Residents love living in Cumberland as it is a family friendly community with many recreation activities located close by. Cumberland Village Park is open all year and has something for everyone, including a children’s playground with a water spray area, a skate park, a basketball court, tennis and pickleball courts, a BMX track, playing fields, a horseshoe pitch and an off-leash dog park. Use the local pathways to walk there from Samara Heights. The residents here are very welcoming and you will soon feel part of the community.
Where The Mountain Biking Is Legendary
Cumberland has become known as the new mecca for mountain biking enthusiasts and has developed a reputation for being a Vancouver Island hotspot for riders. The forested hills outside of Cumberland offer a large variety of singletrack for riders with over 80 km of trails to choose from.
These trails are designed and built by the United Riders of Cumberland, an active mountain bike association with a committed community of riders. There are a variety of trails for everyone, including little rippers. Riders can enjoy these trails twelve months of the year, due to the mild Vancouver Island climate. Cumberland is one of British Columbia’s premier mountain bike destinations.
Glacier fed Comox Lake offers beautiful sandy beaches, a boat launch and many outdoor activities. Here, you can launch your boat, canoe or paddle board and enjoy the pristine beauty of the lake and surrounding mountain range. Stay for the day or enjoy a stay at the Cumberland Campground, located on the lakeshore and nestled in the forest. Summer activities include Kids Park Ranger Program, canoe tours, free movie and music nights, guest speakers and more. Bring a picnic or visit the local concession stand. From the laid back beach goer to the adrenaline seeker, there is something for everyone at Lake Park at Comox Lake.