy on your visit here -- hiking, mountain biking, enjoying good food, or just relaxing in the arms of nature!

Written by local enthusiast for Cumberland hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Cumberland hostels Joy Barboza

Your Packing List for Cumberland

Your Packing List for Cumberland

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