A photographic history of early wilderness exploration in the Comox Valley and surroundings, from Qualicum to Campbell River.

The Courtenay Museum team and volunteers have just completed several years of research and writing in preparation for an October 2020 release from Harbour Publishing of Step Into Wilderness—A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley. This full colour hardback contains 150 images, maps and ephemera and highlights stories from the Comox Valley and surrounding areas.

Step Into Wilderness is the second publication with Harbour Publishing and follows up the popular Watershed Moments-A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District published in 2015. The museum is offering pre-sales now to those who would like to avoid the Christmas rush. The book will retail for $39.95 plus GST but pre-sales are offered at 10% for non-members and 25% for current members.

Anyone interested can email the museum: [email protected] or phone 250-334-0686 ext 2. All proceeds from the book go to the Courtenay and District Museum.