Cumberland is a village just inland from the eastern shores of central Vancouver Island. Originally, the settlement, that would later become a mining mecca, was named Union, until it was renamed by Dunsmuir, apparently after Cumberland County, a mining centre in northern England. It incorporated as a city in 1898, though, it has since become a Village Municipality.1
  • 1. Cumberland, BC Geographical Names Information System.
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