Cumberland Lake Park. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland Lake Park. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland Campground offers free programs throughout the summer

With summer plans cancelled and trips postponed, there couldn’t be a better summer to explore the Comox Valley. Cumberland Lake Park Campground is a hidden gem that offers plenty of activities and fun for the entire family. In addition to a concession, paddlesport rentals and summer camps, the campground will also be offering free programs to campers and day users this summer.

In July and August, the park interpreter will be offering free guided walks, children’s programs, guest speakers, performers and evening programs for all ages. The programs will run Thursday through Monday and you don’t need to be staying at the campground to join in the fun. However, the total number of participants will be limited, so participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The campground is located five kilometres west of Cumberland on the shores of Comox Lake. The hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, disc golfing, paddling and swimming are all easily accessible and offer a variety of challenges for every member of the family, from the laid back beachgoer to the aspiring adventurer.

The campground is owned by the Village of Cumberland and is operated by a local not-for-profit, Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society (CLWS). CLWS funds outdoor programs for SD71 students as well as the new park interpreter program.

Campground reservations can be made online at cumberlandlake.letscamp.ca or through the office at 250-702-8833 and there is still plenty of availability in June and September. For more information visit Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society on Facebook or cumberlandlakepark.ca.

For paddlesport rentals and summer camps, visit westcoastwatersports.ca.

(Social distancing protocols and other safety measures remain in effect to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.)

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