This site is presented by The Mack Laing Heritage Society of the Comox Valley.

Our Mission Statement:

1) To fulfill the stated wishes of Mack Laing’s 1981 Will and Testament: “that my home be used as a natural history museum,” as faithfully as possible.

2) To oversee the restoration and maintenance of Mack Laing’s home.

3) To maintain and promote the dissemination of Mack Laing’s environmental values and legacy.

4) To fundraise annually to maintain a variety of environmental programmes of interest to the general public throughout the Comox Valley and to the Town of Comox.


In 2013, the Mack Laing Committee, an association of members of Comox Valley Naturalists, Project Watershed, and Comox citizens, created The Mack Laing Heritage Society of the Comox Valley. It was incorporated as a B.C non-profit on May 20, 2014.

The Mack Laing Heritage Society Board of Directors

2019 Executive:

Co-Chairs: John Duncan, Kris Nielsen

Secretary/Treasurer: Angela Burns

Directors-at-large: Jim Boulter, Allison Gillespie, Denise Lawson, Barbara Martin, Gordon Olsen, Kate Panayotoff

We sincerely thank all our executive and members, past and present, for the time and effort used to assist us in our endeavours.

1 Comment


2020-06-04 at 10:53 am

Thank you for doing all you can to save Shakesides and making Comox council accountable. I’ve lived in the Comox Valley all my life and am disgusted with the destruction of all our heritage and character buildings. Turning our seaside town of Comox into, ” Condomox”. Keep up the good work and thank you.

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