Welcome to The Forest

The Cumberland Forest is part of an interconnected system of forests, salmon bearing creeks, wetlands and riparian areas adjacent to the Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island in the traditional territory of the Pentlach, SaLαLt, Säsitla and Eiksαn people, known today as the K’omoks First Nation.

This forest is an integral part of both the Trent and Puntledge Watersheds, feeds Comox Lake, and forms a critical link in an extensive biodiversity corridor that connects mountains and lakes to the Salish Sea. This forest is privately owned by timber companies.

The Cumberland Forest has given a great deal to our community. Cumberland was built on logging and mining and the Cumberland Forest was a base for both activities. Today an extensive multi-use trail network winds its way through the area that is enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, naturalists, children and families, school groups and many others.

The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) is a charitable society formed 21 years ago with the mission to purchase, protect and care for the Cumberland Forest. Guided by the belief that this forest is worth more to our community than as timber, the society is supported by individuals, organizations and businesses from across the region and beyond.

To date the society has purchased 500 acres of forest and placed it under a conservation covenant to ensure its future protection as a Village park. Their most recent purchase was September 1st 2020 when 225 acres known as Project Perseverance was purchased outright by the community. 

We are currently working to purchase and protect an additional 44 acres of beautiful creekside forest in the Lower Perseverance Creek corridor. This biodiversity corridor closes the gap between protected parklands, Perseverance Creek and Comox Lake. Please support our ongoing land protection and stewardship efforts by becoming a donor today.

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Save Our Forest

The Cumberland Forest is part of an interconnected system of forests, creeks, wetlands and riparian areas that form part of both the Trent and Puntledge Watersheds. The ecosystem is an important link that connects the mountains, rivers and lakes of Vancouver Island to the shores of the Salish Sea.

Recent Successes

We purchased 72 hectares of forest in 2005 for $1.2 million and in the summer of 2016 we successfully acquired another 36 ha of forest directly adjacent to the first parcel. On September 1st 2020, we successfully completed a 91 hectare (225 acres) purchase along Perseverance Creek to the south west of the existing parcels.

You Can Help

There are many ways that you can support this exciting community conservation effort. You can become a monthly donor, a one time contributor or develop a unique business campaign to raise funds. You can also share your skills, talents and energy as a volunteer for one of our super fun events.


3rd Annual Cumberland Fungus Fest

Join us from September 29th to October 1st for a deep dive into the wonderful world of fungus. Walks, talks, workshops, presentations, art projects, kids program and a fun Fungus […]

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Cumberland BC, Box 1239
Cumberland BC, BC V0R 1S0 Canada
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Magical Mushrooms, Elves, Pixies and More… with Andy MacKinnon

Magical Mushrooms, Elves, Pixies and More... a special event w/Andy MacKinnon as a kick off to the Cumberland Forest's 3rd Annual Cumberland Fungus Fest!   Join forest ecologist, author, mycologist […]

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Cumberland Museum,

Perseverance Trail Run 2022

This trail race is for the whole community to come together to show your support for the Cumberland Community Forest! Party in the Park to follow! The 3k cross country romp […]

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#6 Mine Park,

CCFS Fall Trivia

Fall Trivia is ON! Join us on Saturday November 12th (a switch up from our usual Friday event) for a night of ridiculous brain busting fun! 8 to a team […]

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Cumberland Recreation Institute,



Call for Fall Volunteers!

The fall is always a very busy time in the Cumberland Forest event calendar and we would love to have you involved! We work hard and play hard at the

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The Migration Continues

The Western toad (Anaxyrus boreas) migration continues in the forests and trails surrounding Cumberland! The Cumberland Forest crew will be running our Tiny Toad Tent again this weekend (August 12

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The Toadlets are Emerging

We have an emergence The metamorphosis is well underway and as of Thursday July 28th we have tiny toadlets emerging from Allen Lake! They still have little tails and they’re

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