Project Title:

Cumberland Lake Park Expansion and Diversification

Project Organization:

Cumberland Lake Park Society

Sources of Funding:

  • ICET Contribution: $33,555
  • Applicant Equity: $221,370
  • Total Budget: $254,925

Quick Facts:

In 1945, Cumberland Lake Park was created as a picnic and rest area near the camping area now known as Comox Lake Park.


Over the past decade, Cumberland has become an international tourism destination with a growing number of visitors seeking out camping and glamping options.  

This project will construct and install five new glamping-style sites with sleeping barrels and related amenities at the Cumberland Lake Park campground. The 24-acre camping site already includes 17 serviced sites and 34 unserviced sites, a group campsite and boat launch and dock, as well as hiking trails. 

The new sites will be in a second-growth forest with picturesque views of Comox Lake and immediate access to hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, and boating. The project helps offer a unique visitor experience, respond to camper preferences, encourage low-impact camping, extend the camping season, expand visitor accommodation, attract new visitors, and diversify revenue streams.