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Historical murals

We made a stop in Chemainus on our way to Vancouver Island and glad we did. The murals are one of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New York City, New York
Very nice and charming

A wide variety of murals are on display throughout the old town. The great thing about them is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brad S
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102-9799 Waterwheel Crescent, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
+1 250-246-4181
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We made a stop in Chemainus on our way to Vancouver Island and glad we did. The murals are one of a kind and feature different styles and different histories. We were fascinated with the one that featured World War I. Nice town for a...More

Thank WestchesterP2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A wide variety of murals are on display throughout the old town. The great thing about them is that some have bits of written history on them describing what life was like back in the day. All feature various artistic styles and one in particular...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I did not find them OUTSTANDING...but they were a nice addition to this quaint town...well worth wandering to see.

Thank LittlePrince1977
Reviewed 6 days ago

What is not to love? Spending time outside looking at amazing work of art while also learning the history of the place? You can get the free map version of where all the murals and sculptures are or pay $3 for a booklet that gives...More

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chemainus (pronounced kem minus) is unique as murals are everywhere. It is a really pretty place. There are painted footprints on the pavement guiding you around. The artwork on the walls is amazing, each telling it’s own story. Free maps can be obtained from the...More

Thank DaveQ2324
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful murals around every corner! Most depict the history of the area or represent some significant contributions made by someone to the life of the community. A guidebook ifrom the Visitor’s center is very helpful. Some of the murals are close together but you may...More

Thank Jzjsolo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in this little town for a quick break on our way to the ferry. What an unexpected delight! Throughout the town on almost every building you will find a mural. Most depict history of the area or significant contributions in the community. It...More

1  Thank Samsmom1103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dozen or so Chemainus murals are spread all over the town (i.e., not necessarily at the specific address given above). Stop by the Visitor Center to get a free map of the town, showing the locations of the murals (they'll try to sell you...More

1  Thank johnpE908TO
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Went here last year for the 1st time I have always past by here on my way to Duncan and Victoria but never had time to stop takes awhile to see everything.

Thank figureskater13
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped specifically to see the murals. These were well executed and depicted interesting themes from the town's past. Also saw some mural restoration work being carried out by a careful artist.

Thank David G
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