Project Title:

Cumberland Lake Park Expansion and Diversification

Project Organization:

Cumberland Lake Park Society

Project Investment:

  • Island Coastal Economic Trust: $33,555
  • Applicant Equity: $221,370
  • Total Budget: $254,925

Project Highlight:

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. 

Island Coastal Economic Trust approved funding for this project in 2023 through the Capital and Innovation program.