This page was last reviewed on July 21, 2017.
July 2017 Update
Maple Lake has been sold and is no longer available for purchase by the Village of Cumberland. The Maple Lake Committee has been dissolved, since its purpose is no longer achievable.
Since 2013 a Committee of individuals representing all areas of the Comox Valley has been working towards the public acquisition of Maple Lake and surrounding wetlands and accesses for a public park.
Maple Lake is located northeast of the Cumberland village core and lies just west of the Inland Island Highway at the junction of Cumberland Road.
The proposed acquisition is of 90 hectares of land, including 20 hectares of lake bottom, a 100 metre buffer around the lake, and adjacent wetlands. It also includes Teal Lake and road access from Bevan Road.
Maple Lake is an important recreational and natural asset for the Comox Valley. As a public park, Maple Lake would provide recreational opportunity for all residents of the Comox Valley – be they fishers, walkers, runners, hikers, canoeists, or picnickers.
The Maple Lake Fundraising Committee envisions a community approach to acquiring this land for public use.
Maple Lake Fundraising Committee
Members of the Committee include individuals at large or individuals representing regional organizations having experience with
- outdoor and recreational pursuits
- habitat and wildlife conservation
- obtaining grant funding and other fundraising
Members of the committee do not have to be residents or electors of Cumberland. Elected officials representing the Town of Comox, the City of Courtenay and the Comox Valley Regional District are also voting members of the Committee.